I’ve always loved decorating for Christmas. I’m not sure if I get it from my mom, who always had the house decorated for Christmas or if it’s just because reindeer and Santas and snowmen are so damn cute! Because they are. And when we went to PA this past time, we got a crap ton of treasures to bring home and display.
Which they are all so proudly doing right now.
This year, we bought an artificial tree instead of a real one. We got a heck of a deal on Black Friday at Home Depot for our tree (and it wasn’t even crowded, AND I ran into an old friend. double win), and I have a need to have my Christmas tree up as early as possible. This particular Christmas tree is also pre-lit, and you can change between colored lights and white. This household tends to like colored lights inside and clear outside, so most of the time it’s set to color.
Also, please be jealous, because we have a strand of blinking Rugrats lights. NO JOKE. B’s grandmother had these things lying around, and his parents were all like do you want these?
Yes. The only answer to that question is yes.
We’ve watched almost all of the movies so far: Elf, Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone 1 & 2, The Polar Express Muppet Christmas Carol, and Family Stone and Love Actually. We normally save A Christmas Story for all day Christmas (shout out TBS!), and need to watch The Ref, Trapped in Paradise, Charlie Brown and The Grinch. Please if I missed anything, let me know! (except It’s a Wonderful Life. B and I may be the only people on earth who can’t stand that movie. Good thing we found each other, huh?)
Cookies were made and eaten, and am making some more this weekend to take to co-workers. There’s also some really cute DIY mason jar snow globes I’d love to make.
But for now, here are a few pics of our indoor decorations:
White stocking is mine, blue is B’s, and the red is of course for Stelly. One day we’ll have matching ones. Maybe.
I got all those old Santas and snowmen from mom, and I love them, especially on their pillow of snow. Our Christmas tree ornaments consist mainly of ones from mine and B’s travels together, and a lot of them are New Orleans. We also have a ton of my childhood ones, including a dirty pink rabbit that I love.
How do y’all decorate for Christmas?