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Try Your Luck in the $450 Blizzard Bucks Giveaway #BlizzardBucks Hey, Readers, Whether you are ready or not, winter is on its way. It ushers in one of my favourite holidays to celebrate: Christmas! The sights, the people and the food are like nothing else at any other time of the year for me. It …

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Yes, Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean that the holiday season has ended! My family and I are continuing to enjoy the Christmas Collection we received from Purdys Chocolatier! This collection of chocolate was a sweet surprise, as this was an extra package of treats they sent me to wish my family well this …

Christmas Hit List: Mary J. Blige – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Merry Christmas Readers!

This has to be one of my favourite days of the year! Being together with family is important to me, and though I am not with all of my extended family this year, I am so thankful that I have my other half and my kids to celebrate the day!

For today’s pick on my Christmas Hit List, I chose one of my favourite singers, Mary J. Blige, to help make the day just that much better.  I picked her version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” As usual, she put her amazing touch on this holiday classic. I could listen to this all day!

Readers, I wish nothing but the best for all of you today.  Have yourselves a merry little Christmas!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Christmas Hit List: Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas”

Hey, Readers!

Well, the Big Man in Red comes tonight! My kids are so excited, they have been waking up for the past week saying “It’s Christmas morning!” only for us to have to disappoint them when we informed them that it was not.

I know that Christmas is not all about the Santa and presents.  It’s also about being together with those you care about and showing them that you care.  That is why today’s pick for my Christmas Hit List is such a great one. It’s Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” You have probably heard this song soooooooooooooooo many times already this year, but I think that it’s the perfect song for today because it’s about wishing to be with someone you care about on Christmas.

I hope Santa is good to all of you tonight, and that all of your Christmas wishes come true this year, Readers!

Merry Christmas!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

My Favourite Christmas Movies – The Reese Edition

Hiya Readers,

Okay, so I have the kids pretty much sqaured away with my lists for television specials and movies for the family to enjoy, but what about us big kids? We like watching movies, too, right?  While we’re helping the Big Guy in Red out by wrapping gifts, or if we’re just winding down after a day of holiday fun, we like putting on our fav Christmas movies that are, well, not so much for little eyes and ears to watch.

Scrooge (A Christmas Carol – 1951)

This has to be one of my favourite non-Muppet version of this Charles Dickens tale.  I love how Alastair Sims portrayed  Ebenezer Scrooge in this film.  He was amazing in this role!

Die Hard 2 (1990)

I know, you’re questioning what this movie has to do with Christmas? Well, it takes place at Christmastime. How can you say no to all of the action and adventure of Sgt. John McLean saving the world, again, by blowing up a plane full of terrorists that thought they had the upper-hand? Though very violent and bloody, all of the explosions and fight scenes are classic, and Bruce Willis’ iconic line is also said, endearing him to millions.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

I know, it actually takes place in the course of about a year, but it begins and ends during the holiday season. I really love how Bridget gets herself into funny and slightly awkward situations. I felt as though I have been in Bridget’s shoes a time or two, so to see someone else do what I have done makes me really relate with her in these scenes. Below is one of those awkward scenes that really endears Bridget Jones to me at the Darcy’s Ruby Wedding celebration (around Chrsitmastime 🙂 )in front of all of the Darcy’s family and friends.

This Christmas (2007)

I enjoy watching this movie because it is about a family at Christmas that has to get it together and squash the problems they have in their lives. Sibling rivalries, testing parent/child relationships and dealing with family members old and new are all ley lements in this holiday film.  Oh, there’s also the oh-so beautiful Idris Elba to stare at for most of the film, too!  ;P

Love Actually (2003)

This Rom-Com Christmas flick is a favourite of mine because it has to have one of the best emsemble casts I’ve seen in a long time!  The stories of many of the characters make me want to laugh and cheer for their happiness, too!  Of course, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth stole the scenes they had lines in!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

I had to leave this one for the end of my post because this one is simply a Christmas classic!  If I don’t see this movie during the Christmas season, I really get upset.  It’s also my favourite of the classic National Lampoon series of movies.  All of the characters are crazy in one way or another, and no one could have pulled off being Clark “Sparky” Griswold better than Chevy Chase.

Whether you are counting down the hours until Christmas, or you just want to unwind from some of the havoc that this time of year brings, these movies will brighten your mood when the kids have gone to bed!

View and enjoy!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Christmas Hit List: Brenda Lee – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”

Hey There, Readers!

We are almost there! The organized person that I am is still running around, getting more baking supplies and other things just to make sure we do not have to go find an open store on Christmas Day.  The “Bosses” are pleased with this because they get to go zooming about with me at Mach 10 speed!

I had to replay this song from last year on my Christmas Hit List! It is a favourite of many, and I’m sure you have heard it many times at Christmas parties or while you’re having fun at home, but it’s such a fun song that you could hear it again and again. Today’s pick is Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” So many memories come to mind whenever I hear this song! The “Bosses” even approve of this one, dancing and singing along as I play it from then while I’m typing this post (I’ve hit replay about four times by now)!

I hope you’re rockin’ around something right now while you listen to this song, and that it also helps you get into the mood of the season!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese