Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Favorites

I have that Charlie Brown Christmas song in my head right now. You know, the one that goes, "Christmastime is here, happiness and cheer, blah blue blue, blue blah blue blue blue blah blah blah ya dahhhh." I love that song. And seriously, Christmastime is here. It's only eight days away!

That means I have only one week left to check the rest of my Christmas to-do list off:

* finish my Christmas shopping
* make Christmas frosted sugar cookies
* make another batch of Christmas fudge (first one got et*)
* watch Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (my favorite)
* watch It's a Wonderful Life (painful, but necessary to watch so I can learn my lesson)
* watch A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)
* watch Forest Gump by myself (a Christmas tradition, every year after watching it I say to whoever will listen, "Forest did soooo many things with his life! What am I doing with mine!?" It motivates me to practice ping pong more.)
* watch A Christmas Story (you'll shoot your eye out)
* go to the Greenfield Village Holiday Nights one night (I doubt this is going to happen)
* wrap Christmas presents

Usually I hate wrapping presents, and I'm not very good at it. But this year I decided to take a creative approach to wrapping presents to make it more enjoyable. I've been using googly eyes on presents, weird papers, home made bows, etc. Here's "A Christmas Story" themed gift I wrapped for my brother-in-law (the gift inside has nothing to do with the movie):

Wrapping gifts creatively is way better than wrapping them nicely. Maybe I'll evolve into being a nice wrapper next year (or even better: a nice rapper).

What's left on your Christmas to-do list? Do you have one?



Amy said...

Wow - I love the idea of wrapping Christmas gifts creatively. I hope you won't mind if I steal that idea...

Ryan@TheSinglesWard said...

You should have told me that you were doing this... I would have totally let you send me a theme wrapped gift.

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