Christmas Traditions

Since it’s Christmas time I wanted to share a few of my favorite Christmas time traditions.

One thing that I absolutely love to do is drive around and find Christmas lights! I love them, from tacky to spectacular. Though, not gonna lie, I think tacky is my favorite. We have a few super ghetto places in town that have the most hilarious lights all over the place. The great thing about it is that Andrew and I know a lot of those folks and they couldn’t be cooler people.

We also have a couple of famous stops around town for lights. The Biltmore House is quite a draw for lovely Christmas magic and so is the Grove Park Inn. One of my favorite things to do is check out the gingerbread houses at both places.

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Another favorite Christmas tradition is to watch Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. It’s one of my all time favorite movies, but I think it’s just because Yukon Cornelius is in it. He’s so much like my dad! I love love love him and his antics. My favorite quote from the movie is:
“Well, Im off to get my life-sustaining supplies of cornmeal, gunpowder, ham hocks and guitar strings.” I think the reason I love it so much is because my life sustaining supplies would consist of similar things. Sans ham hocks… maybe bacon instead ;]

Every year I always read my Christmas Mitford book. Mitford has been one of my favorite series since I was in high school. I’ve read them all at least 10 times. They’re just like going home, they sooth my spirit.

My mom and I make it a point to watch Love Actually while we bake something delicious each year too. We haven’t done that yet this year, but I’m thinking we’ll fix that tomorrow. I need a really really good baking fix and some mother daughter time before we get too crazy with Christmas festivities!

Well there you have it. A few of my absolute favorite Christmas traditions. Since it’s our first year of marriage Andrew and I are creating our own traditions, like our treepod! I’m so excited to make new memories this year with him!

xo. shannon

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2 Comments to “Christmas Traditions”

  1. I was thinking of driving around to see local Xmas lights this week! Great idea and Love Actually is one of my favs… very funny and sweet.
    Stopping by/commenting back from your visit to my Blogger blog – Positive Kismet…Thank you!
    Have a Happy Holiday Season!
    Best,
    Elizabeth
    PS. I also have a WordPress blog which i signed in on… Always love meeting WordPress bloggers and wish we had blog hops too!

    • I hope you got to drive around and see some lights in your neighborhood! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll check out your wordpress blog too, excited to see it! Happy Holidays to you, Elizabeth!
      xo Shannon

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