Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Movies

Here’s a list of some of my favorite Christmas movies!

Charlie Brown Christmas

The Nativity Story

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life

Veggie Tales: The Star of Christmas

The Toy that Saved Christmas

Saint Nicholas

The Little Drummer Boy

The Santa Clause Movies

White Christmas

I took a poll of all the kids favorite Christmas movie. Here are the results:

Bethany: all of them!

David: Charlie Brown

Becca: I like them even.

Caroline: I don’t have one.

Me: Oh…Charlie Brown, I guess…or The Star of Christmas….or The Nativity Story…

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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Christmas


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Christmas Picture



Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Christmas


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6:00 AM

I thought I’d share with you how we do Christmas.  After the Christmas Eve service, we (meaning us ‘children’) put OUR presents under the tree.  Then the younger kids go to bed. Mom, Dad, Caroline, and I usually stay up a while longer and watch a movie or play a game.

On Christmas Eve, Caroline and I sleep in the kid’s room. That way, we can all see the tree at the same time in the morning.  We’ve been doing it that way forever.  After we go to bed, Mom and Dad put THEIR presents under the tree.  The rule has always been that we can’t get up before six in the morning, but we could make as much noise as we wanted to before then.  We used to wake up at like five and play Christmas music really loud and ring bells and sing.  Now (we getting OLD…) we wake up at about five till six and watch the clock.  At exactly six o’clock, we all run out to the living room.

We open our stockings before breakfast because part of breakfast is in our stockings.  We always get an orange and a little box of raisins.  Christmas breakfast is the hardest one in the world to swallow.  Who wants to eat when there is a pile of presents in the living room?  Then we read the Christmas story from the Bible. We usually read it from all the gospels to get the whole story.

Then…we open the presents- one at a time. The rule is you can’t pick a present for yourself out- you have to pick one for someone else. And, being scrapbookers, we take tons of pictures!  In the afternoon, we relax and enjoy each other’s company.

I’m so excited this year about some of the presents I have for people! I just can’t wait to give them because I know they’re perfect!

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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Christmas


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David’s Birthday!

Today is David’s 5th birthday, so in honor of it I’m posting his favorite Christmas song.


Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Christmas


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My Favorite Day of the Year

My favorite day of the year is…Christmas…Eve.  I mean, I like Christmas Day, but Oh- Christmas Eve!  I absolutely LOVE the Christmas Eve service at church. I love singing about Christ’s birth with the whole church.

My favorite part is where we all light our candles.  It always amazes me how much light one candle can give off. And how much heat it gives off. I mean, my one little candle heats up my whole face and it hurts the eyes if you stare at it.  It reminds me of when Jesus said that we are the light of the world. One person can be a witness in the darkness. We are to shine brightly for Christ in this world.

Maybe that’s why I love Christmas Eve- the candles are such good reminders.

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Christmas


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“I’m Dreaming….”

Well, it’s 11 days till Christmas and we’ve had NO snow! Now, I believe in the power of prayer, so I’ve just one simple request to make:

Would whoever is praying for it not to snow- Please STOP!!!

Anyway, I’m going to pray for it to snow before I go to bed tonight.

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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Christmas


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The Twelve Doctrines of Christmas

For your enjoyment- it’s hilarious! Better have your dictionary handy- I needed it!

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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Christmas