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An ode to the song “SNOW” from the Movie White Christmas.

I feel like lately all I’ve done is post snow pictures.  I guess that’s because I kind of like the white stuff.  Growing up, and even now we always played in the snow.

My parents encouraged a love for winter sports like ice skating, skiing, and of course building snow men.  I didn’t get my father’s gift for making very large snowmen however.  I tried, but mine only topped a few feet this time.  That said, I guess some of the love for winter sports did rub off, and I am SO ready for the Olympics to begin this Friday night.

We finally got a significant snow fall here and I have loved looking out and seeing it.  I think we ended up with close to seven inches this week on top of a small amount from last weekend.

I encourage you to get out and foster a love for winter with your kids and your family, even if it is only a few minutes in the arctic or on an ice skating rink (I think I was around 3 when we really started going ice skating, just a little bit older when we started skiing).  It will have long lasting effects (not too mention some frostbite) and memories.

My Two Very Handsome Snowmen

An excerpt from “SNOW” by Bing Crosby, from the movie White Christmas

It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow
I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow

I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Oh, to see a great big man entirely made of snow

Where it’s snowing
All winter through
That’s where I want to be
Snowball throwing
That’s what I’ll do
How I’m longing to ski
Through the snow-oh-oh-oh-oh

An excerpt from “SNOW” by Bing Crosby, from the movie White Christmas

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Stores are hustling and bustling, even at 9am on a Monday morning.  Shelves are getting emptier at retailers around the area, and some are still trying to figure out what the perfect gift is for a loved one.

It’s the week when we pull out the Christmas traditions that one holds dear, and when we celebrate the birth of our dear savior Jesus Christ.

For me, Christmas week means the movie “White Christmas.”  I’ve already watched it 3 times, but will watch it again, and maybe even more than that.

There’s just something about that movie!  I think it’s the costumes, the dancing and the wish for a white Christmas.  Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby – AMAZING!

When I was little a white Christmas was so exciting.  Now, I just worry, will we make it to visit family, will my husband be able to spend the day with us.

It looks like this year we’ll get rain, which is good for the practical side of my mind, but a white Christmas just is transforming to the holiday.  It makes it feel like CHRISTMAS!

Whether your week of Christmas is white or full of green grass, don’t forget to take time out for your favorite holiday traditions, and make some time for yourself, even if it’s to take a couple of hours to watch an old favorite holiday movie.

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