Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Ten Things You Truly Enjoy About the Holiday Season

I'm joining Carol's prompt for Ten on Tuesday today.  Here are 10 things I truly enjoy about the Season:

1. Everyone gets into the act. Above is my dear friend Kath who plays Sister.  At the Christmas shows she creates a living Nativity with her audience.  She brings so much JOY to her audiences lives (and mine)  all the time. If you live in LA, you must go see her!

2.  I love the carols which play non-stop on our radio station from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  

3.  The tree.  I love it all lit up.  I love all the trees all lit up.  I adore the tree lots at night with the bulbs and the trailers. 

4. I love Christmas morning with my family.  It is the best.  Something cinnamon in the oven and lots of thought behind our gift giving to one another. 

5. I love the GIVING part.  Our Yarn Studio has a giving tree to donate handknits, our library has a sock box, the Salvation Army ringers are great and I always give to the staff at my mom's nursing home.  At the Holidays, though, I have so many options for treating them.  Sunday it was brownies iced in green and red. 

6.  I love seeing children light up when they talk of Santa.  

7.  I love giving little gifts to friends.  They aren't big, but I love to wrap a gift and give it. 

8.  I love the cookies.  This year I am not partaking.  I've pass up cookies almost daily now.  I can love them from afar.  

9.  I enjoy the cards in the mail.  I swapped with Amy and got a lovely card from England yesterday.  

10.  I enjoy having the holidays OFF. THat is the best part of being retired. For almost all of my adult life I worked the holidays.  Now Fireman and I are off for them and it is still new and wonderful.  100% wonderful.


Donna said...

It truly is a season of giving and that's what I like best! What a wonderful list :-)

AsKatKnits said...

Wonderful list, and three cheers for being off for the holidays!

Stefanie said...

A festive list in the true spirit of Christmas.

Betsy said...

Such a well thought out list. I also love to give gifts all through the year but especially at this time of year.

Nancy Kay said...

I love the items on your list. Yes, so many good things to enjoy at Christmas approaches. The music is definitely one of my very, very favorites!

Teresa Kasner said...

That's a great list. I love everything about this time of year too. Email me your address and I'll send you one of my cards!
*M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love the time off, and being able to make stuff for my loved ones (stuff they actually love and appreciate)

Tired Teacher said...

I love that Christmas seems to bring the best out in most people, but I wish the good will would last longer than it usually does.

elns said...

A fantastic list Kathy. I felt how much you adore the holidays with each item. You're like a kid yourself this time of year aren't you? That's pretty adorable. You're the best.

Judy S. said...

One of my favorite things about this time of year is being part of a choir that gets to sing the beautiful music of the season!

Araignee said...

Great list! I love that your LYS collects knit donations.

Lisa said...

I love lists. I love reading lists others make. Often I'm left saying, "why didn't I think if that." Your lovely list makes me smile and maybe say "why didn't I think of that."

Anonymous said...

All good reasons to love the holiday!

karen said...

your list is perfect, I love every single item you listed. happy your family will be all together :)

Bridget said...

Your list looks like mine probably would have, if I'd participated. :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

So glad that you are having so many fun times and fun Christmas moments! Glad that your card came too! xx

Mereknits said...

I love that you love so much about it. I am not so much in love with the Season, but I am trying.

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