If you haven’t ever seen the television show, “The OC,” you are truly missing out.  Not only was this show filled with witty characters, a dramatic storyline, tons of pop culture references and the best music, it also introduced viewers to the idea of “Chrismukkah”.  Yes, Chrismukkah–the meshing of two holidays, Christmas and Hannukkah.  Seth Cohen coined this term and holiday, while growing up because he wanted to celebrate not just one, but both of these sacred holidays.  Each season on the OC, there was a special “Chrismukkah” episode and even a Chrismukkah soundtrack was made (Yes, I have it, along with all of the other OC soundtracks).  So, if you are bored over Christmas break you should probably just watch all of the seasons of the OC on Netflix. I promise, (aside from parts of season 4), you will not regret it!!

Happy Chrismukkah!

Oh, Christmas Tree

Day 12:  Close Up

A close up of some of the ornaments on my tiny little Christmas tree in my living room.  I can’t believe Christmas is only six days away!! I hope everyone is (mostly) done with their holiday shopping because I know the stores have been quite chaotic the last couple of days.  I need to get some hangers at Target and I am nervous about braving the sea of people, not to mention driving in this horrible winter slush.  I would love to have a white Christmas this year, but I absolutely cannot deal with the sludgy ice. UGH!

A Christmas Classic

Judy Garland’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” cannot be matched.  The song originated from the movie “Meet Me In St. Louis,” which a lot of people probably don’t realize.  The emotion behind Judy’s voice is so real in this scene. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a must-see!!!   This is definitely one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time!

Holiday Cheer!

This weekend I went to Kansas City to spend Saturday with some friends at their Christmas party.  No matter what the occasion is, I always enjoy getting dressed up in festive clothes and adding a little pop of color on my lips.  However, sprucing up my wardrobe for a Christmas party always seems to be one of the most fun times to do so!  Sparkles, red, green–you just can’t beat it!

The party was a lot of fun!  We had cute little snacks such as “reindeer noses,” “Santa’s cookies,” “the Grinch’s spinach wraps,” etc.  Each guest brought a white elephant gift to contribute to the namesake game and there were some wild presents including the “Forever Lazy” which is essentially a large footie pajama with a hood and a “back trap door.” Cheers to the holidays!!

For Day 11 of the 30 day photo challenge I am supposed to submit a photo of something fun, so I think this picture pretty much sums up the fun we were having during our little impromptu dance party!