Thursday, December 20, 2007

#1 Favorite Christmas Game: Christmas Lights

This game doesn't come in a box and you don't buy it at the store, but it's our family favorite.

A few nights before Christmas, we pile into the car and drive all over the city looking at Christmas lights. It is really a fun, bonding experience for the whole family.

Driving slowly through the neighborhoods, in the quiet of the night, looking at the various ways people express their love for the holiday, brings the Christmas spirit to a peak.

After an hour or so, we head home for hot chocolate around the Christmas tree and talk about our favorite displays. Surprisingly, although we ooh and aah over the extravaganzas, it's often the simpler displays that touch us the most.

Now playing on my iPod: Mary Did You Know? performed by Donny Osmond; Mary Did You Know? performed by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd (I included both because I love Donny Osmond and Wynonna Judd. Wish they had done the duet together. Now that would be sumthin'.)

1 comment:

Sandra said...

We do this on Christmas eve. When we come home, Santa's elves have been by the house and left us a couple of videos to help us while away the time until it is time for bed. When I was little, the elves always left us a game.