I tend to buy more things for myself at Christmas than at any other time of the year. I think it's because I'm already in the "spending money" frame of mind...combine that with the holiday sales happening at every turn, and I am powerless to resist. A few dollars here and there can add up after awhile. Oops!
I have no idea what to get the girls for Christmas. So far, I have bought them Candyland, a Play Doh tool set and gift pack, and nightgowns. What are your kids getting this year?
As hard as we are working to help the girls grasp the concept that Christmas is about more than Santa, Rudolph, and presents, I had a regrettable moment of my own when I realized Christmas is on Sunday this year. I believe I actually said something along the lines of, "Oh great...we have to work a CHURCH SERVICE in the Christmas day schedule too?!" Not my best moment, by far. (As far as I know, we will be attending church on Christmas morning, and I will be happy about it.)
This time of year makes me want to take on ambitious cooking projects. I want to make bread pudding for Christmas brunch with my family, but I fear I may be out of my league.
One of my favorite holiday treats is homemade chex mix. Simple, I know, but I just can't get enough. Marcia talked about it recently, and I confessed that I have never made the homemade kind. Maybe this is the year? (Or maybe I'm feeling overly ambitious again...)
I am a sucker for Christmas movies, and I have already watched several of my favorites this year. The embarrassing part is, it's not the classics like It's a Wonderful Life that I love the most. No...you're much more likely to find me watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas (either version!), The Santa Clause (any of the three, though the first and second are my favorite), and Home Alone.
In related news: I have the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas schedule posted on my bulletin board at work. (Home Alone 2 tonight!)
Your turn! What are your Christmas confessions? Am I alone in my preference for 90s holiday movies? What's your can't-miss Christmas movie?