Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Happy December! So many exciting things happen this month. My daughter will be home after completing her first semester of college. My husband and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary. My son will play in his first basketball game for the Rochester Defenders. Christmas piano recitals, the Christmas Eve service at church, Christmas's an action-packed month!

Christmas can now officially commence, because I have watched Scrooge with Alastair Sim. I have to watch this film every year for it to feel like Christmas.

What do you have coming up this month? And what is your favorite part of the Christmas Season? Do you have a 'go-to' Christmas movie that gets you into the holiday spirit?


  1. I don't have a go-to movie. For me, it's just getting the tree up. For some reason, that means it's started.

    My favorite parts tend to be those quiet moments in between big events.

  2. You have some exciting events to look forward to! Enjoy!!

  3. Wow, a load.

    We leave in less than three weeks to see my mom in FL. So we are having multiple Christmases this year (that's new).

    And I have a zillion and three other things going on. But somehow I thrive on this kind of living.

    God laughs.
    ~ Wendy

  4. Erica, I hope you have wonderful time with your daughter. Our college gal will be able to get a few days off work and spend them with us.

    December and January are big months for our family. My hubby and I will celebrate 23 years of marriage on December 19. Then there's Christmas followed by the celebration of our daughter's birthday on January 1. Yup, our one and only was a New Year's baby. And ten days later, I help Gwynly celebrate his birthday. It's party central around our place this time of year.

    Happy anniversary to you and your sweetie. =)

  5. No go-to movies here. In fact, I have to call myself a bah-humbugger type person. It's sad in its own little way, but after so many years in retail (an admittedly I've been out just as many years as I was in now) I just can't get into the hustle, bustle, and chaos that Christmas has become. I do, of couse, love the true meaning, but sometimes it gets so buried. So this year, really REALLY hoping to celebrate Jesus and limit other activities. Wow, what a downer of a comment. LOL!

  6. Popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas. I'm so behind on my blog reading, I'll be playing catch-up this month.

    Thanks for the post card. I'm so thrilled for your success, Erica. Couldn't happen to a nicer gal! Keep me on your mailing list.
    And have a blessed Christmas with your family.

  7. "White Christmas" is definitely my go-to movie. I could watch it all year long, but I make myself wait until Christmas!

  8. We too are going to be quite busy, but I love the Christmas season! Started decorating today. We won't do the tree until my daughter gets home on the 16th though. Enjoy it all, Erica!

  9. Oh, I wanted to get married in December. Alas, I was a June bride.

    We watched Elf the other night. That's always a fun Christmas movie.

  10. We have a stack of Christmas movies... I don't know which is my favourite, but Miracle on 34th Street is always one of the first to be watched, and we always have to watch the Grinch. I'm doing the first of the Christmas baking today... shortbread... and when the fragrance started wafting through the house my enthusiasm for decorating began bubbling up.

    I think one of my favourite December times are quiet evenings by the fireplace, with the room lit only by the tree lights and candlelight. It's usually a time of reflection coupled with anticipation. There are all the special church services, of course. We go caroling, and we sing in a choir that's presenting a cantata. Some years our family members are home with us; other years, like this one, we go to visit at one of their homes, so it's always a happy family time.

    No birthdays or anniversaries in December for us, so we just focus on Christmas. Happy Anniversary to you!

  11. Funny you should ask. DD and I were just discussing how it doesn't feel like the holiday's yet. I think we need to go to Disneyland to cure this, stat. ;)

  12. Oooh, I don't know what my favorite part is! I really like it all.
    I love the movie Prancer about a stubborn, somewhat spoiled little girl who believes in Christmas. :-)
    I hope your month is WONDERFUL!

  13. This month is go, go, go! And I love it! My absolute favorite part of the season is the Christmas service my children participate in. I cry every year!

    My go-to movie? White Christmas. I have to watch it every year!

    Hope your daughter is home soon and you can enjoy a long visit!