Sunday, December 6, 2009

Favorite Things: Christmas edition

Just a few things I love during the holidays:

Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect
by Richard H. Schneider

This was a book that my sisters and I had growing up. It's full of beautiful illustrations and a wonderful message of love. This is something I look forward to reading every year at Christmas.
Stephen's Chocolate Raspberry Cocoa
Is there anything better on a chilly winter night than a cup of hot cocoa? And while there are lots of flavors to choose from, chocolate raspberry is my all-time favorite. What is yours?
Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life
This tender film always brings a tear to my eye. I love the performances by Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart, and it's something I can't wait to share with my children. A true holiday classic.
Little People Christmas Nativity
This was a gift to me from my in-laws when I had my baby. The stable plays Away in a Manger, and my little boy loves that there is a Christmas decoration he can actually play with. If you have children, I highly recommend this darling nativity!
A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas
by Kristen Chenoweth

I bought this CD last year on black Friday without ever hearing a single track. Needless to say, it has now become one of my Christmas favorites! Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth sounds absolutely delicious on this holiday CD (especially track 3: The Christmas Waltz). What are some of your favorite Christmas things?


Susan said...

I've always liked the mint chocolate hot chocolate. It's been awhile since I've had any as unfortunately, it's not readily available where I live.

Ann Marie said...

YAY! More favorites!!
The only thing I know is the Raspberry hot chocolate.. and it's a constant friend in my abode!

Now I want that book.. and that CD..
You always give me great ideas!!

NutMeg said... you mean to tell me you have never seen It's A Wonderful Life?! You have some serious explaining to do!!!

Gardner Family said...

I always think of you when I see Kristen C. Did u love it when she was on Glee? I'd love to play an alchiholic one day on tv. Good times.....
PS I have never seen It's a wonderful Life all the way through either......hiding under a table now in fear of the wrath of the WHAT?!?!?!
And my fav hot cocoa will forever be Starbucks - Venti hot cocoa. I have had 3 this week with a peppermint brownie. Thanks to drive thru starbucks I can keep myself warm whlie running errands in 12' weather!

Gardner Family said...

PSS We bought the boys the Little People nativity set this year as a from santa present. Maybe ben will leave my willow tree nativty set alone. he would bring then to bed to sleep with.......dear baby jesus....3 lbs 6 oz.......

Gardner Family said...

I mean 6 lbs 3 oz.......just giving u more comments...;)