Jenny ESP--It might be too late for a suggestion. But if not, I would like to see you blog about what kinda Christmas traditions you and your little fam have over there in LV.
Since Ask Memzy has never steered me wrong in the past, I'm going to blog about this, even though I am not in the Christmas spirit (I have two other major holidays to get through, ya know).
Christmas in Las Vegas is very festive. You might recall this picture from last Christmas...
See what I mean?
It's really easy to get in the Christmas spirit with mall decorations like that.
A lot of our family traditions are pretty standard, so I won't bore you with them all, but here are a few of my favorites...
We watch TONS of Christmas movies. Both on TV and at the movie theater. One of my all time favorite movies is It's a Wonderful Life. It's utter brillance, that movie. I love it, and I love George Bailey.
We also always go see the "blockbuster" family movie that comes out on Christmas day--I have some really great memories of going to the movies with my brother and sisters' families and remember the exact movie we saw each year. This is something my parents always did with us growing up, so even walking into the movie theater stirs up all these found childhood memories.
And check this out...
We decorate the crap out of our house! And check out how long and stretchy our stockings are. It took me SO long to find the perfect stockings for us. You see, we put all of our best gifts into our stockings and wrap everything individually, like Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, Pulsar toothbrushes, batteries, sugar free bubblemint gum, socks without holes, mascara, shaving cream, new fancy razors, bargain DVDs and CDs, Good & Plentys, suduko books, mind teasers, and other tiny items like that, AND did I mention everything is individually wrapped? This is a tradition that was carried over from my childhood. My mom (er, Santa) always made the BEST stockings. It takes a long time to unwrap all those tiny presents, and anticipation is everything. Super fun! (plus, I don't know if you noticed, but most of that stuff are items we need anyway--mums the word.)
So, we have tons of other traditions, but those are two of my faves. I know those are silly things and not really "true meaning of Christmas-ish," but those things sure make me feel all happy inside. It's mainly about spending time and enjoying the season with the four men in my life.
(You hear me, right Memzy? Boyz club! Holla.)
(Ew, look at my hair you gize!)