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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Favorite Christmas Things

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Things  (and Norman Rockwell)

*Favorite Christmas Song*

Goodness, it is hard to say "just one".. (so I won't!) I will say I always listen to Nat King Cole's: Christmas song, and Burl Ives: Holly Jolly Christmas,  Bing Crosby's: I'll Be Home For Christmas and Andy Williams: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year .

*Favorite Christmas Movie*

And here we go with another mini list!  Bing Crosby: White Christmas, Jimmy Stewarts: It's a Wonderful Life, Maureen O'Hara's (1934) Miracle on 34th Street, and I have to watch Alastair Sim's (1951) movie of Scrooge (followed by Patrick Stewart's version!)

*Favorite Christmas Gift to Give*

I don't have a favorite gift to give, because everyone is so different and I always tried to match a gift with the person. To get something I KNOW they will like, not something I hope they will like.

*Favorite Christmas Gift to Get*

Of course books are at the top of the list but right up there with them is to receive something totally silly and unneeded! (like a toy..duh, what 64  year old needs a toy??)

*Favorite Christmas Cookie*

Oh my, when my family was young I loved to bake! I would bake several "regulars", like chocolate chip and peanutbutter and butter cookies..and then each year I'd try one or two new ones.. so I can't say I have an all time favorite, but I guess the "family favorite" was always chocolate chip (crunchy not chewy!)

*Favorite Christmas Candy*

One?! LOL  you jest?!  Well I do like candy canes and they are as Christmas as you can get. But if you want to gift me candy, it had better be Guylain Seashells! LOL LOL

*Favorite Christmas Color*   

Blue!  Blue lights on my tree, blue and white balls on the tree... blue, blue, blue, blue blue....   blue.

*Favorite Christmas Tradition* 

Well, I don't have one anymore, but when my kids were young I loved that we always spent Christmas Eve with my Sister-in-law and her family and others from the family and close friends.


Blogger animewookie said...

Now i'm in a very Christmasy mood...thanks Pat
Love the pics too
Merry Christmas to all :D

6:21 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi animewookie! Good to see you around again.. hope all is well and you have a wonderful Christmas!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

LOL! And BLUE didn't even start out as a Christmas color... it was the Hanukkah colors right? Blue & Silver? It has become Christmas too though! I'm stealing this one! Not sure when I'll post it - but I'm doing it!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

So many of my favorite things too!! When Megan lived down here, we always did her Christmas tree in blue...I think it looks beautiful! And you've listed all of my favorite Christmas Songs and Christmas movies! I've added Elf to my list of favorite Christmas movies's a good one!

3:04 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi Melli! I don't know if blue was a Hanukkah color or not I just know I've always loved things all blue at christmas time.. weird i know lol

Hey baby boy: Sometimes I think we are related somehow.. but I'd have known if I have birth to a third baby especially 20 yrs after my others LOL.. glad we have such good taste aren't you?! lol

3:24 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

Reading Christmas posts like this is definitely helping me get in the mood! I'm a fan of It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street too :)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

You should have joined the Advent Calendar Blog Tour! This post totally fits... Mind if I put you in? I am sure people would love reading your post.

5:43 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Sure thing Kailana.. but I saw someone else do this and decided to do a similar one (they had no pics though)

6:32 PM  
Blogger Kim L said...

I just got to see a play version of "White Christmas". What a great movie! The singing and dancing sure puts me in the Christmas mood :-)

7:44 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Great Questions....! My Favorite Christmas song that is NOT a Christmas Carol...("Oh Holy Night") is Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"...Such a sweet song!
I would say "Miracle On 34th Street"...Natalie Wood & all the rest....!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

my dad always brought home a bag or box of Christmas hard candy. There would be various shapes of fruit - and swirls of peppermint striped ribbons.

It was the only time of year he ever indulged. So it was always my Christmas "treat."

9:51 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Kim: oh wow a play! That must have been enjoyable!!!

Naomi: as you can see my favorite songs are not the religious ones. No special reason, it just happened that way and remains that way..

Pam: ohh the ribbon candies! yes, they were always around even when I was a kid and dirt poor. (hmmm, some things never change!)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Those are my favorite Christmas songs too! It's a Wonderful Life will always be my favorite Christmas film. What's your favorite Christmas special? I'm kind of partial to The Year Without a Santa Claus myself.

2:29 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Hi Tink: hmmm i dunno. If they had an old repeat of Perry Como or Andy Williams Christmas show it would be that lol..

2:39 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Andy Williams Christmas Show (part 1 of 9)

6:54 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thanks Lady! I watched it! he's still great!

7:11 PM  

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