Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas spirit

Shadow graciously gave me this award about Christmas Spirit. Thanks Shadow! I do like Christmas.

I'm posting the "rules":
*the person to whom you give the award must also be in love with christmas
* you must link back to the person who gave you the award
* you must list 5 things that you love about christmas. if you can’t limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space!
* pass the award along to as many people as you like. that can be 1 or 50. it’s up to you. but, you must pass it one to at least one person in order to keep the christmas cheer going!
* let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment

So I'm going to post some things that I like about Christmas.

1. I like the candles in the windows and the lights on the trees. Because it's a dreary time of year, it's nice to come home to see the tree lights on and the candles lit.

2. I like the idea of having time off to relax and be lazy. We can snuggle, watch movies, read books, and do just what we want to do.

3. I like the feeling of doing something special for others. It's what it's all about: to surprise others with something nice, to say I care, to give without expectations. It's just a warm feeling inside about everything.

4. I like the food and preparing a good meal. Turkey, cranberry sauce, oyster stew, ham, cornbread stuffing, crab casserole, shrimp and grits--all are staples for a Christmas dinner that incorporates foods from Virginia and those from the Lowcountry.

5. I like the music and the parades. Christmas music is special and reminds me of my grandmother singing to me. And the parades are just plain fun. Everyone loves a parade.

I'm going to pass this on to:
Mary Christine--


  1. Merry Christmas Syd!
    (great pix too)

  2. your list is AMAZING!!!!! a true christmas spirit you are indeed!

  3. I love your pictures. Than you for sharing them with us. I'm glad you included one of your furry friends. ~AR

  4. thanks Syd.
    I like sleeping with a dog also. I can just say out loud "hey stop breathing dog breath in my face" without worrying about hurt feelings. Theo just says "back at ya".

  5. I love hearing about everyone's traditions. Thanks for sharing. Great pictures too!

  6. Do you sleep naked all year, or just at Christmas?

  7. lovely list! i soooo agree with it ALL :)

  8. me too, I love all of those things about Christmas too!

    merry christmas to you and your family!

  9. Thank you so much Syd!

    You are a blessing in my life and I always get so much from your sharing and your experience!

    Thanks for sharing the Christmas Spirit award with me, I'll do my best to do it justice and pass it as well! :)

  10. Great pictures. I love sleeping with my dog. jeNN

  11. Great list. I've come to really enjoy Christmas even more having the 5 and 8 year old around and watching their smiles.

  12. Thank you Syd and thank you for the recent comment. Lovely list and that turkey looks just great. Do you get to have two turkeys in two months in the US of A

  13. What a fun and marvellous post...thank you for your amazing spirit and what you share with all of us...great pictures of you and your family...
    take care and happy holidays to you all too!

  14. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Christmas. You are a spirited man.

  15. All the things that embody the spirit of the season dear friend. Well deserved and excellent picks. (Hugs)Indigo

    I LOVED this post totally nailed those special touches that make this time of year cozy and whimsical..and I LOVE the pic's :)


Let me know what you think. I like reading what you have to say.