How wonderful it was reading everyone's answer to which is your favorite Christmas movie and why? It looks like "It's a Wonderful Life" was the most popular… and I have to agree the story really puts life into perspective and reminds us of what's really important… family and community. On the funny side, Elf, Christmas Story, The Nightmare before Christmas and Christmas Vacation get the big HOHO. I'll have to be on the look out for some of the other movies that I've never seen before…. like… Prancer, Christmas in Bayou and the Christmas Shoes. And we can't for get the classics like Charlie Brown's Christmas, A Christmas Carol, The Grinch, White Christmas and Rudolph. Thank you everyone for your comments… it's a great start to the 7 day Christmas Giveaway!
To pick a winner I went to Random.org…. and today's winner is Gail Shouvlin!
Day 1 prize is a set of 5 Pink Ribbon Series Art Cards from my 2012 Pink Ribbon Series…
Gail please send me your home address so I can get them in the mail to you!
Today's Question: What's your favorite Christmas tradition?
Traditions are what knit our lives and families together… I just love hearing someone say… "When I was growing up we use to…." or "In my family we always…." So today's question is…. how would you finish either one of those lines? It can be simple or silly…. involving foods or an event… something from your childhood or a newly acquired tradition…
When I was growing up I couldn't wait to see my cousins! Even though we didn't live very far from each other getting together at Christmas time was the best tradition in my house… Christmas eve was spent with my cousins from my Dad's family… Susie, Judy, Peter, Sharon, Cindy, Marybeth and BJ. And on Christmas Day we would spend it with my mom's family. And even though it was just my brother and cousin Bobby we always managed to find something crazy to do!
And with my own kids, we loved to pick out our christmas tree together. We would go to a local farm in Glastonbury walk around several times touching almost every tree branch. My son Ray was the best at picking out just right tree. We carried on that tradition when Dean and I blended our families together. Our first year together, we piled in two vehicles and headed over to a tree farm in Cheshire. Walking up and down the hillside with a sled in toe until we spotted the right one. Well, needless to say, the kids lost interest when the first snowball was formed from the freshly fallen snow….SNOWBALL FIGHT… which left Dean to do the cutting and hauling and me…. well, I happy to be a spectator!
please feel free to share here on my blog in the comments or on my Facebook post and you will be included in Day 2 Christmas Giveaway! Thanks for joining in the FUN!
I will be giving away something on my blog for seven straight days.
here's the link to sign up:
Linda's Art Blog
To qualify for the daily drawing you will be required to do something … nothing big…. maybe leave a comment…or make a suggestion…. share a link… it's all fun … the prizes will include: a free print, free calendar, even a free mini painting! It's all for fun. And in the spirit of giving!
So, sign up today and get ready to win something!
This is me, my brother Mickey and cousin Bobby …… and from top left… my cousins.. Judy, me, Cindy, then Sharon, Peter, Susie and brother Mickey!
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Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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