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Top 5 Stocking Stuffers

Stuffed Christmas Stocking

When it comes to Christmas stockings, I tend to give practical gifts that are needed than clever, but useless, trinkets. This year I’ve stocked up on:

5. candy canes

4. AA batteries

3. penlights

2. SD cards

1. flash drives

What did you buy in bulk this year?


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Top 6 Holiday Songs

Christmas Songs

Ding-a-ling-aling Dingaling … Ding-a-ling-aling Dingaling …. I’ve been listening to iTunes’s holiday radio station for the last month. Here is my list of favorite songs based on how high my happiness level jumps when one of the following songs comes on.

6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause – Jimmy Boyd

5. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

4. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer – Dean Martin

3. Last Christmas – WHAM!

2. It’s Gonna be a Cold Cold Christmas – Dana

1. All I Want for Christmas (Is You) – Mariah Carey

And though I have yet to hear it on iTunes radio, I need to mention The Twelve Days of Christmas because it’s on constant replay through my mind.

What have you been listening to?


Top 7 Holiday Movies

Christmas Movies

Tis the season for drinking hot cider, eating chocolate marshmallow Santas and sucking on candy canes while watching Christmas classics. When I take a break from decorating the tree or stringing up blinking lights, I watch:

7. The Family Man

6. Love Actually

5. Frosty the Snowman

4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

3. Yogi’s First Christmas

2. Home Alone

1. It’s a Wonderful Life

Which flicks put you in the holiday spirit?


Top 8 Winter Smells


There are some scents that not only bring back memories but can wholly transport me back to a specific moment.

8. snow

7. smoke from the wood stove (or a fireplace)

6. plastic tape

5. Old Spice

4. Nivea hand lotion

3. pumpkin and pie crust

2. cinnamon

1. pine

Which smells cause you to travel back to a specific holiday memory?