Please don’t hate on me because I’m posting this early about Christmas. I’m excited, that’s all. I’ve been really into the seasons lately….I was so excited to decorate for Fall this year – and my decorations are gorgeous, if I do say so myself. But now that we’re almost mid-way thru November I am beginning the countdown to Christmas.
This means that I need to really get on my shopping, baking, decorating and movie watching. I’ve already made a list of Christmas movies I want to watch this year – of course there’re the staples I watch every year: One Magic Christmas (my absolute favorite since I was a wee one), Elf (which I sorta watched last week), Fred Claus, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and Scrooge. I also love The Holiday with Kate Winslet (I think this is the only thing I can stand Jack Black in) and Secret Santa (with Jennie Garth. Which I posted about last year and my wicked-awesome sister-in-law tracked down and gifted me last Christmas – S-I-L I WOVE YOU!).
I’m looking forward to adding new movies to my repertoire this year: I’ve never seen Love Actually but I keep hearing great things about it. Plus, Rick from The Walking Dead is in it and I’ve only ever seen him as a zombie ass-kicker so I’m open to trying new things.
And I’ve also never seen The Polar Express. So it’s on my list….along with some old classics, like Holiday Inn.
This is not my big evening co-ed party. Blair’s a stick-in-the mud and it’s too hard to coordinate days off and sitters and work scheduling so I’ve resorted back to my ladies only afternoon party. I hosted these a few times and we always had so much fun. This year will be a little different as I’m planning on an elegant afternoon with a twist of ugly sweaterdom. I’ll have treats and drinks and prizes and Secret Santa gifts. We’ll enjoy a potluck dinner and holiday movies and gossip and games and fun – complete with a hot chocolate bar.
And mulled cider and wine. And maybe a visit from Santa…who knows? Eeeek. I’m uber excited. Can you tell??
I still have 3 vacation days left prior to Christmas vacation – which I cannot carry over to the new year so I am working on scheduling those off. It’s a little difficult as I have to coincide with my employer’s schedule because I’m The Shit and the only employee and I need to be here when I’m needed. I have one day picked out to go shopping in the City with my fellow asshole, Jaime. I want to take a day off with Blair to do some shopping/cuddling with him and I’d like to have a day to myself to sit around in lounge-wear, wrapped in a multitude of fuzzy blankets (like that’s different than any other day) and watch movies. A lazy day. My last 3 weekends have been booked solid and
my next 3 my next 5 all of my upcoming weekends are booked so finding some me time to get things done around the house or just hanging out is limited. But it will happen.
Unfortunately all I have to post at the moment is Christmas stuff so, yeah, sorry about that. But hey, I’m open to suggestions on great Christmas or holiday movies to watch. 🙂