Saturday, December 20, 2008

What I love about Christmas

Ginger tagged me to do this meme.
You need to list 5 things you love about Christmas. The difficulty for me is keeping it to just 5. You see Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year!

1. The obvious one first- that we get to celebrate baby Jesus' birth.
To imagine Jesus becoming human to come to this earth to save us is really amazing. So often I take God's incredible plan for granted. How amazing that in his grace he loved us enough to have a plan to redeem us when we are so not worthy- THAT is surely something to celebrate!

2. The Christmas lights. I remember being a young girl and just sitting on my couch in the living room with the lights out and just staring at the Christmas tree.
I still like to just look at the tree and enjoy the beauty.

3. Being able to spend time with family. There are so many horror stories of people hating to spend time with family during the holiday. I love spending time with family- we always have fun and lots of laughs.

4. Christmas treats. I love all the special yummy foods this time of year. I love to bake so this is right up my alley!

5. Seeing my kids eyes light up when they open their presents. I just love watching them and the excitement they have. We don't get them an abundance of presents because I want them to remember the real reason for this celebration but it is so special to just watch and listen to their joy.

If you haven't done this meme yet- consider yourself tagged!

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Mari said...

I thought this was a fun one. I've got mine ready to go too. You have good answers!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great List Cheri! I love the lights too! I love sitting in the dark watching the tree, listening to TSO!

Cherdecor said...

I am glad to see that you keep Christ in Christmas at your house. You have good answers in your meme, but I really did expect snow to be in one of them. Ha! Ha!

Our winter storm is slow in coming. It was supposed to arrive at 1 AM. I got up at 6:30 and there was nothing on the ground. Sleet is pelting against my window and we are in the pink on the weather map. I hope we can go to church. I don't want to miss the children's program this morning.

Anonymous said...

I loved the tree as a kid just like you. I would put records on my parents stereo and blast the caroles while I just sat and stared at the lights. Good memories of Nat King Cole singing.

Thanks for sharing your list. We are blessed to have families we love! I love your family, too (at least the two I know :)

LeslieW. said...

Seeing the kids get excited IS so much fun! Merry Christmas!