What I love {{holiday style}}

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

While I love a good gift guide post, we all know the holidays wouldn't be complete without the memories. Certain songs, shows, foods and smells make me very nostalgic for all things Christmas past. These are things that make me happy.

My mother always makes breakfast casserole for Christmas. It is the only time of year she makes it, which makes it taste that much better. Even though we don't get to spend every holiday home, Christmas morning isn't the same with out it. This year we will be at her house on Christmas morning and I can't wait to dig into this cheesy egg goodness. Extra salsa on mine please.
Similar recipe here

I love hearing Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is you". It isn't my favorite song by far, but I do love it and it always puts me in a good mood. My favorite song is hands down, Oh Holy Night. I am also a sucker for Michael Buble's "All I want for Christmas is you"... I know I just said that with Mariah Carey, but whatever... it is different.

I am not a fan of eggnog, at all, but last year my father in law introduced me to Eggnog Coffee creamer (and my sister in law recently reminded me of this) and I can't wait to go out and grab some.

Call me crazy, but 24 hours of "A Christmas Story" always makes me happy. Maybe it is because my Dad always tells me he wants a red rider BB gun for Christmas (we actually bought him one a few years ago), or maybe it is because my hometown is mentioned in the movie. Either way, Christmas isn't the same with out this one.

I know it is not a traditional Christmas movie, but I love Edward Scissorhands, and he makes snow with those creepy hands, plus it is Johnny Depp.

Anything cinnamon scented is a no brainer for holiday scents. I have never had a real Christmas tree, and I was completely and utterly fine with this because I didn't like the smell of pine trees. Sometime in the last few years that smell has really grown on me. So for now, the scented sticks you hang on your fake Christmas tree shall suffice.


  1. I agree with allll of this! The Michael Buble Christmas CD is pure perfection and that Mariah Carey song will put anyone in a happy mood! I think we watch A Christmas Story about 5 times over the 24 hours it's playing :) Love this time of year!

  2. My mom always makes casseroles around the holidays and I can't get enough of them. I'm hoping to try out a couple of the recipes myself. O Holy Night is one of my favorites too. It's so beautiful and classic. I love eggnog so I'm sure I'd love the creamer. I didn't even know it existed!

  3. I made a quiche last year for Christmas morning and it's my new favorite thing - but I do want to try that casserole and also I'm with Katie - Michael Buble anything x-mas and I'm happy!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I love that Mariah song as well, also Baby please come home - they are my two favourite and always make me happy! I have never seen A Christmas Story, I know, I know!

  5. I have felt the urge to watch odd movies during Christmas. Edward Scissorhands sounds good, I was just thinking about Sweeney Todd today.


Free Blogger Design Made By The Dutch Lady Designs