I love making cookies with my daughters every Christmas. We took time last night to do that and watch Elf--it was fun! Gus even got into the spirit too. You'll have to check out his video, giving a bit of dialogue about the whole event. It is indeed time to slow down and enjoy family and friends and relish in what God gave us as we celebrate Christmas--a Savior!!
And the most wonderful thing to me at Christmas time is MUSIC! I have attended and been a part of (with my band Sister Grace) about 9 concerts. The grand finale was First Baptist Church's "Athens Christmas" and it was truly awe-inspiring. I love going with my Dad to that each year, and it was simply beautiful, ringing in the lovely meaning of Christmas. Thanks to Ryan Leffel for directing the Celebration Choir--he and they are so talented! Below is the spectacular scenery in the sanctuary from the balcony.
As far as recorded music, I have discovered some great new albums and enjoyed older ones as well, but I think my favorite this year is Sarah McLauchlin's Wintersong.