Day 3–O Tannenbaum!

As I am in the throes of decorating the tree, I give you a previous post on what the tree means to me: When I talk passionately and effusively about my Christmas tree, my friends all smile and nod indulgently.  They too have beautiful trees, beautifully decorated and beautifully lit.  It’s true, they do. But my…

Day 2-Bring on the Feast

One of the greatest things about this time of year is the food that we have that we don’t eat any other time of year.  One of my family’s favorites that we only eat for Thanksgiving and Christmas are Sweet Potatoes.  This particular recipe comes out of my grandmother’s Junior League cookbook from 1964, but…

Day 1–Merry Christmas!

Merry, Merry Christmas!  I’ve decided to do my own advent calendar this year with something special everyday to celebrate the season. An advent calendar is a special calendar that countdowns the days from December 1 to December 25.  In the past, and today for that matter, they have been made of paper with little doors that are…

Christmas Top Ten

My Christmas Top Ten: When the boys were young… 1. Not Christmas overdone–Christmas everywhere!  Every little thing is a celebration.  Every store, every streetlamp, every neighborhood, every everywhere, there are lights and decorations. 2. Holiday spirit overflows as people have an excuse to detonate decorating bombs in their yards.  Each house has more lights than…