Posts Tagged ‘Santa Claus’

CIJ: Visit the NorthPole

July 20, 2009

NorthPole.com
Is a place where you can play reindeer games, become a character in your very own story, send an email to Santa Claus and yes he will actually email you back.. And of course we can not leave out Mrs Claus here at the North Pole she has a list of her yummy cookie recipes perhaps you can make some and leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve. But the Best Part is on Christmas Eve you can follow Santa Claus as he delivers presents around the world thanks to NORAD There are just so many things to do and see at the North Pole.. and what a better way to get into the spirit of the season.. Enjoy and have fun

CIJ: Twas the night before Christmas

July 17, 2009

Every Christmas Eve My Dad and I would read this and I have continued reading it to my own kids..
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

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CIJ: Wordless Wednesday : Christmas Past

July 14, 2009

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CIJ: Christmas Goodies

July 7, 2009

One of my favorite childhood  memories of Christmas Goodies is the  Special Package of Homemade Candies sent to My family by My Grandmother Ewers   each year she would send a box of her home made delectable goodies.  And her timing would always be just a week just before Christmas. In the box would contain Divinity, Fudge and Jellied Candies, and Peanut brittle. Oh and you could smell the sweet aroma before even opening the box. That was a true treasure to indulge in and she  would even send cookies for me to set out just for Santa Claus . Very fond memories of her goodies, Yummy. Another Favorite of Mine Was an Idaho Spud Candy bar which can only be found In or around Idaho it’s taste is indescribable and no it does not contain any ingredients’ of  a potato for those of you that may be wondering, Sure you could buy the Idaho Spud Candy bar any time of the year  but My dad would  always hide a few inside the Christmas Tree for me to find on Christmas Morning. idahospud_home and since I no longer have access to these by means of my local grocery store ,I have ordered them from Owyhee Candy Company just for my children can experience the wonderful yummy mouth watering   confection.

What are some of your favorite  Holiday goodies? I would love to hear about them..