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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS?



Oh Gosh,

There are so many good things about the holidays. Once you get past the stress, shopping and time crunch, you head into the good times!! IMHO


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 For me, it's the spirit of generosity and gift-giving. It's being able to help your children and get them those one or two special gifts that will put a smile on their face. I love the "togetherness" of the holidays too, the gathering of family, the decorating, the baking and cooking new things, or simply staying comfortable with the "tried and true" recipes. I love it all, the music, the weather, (not so bad here in California), the planning and anticipation.


Mickey Mouse has a place on our tree!

So what's your favorite Holiday "Thing"? What do you enjoy the most? If you're on my newsletter/mailing list, your comment enters you into my 10 Holiday Gifts Contest, where you can win a signed copy of SUNSET SURRENDER or a $5.00 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
10 Winners will be announced on January 2nd.




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Merry Holidays to all!!

130 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite parts of the holiday are the decorating and spending time with the family.
Katie J.
johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

traveler said...

My favorite part of the holiday is being together with family, preparing wonderful feasts and enjoying this special time. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is having extra time off work to spend with family. It gives us a chance to reconnect without the hassles of work, homework, sporting events etc.
I also like all the wonderful lights and everyone's holiday spirit!
sa7mrt@aol.com

petite said...

Holiday time to me means family and our wonderful new additions. Two babies this year born 7 weeks apart. What a great celebration. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Callie Vamp said...

I love the Xmas decor and the snow!

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite part of the holiday is watching my grandkids open their presents. They are ages 2,and 6, and they get so excited and have such big smiles on their faces. I just love seeing it all.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

le p said...

My favourite holiday 'thing' is doing my Christmas baking and giving them away as gifts. I get together with my family and we each do our part. Great old and new memories as we gather each years. Thanks.

Linda Henderson said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is getting together with family. My mother is 91 so it's nice to be able to celebrate with her for the holidays.

seriousreader at live dot com

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

My favorite part of the holidays has definitely got to be witnessing my daughters' excitement for the season. the admiration of the Christmas lights on all the houses; listening to their favorite Christmas songs over and over on iTunes; and making letters to Santa.

ffe5cb14-b273-11e0-82d2-000bcdcb471e said...

My favorite “thing” about the holidays is getting to just relax and enjoy time with my family. Not having to worry about work or school and exchange gifts and having a nice sit down meal together.

Vicki said...

My favorite part of the holidays is my brother's family comes to visit. They live in another state, so I don't get to see my little nieces and nephew very often. They are active, energetic toddlers, so they're a handful at Christmas, but I just love seeing them and spending time with them during this magical time of year.

hollie said...

My favorite part of the season is having 2 weeks off from work!! WooHoooo!!!!

Connie said...

Hi, Charlene!

I think my favorite thing about the holidays is watching the excitement in the eyes of the all of the children. Their total joy, amazement and belief in Santa are so adorable. If only we could keep them innocent like that for as long as possible.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Connie Fischer
conniecape@aol.com

Janine Rowe said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! I actually enjoy buying gifts for people. I love to think of what they would love to have and love to see their reactions when they open the gift. This year was harder with having cats sick so much and my husband's job being very slow. We didn't have much money to spend on gifts. So, I hope everyone still likes what we got them. I had to think extra hard on them. I also love all the decadent treats we don't get the rest of the year.

Janine kinini01@hotmail.com

Michael Smidutz said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is how folks seem to treat each other a little nicer, even if only for a few days. Now, if we could only expand that window some, we'd all be better off!
mickeylips8@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the holidays is being with my family and the holiday spirit that seems to be everywhere.

Marcy
bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

Joanne Reynolds said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is family. Just the joy that being together is.

Sue Farrell said...

My favorite thing about the holidays are the hand-made ornaments for the Christmas tree---they each have a separate memory about the person that make them.
farrell@crosslake.net

RR said...

You know me, I love the exhale, when the shopping, overkill ads/music/decor is done and the getting together, what these times are really about, is here. The special part is telling those you love and care for that they mean something ... not just the gifts but the heart of sharing warm memories and laughter and always hopes for a brighter new year. I love you always but the holidays remind us to really stop and acknowledge those that matter most. Love and appreciate you bestie.

crystaley73 said...

My favorite thing about the holidays, last December my Dad had a heart attack and my 16 year old nephew had to get a Pacemaker. Thankfully they were both home for Christmas and are doing very well now. So spending time with family and enjoying the lights and decoration and the cookies and Hot chocolate.
Thank You and Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and your family
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Rosemary Foley said...

HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!!!!!! I am so excited about the holidays ahead, getting to spend all kinds of time celebrating with my children and grandchildren.. Christmas Eve Mass with the family... big family breakfast the morning of Christmas !!! so exciting and fun for all !!!! thanks so much for the chance to win a wonderful book ... love the cover if The Cowboy's Pride.. such love !!! thanks again.

Rosemary Foley rfoley@salemstate.edu

kimberly holgate said...

my favorite thing is decorating the Christmas tree we do it the day after thanksgiving and then it immediately feels like Christmas is on its way congrats on the new release and a merry Christmas and holiday season to you
kaholgate at ymail dot com

teena3940 said...

It's all the baking and family time. Everyone talking all at one time. The laughing and fun times..Love Christmas..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Anonymous said...

I love being able to spend time with family, particularly during the holiday season. Also love starting new traditions with my children, hopefully ones that they will choose to continue when they have families of their own.
tlynn2222000@yahoo.ca

Artemis said...

Not what most people would call their favorite thing about Christmas, but I enjoy people watching. Yes, I'm one of those that will just go to the mall during the last days right before the holiday to watch the hustle and bustle of all of the people. I'm always amazed at what people will do.

Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy what Christmas brings and I'm as busy as a bee baking, decorating, and wrapping. And when I'm asked the question: Are you ready for Christmas? My answer is always, "No. I'll be ready on Christmas Day."

Merry Christmas to all!

cindersmaria AT yahoo DOT com

Gloria Alafe said...

Feliz Navidad,
My favorite holiday is Christmas, and I simply love seeing family that I normally do because we all, mostly, live in different countries. Also, I would like to start a family tradition when I have kids, and maybe do a family reunion to better be acquainted with my family.

I am subscribed to your mailing list, gloria_alafe@yahoo.com

skyla11377 said...

What I enjoy most about the holidays is watching my two boys get excited about seeing Santa and opening their presents. I mean I love a beautiful lit tree and Christmas music but my true holiday joy comes from watching my children enjoying the holiday season.

skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

Karen H in NC said...

My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my children. It's especially important to me now that I live in NC and they live in MI so I only get to see them twice a year.

I subscribe to your mailing list.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Quilt Lady said...

What a beautiful family you have there, love the trees.

My favorite think about the holidays is spending time with the family. Also enjoy making candy this time of the year. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

Stephanie Moore said...

My favorite part of the season is watching my daughters as they experience everything there is to see about Christmas! This is the first year they've really gotten into it, and seeing their bright faces makes it all worth it. I also love listening to the music!! It always makes my month!

I am subscribed on your mailing list.
irishdevil319@yahoo.com

Stephanie Devlin

Laney4 said...
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Laney4 said...

Obviously, it's being with family and friends. To take it a step further, though, I enjoy playing board/card games with them, as well as toboganning - if we'd just have snow!
seytype at hotmail dot com

Heather Coulter said...

Lots of things; getting together with family & friends.


Heather ~ Books Books and More Books

Heidi Daniel jhd94@yahoo.com said...

My favorite part of the holidays is seeing family that I don't see any other time of the year.

RW1010 said...

Just being with family is the best part! It's especially wonderful as the family grows & little ones bring back the awe & wonder to the Christmas season!
Merry Christmas Charlene!!
Robin in NC
RW620 AT aol DOT com

Jyl22075 said...

I love the decorations and the music!

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

Wilma said...

I just enjoy getting together with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wilma said...

Just posted as "Wilma" and forgot to leave my email address:
wmf38@hotmail.com

Michele H said...

I love the random moments when you see people being extra courteous to others: holding a door open, help them carry something or pick something up that they've dropped. We are all so hurried in our normal day-to-day lives that it's easy to forget those courtesies.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part is watching my son and his fiance open their presents and gawking at their *out of the box* gifts I got them! scoster1@comcast.net

crazycatlady58 said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family. We have a very close family we get together every month for no reason other than to spend time together.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is my little granddaughter Dahlia. She's nearly 2 this year - can't wait to see how Christmas Eve turns out with the whole family and her opening presents!
Thanks for a chance to win, and Happy Christmas to you and all yours!

Sue P said...

The best thing - having a day or two to do nothing while enjoying the company of family, especially those you don't see too often. I love Christmas Carols, even listening now and then 'off season'.

suepete12(at)yahoo(dot)com

CrystalGB said...

My favorites are the music, the holiday decorum, and time spent with family.

CrystalGB said...

My email is:
Crystal dot Broyles at ucumberlands dot edu

Judy P. said...

My favotie part is to find unique gifts and surprise my family/friends with them.

sandy haber said...

I love the lights -- wish they'd stay up till the end of February.

I like the Christmas music, in small doses [NOT starting in October however!!]

I like family getting together.

happy holidays everyone!!

Sheilag2367 said...

It's the beauty of the lights, sounds and people usually take that extra moment to smile, nod and politically correct or not you often hear "Merry Christmas", sometimes from a stranger and even for a short time people do actually remember the "reason for the season" Christs birth!!

catslady said...

My favorite thing is getting together with friends and family. I give a tree trimming party every year and now my oldest daughter has one too! We've had hers which was loads of fun and mine is this coming Sunday!

catslady5(at)aol.com

DeanY said...

I love your family photo, what fun to have the children around at Christmas or any other time.

My favorite things about Christmas is finding the right gift for my family especially my granddaughter. I love the music, decorations, hearing from friends and family. We Skype with our daughter, who lives in CA (1,500 miles away), to watch our granddaughter open her presents.

Have a wonderful Christmas,

zehra said...

My favorite thing abt christmas is decorating my house and gifts exchanging. I love to shop for the gifts and absolutyly love christmas candies.

Susie Falkler said...

Cookies, cookies and more cookies



relklaf@aol.com

Anonymous said...

As all my family is gone, I spend each Christmas morning entertaining homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. The event takes place at a local restaurant and people are fed, given essentials and the children are given toys. Love the look on peoples faces when a clown, me, stops by.
Corkit@att.net

Meghan said...

Hmm... this is a tough one. I LOVE spending time with my family at the holidays. I LOVE having no work! I LOVE giving and receiving presents!

So many things to LOVE.

mestith@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

spending time with family and close friends

Sue G. said...

I love the craziness of the holiday! The trying to get everything done and the great feeling when it is!

chey said...

My favourite thing about Christmas is spending time with family and friends.

Leni said...

My favorite thing is playing all of the Christmas music. Playing it nonstop during the marathon is the best and it's nice to have in the background while finishing projects.

lenikaye@yahoo.com

DeeAnn S said...

The "thing" I love most is getting together with the kids to make the breads, pies, and cookies for Christmas. It's an enjoyable day of mixing, baking, boxing, and wrapping. And of course test-tasting the different types of cookies is a must! ;) Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

squiresj said...

I am on your mailing list - how I got here - jrs362 at hotmail dot com
I love my Memory Tree - it has ornaments I got from kids I have taught, friends, etc. My girls made me a village and I add nothing to the village that wasn't made by them.
But my favorite thing about Christmas has always been the giving. I start in Jan. getting items all year to give at Christmas.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

penney said...

My favorite parts of the holiday are the decorating the tree and baking cookies with my 2 teenage girls. We love this time of year. I can't wait to read this it sounds good!
Merry Christmas!
Penney
luvhistoricalromance (at) gmail( dot)com

Booksrforever123 said...

I love making sure all my customer's at the post office get their packages mailed out easily and quickly so that they can go on with their holidays. Most people love to see a friendly face with a smile on it at the end of a line to brighten their day, and this gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing I made some one else's day just a little better.
carolyn
j-coverholser at sbcglobal dot net

Refhater said...

My favorite part of the holiday's is spending it with our little ones. Every moment with them is magical. Especially hanging up the pie pan christmas tree that was their great grandmothers. Its so fun to see 4 generations that loved that tradition.

Amanda Gardner said...

Spending time with my family.

Amanda
ang_1985 at hotmail dot com

Theresa N. said...

I love spending time with my family.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy C said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is seeing the kids light up when they see all the presents under the tree on Christmas morning, nothing beats it.

Ingeborg said...

I love decorating the tree and putting the gifts under it. It looks lovely with the lights. The best part is my family coming over and spending the day.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Kai said...

My favorite thing about the Holiday is driving with my family to see Christmas lights in the neighborhood.

kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

kimberly walter said...

My favorite things about christmas is decorating the tree, baking and spending the holidays with family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

sexyangelmomma26@att.net

Kim Swiderski said...

My favorite thing is spending the day with my mom, daughter, and husband playing games and watching the classic Christmas movies.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about the holiday is sitting in front of the fire with my family drinking hot coco and watching Christmas movies.

Sharon E said...

First-Congradulations on "Sunset Surrender."
My favorite part of Christmas is decorating for the holiday. I usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving and try to keep everything up as long as possible into January. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!
Sherry E
comdetail@buckeye-express.com

JanD said...

My favorite part is the meal with my family after midnight mass.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

pattycake said...

hi hope this is the place to enter

Happy Holidays to all

lfhpueblo said...

Merry Christmas. What I like best about this time of the year, is the telling of the Christmas Story from the Bible. Jesus is really who the first Christmases was about and should still be about, in my opinion of course.

lfhpueblo said...

Sorry forgot to leave my contact into to the comment above.
lfhpueblo at msn dot com

Chelsea said...

Happy Holidays! I love spending time with my family over the holidays.

crystal_dark[at]att[dot]net

Tina said...

Happy Holidays! I love watching all the new Christmas movies, going to see Christmas Lights, & spending time with my friends & family over the holidays.

castlefan[at]att[dot]net

Melinda said...
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Melinda said...

Charlene,

Thanks for such a great opportunity....Merry Christmas to everybody...and my favorite part is spending time with my family and the birth of our Creator.

Melinda

Pamk said...

My very favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family. And the goodies lol.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Sue A. said...

I enjoy preparing delicious foods with family and sitting around a table sharing it with them. Happy Holidays everyone!

magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
(remove all spaces)

Mary Ann Dimand said...

My favourite part of the holidays is Christmas Eve service. I love the singing, and the candles, and the community, and the remembering. (I like the sermon when it's the sort I like. It's usually too fluffy for me.)

Di said...

I just enjoy being with family - tonite I found out my younger nephew is coming home for a visit. We'll have dinner at my house Christmas Eve (we decided just to have easy appetizers), and then go to the 7pm Carole sing around the town green. On Christmas day we'll got to my sister-in-laws to open stockings & presents and prepare a nice dinner together.
Hope you have a very happy holidays!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

C.E. Hart said...

Well, my favorite part of the Christmas spirit is the true meaning of Christ's birth. :)

I love the time our family spends together, the traditions we follow and the feelings and lessons gained by being generous.

The cold weather (and snow if we're lucky) and the smells, tastes and feel of the season brings people closer. The quiet, alone time is special as well--curling up near the fire with hot cocoa and a great book can't be topped!

Have a beautiful and full Christmas, Charlene!

Kathy Bennett said...

My favorite thing about Christmas (besides being with my family) is having my house decorated. The tree with ornaments (one over 50 years old), and it's 3800 lights, is the centerpiece of about a 3 day production of putting it all together!

mcv said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the quiet week between Christmas and New Years. My husband and I are both off of work and we totally chill out. I buy lots of ebooks with my Amazon gift cards and just relax and read.

mcv111 at hotmail dot com

Pat Cochran said...


My holiday favorites include the
gatherings with family and friends
and singing in the choir at Midnight
Mass! Merry Christmas to all!!

Pat Cochran

barbara studer said...

I love the snow, as long as I don't have to travel. Most of all, I like the eyes of the little ones lighting up when they see the tree and the presents

Sharlene said...

OH,ha! At this point, once Christmas hits, it is good to be done with the craziness of shopping & enjoy the family.

GladysMP said...

I love the Christmas cards
we receive. I pin them to
velvet ribbons and hang them
on the wall in our entry way. They are so colorful there
together and each one
represents a friend who took
the time and effort to
remember us. As guests
visit us during the Christmas season, I notice that each
looks for their card on the
wall. And after Christmas I
mail the fronts of the cards
to a youth group who use them
in various crafts. Our cards
do not go to waste.

gladys mp @ att. net

Gail said...

My favorite thing about Christmas for me is a little of each of the following, sending Christmas cards, decorating the house (but not to much, just enough to make it feel special), baking cookies, watching 'A Christmas Carol' in black & white and recalling all the Christmas' past with family. It just gives me a warm cozy feeling. Then on Christmas day, having the family here for dinner and just relaxing and opening a few gifts. Very low key and relaxed. :))
Merry Christmas Charelene & Everyone reading this!

gstyley(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Charlene I like your name. Reminds me of one of my very bast friends when I was 10 because that was her name. You have a lovely family. I love Christmas, because of the real meaning. JESUS. The reason we love is because GOD loved us first and JESUS died so we could one day go to Heaven. So, we share our love at Christmas by showing our love to family and special friends with little gifts of love. Tho, now I believe it has gotten way too commercialized, and people spend way too money. Hope you and yours have a Wonderful Christmas. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas and spending time with my family. We like to watch the Christmas specials and drive around to look at all of the lights.

Lori P

Silvia P said...

I like the way people come together and temporarily forget their problems. And of course all the good food and gifts!

krissy malott said...

I love it because I get to spend time with family i dont always get to see the rest of the year, its beautiful being able to see the smiles on all my nieces and nephews and my other family members faces when they open presents. I love the fun time my mother and i have when we spend several days straight sometimes very late into the night gossiping and baking and decorating. It will be moments that i can cherish for the rest of my life.

krissy malott said...

krissysbookshelf (at) yahoo (dot) com

Donna said...

Spending time with family ad friend, the food and the presents. I get a large portion of my book budget for the year during the holidays.

1_trouble (@) msn (dot) com

robynl said...

I love the festive feeling in the air, the hustle and bustle of shoppers, the aroma of baking goodies and the 'togetherness' of family and friends.

QuenKne said...

I love being with family on Christmas. And I love to see the sparkle in little children's eyes when they see anything Christmas - lights, ornaments, gifts, and of course Santa. Merry Christmas

nmc69(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Robin McKay said...

Getting together with family and friends is my favorite part of the Christmas holidays.

mamakk said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is watching children be kind to other children with less than they have. Every year our girls gave up one big present they had asked for to buy something for a less fortunate child.


kkrack@seeschool.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Christmas is when the decorating is done, the gifts wrapped, Christmas dinner is over and I can relax with a good book.


nlobrien@centurylink.net

Meljprincess said...

Merry Christmas, Charlene!
My favorite part of the holiday is giving gifts and cold weather. I also love winning goodies! :-)

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

I am on your newsletter list! ;-)

Rachel L. said...

I think my favorite thing about theholidays is watching my little brothers and sisters opening presents :)

aquavir@AOL.COM said...

My favorite part of the Christmas is seeing the joy on the faces of my family, when they open the gifts I pick for each of them and I get it right!

Sharon said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is good food, family and my first grandchild who looks like a little angel.
sbarnes@bresnan.net

Unknown said...

Christmas cookies!

Kelli
prolvaag@aol.com

kansassweet43 said...

I have lots of fav things about christmas but the first and most important one is family and friends. Then food, presents, holiday decorations and lights.
Earlene
egille1677@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite things about the holidays is revisiting all our older ornaments and remembering how and when they appeared in our lives and sharing them with new acquaintances, enjoying family and appreciating the dark starry nights at this time of year. (whitneyaugur@aol.com)

LMcLendon said...

My favorite thing about the Holidays is remembering the meaning of Christmas, the music of the season, and being able to show my loved ones that I care!! I really enjoy the music during this time of year!! I am on your newsletter/mailing list so I am crossing my fingers for a win :)
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So what's your favorite Holiday "Thing"? What do you enjoy the most? If you're on my newsletter/mailing list, your comment enters you into my 10 Holiday Gifts Contest, where you can win a signed copy of SUNSET SURRENDER or a $5.00 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

AmandaStar said...

One of my favourite things about the holidays is the decorations! I love how they can change the feeling in our house and make it feel even warmer, and bring a great mood overall.

lindseye said...

I enjoy all the sweets, holiday lights and Christmas music. I get to hear Joy to the World multiple times.
linze_e at hotmail.com

Mindy said...

Merry Christmas Charlene to you and yours & to all the posters.
I LOVE the music (I'm a singer, non-pro), the lights & decorations.

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Charlene, Family gatherings and all the pretty lights are my favorite things about the holidays. Have a wonderful holiday, Dena denwal1@aol.com

bn100 said...

I like the decorations. Happy holidays!

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

joder said...

My favorite holiday thing is the beautiful decorations! I love clear and bright lights as they give off such a warm and homey feel. They're so relaxing to look at! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Christa said...
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Christa said...

My favorite holiday thing is getting together with family. And seeing the joy on the faces of small children seeing lights and decorations and the presents.

ccr1968@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

my favorite things about the holiday is family,snow,all the pretty christmas lights,the special feeling in the air,hot chocolate,good books,opening presents,giving presents,my cats Happy Holidays to alll

starryann2000@yahoo.com

Maude said...

My favorite thing is being with my family.

lisa avila said...
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lisa avila said...

Merry Christmas!!! My favorite thing is when the whole family can get together, but it doesn't happen very often, followed by my mothers cooking. She's a wonderful cook.

lisaavila2000@yahoo.com

Felicia said...

Like so many other commenters, I love being with family - it's tough getting together these days - back in the day, we would have the delicious, many-coursed meals together but now, even though it's scaled back, it's always great!

Felicia
mrschopchop@verizon.net

Linda Henderson said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the big family get-together we have. My mother is 91 so we enjoy spending time all together because you never know what will happen. And I like it that the kids get to know their great grandmother. I only had one grandmother around when I was small and my grandkids have 4 so that is wonderful for them. I hope everyone had a very happy holiday season and may everyone have a wonderful new year full of great things.

I am a newsletter subscriber.

seriousreader at live dot com

joye said...

My favorite part of the holiday was the preparation for it-the baking, the buying of gifts, the wrapping, and the family togetherness. I had all of that this year
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love hanging out with family and playing board games. I love getting new books for Christmas.
hdhuff@aol.com

Laurie G said...

What I enjoy the most: my children coming home, kisses and hugs all around. After that, it's thinking about past Christmases with loved ones that are now in Heaven. I love looking at the lights on our tree, listening to Christmas music, the joy of opening presents, and finally, believing in the MAGIC of holiday sharing and giving!

Best wishes everyone!

johns lake at usa dot com

pattycake said...

love the decorations