Holiday Comforts

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The holidays have to be one of my favorite times of the year so I would like to share some of my favorite Holiday Comforts. I blame my Mother for my love of the holidays, she has always been a fan of Christmas decorations, baking, Christmas music and even likes to call herself “Miss Chris Christmas”. I was such a fan of Christmas music growing up that they had to tell me that it was bad luck to listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving Day. Actually, I think what happened was I used to listen to Dominick The Donkey on repeat…year round and everyone got sick of it. Ever since then Christmas music waits until Thanksgiving, but the first CD that we listen to is Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Once Upon A Christmas.

Most families have some kind of holiday tradition that they do every year. In my family it is baking, sounds pretty common but we don’t just bake cookies though, we bake Poticas (nutrolls). We start making them a few weeks before Thanksgiving and bake every weekend until Christmas. In case you were wondering, we make a couple hundred between Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is a lot of work and takes up the first part of your day but it is one of my favorite family traditions and gives me time to chat with my family. My Grandma baked them with her mom and then taught my Mom and baked with her and now my Mom bakes with me. (do you see a pattern here 🙂 )

Another holiday comfort of mine is Christmas movies. No joke my DVR is full of Christmas movies right now. I record every Christmas movie I come across. Some of my favorites are Santa Clause The Movie (the original from 1985), Elf, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Bad Santa, Holiday in Handcuffs, A Smokey Mountain Christmas (super duper cheesy but I still love it), Disney’s Prep and Landing, and just about every Lifetime, Hallmark and Disney Christmas movie there is. Way too many to list right now.


 My last Holiday Comfort is snowglobes and a Christmas shadow box. Most get excited to put up the tree and hang the stockings. Not me, I could easily skip that. Give my my snowglobes and put out the Christmas shadow box and I am one happy girl.


What are some of your Holiday Comforts? Any unique family traditions? Favorite Christmas Movie? Favorite holiday item?

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2 thoughts on “Holiday Comforts

  1. I love my Tempur-Pedic pillow so much that I’ve been known to take it with me if I’ll be spending more than a night or two somewhere!

    I also LOVE “Dominick the Donkey” and annoy my cousin by playing that song while we do our baking every Christmas!

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