For as long as I can remember, this album by Mannheim Steamroller has been our official "Christmas tree decorating" music. It really doesn't feel like Christmas till I've slipped the disc into the player and hit "play". Isn't it amazing how simply hearing a favorite song can bring back so many memories of Christmas past?
I have to say, the "Christmas tree selecting" committee did a fabulous job this year! We always cut down a tree from our property, it's usually a bit too big, and we have to trim it...literally. But this year, it was like the small bear's bed and porridge from Goldilocks and the Three Bears - just right.
Decorating the tree with my family...it's so very special, especially knowing that the years that we'll all be in the same house, living together as one family won't last forever. I'm looking forward to having my own family someday, but in all honesty and sincerity, I'm going to miss living my folks. I'm so happy right here, right now.
The train always goes around the tree. Always. It's tradition.
Rather predictably, Merlin finds the tree quite fascinating!
Only six days till Christmas! *confetti* *fanfare* I am so excited!!
How about you all? What Christmas traditions does your family have? I want to know!