Thursday, November 19, 2009

25 day of Christmas

I just read Oh Happy Day and I'm total adopting their family Christmas tradition!  Basically it will be mine and Omar's advent calendar and everyday starting December 1st we try to do an activity to get us excited for Christmas!  Here is her list with some modifications for us!  We typically do all these things, but I love the idea of having a list!  Omar is going to love hate this! 

1.  Go ice skating (we are planning on doing this in NY Christmas day @ Rockefeller Center)
2.  Watch It's a Wonderful Life and make spiced cider
3.  Sit at the window seat of the Wine Star and enjoy wine while watching Christmas shoppers
4.  Make Christmas cookies for friends
5.  Hang mistletoe and kiss under it
6.  Address and mail Christmas cards
7.  Download a new Christmas CD for our party
8.  Memorize the 12 Days of Christmas lyrics
9.  Put up a wreath
10.  Put up a ribbon sash for Christmas cards
11.  Donate canned goods
12.  Host a Christmas party (December 12th, be there!)
13.  Give neighbors a present
14. Make hot toddies or eggnog and watch Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation
15.  Attend Christmas Eve mass
16.  Make a popcorn garland
17.  Listen to my favorite Christmas songs
18.  Drive around to see neighborhood lights
19.  Go out and see public light display
20.  Open a gift (new stocking or pajamas)
21.  Eat out at the Cheesecake Factory and enjoy the view of the Union Square Christmas tree
22.  Rent Four Christmases (and look for us as extras)
23.  Attend the Union Street Christmas festival and parade
24.  Make decorative sugar cookies
25.  Sign up to purchase gifts for a needy child

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