Saturday, December 12, 2009

The time of year.....

I love shopping this time of year. Not even buying things, just being out in the hustle and bustle. I love to look. Window shop. I love seeing the Christmas decorations. The music. The gift sets lining the aisles. Candy! The overflow of toys. I love seeing people walking the mall loaded down with bags. I love it all. I know it annoys the heck out of some people, but not me. It's fun being out in the middle of it all. I think it's even more exciting now that I have kids to shop for. It may sound silly, but I am almost sad that I am *done* shopping for the kids. That doesn't mean I can't look though!!

I like when regular TV shows air a Christmas episode. I like the Christmas TV cartoon specials. It brings back fond memories - before DVDs, before VHS, when you actually anticipated Rudolph coming on TV. Now, if you want to watch it in July, you pop in a disc and you can. No big deal. I was always counting down the days until they came on. When those shows aired, Christmas was getting close!! Frosty, Rudolph, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. There was something magical about sitting in front the TV watching shows that I had already seen a thousand times over. And I admit I still watch them with my kids!

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