Tuesday, December 11, 2012

christmas favourites.

As I've mentioned, Christmas is my favourite time of year. Like most people, I have my own traditions, both with my family and of my own. The traditions are what make the holiday season so special. Here are some of my favourites.


Going Christmas Shopping:


I love that feeling knowing that you've found the exact right gift for someone. The anticipation of watching the joy on their face is unforgettable. I also really love going Christmas shopping with people I love and making a day of it. This always adds to the overall Christmas experience - spending time with the people that matter most.

Looking at Christmas Lights:


Every year on Christmas Eve, my family and I drive around and look at all of the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. It is always one of my favourite things to do. We listen to Christmas music in the car and decide which houses we think are decorated the best.

Watching Christmas Movies: 


When it comes to Christmas music and Christmas movies, I am a total junkie. I just can't get enough! I have dozens of movies that I watch over and over. I always get that fuzzy feeling in the pit of my stomach when I watch them.

Some of my favourite Christmas movies are Christmas With the Kranks, Doug's Secret Christmas, A Christmas Story, and Miracle on 34th Street. One of my favourite Christmas traditions is watching Miracle on 34th Street by myself, curled up on the couch. That is always the moment when it feels like the Christmas season has started.

And a new Christmas tradition - Drinking White Hot Chocolate:


Recently my boyfriend introduced me to White Hot Chocolate from Second Cup. This is perhaps the yummiest holiday beverage ever! Not going to lie, I see a lot of these in my future. Delicious! What I love most is having a new tradition to share with someone who means the world to me.

What are your favourite holiday traditions?

xo Shannon

46 comments:

  1. Oh white chocolate,soo good! I adore Christmas lights♡ It is truly the most wonderful time of the year :)
    xx

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  2. wow. amazing post, i loveee so much Christmas shopping :)
    xoxo

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  3. i love christams

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  4. Wonderful pictures. Have a nice time. xoxo Ely
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  5. Amazing pics!!! love christmas:)

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  6. I love Christmas 2

    xx Nonchalant Rebel

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  7. Great pictures. I love watching old christmas movies and singing so loud to all the christmas songs. we have a lot of traditions here in denmark. Oh i just love christmas :D

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  8. White Hot Chocolate seems enticing! :)

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  9. It is a very special time of the year! I love it too! I think I need to do better in relishing it and enjoying every moment of it. Merry Christmas!
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  10. Yumm. White hot chocolate sounds delicious!

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  11. Yumm. White hot chocolate sounds delicious!

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  12. Great post! I love all the photos, I haven't tride that hot choco yet, but it sounds really good. :)

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  14. when Christmas is right around the corner, aka now..i LOVE listening to Elvis Xmas songs. We usually watch Home Alone and sip on spiked peppermint mochas lol.

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  15. Mmm! My friend got me into white hot chocolate last year! :D
    Libby xo www.cherrytruth2.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I like to see tree decorations.:))

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  17. Inspiring pics ^^ Luv new year soooo much

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  18. great pics , merry Christmas sweetie ,

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  19. i love christmas too...

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  20. Love all the pictures!! I love Christmas music as well .. listening as we speak to carols haha

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  21. I'm so in love with this!


    X Jenny
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  22. Fantastic photos! Very magical and Christmas-ish. I especially love the first one

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  23. I love christmas shopping !

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  24. very beautiful pictures! cant wait for Christmas xx

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  25. christmas shopping and decorating are my fav :)
    lovely pics :)

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  26. Too bad it´s summer in my country around Christmas, I could use a hot chocolate, so yummy!

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  27. Amazing pics!! :) mmm I want to try the White Hot Chocolate from Second Cup!! It seems SO DELICIOUSSS!!

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  29. Along with Christmas movies, husband and I love breaking out our Christmas vinyls - My fav is Bing's White Christmas. Classic :)

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  30. Aw i love this time of year too... especially now that i'm a mommy! We started a tradition when our girls were born... we host xmas day at our house. Everyone must wear pajamas! I cook up a huge breakfast and we hang out in our pj's all day long! It's so fun! xoxo

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  31. beautiful pics!


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  32. Thanks for the sweet comment!
    And nice pics here, can we share that delicious cappuccino? ;)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  33. very psyched for the holidays! i love watching elf and christmas vacation at my aunts house while drinking lots of wine and eating five too many cookies!

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  34. Going for shopping and looking at the X-mas decorated shop windows is my favourite too :)
    Happy Thursday ♥
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  35. Loving this post! I love looking at all of the lights or how the stores have decorated. And don't get me started on all of the awesome Christmas movies there are to watch. And this time of year I really enjoy baking. :-)

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  36. for me its shopping and watching movies..

    megha
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  37. Great great post!
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  38. Love all the christmas inspiration - my favourite part is rimming the tree.
    x
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  39. I love decorating the Xmas tree with my boyfriend!
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  40. i love that first photo!

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  41. yes, yes, AND YES! The quintessential ways to celebrate the Christmas season! Which reminds me, I need to snuggle up with some hot cocoa and watch some Christmas movies!

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