Thursday, December 10, 2015

Friday Faves- A little Christmas

'Tis the season!  Today I'm sharing some of my Christmas favorites!

Favorite New (to me) Christmas Book:  
We found this book at the library last weekend and Nick has asked me to read it to him every single night since.  It's super cute (especially if you have kids that are fans of pirates) and I can't believe I haven't heard of it before!

Favorite Christmas Song:
My absolute all time favorite is O Holy Night.  The beauty and love and power of this song- it brings me to tears every time I hear it.  I dare you to listen to this version by Celtic Woman and NOT get goosebumps!

Favorite Christmas cookie:
Hands down- sugar frosted!
Like these beauties right here!  And they go great with coffee for breakfast (or am I the only one??)!!

Favorite Christmas Memory:
Christmas mornings at my Grandmother's house.  
The entire family would come for breakfast and the smell of bacon and eggs wafting through her house was delightful.  After breakfast I would sit impatiently in front of the tree waiting for the adults to finish the dishes so we could open presents.  It was almost unbearable!  The presents, the tree, the stockings (always filled carefully and lovingly by my Grandma) many wonderful memories.  I miss my Grandma all the time, but especially at Christmas.  I wish I could taste her bacon and eggs one more time.

Favorite Christmas Meal:
Back in the day, we always had Roast Beef for Christmas dinner.  I am not a fan of Roast Beef (well, unless we are talking Arby's roast beef... then I am a HUGE fan!).  As I got older and traditions changed, we started doing more of an Italian type meal.  Now either on Christmas eve or Christmas day (whenever we get together with my parents), we have Italian!  Lasagna, stuffed shells, spaghetti with my dad's homemade sauce.  This is a meal I LOVE and look forward to right after Thanksgiving is over.  Oh, and cheesecake for dessert! 

Christmas isn't complete without a Junior's cheesecake!

Favorite Christmas Movie
OK, I can't pick just one.
Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story (do you want the 24 hour marathon??  We do!)
Just Friends (I think it qualifies as a Christmas movie)

Put your arms down when you get to school!

So what are some of your favorites???

Linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals for Friday favorites
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  1. GREAT post! Italian food is so good but too heavy for me however I will gladly take some cheesecake! Roast beef was on our menu too growing up! We had that and a turkey. We watch A Christmas Story here and there throughout the day. Sugar cookies - any time, any where, with anything!!!! xoxoxox friend, I hope you got the card! Amanda

  2. I love Scrooged too!! That movie cracks me up every time.

  3. I love that book too!!!!
    Chelsea @

  4. Those cookies look delicious! You've reminded me to dig out my copy of Christmas Vacation; I just love Chevy Chase.
    Thanks for linking up with us. :)Have a great weekend!

  5. Such a fun post!! I love that Christmas memory about bacon and eggs at your grandma's house! I adore the awe and wonder on Nick's face, that is what the magic of the season is all about! Let the festive fun begin and I've got my pile of Christmas movies on the coffee table, LOL! I hope your weekend is full of love and is as wonderful as you are!!

  6. I have never heard of that book, but I bet my little guy would love it!!

  7. A Pirate's Night Before Christmas? Gonna have to look for that one! My son loves pirates!

  8. My son would love that pirate book. My favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone but Christmas Story is a close second!

  9. I will have to find that Pirate book. We are getting ready for a cookie making party. Which means, I will be in the kitchen making cookies all night with the music turned up. LOL I have never seen the whole Christmas Vacation, so my friends decided we are going to watch it and make a party of it.

  10. What a great list! I've never seen that child's book, my kids are older, but I'm gonna check it out, always a sucker for a good kid's book! And I agree, Celtic Woman singing any song is earth changing, but O Holy Night, the best. And can you pass me a cookie please????