Ten things that make me smile during Christmas

1. Dressing Up and the Shoe Possibilities! 

Vintage Tartin Plaid Tie, Weiss Vintage Brooch


Nine West Glitter Platinum Peep Toe Pumps,


Chinese Laundry Red Foil Peep Toe Pumps


Vintage Beaded Top, Theory Jacket


Betty Muller Black Velvet Slingbacks with Vintage Shoe Clips


Target Ballet Pink Glitter Clutch


Vintage Pendelton Plaid Jacket, Ciner Starburst Brooch


2. Classic Christmas Music. I think there is alot of Bad Christmas Music but a few of my favorites include:  Carol of the Bells, Sleigh ride,  Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack with my favorite: Christmas time is Here, and  anything Nat King Cole.

3. It’s A Wonderful LifeMV5BMTMzMzY5NDc4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzc4NjIxNw@@._V1._SY317_

When I lived in Palo Alto my husband and I would go to the Stanford Theatre every Christmas Eve and go to the 9pm showing of Its a Wonderful Life. The Stanford Theater is a Historic Landmark and  features the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. On Christmas Eve the house was packed and we all sang Christmas songs from 8-9 before the movie.


The management also provided free popcorn and refreshments.  It always sold out so we bought our tickets in advance.

With the house so full it was fun to applaud when Jimmy Stewart did something heroic, and hiss at Potter when he was pure evil!  I miss that experience since living in Tucson.

4. Memories of the Bergdorf Goodman Windows in New York.  Nothing beats them.079

They are magnificent.When I can’t travel to New York I rely on seeing them thru the eyes of Bill Cunningham, New York Times.

5.  The Scent of Fresh Pine in the House


6. Decorating the House and Enjoying the Seasonal displays065 064 017 014 012

7. Luncheons,  Parties and Champagne!

8.  Driving up Pontatoc and viewing all the Christmas Lights

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9. Classic Christmas Cartoons.  I am 47 and I still love them!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas.


Charlie Brown Christmas


Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


Frosty the Snowman


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

10. My family, Steve, Barolo and Dolci!154  It is small but a bounty of Love!

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