Happy as a kid on Christmas Morning

I may get just a tad too excited when the Christmas season comes around each year.... and I'll always be a child at heart especially this time of year.

~ I still enjoy wearing silly festive accessories

Exhibit A: reindeer antlers complete with bells and a mini Santa hat can be found at Target

 ~ I still want my mom's breakfast casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning, now I just dress it up with a mimosa (or four)

~ I freaked out when my mom replaced our old stockings, and insisted that she give them to me instead of throwing them away. How can you throw away the stockings we opened every year on Christmas morning for over 20 years?

Yeah... these bad boys..unfortunately my dad's got thrown out because it had apparently seen better days. They now live in my dining room during the holiday season.

~ Speaking of stockings... I still get one every year from my mom and I like to open it before my big presents.

~ I still carry on my tradition of going to see a Christmas movie on Thanksgiving weekend. Going to see Catching Fire this year counts right? 

~ I have way too many Christmas specials I have to watch this time of year....

~ I still come down the stairs on Christmas morning in warm festive pj's

~ It's not Christmas until I decorate a very sad looking gingerbread house

~ The saddest day of the year is the day we take down the tree and all the decorations. The house is way too nekked after :(

Joining Taylor and Helene for a special one time holiday link up


  1. oh agree with you on the stockings! gotta have the old ones! it does make me so sad when we have to take everything down!

  2. Um, you are seriously the cutest! I love this post :) I will never, ever throw away my old stockings from my grandma's house OR my mom's. I've been watching Christmas movies all weekend...I finally watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Elf & I'll Be Home for Christmas. Love it!

  3. It's a Wonderful Life is classic in my family. I am OBSESSED with Christmas Vacation, best movie ever. Last night we wanted The Polar Express for the first time with my 2.5 year old =) I am a new follower from the "Youre always a kid on christmas" link up, can't wait to follow and read more. Come check out my blog as well and see my awesome 80s/90s pictures =)

  4. love it-- this just made me feel so christmas-y and ready to celebrate!! XO

    the well-traveled wife ♥

  5. I am such a sucker for all the Christmas classics like santa claus is comin to town and year without santa (all the stop motion/animated movies from the 50s/60s/70s haha) Love Actually and A Christmas Carol are up there too

  6. You look so cute in those antlers and I love that dress. I love all those christmas movies. Makes me remember when I was a little girl again!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  7. Loving those antlers, and I love those Christmas movies!! haha the best!

  8. Christmas is coming, the latest michael kors bag here, good price quality, introduced to everyone

  9. I have never seen It's A Wonderful Life. MAINLY because my ex boyfriend loved it and it reminds me of him. lol