Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

This is as close as it gets to receiving a Christmas / Holiday card from me. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s just that… my handwriting has gone downhill in the past decade, and everybody already knows what happens with me throughout the year – so it’s relatively pointless to do once-a-year recaps.

I’ve been listening to Christmas music non-stop (almost) since the channels came online not long before Thanksgiving. Today, we’re going out to pick up a fresh-cut Christmas tree down the street – then likely trim it with decorations and lights at some point this evening. I’ll splurge and have another half cup of lite Nog (which still weighs in at 140 calories). Last night, Ponzi decided to throw our inflatable Grinch onto the back porch, then we officially welcomed the season by watching both the classic Grinch cartoon as well as “A Christmas Story.”

Oh, and I finally found a gingerbread house kit that didn’t come with ANY hydrogenated ingredients. That’s a first! The makeshift munch-worthy domicile remains under construction for the moment. Actually, it’s still in the box – I’m afraid to open it. Those poor gumdrops will never make it to the frosting! Maybe we’ll put ‘er together in front of the live stream tomorrow night, considering we’re likely to be snowed in. It’s going to be very cold tomorrow.

Typically, only higher elevations in the Seattle area have White Christmases. Maybe I’ll just forego using shampoo and conditioner for a week, then scratch my head a few times on the front porch. I might be able to cover it!

There’s no stopping Christmas now. Even Wicket and Pixie are getting in on the action:


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12 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”

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  2. Awwwwwwwwww, loved the video Chris! Happy Holidays to you and family! May the holiday season bring you and the family joy and happiness. And see you in 2009!

  3. I’m not a major Christmas person myself. In my job, it is just another working day. I hate the way the stores start promoting Christmas so early! However, every year, the decorations get put up and the original “Miracle on 34th Street” finds its way into the DVD player.

    Merry Christmas to all the Gnomies out there! May the season bring you joy and re-invigourate your soul.

  4. It’s interesting to notice how your preparations for Christmas are going. I would love to see this tree you mention on your article. Be sure to post some pictures on Facebook if possible.

    Wicket and Pixie look in sane on your video. Too bad my screen can’t support the 720p image.

    Well here on my country (Peru) we are currently on the summer season so it’s wether warm and hot. The decorations here in Lima are basicaly the classic Christmas lights, the Christmas tree and some catholic costumes decorations.

    Merry Christmas, Chris!

  5. Interesting Chris:

    I think this is the first time I have seen YouTube take down one of your videos for term violations, I hope you’re not in trouble.

  6. Chris, thank you for your acknowledging out existence. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and you too Chris, for I will have the best ever. I seem to consider every christmas the best ever because I like to live in the present, and enjoy every day as best as possible. Honestly, giving us all the help, tips, reviews etc., is more than enough of any present you can give anyone of us. I only ask you, please, keep them coming for I do not know where I would have learned all the things I learn from you. Thank you and have the best christmas ever!
    -Juan

  7. Here in the LA area it just got cold enough to start feeling like Christmastime. Ditto on your favorite movies and I also watched It’s a Wonderful Life. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Chris.

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