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Monday, December 5, 2011

Where Santa Lives...

It's December already!!
Does that conjur up thoughts of Santa Claus or make you think of baby Jesus lying in a manger?
Even when you know and understand WHO Christmas is about and the reason we celebrate it, You can't escape thoughts of Santa...  It seems as if he is everywhere.
My daughter and son-n-law decided they weren't gonna do the whole "Santa" thing with their kids.
He's not gonna be some evil thing they shun in their home... they're just not gonna make Christmas all about Santa and tell them their presents are from him and stuff. 
 I guess you could say they are taking the indifferent_no big deal_kind of "Santa" approach  and I am all down with that.  They are light years ahead of me and her daddy when it comes to parental wisdom at their age.  Knowing Jesus and living for Him does that in a family.
I'm so thankful they are teaching my grand kids that Christmas is all about the fact that Jesus humbled Himself to be born into this world so that He would grow up into a man who would die for our sins so that we could experience a relationship with Him and eternal life.
It took me years as a parent before I realized that.  
(I came to know Jesus for REALS in my late 20's)
~I'm so thankful how everything is transformed in our lives when Christ transforms our hearts~

Well, now that you know that background, you can appreciate this story.
This weekend when my daughter and family were decorating their home and putting up the tree, they had Christmas music playing.
 Without being prompted at all, Rosalyn, my three yr old grand daughter, heard the name "Santa" in one of the songs.   She then very matter of factly informs her parents...
"Santa lives at the beach.  I saw him there with Honey."

Now why in the world would she think that?... might have something to do with this! lol

We took these pics in Florida this Summer :)
I hope he got all rested up on his vacation! lol

After seeing that it's gonna be hard to convince Rosalyn that Santa doesn't live at the beach!

Oh and someone planted a little bug in my ear this weekend that I ought to give one of these away...

So ... I am!!
Two of them!!
One for you to keep and one for you to give to a friend.

I don't want to be a cotton- headed ninny-muggins so I will keep it simple to enter the giveaway..

~Just tell me your favorite Christmas movie you like to watch each each year~ 

Me and my girls can't get enough of Buddy...we think ELF is hilarious....but we'd love to discover some new Christmas movies to add to our favorites.
I'm gonna announce the winner on Wednesday so I can get it in the mail right away and you can be wearing it this Christmas season.

Ho Ho Ho! ;)

Stephanie :)

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  1. I think my favorite Christmas movie will always be "It's a Wonderful Life". Every time I hear a bell ring, I smile... thinking that my guardian angel must be pretty close by... :)

    Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

  2. My all time, what it every year, wouldn't be Christmas without it, is White Christmas!!

  3. I love "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." No matter how many times I watch it, it's still hilarious. "Elf" is a very, very close second...smiling's my favorite! ;)

  4. Definately a white Christmas! Bing crosby is a classic :)

  5. My favorite Christmas movie would have to be "It's a Wonderful Life" as my children we in that play 10 years ago and I have the fondest memories.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. My all time favorite it is, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." I can quote that movie line by line almost. Its a must watch. Love it!!

  7. My all time favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street

  8. Christmas Vacation for sure, no matter how many times I watch it, I still laugh til my side hurts! I also love Its a Wonderul Life.

  9. My favorite is "it's a wonderful life" , great movie.

  10. Hey Stephanie it wouldn't let me post my name for some reason I put anonymous on last comment and on this comment :) sorry!! But its a wonderful life is definitely my favorite. That and white Christmas!!
    But this is Ashley Embrey! :)

  11. My favorite Christmas movies are Nativity Story and Christmas Shoes!!! Love you Mrs. Stephanie!!!

  12. Haaalarious! We have four babies and don't do the "Santa thing" either. My four year old baby girl gets quite upset when people ask her what santa is bringing her! lol! Our favorite Christmas movie is The Nativity Story, we watch it every year...always brings tears...that precious baby who saved the world! BTW found your blog and love it! Merry Christmas Yall from Texas!

  13. my favorite christmas movie is a tie....i do love watching elf....but my favorites are White Christmas and Holiday Inn.

  14. so funny LOL!
    (oh and my favorite is Elf too!)

  15. It's a Wonderful Life is my fav. also like Dicken's Christmas Carol. And right up there is The Nativity Story.

  16. Annabelle's Wish :)

  17. I love reading your post! OK, favorite Christmas movie has to be A Christmas daddy watches it for the 24 hours that it is on, over and over, every Christmas!!

  18. I love Elf! That's my favorite Christmas movie. My second is A Christmas Story :)

  19. I guess I'm still a kid at heart. My favorites are How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph! :)

  20. Polar Express is a favourite in our house!

  21. oh my word. santa. hilarious!
    we adore elf, too. solid gold.
    'home alone', 'it's a wonderful life', 'while you were sleeping'...
    my number one though, is 'a christmas carol' with george c. scott as scrooge. such a powerful story or wretchedness transformed, redeemed! favorite. praise jesus.

    love you, stephanie. happy monday!

  22. I literally just finished watching It's a Wonderful Life but my all time fav is Elf! Every morning when my husband's alarm clock on his phone goes off I hear "I'm singing, I'm in a store and I'm singing, I'm in a store and I'm siiiinnnging".
    What a way to start the day! lol

  23. Oh Elf is for sure our favorite movie as a family for sure. We quote it, we live it! lol. I even started making Elf quote signs for etsy and they are my best sellers! haha. I personally love Miracle on 34th Street and who doesn't love A Charlie Brown Christmas (just watched it tonight)

  24. AHHH! Santa was at the beach without his shirt on!! I must say your photos are pretty amazing proof of his existence...or his look-alike's existence. :)

    I think it's too late for the give-away, but I'll tell you my favorite movie anyway. White Christmas. Love that movie! We also are enjoying The Nativity each year. They did such a great job making that movie!

  25. yippee!!! i hope i'm not too late!

    charlie brown's christmas!!!!

    happy birthday to your beautiful grand-daughter! what a blessing she is!

    mountain mama :)


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