What is it about December that makes everyone (well as long as you’re not a last-minute shopper) a little more cheerful? Is it the music? The family you get to see? The presents? The goodies?
December means all of those things to me and more. I was born during this month (the 20th), my great-grandmother was born during this month (the 15th), and several of my friends also celebrate birthday’s during December too. One of them on Christmas Day! So as you can tell, I’ve always done a lot of celebrating during the holidays.
This is the time of the year when my husband and I always go back home to Georgia for the whole two weeks he’s off work (have I mentioned I love the company he works for?). My mom and I spend days baking up a storm to give tins of homemade goodies to all her friends and my in-laws. Homemade fudge (chocolate and peanut butter), peanut brittle, divinity.... you name it, we’ve probably made it.
We also spend the whole month watching tons of Christmas specials and movies. Of course there’s the must-see How the Grinch Stole Christmas (look for a post on this later this week over at Ladytink’s Neverland) but what else has everyone been watching lately? How about reading? I’m currently in the middle of the anthology Holiday’s Are Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu, & Vicki Pettersson and my mom is reading Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews.
Oh and don’t forget our furry friends this Christmas! Holiday plants like holly and mistletoe are poisonous and the white sap in poinsettias can cause severe stomach problems as well so be careful and have a Merry Christmas!
Tom and Jerry-The Night Before Christmas:
Perry Como- It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas:
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1948):
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3 December- Marg (Reading Adventures)
4 December - Valentina (Valentina's Room)
5 December - Melissa (Book Nut)
6 December - Laura (Musings)
7 December - Wendy (Caribousmom)
8 December - Nymeth (Things Mean A Lot)
9 December - Raidergirl (An Adventure in Reading), Chris (Stuff as Dreams are Made on)
10 December - Dewey (The Hidden Side of a Leaf)
11 December -Suey (It's All About Books)
12 December - Chris (Book-a-rama)
13 December - Jill (The Well-Read Child)
14 December - Robin (A Fondness for Reading)
15 December - Alyssa (By The Book)
16 December - Rachel (A Fair Substitute for Heaven)
17 December - Literary Feline (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
18 December - Dev (Good Reads)
19 December - Callista (S.M.S. Book Reviews)
20 December - Tiny Little Librarian (Tiny Little Librarian)
21 December - Carla (Carla Nayland Historical Fiction)
22 December - Carolyn Jean (The Trillionth Page)
23 December - Booklogged (A Reader's Journal)
24 December - Kailana (The Written World) / Carl V. (Stainless Steel Droppings)