(Closed) What is your favorite Christmas song? Favorite tradition?

posted 9 years ago in Holidays
Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby (movie was great too), and my favorite Christmas movie is Holiday Inn.  Every Christmas Eve, late at night and alone, I wrap last minute gifts and get the stockings ready while I watch Holiday Inn.  I have done this for 20 years.

I love Christmas.  My house is very Christmasy (already have my boxes out).  I have to do the tree on my own (well since the boys are too big to care now) and the tree has to match top to bottom.  I even buy wrapping paper to match my tree (overboard I know).  I have six different sets of ornaments so it is different every year.

*Sigh*  I just love Christmas.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

“You surprised, Clark?”

“Eddie, if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more suprised than I am right now”

LOL  Best movie ever!

One of our family kitties (Andy) climbed half way up my Mom’s tree last year. Wonder what he’ll do this year. Oh boy…

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Favorite Christmas songs are:  “2000 Miles” by The Pretenders (I actually prefer the coldplay version though it’s not released), “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses, and “Merry Christmas, Baby”, specifically Hanson’s version.

 

Favorite tradition:  FI and I have yet to really make any set traditions for ourselves, but there are 2 that my family does that I love.  On Christmas Eve, we read The Christmas Story and place the star on the tree, then my mom gives us all new PJ’s.  On Christmas morning, my Dad cooks the most AWESOME breakfast of pain perdue (french toast) while listening to either “An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas” or Aaron Neville’s Christmas album.

 

Favorite Christmas movie:  Elf or The Family Stone

 

So excited for Christmas this year, it’s already quite cold, so it’s looking like it will be a white Christmas here (but we will be travelling to NC for Christmas this year…our first time having to travel!)

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i loooove the song carol of the bells.

Hark how the bells. Sweet silver bells. All seem to say. Throw cares away

I also love decorating the fireplace with all my nutcrackers.  I sorta have a mini collection going on.

I also love all the smells like pine, and a firelog.  yay christmas.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I LOVE Christmas music!  I have two Pandora stations of just Christmas music – one is classic Christmas and the other is more like Mariah Carey style Christmas (who doesn’t love a little “All I Want for Christmas is You?”).  I really don’t think I could pick a favorite!

We visit our families for Christmas.  Last year we did Christmas eve and morning with my family and Christmas dinner with my husband’s family (our parents live about an hour and a half away from each other).  This will be my first year at my in-law’s house for Christmas eve / morning, and I’m really sad about it!  I love my in-laws, but I am very sentimental and I cherish the time I spend with my family.  Also, my family does most of the celebrating on Christmas eve and morning.  

Once we have children, I do not think we will continue to travel on Christmas day.  We will probably form our own traditions down the line.  

Is this anyone else’s first Christmas away from their family? 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is my all time FAVORITE Christmas carol. I also LOVE the movie it was written for, Meet Me in St Louis. It make me cry everytime I watch it, without fail.

My other favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. It’s a big thing in my family. You can count on someone saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out,” at every Christmas dinner.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love classic Christmas songs like O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and anything sung by big choirs.  I just love Christmas and I’m so exctied for the season!

One of the newer traditions we have is doing a traditional Italian seafood Christmas with DH’s Dad & Stepmom on Christmas Eve, then “American” Christmas late lunch with his Mom, and then we do a German-American dinner with my parents.  That changes this year though since we’ve moved.  We’re going to spend the holiday in NC with my parents and family at my grandparents’ house.

@MissAdventure: I know what you mean about pretending the chilly dark is like a white Christmas!  We finally feel like the holiday season is coming with the time change because it’s 80+ everyday still.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MsJ26: And after he says “that there is an R.V, Clark”, isn’t that when he says, “Don’t get any ideas, Clark. We’re taking it with us when we leave next month”. And that’s when Clark spits out the eggnog. LOL

I love when Clark goes nuts at the end! My husband will sometimes say, “Holy Shit, where’s the tylenol?” in the way Clark said it at the end of his crazy episode. I crack up everytime.

“Tis the season to be merry”

“Well, that’s my name”

“No shit”

LOL

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper

I actually really dislike Christmas music, so it’s a no-go for me there.

Every year me and my mother spend a weekend baking a ridiculous amount of cookies of all different kinds. We’vce been doing it since I was a toddler. She used to sit me up on the table with a cookie sheet and a bowl of cookie dough and let me roll the balls for the chocolate chip cookies.

My siblings and I watch A Christmas Story every single year. My parents hate it, but its definitely our tradition.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love Carol of the Bells best but I like basically any Christmas song EXCEPT I want a Hyppopotamus for Christmas. That song makes me want to put a bullet threw my head! lol

Am I the only one that watches The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year? lol. Those have to be my faorites.

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

@bride21: I LOVE How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Not so much The Grinch though.

Post # 29
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832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My favorite song is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” & “Mistletoe” by Colbie Caillat too! I love spending Christmas with my family. We always open presents with my aunts, uncles, cousins, & grandparents on Christmas eve. & I love Christmas morning with my parents and my younger siblings! My favorite Christmas movie…I really like “The Grinch” (Jim Carrey version) & “Elf.”

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Right now my favorite christmas song is “Christmas-Baby Please Come Home”, the Death Cab for Cutie version. I also love the song “December” by Weezer. I don’t think it’s actually a Christmas song, but I love it and it has a Christmasy feel to me…lol

My favorite Christmas movies were always the ones they showed on the family channel when it was Fox Family…I loved The Christmas List with Mimi Rogers. Oh and I loved the Christmas movie with the Olson twins…

I also really love watching Love Actually and About a Boy around the holiday season…I guess because that’s when they take place.

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