25 Days of Christmas--Days Three and Four
Life's been crazy (hmm...it's December...go figure!), and I missed blogging on Day Three of the 25 Days of Giveaways, but I'll go ahead and make up for it in this post (even though it won't count as an entry for the Day 3 prize). Day Three's question: How does your personality show up in your Christmas tree? Our Christmas tree is usually a bit on the scrappy side, and so am I. I'm kind of kidding, but not really! We use the bigger, colorful light bulbs (C7, maybe?) like I grew up with, so I guess that shows my bent toward tradition and even nostalgia. I mentioned before that we have ornaments from many places we've been, as well as many we've received as gifts, so I guess they reflect the value I place on people and experiences. But mostly, it's kind of scrappy, like me. :) Okay, on to Day Four! What are you choosing to let go of to simplify Christmas this year? I love this question. I was just thinking about this the other day, and I decided that--as silly as it may seem--I am going to give up Christmas movies. I realized that each December, I have a desire--an expectation, even--to see a small handfull of Christmas movies: It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (I love both the classic black-and-white and the newer remake), and White Christmas. Each year, I wait for evenings when Mr. B and I are both home, not busy, not exhausted...and when Christmas comes and I have not yet seen a single Christmas movie, I get annoyed. Seriously! Isn't that dumb? So this year, I'm giving up my Christmas movies, or at least the need to see them. I will not get upset with anyone when the season passes by and I have not had my fill of George Bailey or Kris Kringle, and this Christmas will be that much sweeter because I am eliminating something that nearly always creates frustration. Jill Savage talked about singing "Let it go, let it go, let it go!". What are you going to let go this year?