So much to do, so little time


Christmas seriously snuck up on me this year. I know, I know, it comes around at the same time every year, but I seriously don’t know how it is already here in less than two weeks. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year and I definitely try to enjoy it as much as possible.

Here’s a list of things that I want to do this holiday season. Some of it, I have already done, am in the process of doing or am planning to do when we’re in Germany.

★ Get my Christmas Cards written and sent out. I’ve  been working on this for a couple of weeks and need to finish it this weekend, because most of the cards need to get out on Saturday.

Finalize my Christmas list. I’m pretty much done with my Christmas shopping and my list ist nearly complete. I just have to get a few little things this weekend and then I am set.

Watch some classic holiday movies. It’s on of my favorite things to do during the holiday season and so far I was able to catch “The Holiday”, “Home Alone” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on TV. I am hoping to sneak in a couple more this weekend.

 Go ice skating with my niece and nephew. My sister and I have been ice-skating since we were little and we usually went once or twice each winter, because it’s fun! We haven’t gone in a few years, but this year we talked about going ice-skating with my niece and nephew for the first time and I think it’s such an awesome idea! 

 Bake some Christmas cookies. (done!) I didn’t have much time to bake this year, but I baked some cookies to give my co-workers for Christmas which was a good opportunity to make a batch for ourselves, too.

 See a Christmas theater performanceWe went to see “An Irish Christmas” on Thanksgiving weekend and it was just perfect to start off the holiday season!

 Decorate the tree at my parents’ house. Traditionally, in Germany you don’t get your Christmas tree until shortly before Christmas and it won’t be decorated before Christmas Eve morning. J will be getting the tree with my Dad and I will be decorating it – as always! One of my favorite parts of our Christmas tradition!

 Take a deep breath and enjoy all  the season has to offer! I want to pause, take a sip of hot chocolate, walk around the neighborhood and admire the Christmas lights and just marvel at the magic of the season! I want to enjoy Christmas cookies, Christmas coffee and tea specialties, Christmas decorations, Christmas music,  and whatever else you can think of.

What’s on your to-do list for the next few weeks?

  1. I’m like you: I love Christmas! I’ve crossed a lot off my list, too, but there’s still a lot I want to do, like driving around to see Christmas lights and going to see The Nutcracker Ballet. :)

  2. Oh, I need to go ice skating too! Although that may not happen before Christmas. Maybe for my birthday (which is a week after New Year’s).

    I still have to write Christmas cards, bake more cookies/make treats, and finish shopping. Hopefully I’ll find time this week for all of this!

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