FAVORITE THINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

I really love Christmas. Even when I feel I should be cynical, I can't do it in December.
  1. 1.
    Fruit n Nut Drop Cookies
    My mother always made these and now I always make them. They're made with cream cheese, Mom's most valued ingredient, and those candied cherries that only exist during the holiday season.
  2. 2.
    White Christmas
    That "Sisters" routine! Those dresses! Danny Kaye! Certainly, always a must-view for me...and often multiple times.
  3. 3.
    Ceramic Trees
    I just love these relics of the past. My small collection began with one my mother had for years.
  4. 4.
    Gift Wrapping
    I love to wrap packages. Every year, I pick out new paper and ribbons. There's nothing more exciting than watching people tear open packages on Christmas morning.
  5. 5.
    Charlie Brown Christmas
    When Linus stands up to recite, I always cry.
  6. 6.
    The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Story
    This is another one that makes me cry (it doesn't take much). I just love how merry everyone is inside the jailhouse...and Barney's "ho ho hos" are perfect.
  7. 7.
    New Pajamas
    We always got new pjs for Christmas...and I still treat myself to a new pair each year.
  8. 8.
    The Nativity Scene
    I'm not especially religious, but I really do love to put out the nativity. The one I have now was the one my mother always put out. It's really special to me.
  9. 9.
    It's a Wonderful Life
    I don't care if it's become a cliche. I love it desperately and it never fails to move me. It was the first black and white film I ever watched and I will love it until the day I die.
  10. 10.
    Love
    I get to see more people that I love at Christmas than any other time of year. That always makes me happy.