A to Z of Christmas ~

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of the A to Z of Christmas?  Don't over think it ... just write down the first thing that comes to mind.  Here's my thoughts:

A - angels

B - baklava ~ I don't know if it's a traditional Christmas foodie; but I like it :)

C - carolers

D - Donner ~ the most famous reindeer of all ... he was Rudolph's daddy ... just thought I'd put that out there in case you didn't know

E - elephant ~ the styrofoam one that Dear Hubby made when he was around five years old with his Grandma Rickert.  It has beads and stick pins in it.  It's really rather ugly; but we put it on the tree every year.

F- fudge

G - God's Gift to us ... The reason for the season!

H - hugs from the Grandloves

I - icicles ~ lots of icicles made of clear acrylic plastic hanging from the tree, reflecting the lights ~ Mom puts about 200 of them on her tree every year

J - jingle bells

K - Kris Kringle

L - love

M - m&m's (the red and green holiday ones)

N - nose ~ Rudolph with that nose so bright .. won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

O - opening presents

P - precious memories

Q - quaint gifts that the kids have given from when they were in elementary school - like the picture frame with macaroni glued on it and painted gold

R - Ribbons

S - snow, snow ... let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow

T - tinsel ~ the old fashioned kind that had that heavy weight to it - can you even buy that stuff anymore?

U - U better watch out, U better not cry, U better not pout I'm telling U why ~ Santa Claus is coming 2 town

V - visions of sugar plums

W - watermelon ~ I sure could go for some watermelon this time of the year

X - Xmas ~ but I always write it Christmas

Y - Yule Log cake ~ I remember Mom so painstakingly making one and my brother Randy taking a big bite out of the center of it

Z - Zebra striped pajama's - I never had a pair; but always thought it would be fun to wear zebra striped pj's.  Wouldn't I be one hip looking grandma wearing zebra striped pajamas Christmas morning!

So what's your A to Z's of Christmas?

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. well its one thirty in the morning and I should be in bed but can't sleep with this cold so I can't think straight but you thought of all the good ones.

  2. I think you about covered it. I'd add Chestnuts, Reindeer, MOOSE, Stars, Evergreen Trees, Poinsettias, Pinecones, Stockings, Skaters, Sleighs, Snowmen, old fashioned Lights, Bows, Fruitcake, Wisemen, to name a FEW. Can't think on the fly, got to concentrate and it's too early in the morning for that. LOL Take care. This was fun.

  3. Love the list. U done good.

    I met some of them Donners!!!!
    Fudge, again. Yeah, I know.
    Love you girl, I know you guys will have a great time during these Christmas holidays!!! Great Family fun way up North, nearly to the POLE!
    Sending warm thoughts from Foggy Florida this morning.

  4. i think all of that heavy tinsel (along with the metal in our fillings) have been used for army tanks now. :)

  5. Cute thoughts.
    I love them all :)

    Right now... I'm thinking about the letter F. ...and freezing my fanny off.
    We have a funeral today to go to , and the temperatures are in the negative.

  6. Great list Mel, I'll have to post one later today or tomorrow. Mom's tree is always the most beautiful of the season with all those icicles.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  7. Awesome post!! Lol. I'll think about it and post them on my blog!!

  8. Ditto!!! Especially Mom's icicles so beautimous each Christmas...it sure is gorgeous!!!
    loved the metal tinsel too, it was something else, as well as those old fashioned bubble lights...those things just are not made as well anymore~~~

  9. Great list. I saw one site that did the A-Zs in photos-- next year! Love what you came up with for some of the letters