Friday, November 13, 2009

Orange You Glad...

I just bought my first box of clementines of the season.  You know what that means?  Christmas is coming!
I love Christmas.  I love Thanksgiving.  I love these final months of the year and all of the sentiments that go with them.  With the arrival of the clementines at the local grocery store, we get to...
 buy plane tickets to see family (instead of heading somewhere for work)
make and love elaborate meals to share with the people we care about most
start and keep family traditions (which may or may not include watching Ralphie in his bunny suit and waxed snow saucers)
take family pictures and laugh at the changes from the year before
sing goofy songs
sing meaningful songs
sip extra hot hazelnut hot chocolate in holiday-themed mugs
brave the crowds
listen to "We're sim-ply ha-a-ving a wonderful Christmastime" over and over and over again (don't act like you don't know what song this is)
color luminaries
address Christmas cards and remember all the cool people in our lives all the world over
wear ugly sweaters
bake lots and lots of treats
wrap presents
tie ribbons
make ornaments
see what the house looks like by the light of candles and white christmas lights
plan surprises
be sneaky
remember childhood
remember Jesus
 Thank you clementines.   I can hardly wait.


Beck n' Ben said...

LOVE IT! You just made my morning. I heart the holidays, for all the reasons you just mentioned. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Jamie said...

I also LOVE clementines marking the start of the Christmas season. They always remind me of getting one in my stocking.

And I DO know what song you're talking about! Haha!

Erica said...

You said it! All of those things make the perfect Christmas...but I have to add watching White Christmas with Bing Crosby. It's a classic!