A few of my favorite Christmas things

The things that make this holiday special to Kelly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, UnionvilleTimes.com

We all know the tune (sing it with me!)

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things…”

  • The sound of my boys hovering outside our bedroom door ready for presents…the rule is 7am


  • The smell of a real Christmas tree …nothing beats it, even if you do have to sweep up needles


  • O Holy Night…best Christmas song EVER, in my opinion


  • Starbucks mocha peppermint latte on a frosty cold morning


  • Reading Twas the Night Before Christmas EVERY year…even when my boys are both almost taller than me


  • Watching the movie “Elf”….I think that Will Ferrell is GENIUS in that movie


  • Walking through the neighborhood aglow with luminaries on Christmas Eve


  • Longwood Gardens….never mind the traffic nightmare that ensues


  • My mom’s pitzell cookies….heaven


  • Being home as a family for a whole week!  NO homework , alarm clocks or bus stop!


  • Gathering with family and friends who mean so much


  • Reflecting on the year that has past and dreaming of the new one ahead


I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Cheers to you and yours on such a glorious day.



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  1. Hannah says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for making the UnionvilleTimes.com extra awesome!

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