Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen Things I love about the Christmas Season

1. I get to put out my Santa Collection. Here is some, the camera wouldn't capture all of them. The one in the center holding the staff, with a scene painted on his stomach is from Russia. He is one of my favorites.

2. The smell of Christmas cookie candle from Yankee Candle.

3. Making divinity for my family, Divinity is one of Smoda and Speedy B's favorite candies.

4. Putting out the Precious Moment Nativity set. My mother had this since 1979, the house is just not decorated until it is put out.

5. Christmas music in all the stores. Now I don't want to hear it before Thanksgiving, but the minute after Thanksgiving until December 26th I love it!

6. Making Christmas cookies: almond, sugar, biscotti.

7. A new tradition, I found this Santa quilt in my mother's things. She had done all but a small section of the binding. I finished it and hung it above the Santa collection.

8. Singing all the Advent and Christmas hymns in church. It brings tears to my eyes to hear the voices of believers all blended together!

9. Watching "The Bishop's Wife" with Cary Grant. I believe it is my favorite classic Christmas movie.

10. Watching "The Santa Clause" with the boys (RacerDad included). I love hearing their laughter it warms my heart!

11. Going to look at Christmas lights.

12. Putting out my Willowtree nativity. (There was a picture, but when I tried to edit to add Mr. Linky, Blogger lost part of my post! I sure want to figure out Mr. Linky)

13. Doing Advent with my boys.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Jane
2. Chaotic Mom

3. My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving

4. Janene

5. Chelle Y

6. Jenny Ryan

7. Caylynn

8. Mert

9. anonymous teacher

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Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

it all looks so lovely!

now if I can only get my basement organized I can get to decorating!

Jane said...

I love putting out the nativities too. I have several and it just makes Christmas for me. I will be doing that this weekend!
Thanks for visiting my T13. Have a blessed day.

Chaotic Mom said...

I LOVE your collections! I think the santa quilt that you found must be an awesome treasure above all, though. ;)

I've posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy!

My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving said...

Love it! I collect nativities!

Janene said...

Oh, I love Christmas, too! Great pics! I love Christmas lights ~ every year we head out to a local "park" where they do a huge light display...I like to wait until it snows because it looks even better in the snow!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thursday!

Chelle Y. said...

I have the Precious Moment's Nativity Set (except not all the character). It's my favorite thing to put out at Christmastime.

Jenny Ryan said...

My mother-in-law has a Santa collection too. Every year we look forward to seeing her newest edition.

Anonymous said...

Lovely collections. :) Neat Santas, and that's an adorable nativity set.

I love singing the Advent and Christmas hymns and songs in Church too. So beautiful.

Have a good day. :)

Caylynn & Dragonheart

Anonymous said...

I love the santa collection, it's beautiful! I think it wouldn't be complete without the quilt from your mom though. :O)

I love anything with Cary Grant, and love the Santa Clause movies too. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks for visiting my 13.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Christmas music addict. The Boyfriend Head makes fun of me, but I could listen to Christmas music year-round.

Joy said...

Julie, I love your Santa collection and the extra special addition of your dear Mother's lovely quilt. Can't wait to see it in person(I hope). I have started a needlepoint stocking covered in Santas over 10 years ago-still incomplete. Your rpojects are encouraging me.