Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus by N.C. Wyeth

There's something nostalgic and childlike about Christmas that I've really grown to love. In the morning we'll get out of bed, open our gifts and spend the rest of the day loafing about munching on cookies and watching our favorite Christmas movies. This is the first year I won't be spending any portion of the holidays with my family and while I'm a little bit bummed out, I'm also looking forward to not having to go anywhere at all.

May you all have the merriest of Christmases, no matter how or why you celebrate it. May your day be jolly and your hearts unburdened because there's no doubt about it; Christmas is magic.

Hope the big man is good to you all!


  1. This is the first time in many years that we'll be spending Christmas home by ourselves too. We were supposed to drive out to have dinner with the lovely Knickertwist family, but car troubles have kept us home instead. It'll actually be very nice to spend the whole day knowing that we won't have to go anywhere, see anyone or do anything but eat, drink and open presents. I'm sure one of them will be a book that I'll want to sit right down and read immediately - and I can!

    I've realized this year that celebrating both Yule and Christmas is a good practice. Yule is the spiritual celebration and Christmas the secular one. Not too different from the way my Ukrainian ancestors celebrated, where Christmas Eve is the main religious event, and Christmas Day is spent mostly feasting and visiting neighbours. The Yule/Christmas pairing just separates the two celebrations a bit more.

    You two have a lovely, cozy day!

  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Danni! We ended up having "Chule" this year so we could spend the day doing just that: loafing about and taking it easy munching on cookies and cake. :-) It was incredibly nice and we had a good time. Today, we're off to have dinner with relatives and last night we had dinner and games with my husband's brother and sisters. It was a lovely night too... but I'm glad we opted for Chule this year to have a special gift giving and fun day at home.

    Brightest blessings to you all! And I hope your day is filled with happy memories in the making.


  3. Well the fat guy in the red suit invaded our house with a lovely bit of fanciful nonsense and it is everywhere. Kids are having a whale of a time playing Jack Sparrow, Hello Kitty, Monster High and Mario....we have a houseful of fictional characters. Not much else to do but enjoy the laughter and eat cookies and fudge.
    The very first year Joe and I had apart from our families was spent in San Francisco...we went to Fisherman's Wharf and walked around. Ate lunch on the pier and enjoyed each other pulls or is one of my favorite memories of Christmas. Enjoy each other and Happy Everything my darling girl. Oma Linda

  4. AW... I'm sorry to hear you're celebrating alone this year Danni! I hope it is good for you though! I was stopping by to let you know I've started a new blog. I grabbed your button for it, and hoped you wouldn't mind adding my button to your exchange. My new blog can be found at: And if you need company just let me know, I'll be glad to chat on FB or play words with friends with you or something!

  5. May the joy and blessings of the season surround you and your family.
    Always, Queenie

  6. Hope you and your sweetheart had a wonderful day! I love the lounging part - I don't get to do that. The day after Christmas is usually my lounging day!


  7. Sweet Danni, I hope you had the loafinest, merriest, funnest Christmas ever! Hugs to you.

  8. I hope you had a great Christmas Danni....I sure wish I could have done much more loafing than we did....but we had a great time. Have a Happy New Year!!


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