I just can't tell you how much I love this time of year. I am the biggest kid when it comes to Christmas. It is hard to put into words just how excited I get this time of year.
1. As crazy as it sounds, but I love the smell of Christmas. With all the baking that goes on in my kitchen, from cookies, sausage balls to all kinds of different candies.
2. I love Christmas movies. I drive my family crazy because I love ALL the movies this time of year. I love the ones on Hallmark and Lifetime channels. Oh and then there are my all time favorites - Home Alone, Christmas with the Krank's, Jingle All the way and Deck the Halls. I cant' tell you how many times I have seen these movies, but I just can't get enough. These are a MUST for the holiday season.
3. I love the traditions that are made during the holidays. I am not sure about your family, but we have had some crazy traditions when I was growing up. I will have to do a separate post on those. One of our favorites now is, we go to eat at Waffle House Christmas eve and then ride around looking at lights. I am the one that likes looking at lights but my kids always start gripping ... of well.
4. I love to give to others. I do try to do this all year long, but there is something about this time of year that brings out the best in people. If I was rich, I would make a great Santa Clause. Even though, I am not rich, I still try to do my part in helping out the needy, especially the kids. I don't like to see kids doing without. It breaks my heart. (Like I said, I do try to do this all year long)
These are a few of the reasons I love this time of year. So, you will have to excuse me if I just seem to be bursting at the seams - I really am.
Let me not forget to mention that one of the main reasons is the birth of Jesus. What a precious gift that was?
I would love to hear some of your favorite things about Christmas?
Also, look for my post on some of our crazy family traditions. What are some of your family traditions? I would love to hear some. I will include them in my post.