Monday Madness

I hope you will come join us at Monday Madness and play along with us.

Let's talk about holidays... Depending on where you live and what religion you are, you may celebrate different holidays and at different times of the year than others. But most of us do celebrate at least one holiday a year. Let's share! =)

1. Which of the holidays that you celebrate, do you feel is the most important?
Each holiday is its own way. After all, that's why we celebrate them. That said, as far as religion goes, I believe Easter is the most important. Yes, Christmas is the celebration of Jesus' birth, but without what went on at Easter, I doubt anyone would be celebrating the birthday. Halloween is important, just because it's fun and it gives me the chance to start my decorations. Thanksgiving is important because we all need to give thanks... more than once a year, but once a year is a good start. Am I babbling? Maybe... none of the holidays are "most" important to me. I guess you could say the most important is the one I'm celebrating (or fixing to celebrate) at the time.

2. Which holiday do you most enjoy?
I have to say that Christmas is "my most favorite time of the year." I like the colors and the hustle and bustle. I start decorating for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving.

3. Is there one holiday that your family tries to get together every year? If so, which one?We (my family and my mom) normally try to get together at Thanksgiving at my aunt's home in Charleston. The majority of my cousins and their kids live there as well. One cousin can rarely get there... he's a paramedic and normally just gets one day off. My sister and her husband make it every other year. My kids make it when they can make it.

4. Share one special memory from a past holiday. I don't know how special this is... but it's one that always makes me laugh. Years ago (early 60s, I guess) LipSlicker lipsticks were all the rage... think Twiggy and Yardley. My sister had bought my present and I was feeling it, trying to guess what it is. I'd guessed several things...she just kept shaking her head, going "nope." Well, after about a dozen or so guesses, I guessed right. She started crying and ran to Mama, wailing, "She GUESSED it!"

5. Name one holiday coming up, that you're really looking forward to, and why. I'm probably more excited about this Christmas coming up than I have been in my life. This will be the first time all my kids have been home for Christmas at the same time since 1998. And, since my son is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq in March, it makes it even more special.


Caylynn said…
Great Christmas memory! Too cute! :)

Enjoy your Christmas with your son. Thank him for his service. The most difficult Christmas I ever celebrated was when my husband (an officer in the Canadian Forces) was on a peacekeeping mission in Eritrea. They were setting up the camp, so had no phones or email yet, so there was no contact on Christmas, or for several weeks after.

Have a good day. :)
Heart of Rachel said…
Hi Judy.

Christmas is also my favorite holiday because I love the season of sharing. I love seeing festive Christmas lights and decorations. It's a beautiful time of the year.

It's nice that you're looking forward to a Christmas with the whole family. May every minute of it be beautiful.

God bless.

Karen & Rick said…
Memories of things my sister and I have done are some of my funniest memories of childhood as well.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Gabrielle said…
LOL @ the christmas memory. Hehe. And God bless your son, Judy...

Thanks for stopping by!
Jessica said…
I agree...each Holiday has it's own special meaning! :) blog is now hosted at blogger...please stop by and say hello!
Liz said…
Enjoyed reading your answers - sounds like you have a wonderful Christmas coming up. :)
Busy Little Bee said…
Sounds like this Christmas is going to be extra special!

I'll make sure to wave!
harmoniousjosh said…
I would have guessed a mountain dulcimer. But that would have only been wishful thinking on my part.
Bunny said…
Hello! Thanks for dropping by. Sounds like this Christmas for you will be a special one. Have a good MM! And have a great Christmas too!
Cheryl said…
How nice for all your family to be together! I'm sure this one will be the best :)
cybercasey said…
Well holidays always mean fun and frolic all around....and and for me every holiday is special....i just love the cheer and happiness associated with each holiday...and hey do drop by my Holiday Blog sometime and share some more of the holiday fun and cheer...have a great time during the holidays!!!!
Dawn said…
Great answers! It is kind of hard to pick a holiday! They all have good points! Thanks for coming to visit my blog!

On Christmas memories, I should have put this one: When I was about 13, my sisters and I went present snooping and found them. Not satisfied with merely finding them, we actually carefully opened them and peeked inside! Then we found out how hard it was to be surprised, when you knew what the present was. I got a white watch that year, and I had to fake surprise. It wasn't easy. We never did it again!