There are a few things that I associate with Christmas…..well, there are more than a few things. However, I’m only going to name a few things. First of all, I absolutely love Christmas in ways I’m not totally able to describe. My mom has always made this holiday such a big deal in our house that I get excited and usually can hardly wait for winter to start (hence the fact that it’s my favorite season). This is a picture of Bing Crosby, who in my mind is synonymous with Christmas. I have to admit I’m not that big a fan of White Christmas because of the black face scenes in the movie, I just can’t place that movie in my Christmas vault. However, if you watched it this year on AMC they’ve totally cut that scene out of the movie….. Here are a few things that solidify Christmas for me….
One of my favorite actresses, Barbra Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut. I actually will watch this movie anytime of year, but it has special significance around the holidays.
This movie has been a childhood favorite of mine every since I saw it for the first time back in 1992. It fueled my love for Christmas and began my obsession with New York. I wanted to buy everything I saw in this movie and nearly did. I have two Talkboys, both in working condition.
Of course cookies are good any time of year…..But when you’re snowed in, still in your pajamas, waiting for the roads to be plowed or in MI the city to open back up, there’s just nothing like fresh-baked, Pillsbury, chocolate chip cookies, with a glass of milk and one of the above mentioned movies. Ahhh….. good times.
And if you haven’t figured it out by now, snow is needed for Christmas to feel like Christmas, or at least cold. I’ll never be one of those people who can spend Christmas in Hawaii or Florida. I will need to come back north to some real cold and snow for Christmas to be done right.