Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The holidays are upon us

Okay, I'll admit it. I love Christmas. I LOVE and I mean LOVE Christmas music. I am listening to it right now. I know, I'm a freak. I love the smell of Christmas, the cold weather and darker nights. I love it all. I love Christmas lights, the tacky decorations. I'm a big ol' marshmallow!

So, what are some of your favorite winter Holiday thoughts (they don't have to be about Christmas) or favorite songs. What about favorite toy when you were a kid?

Favorite song: Christmas in NY and Baby it's cold outside.

Favorite holiday memory: One that instantly comes to mind is last year it actually snowed on Christmas. That was my first one.

Favorite toy: Easy-hands down-Barbie Townhouse. I had that with her jet and her corvette. AWESOME! I loved that she had an elevator in her house.


Katie Kutthroat said...

favorite toys as a kid.. easy bake oven.. because i was always a fat kid who loved sweets.. and the barbie rv, that opened up and had the camper and all.. yea my brother broke it, ha.. both actually.. i love christmas too.. the lights are my favorite.

Brook said...

I love baby its cold outside too... MY FAV!!! I love the Dean martin version and the louis armstrong... I also love Judy Garland singing christmas songs!!! I think we are long lost sister! my favorite toy was teddy rubskin.... that or the talking miss piggy!

Claudia said...

I love xmas too...the husband not so much. I force him to watch Charlie Brown Christmas every year.
Fave song: anything from the Elvis Christmas album
Fave holiday memory: Waking up to the sound of the crackling fireplace on xmas morning @ my mom's house.
Fave toy: Strawberry Shortcake. She smelled so yummy!
Have fun decorating!!!

Unknown said...

I love Christmas too! I can't wait to start decorating my tiny apartment. I have been listening to Christmas music too--a radio station went all holiday tunes last weekend so I listen to that in the car.

Can't wait for Santa!

Melissa said...

I also love Christmas, but sadly its 78 degrees here. Its hard to get into the Christmas mood when its too hot to ware shoes. :(

smartypants said...

OMG! I totally got a barbie townhouse (with elevator!!!!)for Christmas when I was a little girl! I remember opening it at my Grandma's I was so excited just looking at the box. Alas I did not have the jet or corvette....

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool post! I love Baby it's Cold Outside, too! Probably my favorite Christmas song, though, that I tend to whistle nonstop during the holidays is It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas sung by Bing Crosby.. mmm I love me some Bing! haha Probably my favorite thing to do at Christmas time.. is ride around in the car with my Mom drinking hot chocolate and looking at Christmas lights.. it's only perfect if it's cold outside, too.. which I always cross my fingers for!

~Amy Rose~

Lily said...

Have you heard the version of Baby It's Cold Outside from the end of Elf? It has that actress, Zooey Deschanel, singing with Leon Redbone and it's SO good! She has such a beautiful voice. She's also in the band She & Him.

My favorite song is Hark How the Bells. I was in choir in school and it was always my favorite song to sing at our Xmas concert.

My favorite toy was Barbie.

Favorite memory: Going to the Xmas parade in Visalia, CA and drinking hot chocolate from a thermos. It was cold and fun.

sewitsforyou said...

oh I love it. I think my favorite thing was helping my friends decorate their trees and the one time it did actually snow in Florida on Christmas. I was young and had only seen snow maybe 1 or 2 when it happened. It wan't snow for very long but there was some.

AlwaysInspired said...

I love this season as well. I'm pagan so I celebrate a bit differently, but I just love the vintage imagery. I love Santa and all that goodness. I love lights and trees and gotta have tinsel! We always have a ton of snow! I love to listen to the Elvis Christmas album and bake goodies with my family! Yes, we are an old fashioned bunch and spend days baking cookies!

Eva said...

My favorite song is anything by a crooner or soft madrigals in languages I dont understand.

Memory? Its more of what christmas is. At some god awful hour before the sun even thought about rising one of the three of us would wake the other two up to sneak peeks under the tree and dump our stockings. Then at 4 or 5am we would slyly start to turn on lamps and the radio and talk loud until magically our parents would groggrily wake up and my mom would put the cinnimon rolls and orange danishes into the oven.

Toy... thats hard. One year when I was knee high to a cricket I got a teddy bear I named Elvis and he is one of my most cherished childhood toys so Id say him.

SewAmy said...

I know what you mean.... I have been listening to Christmas music since last Thursday. :o)

TheMistressT said...

OooOOOooo! I was all about Barbie as a kid. So much so that when I was about 30 I hunted down a brunette/blue-eyed Barbie to "play with" as kind of a mini-me. I didn't have the townhouse, but I did have the jet and a camper as a kid. My current Barbie has a Boxster-like Porsche that I repainted because I'm not such a fan of the pastels or pink.

Also a fan of the Elvis Christmas album and Baby, It's Cold Outside... I listen to that all year. My current favorite version is Tom Jones's.

My favorite part of Christmas is giving presents, which last year and this year I mostly made and will make. I don't think I'm going to decorate this year, but mostly because last year I didn't undecorate until after Valentine's Day... maybe even St. Patrick's Day and because I'm spending less time at home, not because I'm grinching out or scrooge-y this year.

I bet you and Mark have AWESOME Christmas decorations!

Sweetlysedated said...

I love the smell of the Christmas tree! And decorating it and admiring the lights of it in a dimly lit room :)
I love candy canes too, mmm candy canes!!
Top Fav songs, Perry Como's It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! And Have yourself a merry little christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Hybrid Hopes said...

I forgot all about that Barbie house with the elevator. I think I remember the kitchen looking hella modern and cool from born in '77 grade school perspective.

My favorite toy was a toss up between a yellow metal Tonka truck, and a ribbon twirly thing that my sister and I used to pretend we were Thundercats. I barely remember how it magically transformed us, but I swear it worked!