Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Is it Friday already?

Christmas is 1 week away and I am definitely feeling the "holiday crunch!"
I finished most of my shopping yesterday; however, there are still a host of holiday programs and parties to attend this weekend!

Did I ever tell you that Christmas is my favorite holiday? Hence, our first daughter is named "Noelle" meaning "Christmas" in French (although the child was born in November!).

In my book, the Christmas season truly is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" Hubby teases me because I start listening to Christmas music earlier and earlier every year, sometimes, even before Thanksgiving!

Say what you want, but I have so many beautiful memories associated with this time of year. I love the music, the lights, the parties, the food, the gifts, the family, the friends, and the fun of it all! More specifically, I really enjoy our family tradition of having Chinese food on Christmas Eve with family and friends.

It began when I was about 7 or 8 years old. My brother and I were riding around in the car with my mom looking for somewhere to have dinner and everything seemed to be closed. The only place that was open was this cozy little Chinese food restaurant with great food!

Although it was just the 3 of us that first year, we have invited various family and friends to come along from year to year.
Unfortunately, the restaurant we originally ate at was sold, so now we have begun to order in and have it here at my place! I can't wait!

What family traditions does your family enjoy?


  1. I love Christmas too, and I "tagged" you in an award! to check it out head over to my blog!

  2. That's funny-- we always have chinese food on Epiphany! :-)

  3. We also have chinese food on Christmas Eve. We go to the evening service at church and then come home and have a feast. My girls are now 18 and 16 so I miss the "oh my" of Christmas with them. We don't turn on the tv at all on Christmas day and spend the day playing board games and cards.


Your ideas, questions, and comments are welcome!