Thursday, November 09, 2006

Christmas lists

I love this: It's a Christmas Post!

Here's mine.

The best things about Christmas

Christmas music. I have about 350 Christmas songs in iTunes. Around this time of year--sometime in November--I switch my iPod playlists to Christmas ones.

Top five Ten Fifteen Christmas songs:

  1. Christmas Must Be Tonight, - The Band
  2. Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
  3. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
  4. The Christmas Song - The Ravonettes
  5. Christmas Bayou - Michael Doucet
  6. Christmas Time - Smashing Pumpkins
  7. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Barenaked Ladies
  8. Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexsmith
  9. Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Mannheim Steamroller
  10. Suddenly it's Christmas - Loudon Wainwright III
  11. The Virgin Mary - Mason Williams
  12. Good King Wenceslas - The Roches
  13. A Song of Christmas - Lowen & Navarro
  14. Feliz Navidad - Los Lonely Boys
  15. O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio

Christmas movies. I love Christmas movies. And by that I don't mean movies that are about Christmas, necessarily, but movies set at Christmas. Like Diehard. Did you ever think about that being a Christmas movie? It is. Some other favorites:

  • Christmas With the Kranks
  • Love Actually
  • Home Alone
  • Holiday Inn
  • Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Christmas books. Same thing -- I love reading fiction that's set at Christmastime. There are only a few that I can think of. I see a lot of it in displays at the bookstores, but most of it doesn't appeal to me enough to risk buying it. I suppose I should write down the titles and check them out of the library. Here are some that I own:

Other favorite things about Christmas:

  • Christmas print paper towels
  • Christmas themed zip-lock bags and storage containers
  • Peppermint ice cream
  • Cranberry gingerale (do they still make this?)
  • Peppermint candles
  • Pine candles (Yankee Candles' "Mistletoe" is the best)
  • Cheap Christmas print notepads and ballpoint pens
  • Christmas cards
  • Christmas stamps
  • Christmas music in the stores
  • Christmas lights
  • Pine scented air freshener and candles
  • Holiday scented soap and bath products
  • Christmas-themed nightshirts from Disney World
  • My "'Tis the Season to be Crabby" pajama pants from Joe's Crab Shack
  • My Christmas-print Vera Bradley knitting bag

That's all I can think of at the moment. I'm getting in the Christmas spirit early this year.

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