I’m in the process of turning my home into a cozy nest of Christmas-y cheer. Christmas is the bright spot in a season I could otherwise do without and I love to “deck the halls”. Here are some before and after pics of what I’ve been working on:
And here it is all decorated for Christmas. This is always the first thing I decorate. I love setting up the Nativity which was a gift from my aunt and uncle either our first or second Christmas. You can’t tell in the photo but the tablecloth is dark purple which looks pretty with the Advent candles.
I moved the puzzle to our coffee table. The stack of books under the bowl of fruit includes a set of books about Christmas traditions in other countries, plus the Cajun version of “The Night Before Christmas”.
Chris and I have been watching “Home Alone” while assembling the tree and stringing the lights all afternoon. David has always done this part and I never fully appreciated what a pain it is. Literally. My hands are burning and itching. But it’s almost done and then I’ll decorate it tomorrow. After we eat dinner we will turn off all but the Christmas lights and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”, our annual tradition. It’s my favorite Christmas movie and it never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit.
What is your favorite Christmas movie? Any special holiday traditions you’d like to share? I love hearing about other people’s traditions.