Julie tagged me for a meme
Here are rules…
Please share 12 of your favorite Christmas things: they can be memories, traditions, songs, presents, beliefs, whatever it is about this season that you love.Send it to 12 people, and be sure to link to them so that everyone can enjoy the many variations!

1. We always do something special every year for someone else.  I started this tradition so the girls know that Christmas is more than just a me-me thing for them.  My favorite memory of this tradition was the year Big Sis and Chee dressed up like Santa and an Elf and went to a low income disabled children day care and the kids got to visit with Shanta and Chee Elf gave them a gift.
2. Baking one of my favorite things, so Christmas is an excellent excuse to bake and eat!!
3.  Deciding the Christmas theme for the home decorations and putting up the tree.  This is solo project; sometimes I have an audience with comments, but never any decorator helpers.
4. Watching sappy Christmas movies and specials on TV. I love the older Any Williams specials, it reminds of pleasant childhood memories.
5.  That feeling you get before Christmas when you know that you don’t have to go to work or school.
6.  Receiving and opening Christmas cards.
7.  Christmas Eve we try to have a special dinner just the three of us, head out to see the fancy lights and later enjoy a Christmas story.  (The girls think the Christmas story is lame, but I make them sit thru it and participate..)
8. Visiting old friends and catching up on all the going ons.
9. The ornament exchange I have every year with my dad.  We always pick out the weirdest ornaments for each other.
10. Listening to Christmas music and making up new words for the song
11. On Christmas Eve watching Santa fill the stockings ;0)
12.  Christmas dinner at my parent’s home.  Every year is always non-tradition food that is soooo delicious

I’m supposed to tag 12 people to do this meme, but I’ll just say if there are 12 of you who like to do this, have fun and Happy Holidays.