Tuesday, December 16, 2014

favorite christmastime details

These are things I love about Christmas that other people may not notice but I just completely love.

- When Bruce Springsteen asks Clarence (RIP) if Santa is going to bring him a new saxophone at the beginning of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

- Hot cocoa in a snowman mug with homemade marshmallows (if only Texas would get below 70 this season).

- The twinkling snowflake lights we just hung above our front porch that make me SO HAPPY. No idea why - our Christmas decor isn't going to win any awards but those damn lights just get me.

- The hideous gingerbread snowman Christmas ornament I made in second grade that still has to go on the tree, even if he's in the back.

-In Love, Actually, when the little girl is singing on the stage and for a brief second, the little boy thinks the "And you" is just for him.

- Mrs. Claus telling Santa to "Eat, eatttt" in Rudolph.

- Cadbury Christmas.... round balls that taste just like Cadbury Easter Eggs.

- George Michael whispering "Merry Christmas" in the second verse of "Last Christmas."

- The Barenaked Ladies version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." I can't pick a piece of it. I listened to it twice today and tried, but it just didn't work.

There are probably more, but those are the ones I was thinking of and it was too long to tweet. Any personal favorite details to share?

Sorry if you hate Christmas, but there are possibly two more coming this week. At least I warned you!


  1. ...in Elf, when Buddy screams SANTA!! I KNOW HIM!!!! everytime i see any santa (mall, around etc), i shout that too LOL


    YES to your first one. RIP Big Man.

    And the George Michael Merry Christmas whisper fills me with glee.

    Like Kathy, I also tend to shout SANTA! I KNOW HIM these days.

  3. yes yes yes!!! I love all of these little details! And I say the "eat eaaaatttt" allllllllll year round! So many wonderful little details that now I have to immediately do and watch and listen to all of these things just so I can appreciate them a little more!

  4. I love that part in Love, Actually too - and when he's running through the airport for her. Too cute. :)

  5. Hahaha I love "Eat. Eaaaaaaaatttttt" too! And like Kathy and Steph....Santa! I know him! and many other Elf quotes consume my daily language.

    Tell us more about these sparking lights. Like a picture or where you got them?

    Also, homemade marshmallows?! How do you even? How do I not know about this?

  6. annnnnd you. and you. and you..... gosh i just never lose love for that movie.

  7. Seriously everything Elf, and Christmas movies. I recorded the Holiday just so I could watch it last night. Love the lights and drinking cocoa by the tree.

  8. Omg all of these things are amazing and wonderful. I just don't see how anyone can hate Christmas! I personally love any line out of Christmas Vacation being said throughout normal convos. Hahaha. "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant!"

  9. I love Christmas lights.

    I am dragging Drake to all of the big Christmas light places this year(Do these places have an official name?). But I even love just one strand of lights. Something about them just makes me happy.

  10. "George Michael whispering "Merry Christmas" in the second verse of "Last Christmas."" No. Creepy.

  11. I love the weird assortment of ornaments on our tree, nothing fancy and mostly cute.

  12. This is a cute post!! I'm not huge into Christmas but I do love Elf and A Christmas Story :) I like to see everyone's decorations though, we drove through a neighborhood Monday night checking out the decorations.


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