i hear music.

happy monday!
this week involved the setting up of our christmas tree
(twice, since the first time morty knocked it down)
and decking our halls with our small
(but slowly expanding)
collection of christmas decorations.

our stockings (plus a new mini one, for mort!)
my beautiful angels (some holding candles, some on the tree)
wreaths & door decorations
all went up,
accompanied by many
hot apple ciders & eggnog hot chocolates,
 tchaikovsky's nutcracker suite
and vince guaraldi's a charlie brown christmas

i sadly realized that my collection of christmas albums
is even smaller than my collection of christmas ornaments,
(we have a vintage techniques record player
and paul's veritable collection of records,
but no holiday vinyl!)
and i am determined to find some amazing holiday records
during our record-finding trip next week to toronto.

here are a few i'd love...
handel's messiah
adam sandler's eight crazy nights
nat king cole's the christmas song
...and here's one more just for fun
(is it terrible that i want to live in a gap commercial
just a little bit during christmas time?)

it's now less than two weeks until we travel home
and i'm starting to feel the excitement...
bring on the holidays!

frosty toes from weheartit


  1. I love this post! I also spent the weekend decorating my (faux) tree, making X-mas cookies and drinking apple cider! And I hear you about the Gap X-mas music- I used to work there and the music was so infectious! I am loving the Glee X-mas album this year!

    xo Emily

  2. I love this time of the year...
    Holiday preparations, decorating, and gift-giving...I enjoy of bit of it.

    Have fun on putting up your tree:)

  3. now tell me a little more about this eggnog hot chocolate?!?!

  4. Anonymous7/12/10

    add The Temptations Christmas to that collection and it'll be complete ;)

  5. Awww have a happy monday sweetie. Isn't Christmas decorating a lot of fun?! Oh that eggnog hot choco sound interesting, I wish you could have snapped a picture for us

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  7. i just discovered your blog and i love it! following :)!

  8. love love love Handel's Messiah! can't wait to see what you get for your trip! xo

  9. This post makes me so excited for Christmas!!

  10. this post is like christmas in a glass.

  11. You should also check out the new Christmas album from Pink Martini. I was doing some research on Christmas albums and found out that Elvis has one too... how fun is that?! Love this post and your blog! -elyse


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