By: Jennifer Murray

Things That Make Me Jolly at Christmas

I’m loving the smells, eats, and tunes of this season, how about you?

Here’s a few things I’m into at Christmas time…

the smell of fresh cut christmas trees

Favorite Sniffs:  Fresh Christmas Tree {Brooks evidently does not share this love} and The Smell of Christmas by Aromatique

Must Watches: Elf, Home Alone, and It’s a Wonderful Life

Favorite Pinterest Christmas Inspirations: LEGO Christmas Creations, Christmas Tree Cones, 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5, Joy to the World Printable {See My “Christmas Time” Board for more fabulous ideas!} 

christmas lights bokeh tree

Kid’s Reads: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Tale of the Three Trees, The Polar Express, and Advent Reads from The Jesus Storybook Bible  {My friend Jessie has 25 Jesus-Centered Christmas Book ideas over here.} 

Adult Reads: God’s Gift of Christmas {I try to read my older version The Miracle of Christmas each year.}

Tunes: Oh there are so many! I love anything from the Michael BubleStraight No Chaser, and The Getty’s Christmas albums.  For instrumental I still have deep love for the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas.

dancing to Christmas tunes on Pandora

Baked Goods: Andes Mint Cookies or Brownies {toss up}, Peppermint Bark, and Buckeyes

Favorite Sips: Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Green Tea

Favorite Holiday Traditions: My Mom’s Famous Christmas Cookies, Getting out the Nativities, Our favorite Christmas light drives, Caroling to Our Neighbors, PW’s Cinnamon Rolls, Decorating the trees, Downtown Indy

caramel hot chocolate ihop

How about YOU?  What are some things that make your days merry and bright?  I’d love for you to share your own favorite reads, smells, tunes, eats, etc.and link up!  *Just be sure to link back to this post so we can all read each others’ holiday cheer!*

{If you don’t have a blog, feel free to enter your favorites in the comment section!}

 

A Christmas Meme of things that you love this season

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2 Responses to “Things That Make Me Jolly at Christmas”

  1. Crystal
    December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Love this! Favorite smells: Oregon Christmas trees. Must-watches: White Christmas. Pinterest: is SO not for people like me. Kids’ Reads: One Wintry Night by Ruth Graham & Santa, Are you For Real? Adult Reads: The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel and The Christmas Shoes. Tunes: Andrea Bocelli & Amy Grant. Baked goods: almond roca & peppermint fudge (well, peppermint ANYTHING). Favorite sips: peppermint hot chocolate & wassail. Holiday traditions: driving around and looking for Christmas lights, playing Christmas carols on the piano with the kids, singing “Happy Birthday” to Nick on Christmas night (he’s named after Santa Claus because…he came a little earlier than anticipated).

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