Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Bucket List

So this year I feel very Bah-Humbug about Christmas. So I decided to make a Christmas Bucket List to try and get me into the Christmas spirit.

First I need to watch White Christmas. I didn't watch it last year and I was really sad. I love this movie!

I recently bought this movie because I haven't seen it in years. This is going to change. I need some Griswold's in my life this year!

Need to watch a few of the classic Rankin Bass Christmas Classics! Love these movies. So many memories!

Can't forget to add Jack Frost to the Christmas Classic movie list. Many people do, which is so sad! This is a great movie!

Going to bake some Christmas goodies! For as long as I've known we have always made Spritz (though I didn't always love the one with sprinkles only the ones that get those red-hot cinnamon candies!), Russian Tea Biscuits (that's what we call them. I have also seen them called Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes), and fudge (just the plain yummy stuff on the back of the Jet Puff Marshmallow creme!).

Must also watch Claymation Christmas. We have a really old recording of this that we taped off the TV, but a few years ago I bought it on DVD (one of the best purchases ever!). If you haven't watched this, you need to.

And finally the Garfield Christmas Special is a must in my family! :)

Less than a week to watch all these. Hopefully I can do it! But I think these all create a wonderful recipe for the Christmas Spirit. What about you? What traditions, movies, goodies do you do this time of year?


  1. I watched White Christmas last weekend, it was on AMC all weekend...a MUST Christmas movie, Christmas Vacation also! And it wouldn't be Christmas without the Rankin and Bass movies!! :)

  2. I love the Chevy Chase movie. I watch it the whole year round. I will check out the other movies. Thanks for the X-mas-movie suggestions! :-) I never celebrate at home, so I don't bake or do a lot in the house. If I celebrate with my mother we decorate the tree the 23rd and watch "Dinner for one".

    1. You will enjoy the other movies too! :)

    2. I will try to find them! :-) I forgot to mention that I usually watch Three wishes for Cinderella

  3. OMG! Spritz cookies!! These are a tradition in my family! My grandma made them and my mom made them, all with the aluminum press from the 1950s. When I got married, my mom gave me one she found on ebay for Christmas. We always make the trees and the snowflakes. :)

    1. I love Spritz! We had an aluminum press too (still have it) but it broke. It was goldish/cooper silver and black. We tend to break a press almost every year! Hahahaha! :) We do the trees and wreaths and snowflakes.


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