And you're most favorite of them all!!!!!!!!

Amanda - posted on 11/27/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Okay got a few questions for you rowdy mommas out there!!!
**1. All time favorite Christmas song or carol...and why!!---Mine's definetly Silent Night!! Just because it's beautiful when it's sung or played instrumental! It always gets me in a better mood when I hear it! :):)
**2. Your best most amazing Christmas gift you ever received! As a child or adult!---Mine had to of been my son who was born on Christmas Eve!!! I have never felt the way I did when I seen him in his little stocking when the nurse brought him in! OOhh it makes me smile!!! :):)
**3. Your most cherished Christmas tradition as a child or adult. and why it's so special!---Mine would have to of been going to my grandparents house on Christmas Eve with my mom and dad and sister! That's when the whole family got together and opened gifts and ate food and had some of the best arguments and debates! It doesn't happen anymore, my parents divorced when I was in highschool. and my grandpa has passed away...but I'll always cherish those times! Thank goodness for pictures!!!!!!!
Okay your turn!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 - I love pretty much all Christmas songs, but I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus is definately one of my favourites as is Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby.

My favourite carol is Good King Wenceslas and I saw three ships.

2 - I'm really not sure on my best gift, I truely love the atmosphere of Christmas and spending time with family and friends.

3 - My MIL holds a Boxing day party every year and everyone in our family, and their in-laws come round, we eat, drink and play games it is a lovely family tradition and I am so pleased I get to be part of it. It'll be even better this year because Ethan can run around and cause trouble with his cousins :-)

LaCi - posted on 11/30/2010

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1. Its not really a christmas song, Dean Martin + Doris Day- Baby it's cold outside, the willie nelson/norah jones version is also acceptable :)



2. I thought I heard santa clause and I was going to go look but I was afraid he'd disappear. At the time it was quite magical, because I busted santa lol. So that experience, was the best gift.



3. I just like gathering at grannies, its my favorite part of holidays in general.

Shontae - posted on 11/30/2010

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1. Song: Silent Night by The Temptations
2. Gift: a typewriter when I was 9yrs old. I wanted to be a writer then and insisted I needed a typewriter like Stephen King lol
3. Tradition: Christmas dinner. We always had family and friends over for food and drinks and laughter. I miss that now because we're all so spread out across the US.

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1. So This Is Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
That Spirit of Christams - Ray Charles
Do You Hear What I Hear - any version

2. The one gift that stands out is the keyboard i got when I was 13 or 14.

3. tramping through the snow to cut a christams tree, baking goodies with my mom, spending Christmas Eve with my grandparents

Nikki - posted on 11/28/2010

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1. I have lots, O Holy Night, Happy Christmas (war is over) Santa baby and Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
2.My husband picked out some awesome pandora beads for me last year which I loved. As a child my most memorable present was my walkman and Bryan Adams cassette!
3. Watching the carols on tv, spending time with family, eating waaay too much.

Kayle - posted on 11/27/2010

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1. I would agree with Silent Night. So pretty.



2. When I was 13 my grandparents bought me canvas, paints, brushes, easel, and all other supplies I needed to paint! I love it. Still use some of the stuff today.



3. As an adult. I still go decorate my moms tree with my younger siblings. We make a day of it.



Something I enjoyed as a kid was going Christmas shopping for Toys For Tots (A charity that collects toys for needy children, ran by the Marine corps) Our parents would take us to the store and let us pick out toys and then we would take them to the donation site. I plan on doing this with my kids. It really teaches an important lesson on charity.



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Also driving around on christmas eve before going to grandmas looking at christmas lights!

Lacye - posted on 11/27/2010

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Liz there is a small tree that Wal Mart usually has around this time of year. I can't remember what it is called but my mother is also allergic to a lot of trees and this particular tree was the only one that wouldn't make her sick.

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1. Silver bells is my favorite Christmas song! It's just so beautiful and to me expresses the theme of Christmas!
2. The most amazing Christmas gift I ever received was a dressing table that my papaw made me out of cedar wood. It's beautiful and it is so special to me because he made it with his bare hands for me. Plus my hope chest that he made me, also made out of cedar.
3. My most cherished Christmas tradition was when I was younger and we would go to my stepmother's parents' house in Arkansas. The yard would be beautifully decorated and the Christmas tree would be put up and looking so wonderful. I used to love going up there and just sit in the living room and look at the tree. The house was so warm and full of love and joy.

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My favorite christmas song is "All I Want For Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. I think my favorite gift as a child was a pair of roller blades, and my very first guitar and also a Ariel from the little mermaid towel:) And my most cherished tradition was hanging out with my family on christmas eve and watching christmas movies and drinking egg nog.

Sharon - posted on 11/27/2010

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1. Christmas song

Transiberian Orchestra = Christmas/Sarajevo
Bing Crosby = Mele Kalikimaka

Its not christmas without those two songs.

2. Most amazing christmas gift
Not sure I ever got the most amazing gift? Any christmas that stands out in my mind is just happy memories of friends and family.

3. Most Cherished Christmas Tradition

Eating. LOL. The whole family decorates the tree. making cookies and decorating them.

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Liz, the farm here has a rare breed called Leyland Cypress. They are hypo-allergenic. We always get one of those!

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I miss going to get a tree. I have had a fake one for 6 years now because I developed a new allergy to all trees and it's too much to have one in my house for christmas:(

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1) Mmmmm not to sure i like all christmas songs. I like modern songs more i think jingle bell rock though would top them all, but only just.
2) There isn't anything that really jumps out at me.
3) Chrsitmas day with the family. Opening presents 1st thing chrsitmas morning and the youngest usually is santa. This year it will be my 2 yr old son!

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1. O Holy Night...I hate that Wham song! lol



2. My husband proposed December 22, 2004. We were skiing with friends in Colorado, it was beautiful.



3. I love going to get the tree. It's the first "official" holiday activity. There is a HUGE tree farm on the outskirts of our town, so we always go there and cut our own (people drive for hours to come to this particular tree farm, crazy). Then we drink hot chocolate and go on a hay ride. When we get home, we put on "Muppet's Christmas Carol" and watch it while decorating. I know, it's a classy movie to start the holiday season with..lol! We've done the same exact thing for as long as I can remember, and now I insist on doing it that way with my family. We actually got our tree just today. =)



The other favorite tradition would be my dad reading Luke 2 on Christmas Eve. Now that I'm all grown up we don't see my parents on Christmas Eve anymore. But I always read it on my own.

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carol, working retail that is one of the songs on our speakers that gets played over and over and over again. i can say with much confidence that i loathe that song along with mariah careys all i want for christmas. LMAO!



I just read the part about your grandmas gift. it gave me warm fuzzies and i am tearing up. how special that puppy must be. :)

Johnny - posted on 11/27/2010

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1. Last Christmas by Wham! (laugh away people, I know I'm a dork) and Feliz Navidad by Charles Aznavour (sp?)

2. My Granny died 3 days before Christmas when I was alone with her at the hospital. Just before she passed, she told me to look in her closet for my gift. It was a little stuffed puppy that she'd made me, but it wasn't quite finished. Definitely my most cherished gift.

Second to that was the purse my hubby gave me. It was amazing because it was exactly what I'd wanted, and he did all the shopping himself and it was super stylish. I am still amazed that he demonstrated such excellent taste in purses. Thanks Queer Eye!

3. Going to the Stanley Park Christmas Train with the whole family. Hot Chocolate, all the Firefighters who are fundraising also heat it up ;-) and it is just so beautiful.

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Liz, that is also one of the good songs. I also used to love The Night Santa Went Crazy by Weird Al. ;)

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1) What A Strange Way To Save The World (forget the artist) and Little Drummer Boy (I believe it's the 4HIM version, but not sure on that)

2) My girls. They were born 12 days before Christmas, but have still been the best 'Christmas gift'.
3) We go to our church's HUGE Christmas Eve service every year. I just love it. Can't explain it any better than that. :)

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I love Grandma got run over by a reindeer.

Last year my kids picked their favorite pictures and put the in a big frame for me, it was perfect.

All six of us kids would wake each other up and jump on my parents early christmas morning which always turned into a big pillow fight. Then we would make them breakfast in bed because we knew they were up half the night getting everything ready.

Amie - posted on 11/27/2010

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Oh god, I can't pick just one carol! Though my favorite Christmas CD is the Boney M one. I always have it on. =)

I suppose my son could be considered my best Christmas gift. He was conceived around Christmas. Second though would be the new house my husband and I just bought. He says it's my Christmas present and I'm fine with that! LOL!!

My best memories are our traditions, which I am passing onto our children. Decorating the house, baking treats, the big supper, carols, playing in the snow and family all around. There is nothing better than the entire family together and I can not wait for next Christmas! We will be in our new home then and it won't be like sardines in a tin can with everyone over. =D

Rosie - posted on 11/27/2010

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1. santa claus is back in town-elvis preseley (can't get enough of it, lol) amore traditional one is oh holy night. love it!
2. the one i remember the most was my cabbage patch doll. i was in heaven, lol! we got done opening gifts and i was happy, but a little disapointed, then my dad told us to go to his room to get him something, and on the bed were our cabbage patch dolls. i almost shit with glee, LMAO!!
3. christmas tradition?? well, we didn't really do anything special i guess. we just always opened presents on christmas eve, ate dinner that night as well. we always make a drink called tom and jerry. it's hot frothy egg whites and sugar and brandy. topped with nutmeg. my dad would occasionally let us have a sip with the brandy, but it was usually without, of course. my husbands family makes grasshoppers. ice cream with creme de menthe, and creme de cacao. yummy!! that's something that we always look forward to for some reason when we go there. his grandma always makes calanders with pictures she's taken throughout the year. shes a picture hound! so we always know that we'll have a calander, lol!

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