Christmas Vacation

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We even had snow! Keyword is "had" - it's mostly melted now. It lasted long enough for me to take the girls to see the movie White Christmas at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre downtown last night, though.

Today was the last day of school for the semester. I came early and helped the first graders make graham cracker "gingerbread" houses. Little Sis's was so pretty! I'm afraid she dropped her bag on the way out the door, but it's okay. She grinned and said, "Well, I guess I'll have to eat it!"

And yesterday, I brought green-colored crinkle cookies, ornament print-outs, and my daddy's childhood copy of How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the third graders. This was probably Big Sis's class's last year for The Grinch. They're growing so fast!

This afternoon, I came back to the school for the All-School Sing! They belted out songs like "Jingle Bells," "Feliz Navidad," "Rudolph," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and the teachers led the kids in the special actions for "The 12 Days of Christmas" invented by the now-retired original drama teacher.

So now we're home! I'll probably blog all weekend, as I have so much to show you. I love this time of year so much.

I'll leave you with two songs. I love Perry Como's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," because of its sense of humor. "And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.  HA ha HA ha HA ha Ha ha HA ha HA ha HA"  I love to sing along with that part LOUDLY when we hear it on the radio. The girls do not like it. Honestly, I love Christmas break and I'm never in a hurry for it to end, but I like to tease them.

I plan to watch many, many holiday movies over break! I believe in stretching all things Christmas-related until Epiphany - January 6th - so I have time! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is no longer free on Amazon Prime. I may have to buy the DVD, or we'll just rent it. But here's the great Darlene Love singing the opening song.

Oh, what the hay, let's do one more. In honor of the snow. Come back, snow, come back!

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  1. oh thank you! for putting the wind back into my holiday sails, which have been flagging due to illness. everything just seems like, TOO MUCH EFFORT right now. I just want to sit on my sofa and watch every version of Emma that ever there was. Or something. I always say how I want to binge watch stuff on my sofa but it never ever happens. One day this Christmas season, I'm gonna have that day!!!

    1. We've all been fighting stuff off. Three of the four of us had a cold that was going around, and any weather change (haha, this is Kansas, the weather changes every day!) aggravates our sinuses worse than usual. And Big Sis may have never gotten sick, but you can tell her body has been fighting something off. We've had the Christmases where everyone is sick, and it's horrible. I feel for you!

      Making my mail run tomorrow. Expect LATE stuff in the mail. Sheesh, I suck.

  2. Holiday crafts, Christmas movies and songs, and snow?!! That's delightful -I do hope you get your snow back! I wish I could stay awake long enough to watch a Christmas movie.. all I watch these days are Christmas cartoons with the girlies, but that's cool enough for me! :)

    1. I really hoped the rain tonight (Sunday) would change to snow, but it actually got warmer. Sigh. Oh, well.

      I hope to watch lots of TV and bake lots of yummy stuff over the next two or three days. But first, I must go to the library and to the post office. Yes, I still need to mail stuff. Expect something from me, even if the 12 days of Christmas have passed.


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