It is that time of year. We sit up late at night and watch Christmas movies, first one and then another. Thehubs loves them and so do I. We snuggle under the blanket wearing our matching Christmas pajamas, drinking hot cocoa with sugarplums dancing in our heads.
Not really, I will have a decaff coffee with Baileys, he will have a cold beer while eating cheese sticks, and we will be wearing our worn out but comfy pajamas that absolutely no one else will ever see (if I can help it).
Last night we watched “A very Merry Mix-up” on the Lifetime Movie Network. It was about a young woman who owns an antique shop in the city who is traveling to spend Christmas with her fiancee's family.
A series of bad luck at the airport results in a name mix-up and she ends up staying with a family by the same name, just not the family of her fiancee.
She enjoys a traditional family holiday, decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, and feeling a part of this family. Only to find out it is not her fiancee's family.
She finds true love, lives happily ever after and continues the family traditions she cherishes and enjoys. One big happy family, one happy ending, one good movie.
If only the holidays could be planned like a movie, complete with a beautifully decorated home that has been in the family for generations, everyone is healthy, everyone has time off work to bake cookies, shop, and wrap presents.
Oh and an unlimited budget and a large pantry so you can feed the entire town and never have to fight the crowds at the grocery store.
I can only dream... ahhh... doesn't it feel good to dream about the perfect Christmas?
Well, our family is more like the movie
“National Lampoons Christmas Vacation”.
Thehubs will put up a million lights and he will work on them until midnight every night. My turkey may blow up, and the cat may cause a fire and burn down our Christmas Tree. The dog may turn the table over and hopefully the S.W.A.T. Team will not come flying through the windows.
But I can guarantee
it will have a happy ending...
just like in the movies.