Merry Christmas!
by Jessa Slade on December 21st, 2009

xmas-treeOr whichever holiday you celebrate!  Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Winter Solstice, the first pretty snow, ANY pretty snow!

Here at Silk And Shadows, we celebrate with books!  So share one of your favorite holiday memories in comments anytime this week and you’ll be entered to win a book from each of us, suitable for a night of relaxation after your busy holiday season.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

11 comments to “Merry Christmas!”

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    Merry Christmas and A Bountiful Year to All!
    I love the Christmas tree you posted. It is lovely! We always have our tree up in the beginning of December as hubby and I both enjoy watching the twinkling lights on the tree at night, with the lights off. Almost a whole month – bliss!

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    I think one of my favorite holiday memories is sitting on the couch with my daughters and watching the Grinch. It’s been a tradition of ours for years. Now that they have children of their own we all watch the Grinch several times during the holiday season.

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    My niece and I watch a movie marathon over the holiday period. This year it will be the Lord of the Rings trilogy, extended version :shock: I think I’ll be needing that relaxation therapy after that! Or some sort of therapy, anyway :lol:

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    Hi :D
    it seems my post got lost… so here we go: a holiday memory I will never forget is when I had to go to the hospital because I touched a candle at the graveyard on Christmas Eve – it wasn’t so bad, but I really love the idea behind – my whole family went there to spend time together and after that we celebrated…
    wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Sorry, Ina! For whatever reason it ended up waiting for approval. Since you re-posted, I didn’t approve it–but I’ll try to check every once in a while in case it happens again!

    Since, I’m here (although I’m ineligible for the prize)…my favorite holiday memory is spending Christmas up in the Laurentian Mountains with my family. We had a little A-frame cottage by a small lake, and one year my dad decided to make ice candles to line the driveway.

    He filled a bunch of buckets with water, let them partially freeze, then dumped out the remaining water, leaving a hole in the middle. He put a little tea candle in each one and set it in the snow. So pretty, especially when the snow started falling.

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

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    My favorite is the lazy Christmas mornings we used to have at my parents’ house. Momma always made sausage muffins for breakfast and we just sat around and talked. (We don’t have those anymore now that my sister has kids…they won’t let us !)

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    My favorite Christmas memory is the last Christmas I spent while still in California before moving to Florida. I spent it at my sister’s house, and her kids and grandkids were all there, we had lots of great food and lovely presents. After dinner we did our annual drive to see the Christmas lights and decorations, always a favorite.

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    My favorite Christmas memory is when my family and I used to drive down to a near by city on Christmas eve because these home in this one city always have really extravagance lighting done. There would be blocks after blocks with every single house lit up, and its always amazing to look at.

    Happy Holidays & Happy New years!

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    One of my favorite Christmas details is my mom’s butter spritz cookies. They’re small, golden cookies with colored sugar sprinkles on top. She makes them by the dozens so they seem endless.

    Happy Holidays to everyone! May each year give you more wonderful memories.

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    I still remember the first year my brother and I finally got our wish to open our presents at midnight instead of waiting for Christmas morning. I remember I got a Pound Puppy and other dolls that year.

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    Favorite memories! One of my favorite memories is when I was about five years old, and my dad, who was in the Army, was stationed overseas on a one year unaccompanied assignment — so he wasn’t with us at the time. So until he returned, my brother, Mom and I had moved into a little house in the same town as my grandparents. We woke up Christmas morning and there were presents under our little tree. While we marveled at our good fortune, I remember looking over at a window, and seeing my Grandad peeking inside, with a big smile on his face. He’d been outside for who knows how long, waiting to see our big moment of discovery.

    I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

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