The Christmas Spirit

Today my mom and I braved the crowds and headed out to do some Christmas shopping. I feel so unprepared for Christmas this year, but I think that's because a lot of my gifts are either handmade or were purchased online. I am realizing as I get older I prefer to just shop from the comfort of my home. This time of year I really love greeting those I come in contact with by saying a very cheery 'Merry Christmas'. Mom and I were headed into Home Depot when we saw this amazingly festive guy. I tried to snap a photo as he walked by but it turned out blurry... so I decided to just walk up and ask him for a picture. He gladly obliged.

There are years where I get into the Christmas spirit a little more than others. My Christmas excitement has definitely increased since having Amelia. I love Christmas movies and music and have both playing non-stop around Thanksgiving time. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite Christmas movie. The Holiday is one of my favorite movies in general. The rest of these are just awesome movies that I really love. 

I love Christmas music. I am a fan of all of the classics. Since most of you know all of those songs, I thought I'd share the not so common songs that I absolutely adore. 

Christmastime - Smashing Pumpkins (one of my absolute favorites)

Winter Song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

Something About December - Christina Perri

And I can't resit posting this song! Amelia and I are serious Gaga fans. I don't let her listen to this song yet, but that doesn't mean I don't blast it every chance I get. I like a little inappropriate with my Christmas music. 
Christmas Tree - Lady Gaga

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Mine is The Muppet Christmas Carol.

What is your favorite Christmas song?
I really love Christmastime and Winter Song. Two of the songs posted above. 
Ashley Elizabeth


  1. You guys are doing a lot of fun things this month!! Love all those Christmas movies. My favorites are Home Alone and Elf but I have a hard time turning off any Christmas movies when they come on TV. I love my Casting Crowns Christmas CD and Harry Connick Jr. Christmas CD. I also love shopping from home especially now that I have a little one :) Merry Christmas!!

  2. I can't believe you braved the stores today. You couldn't pay me a million dollars to do that shit. hahaha! My fave movie is Home Alone (1 AND 2) and my fave song is Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. :)

  3. It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie! And The Holiday of course :]