Radio City Rockettes at Christmas in New York

The Radio City Rockettes Christmas show is a wonderful holiday treasure in New York City. Ah NYC and the magic of Christmas. Truly something special. Walking New York streets there is the constant sound of Christmas carols from shops and vendors. When you think of all the “Christmas tunes” this
Radio City Rockettes at Christmas in New York

The Christmas Specials on television

Have you been watching your favourite Christmas specials on television this holiday season? Do you have one that is an absolute¬†“must see” each year? Is there one that you wait until the family is together to ensure that you can all watch it together? For years and years I would
The Christmas Specials on television

Looking through the little window in the oven

Ah, the lure of Christmas and holiday baking. Do you recall those days of walking into the house after school and having the wonderful aroma of mother’s, or grandmother’s baking filling the home? There were so many holiday treats to be made. Shortbread, Christmas fruit cake, banana cake, cherry centered
Looking through the little window in the oven

The Smell of a Fresh Christmas Tree

Growing up in a small town dad would often take us as kids out to some remote gravel road, over high snow banks, blazing a trail into the woods to chop down our annual Christmas tree. There was nothing like working our way back out of the woods to the
The Smell of a Fresh Christmas Tree

Advent Calendar Traditions

Continuing on my seasonal posts of Holiday Awesome – inspired by Neil Pasricha’s “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”.   The Advent Calendar is one of those holiday season traditions that help us with the countdown to Christmas Day. The advent calendars have become a tradition that offers a token of
Advent Calendar Traditions

That Old Box of Christmas Ornaments

In today’s post I refer to Neil Pasricha’s “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome” and his reference to “pulling out that old box of Christmas ornaments from when you were a kid”.   Whether it is the angel atop your tree, the “baby’s first Christmas” ornament, the family pet, Mickey Mouse
That Old Box of Christmas Ornaments

Hotel Lobbies and the Joy of Christmas

Keeping consistent with the Neil Pasricha, “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”, my post today is reflecting on the joy of Christmas while traveling.   When travelling on business, it was always interesting to see various states of decoration as the month of November progressed. It was particularly gratifying when met
Hotel Lobbies and the Joy of Christmas

Don’t Sweat the Small Things like Tape

I had a good chuckle this morning, reading page 22 of Neil Pasricha’s “The Book of (Holiday) Awesome”. It reminded me of how we sometimes let those little tiny nuisances cause us aggravation. In the grander scheme of things, shame on us for getting caught by “hang nails” of life.
Don’t Sweat the Small Things like Tape

Love a Parade

American Thanksgiving, no matter where you are in the world, will always be a morning to watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is a spectacular production that has withstood the test of time.   In 1983, I was fortunate enough to have marched in the parade as a
Love a Parade

Construction Cranes with Christmas Lights

The title of this post says it all. What a joyful sight it is to see construction cranes in cities and towns with Christmas lights strung across the structures. Someone must have to take credit for starting this idea, and it is so wonderful to see that so many construction
Construction Cranes with Christmas Lights