I read a great blog post the other day about favorite children's Christmas books and it inspired me to put together my own favorites list, in case anyone is looking for suggestions.
Favorite Children's Christmas Movies: Muppet Family Christmas, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Charlie Brown Christmas
Favorite Chistmas movies that aren't really Christmas movies: While you were Sleeping, Little Women, You've Got Mail
Favorite Christmas Books: Miracle on 10th Street by Madeleine L'Engle, Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon, The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
Favorite Christmas Songs: In the Bleak Midwinter, O Holy Night, Baby it's Cold Outside (which is really more of a winter song and can be enjoyed long into the new year) (As a fun side note: my roommate and I used to sing this to each other before one of us left the house in the winter. I always sang the man's part. My favorite line is when he says "waves upon a tropical shore", like that's an answer to her worries.)
Favorite Christmas Colors: red and green. You can alter the shades of red and green a bit, but I am not a "let's decorate with pink and blue to be modern" kind of girl. Don't mess with a good thing.
Favorite Christmas Traditions: my favorite Christmas tradition used to be the three naps I would take on Christmas day, but somehow I can no longer squeeze in all three naps. So now I would say that it's probably making peanut butter balls with Steve.
Favorite Christmas foods: I have very specific thing I like to eat for Christmas. Appetizer dinner on Christmas Eve, special coffee cake Christmas morning, sausage and cheese for lunch, steak and twice baked potatoes for dinner. In my family, you eat steak on Christmas. I mean, we just had turkey last month!
This weekend we're going to do another one of my favorite Christmas things, which is have our annual December visit with the Winters. I'm so excited!
Hope you get to do some of your favorite things this weekend!