Tag: christmas

Family Christmas Traditions

As you might have gleaned from my many, many holiday themed posts, Christmas is a big deal in my family. My parents and I spend Christmas Eve watching a Christmas movie and feasting on appetizers. (Maury joins us sometimes; other times, he prefers to sleep under my bed for the whole evening.) Later that night, ...

Favourite Christmas Episodes

Christmas episodes are my favourite thing to watch when I don't have time for a full Christmas movie. Here are some of my favourites, all of which are available to stream here in Canada. 10. Full House, "Our Very First Christmas Special" (S2, E9) Although I was a Full House addict when the show originally ...

Holiday Shopping Tips

In case you haven't noticed by now, I kind of have a thing for Christmas. I think a lot of it is the traditions that I've cultivated over the years, from the house tour, to decorating with my mom, to our Christmas Eve feast of appetizers. Believe it or not, my annual Christmas shopping day ...

Favourite Christmas Music

Now that it's officially December, I feel like it's more socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music--although, let's be honest: I've been listening to it since November. This year, I'm having a few friends over for a small holiday get-together, so I've been even more focused on Christmas music than usual, trying to craft just ...

Favourite Christmas Movies

A few years ago, when I was still living in Waterloo, I had a multi-weekend Christmas movie marathon with two of my best friends. We each took a turn hosting and providing delicious treats. The tradition grew over the next few years, to the point where we watched at least one movie per week from ...

2017 Holiday Decor Trends

(or My Christmas Starts... NOW!) Everyone has a different measure for when it's socially acceptable to start celebrating the holidays, whether it's after Remembrance Day, after US Thanksgiving, or not until December 1. For me, the holidays really start the day of the Jolly Holly Festive Tour in my home town. The tour always runs ...