"It's the most wonderful time of the year" - Christmas Prepartion 2016

@FayeHazel (19111)
United States
December 16, 2016 4:00pm CST
Hi Mylot! I've missed my mylot friends but these days my time seems to get spent in between dance, my parents, preparing for Christmas and holidays and yes, I will own up to it - poor time management on my part. We here in Minnesota have been experiencing some kind of polar vortex weather system which makes Elsa from the movie "Frozen" look tame by comparison. One nice thing is that Christmas and with it all of it's lights and decoration make this time of year much nicer and happier. I am actually really enjoying it. So I don't go overboard decorating. This year I decorated my tree in pink ornaments and multi lights, hung multi lights around my bedroom window, and of course my Nativity set is up in addition to my singing Christmas tree, kitchen table decorations etc. My gifts are bought and wrapped and my cards are sent out. I do like getting all of that stuff done. My parents and I will celebrate on the 21st December - we will have a nice meal, open gifts, watch tv, and go to play bar bingo, a Wednesday night thing we've been enjoying lately. On either Christmas day or Christmas eve we will go to my cousin's house leaving either Christmas day or eve for us - my parents and I. About the only thing I have yet to do is to make my "ugly sweater". How are you getting ready for the holiday?\\Photo: Mine
12 people like this
12 responses
@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Dec 16
It's good to have the planning done and most of the tasks finished. It's too hot for 'ugly sweaters' here but Christmas T-shirts are pretty popular. Have a great day.
2 people like this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Ah to be able to say that... it is negative numbers for temperature for the past few days here. THough it's your summer - right?
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (81303)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Dec 16
We have been experiencing the same thing, snow and, ice about everyday, but ready for Christmas to hurry and, get here.
2 people like this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
In a way I hope it takes it's time ... The colorful lights and decorations sort of make winter go quicker, but on the other hand life can go back to normal after, too... stay safe in the snow and ice out there
1 person likes this
@TRBRocks420 (81303)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Dec 16
@FayeHazel I might leave my decorations up all year lol, but I hear you though.
@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 16
I'm way behind most people as I've only just got my tree out today. The lights don't work, so if my son can't fix them it looks like I may have to buy a new (artificial) tree. You seem to be organised - well done.
2 people like this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Oh no! Is it a pre-lit tree? I've heard some people have trouble getting the lights to work with those. I hope it gets figured out
1 person likes this
@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 16
@FayeHazel It's a fibre optic tree, and my son can't get it to work. I may just buy some string around lights, or if there are any bargains on trees I'll get a new one.
@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
16 Dec 16
I am ready for the holiday. Always have been an early-starter of things. Snow coming here tonight and tomorrow. As long as I, or the ones I love, do not have to drive in the snow, I am good. Hope you get that ugly sweater made!!!
2 people like this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Being an early start type is a great habit. Got the sweater done yay!
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
19 Dec 16
@jobelbojel (7566)
• Philippines
17 Dec 16
it is nice to celebrate with family and that you are celebrating it early.
2 people like this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Kind of makes the season stretch out a little bit too
@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
17 Dec 16
We have star , tree and waiting for the Carol group with Santa. We are ready for the great Xmas.
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
That's so nice you have a group to go caroling with
1 person likes this
@shshiju (10571)
• Cochin, India
19 Dec 16
@FayeHazel yes it will start on 21st Dec
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
20 Dec 16
@shshiju TOmorrow! Have fun!
1 person likes this
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
17 Dec 16
Sounds lovely! I have also put up some decorations. Love the feel of the season. Enjoying it.
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Awesome, do you have a favorite decoration?
1 person likes this
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
19 Dec 16
@FayeHazel the lights. ...oh...and this one small stuffed bear with a santa hat and red scarf.
@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Dec 16
Still have to put up the tree and decorations, will start making cookies on Monday and have only one more gift to buy.
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Good job on the gifts... good luck as you decorate and bake
1 person likes this
@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 16
@FayeHazel Thanks it's going to be a long few days getting all the cookies done.
@Tampa_girl7 (25871)
• United States
17 Dec 16
Tree is up and decorated, gifts wrapped and menu planned. I can't wait.
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Yay! I like being ready already
@teamfreak16 (41167)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Dec 16
It's very easy for us to get ready. We don't celebrate!
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
That has it's advantages too --
1 person likes this
@Hari101 (1132)
• Chennai, India
17 Dec 16
Sounds really exciting. I would go to a nearby church along with my friend and eat cake :)
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
An excellent thing to do. All of a sudden I am craving cake now
1 person likes this
@EddieHands (37814)
• United States
16 Dec 16
Oh yes most wonderful tie of the year.. Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!
1 person likes this
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
19 Dec 16
Merry Christmas and to all a good night!