Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My First "Top Ten Tuesday!"

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!This week:  What gets you in the mood for the Holidays?

This is the first time I have done this post, because most of the time I think the questions are too hard for me!  But this one is EASY!

1.  Miracle on 34th Street.  The move -- the original black and white with Natalie Wood.  I've watched this movie every year -- since BEFORE there were videos -- we used to scour the TV guide to make sure we didn't miss it!

2.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss.  The original.

3.  The Grinch - The movie with Jim Carey.  Classic!

4.  Christmas Vacation - The movie with Chevy Chase.  Still laugh till I cry, every time I watch it.

5.  Homemade Caramel Rolls - I make these for all my family and friends for the holiday.  I use my bread machine and usually make about 14 dozen rolls.

6.  My husband complaining about Christmas Trees - His family owns a Christmas Tree farm, and he gets tired of all the lifting, etc.  He usually would prefer we just have a wreath (for the smell.)  We usually get a HUGE tree (because I'm the boss.)

7.  Christmas Music - We aren't allowed to listen to it until after Thanksgiving, but after that, I have my iPod playlist that stays on Christmas music continually.  Just purchased the Glee Christmas CD and I can't wait until FRIDAY so I can listen to it!

8.  Shopping on Black Friday - Me and my sisters have done this since before it was called Black Friday.  When our kids were little (and their gifts were bigger) we used to have trouble fitting all of them in the van!

9.  Elf - This has become a recent classic in our family.  The four food groups:  "Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn, and Syrup!"

10. New Year's Eve Party Planning - I love to cook and choosing which appetizers to make is always fun.  This used to be an annual "party" now it's more like an intimate gathering of mostly family, but we still have fun.


  1. Lovely post! I didn't catch on to this option for the top 10 this week. That sure would have been easier than listing 10 holiday books :D Christmas Vacation is an Xmas Eve tradition for the last decade at my house ;)

  2. I love the Miracle on 34th Street movie (though I don't think I've seen the black-and-white one)! And yeah, we aren't really supposed to listen to Christmas music until Dec. 1st :D

  3. Ok. I lied in the title of this post. I actually did to the Top Ten Tuesday once before, but I couldn't come up with 10 things. Brain fart . . .

  4. I like Miracle on 34th Street... but I must admit that I prefer the newer version with Mara Wilson. She's so wonderfully precocious!

  5. Excellent! So many good things on this list. And homemade caramel rolls sound amazing. I can never wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music, mostly because of all the stations that play it 24/7 here somewhere around mid-November!

  6. I'm a school librarian, too, but I work at a primary school. I'm eager to enter the Christmas Spirit...Friday, I think.

    Here is my list of Top Ten Books to Read During the Holidays.

  7. Oh wow! It sounds like you really know how to have fun... I love the original Grinch movie. Speaking of movies, one our family seems to watch over and over at Christmas time is A Christmas Story (yeah the one with Ralphie) PS I sure hope you post your Carmel rolls recipe some where. I have a bread maker and two hungry guys to feed!


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