December 8, 2012

a thrill of hope...

When I first read about Jenny's 25 days of blogging Christmas Challenge on Sam's blog, I thought I'd have no problem whatsoever writing 25 Christmas-related posts in 25 days. Apparently I was wrong #sorrynotsorry
I obviously have some serious catching up to do considering today is December 8th (Day 8) and I've only completed days 1, 2, and 3 of this challenge so far.
On another note, can you believe there are only 16 more sleeps until Santa comes?! I'm still wondering if my little "Taste Tester" can go another 16 days believing in Santa. He still believes, yet he sometimes questions whether Santa is "real or not". He doesn't want to visit Santa at the mall this year because he's convinced that Santa already knows what he wants for Christmas. Uh oh! However, the one and only thing that he wants for Christmas is impossible to find anywhere (believe me I've searched everywhere). *If anyone knows where to find a 3D model of the entire City of Ottawa. please let me know asap.

Moving on ... here are a few all-things-Christmas that I need to catch up on..

My Favorite Christmas Song: I have so many favorites that I even created my own Christmas Song playlist on YouTube. Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Joy to the World, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night, Ding Dong Merrily On High, O Christmas Tree, Jingle Bell Rock, Deck the Halls, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town..

My very favorite Christmas song of all time though is O Holy Night:

I loooooove Glee! It's one of my favorite television shows #gleeks (Gossip Girl is a close second xoxo). If you're a gleek, like me, you'll agree that Rachel Berry can be quite annoying at times, yet her voice is simply magical in every way. I love the way she belts out each song and she really kicks somes serious butt with her version of O Holy Night.

Best Gift I've Ever Received: When I was 18 years old, my Mom and Dad bought me a gift certificate for Young Driver's of Canada driver's education course. I always had a fear of getting behind the wheel (they both knew it too). 
Still, I never did get over my fear of driving until about 10 years later, when I finally decided it was time to get my license. I was 28 years old by the time I was a fully licensed driver in Ontario.

Favorite Tree Ornament: all the ornaments that my little "Taste Tester" makes and brings home from school. I have ornaments that he made in Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 2. We haven't put up our Christmas tree yet but once we do, I will gladly share the photos of each ornament with you.

Most Memorable Christmas(es): year after year (for many years), my uncle Dave would dress up like Santa Claus and pass out Christmas gifts to all the grandchildren. Grandpa and Grandpa had 10 children and gifts for 20+ grandchildren. No one had a house big enough to suit that many people so a room in a local community centre was rented instead. Music was played, Christmas dinner was served, many laughs and gifts were exchanged. #timeofmylife. #bestchristmasever

Post a Picture of Christmas Decor: like I said, I haven't put up the Christmas tree yet but here are a few photos I pulled from Pinterest:

My favorite outoor decorations: Christmas lights on Parliament Hill in Ottawa - a must see

What's your favorite Christmas song?
What's the best Christmas gift you ever received?
Most memorable Christmas? Why?
What's your favorite Christmas ornament or decoration? Why?


  1. My favorite Christmas song is last christmas by wham..LOVEE!! I love glee too though, I haven't watched it in too long!

    1. Really! Wham did a Christmas song?! I'll have to check that out - they're hilarious!

  2. What a fun challenge! I love Christmas time so much!

    I have to say Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" is a total favorite!

    1. Oh yes, that's a great song too! Gets stuck in my head everytime :P No one does it quite like Mariah, that's for sure! #diva