Posts tagged ‘Christmas Traditions’

December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas!

Just a quick wee post to wish you all a lovely Christmas holiday! Enjoy sweet friends! I’ll be back later with a favorite gifts (given and received) post!

xoxo Shannon

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December 21, 2010

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