Christmas favorites, a list in photos

Carlos O'Connors bokeh!

Christmas lights, everywhere. Christmas light bokeh.

my very, very, very favorite part of Christmas.

Stockings, handmade by my grandmother as we three were born. I have to learn how to knit so I can make them for our future children.

Nutcracker lineup, 2008

The growing nutcracker collection in the window, arranged by size.

December 18, 2009

Wrapping presents. Using real ribbon instead of that crappy curling kind. Even if it’s a bit indulgent.

December 16, 2008

Making shortbread with Dad. Eating shortbread.

December 7, 2008

The advent calendar my mom made when we were kids, still kickin’.

Christmas tree, side view

Big, fat Christmas trees. The icicles we hang once the tree’s decorated. Towering piles of presents.

blue bird ornament

Starting my own Christmas collections and traditions.

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