One of the things I love Christmas is…DECORATIONS! Yup, I’m one of those people. My kids have a running joke that by the time I’m 50 I’ll go straight from Halloween decorations to Christmas decorations. I admit they might be right, I seem to put Christmas decorations up earlier and earlier every year and leave them up later. When I first got married I took my Christmas decorations down on Christmas day. Now? They don’t come down till New Years Day. This year I do believe I’m going to put them up the Monday before Thanksgiving. I’m seriously considering putting Christmas lights up this weekend. Now to decide what type I want. I haven’t had lights for the outside in quite some time and there are so many to choose from now.
Christmas time also means awesome weather. I can practically my northern friends giving me the evil eye, but I can’t help it. It’s the perfect writing weather and let’s face it, living in Texas, I have way too much hot. So, I love the cold! I admit to having a bit of an infatuation with snow. Sadly, I don’t get snow. As I said…Texas. Not that I’m complaining;I do love my state. Now if I could just have perpetual cloud cover in winter…
I love Christmas music. I’ve already started listening to it while I write and in my car. Country Christmas and Traditional Christmas are my favorites, but Mannheim Steamroller and Elvis Presley hold a special place in my heart as well. I think I have four different Christmas music stations on my Pandora.
Christmas stories are one of the things I look forward to every year. I love Christmas romance. Especially Regency Romance. Every year about October I scour Amazon and Barnes & Noble for Christmas Stories. I’ve already read nine this year and have nine more to go.
And let’s not forget cookies! As you may have figured out if you’ve read many of my blogs. I’m quite the cookie baker. Not only do I love to bake cookies and am darn good at it if I do say so myself, 😉 I love to eat them!
So my friends, when you go to the store and see all the Christmas decorations and think, Ugh! they get earlier every year…think of me :).
Psst… Did I mention that I even made Hiccup and Astrid Christmas dog collars? Yup, I’m definitely one of those people.