Christmas – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things about Christmas!

My Christmas Decor:


Princess Tree






Favorite Christmas Movies:

  1. Elf
  2. The Grinch
  3. Home Alone 1 & 2
  4. Family Stone
  5. Miracle on 34th Street

Favorite Christmas Songs:

I have been sharing my favorite Christmas songs every Friday in my Friday Favorites posts for the past month or so now, but I have been trying to share songs you may not have heard so you have some new favorites! My favorite popular Christmas songs area….

  1. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by Nsync

2. My Only Wish This Year by Britney Spears

3. All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey

4. Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas Cannon Rock

5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Favorite Christmas Traditions:

Christmas Past

1.When we were younger, my sister and I used to exchange our gift to each other on Christmas Eve. It was supposed to “hold us over” until Christmas morning. My parents always hated how early we used to wake them up so we had a pact. Whoever woke up first would go to the other’s room and crawl in bed with them and goof off until it was an “appropriate time” to go wake up our parents. Usually we would wake up around 3 or 4 am and we would try and hold out until 6:30 to 7. My mom would stay in the room with us and my dad would go downstairs to set up the camera. I will share some of those gems with you next week when I link up with Elle for story behind a picture!

2.I have always loved stockings! One of my favorite things used to be to go through mine. My mom would always put the lifesaver story books in them and little toys and candy when we were younger. Once I got to be a teenage it was filled with cds and makeup..and the lifesaver story book. I haven’t had a stocking since I graduated college, but I told Chris I want to start doing them this year!

Christmas Present

3. With Chris, every Christmas Eve we head over to his parents house to bake goodies, have finger foods and exchange gifts with his family.

4.Every Christmas morning we head over to my sister-in-laws house for breakfast.

5. Every Christmas dinner is spent with my mom, step dad, step sisters, sister, brother in law and nieces and nephews at my mom’s house. We all exchange gifts and have an amazing dinner! She makes pierogies and traditional ham and sides.

Christmas Treats: I have to have these every year:

Queen Anne Chocolate Covered Cherries, Pizzelles, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Reese Christmas Trees, my Mom’s sugar cookies.

Christmas Funnies:

christmas card ideas | Dump A Day funny christmas cards, santa pictures - Dump A Day:

Dear Santa, Can I have the numbers of the boys on the naughty list?:

OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder- Where all Christmas decorations, songs and lights are acceptable the day after Halloween!:

Ive looked everywhere for the perfect gift for you and succeeded in finding the perfect shoes for me.:

The jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse - ecard meme - Humor me - Christmas:

Santa saw your Facebook're getting clothes and a Bible for Christmas.:

Dont blame the holidays. You were fat in August.:

My kinda stolen from Elizabeth who would be right there singing with me! Lmao:

This sad revelation. | Community Post: 16 Hilariously Rude Christmas Cards:

Community: 16 Hilariously Rude Christmas Cards:

What is your favorite Christmas song? Do you have traditional themed Christmas decor or a mixture of all your favorite things like me?

Linking up with Joey.

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  • Reply Ashley December 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I love decorating for Christmas. This year we didn’t too much just got a tree. Everything was just so hectic after the wedding and we didn’t get back from our honeymoon until 2nd week into December and I just didn’t have the energy! But next year we will definitely be decorating a lot more!

  • Reply Katie @Running with Wine December 17, 2015 at 8:46 am

    My Christmas decor is just a mish mash of Christmas stuff that I like, no theme. I think you and Chris definitely need to start doing stockings this year! My parents always do stockings for each other and its something I want to do when I get married. I can’t wait to see your pictures next week! One year my dad was videoing us as we came into the living room and saw all the presents from Santa and my brother was so excited that he slipped and fell right onto his butt. It was hilarious!

  • Reply Amanda December 17, 2015 at 8:51 am

    This post just left me smiling! I love the pact you made with your sister 🙂 I was the kid who slept through Christmas morning. Stockings are the best – I think its because there can be so much in there that it is like a treasure trove! Merry Christmas! xo Amanda

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Love this post! I heard the N’Sync song the other night and I was so excited. Haha. My siblings and I did the exact same thing to our parents and honestly we still do it today! Ha! And my mom still makes bomb stockings for us all. God I love this time of year.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 17, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I LOVE this post! It made me smile because you know my love of Christmas!! I want the magic to be around as long as possible!! I love your Christmas past memories and hearing about all the things you love. Girl after my in heart! I seriously love all your peanuts decor, so cute!! I always got lifesaver books too, back them there were like ten rolls! I really hope you and Chris do stockings and continue the tradition on. So much fun!!

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually December 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Hahaha! I love the Christmas funnies. (I totally found gifts for me when I was doing my last minute shopping.) I was thinking about the stocking thing again and I JUST realized the house we’re buying has a fireplace and a mantel!!! Of course we have to get stockings for next year.

    And my parents had to set a time limit for waking them up, too. We were allowed to open the stockings when we woke up, but waking the parents for presents had to wait until 8am. (I actually like how we do it now – as adults we’re much more likely to sleep in a bit, so we do stockings once everyone’s up, then have a ginormous breakfast with eggs, bacon, and hot cocoa, and then finally do presents after everyone is awake and looking presentable for the inevitable present-opening-photos.)

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 17, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You have a pink tree?! That makes me so happy! I love all your Christmas traditions! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jessi December 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I love your tree(s)! Well done! My fav treats are peppermint pretzels and chocolate dunked peanut butter balls. I’m trying to make them this weekend with the intent to not eat them all. Did you see all the social media Reese’s tree shaming? And the Reeses response?

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    MFD is a huge pizzelle fan. I am not!

    Love the pink tree. I had a purple one for years, just got rid of it last year!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 17, 2015 at 10:51 am

    OHHHHHHHH… I need – like NEED that Pink Princess tree!!!

  • Reply Dani December 17, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Love the Peanuts theme! Elf and All I Want for Christmas are on my Christmas faves list too. I was so sad when I heard that the song was dethroned as the #1 most played by The Shins! And I’ve always been a fan of stockings- I loved all the “little” goodies!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 17, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Loving your decor, your trees are so pretty. I now need a pink tree in my life! And I totally co-sign all of those Christmas songs <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply B @ Sequin Notebook December 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Awww your Christmas morning with your sister sounds just like me and my brother when we were little 🙂 I’m loving all of your decorations (especially that pink tree!)

  • Reply katie December 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Huge Christmas fanatic over here…I don’t get anyone who isn’t?! I love the story of you and your sister hanging out in bed together on Christmas morning, that is so sweet. My favorite Christmas song is “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” I cry almost every time! My parents still get us all stockings, it’s cute. Some of my other favorite traditions are singing carols around the piano on Christmas night, game night on Christmas Eve, and group buttery nipples shots. I can’t wait to start new traditions with little Wy Guy this year.

  • Reply Tracie December 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    As much as I know I am being judged saying this, I hate Christmas music. I don’t know what it is about it, but I just don’t like it.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I love, love, LOVE your Disney tree! I think that this has just convinced me that we need a third tree next year so I can specifically have one for my Disney, Barbie, and Gone With The Wind ornaments! My parents always made us wait upstairs until the set up the camera. and the anticipation would almost kill us! But those pictures of Christmas morning are such great memories, that I’m glad that we have them!

  • Reply laura December 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Christmas is just the best!! Bitches love Christmas trees!! HAHAHAHAHA. My dad has a video of one Christmas morning where he had to go and wake me and my sister up to open presents. Stockings are the best — so many fun things can hide in there! Plus your Peanuts line up is the best ever.

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  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis December 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Love your christmas tree! It’s huge! I don’t have a specific theme for our decor but I started collecting ornaments from every place we travel so our tree is going to be a travel reminder keepsake.

  • Reply Amy December 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Lol, my daughters have the pink tree! I love it! Holiday baking is the best with family. I am Polish so we always had home made pierogi too!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says December 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    My husband must always have those chocolate covered cherries, too. MUST.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots December 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my gosh all of your Christmas stuff is so cute! I especially like the pink Disney tree and all of the Peanuts stuff, my mom is in love with Snoopy! We always exchange our secret Santa gifts between the siblings on Christmas eve as kind of a hold over too!

  • Reply Amanda December 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    We used to do the opening one gift on Christmas Eve, too!!! Aaaand still do as an adult. Okay – last year we opened ALL of our gifts the night before, lmao

  • Reply Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand December 18, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I spewed my drink when I saw the you were fat in August ecard.
    What are Pizzelles? I saw someone else mention them too.

  • Reply December 18, 2015 at 7:57 am

    i love your decorations!! peanuts holds a special place in my heart–my daddy’s nickname for me was bird after woodstock, and my dog is named charlie brown. i can’t wait for the link up next week!!

  • Reply Cara December 18, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Love all of this! Is it bad I really want to give the ho,ho,ho e-card to someone I work with? haha

  • Reply Kerry December 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Elf is one of my favorites and it is a must watch. My Dad loves the chocolate covered cherries.

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