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.
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.