75 Things I Love About Christmas Past & Present


1. The Birth of Jesus Christ
2. Kentucky vs Louisville Battle of the Bluegrass Game
3. Missouri vs Illinois Braqgin Rights Game
4. Our Company Christmas Party
5. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
6. A Charlie Brown Christmas Show
7. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Show
8. Frosty the Snowman by Willie Nelson
9. Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
10. The memories of all my Christmases in the past
11. The feeling a new beginning is just around the corner
12. Celebrating all the great blessings of this year
13. Everyone gets more friendly
14. The Magic Tree at Cherry Hill
15. The feeling you get from giving from your blessings
16. Letting people know how much you love & appreciate them
17. People are more receptive about how much you appreciate them
18. Oh Holy Night by anyone
19. Food is everywhere (and unguarded)
20. Everyone gets nicer
21. People take the time to send hand written cards
22. Inflatable snowmen in yards
23. Candy canes
24. Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee
25. Memories of my Grandmother hanging Christmas Cards all around the doorways
26. Candles
27. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (at least 5 or 6 times)
28. The smell of pine trees
29. Homemade fudge
30. Our fireplace
31. Amazon Prime Two-day shipping
32. Mistletoe
33. Mele Kalikimacha by Bing Crosby
34. Red turtlenecks
35. My Mom’s Peanut Butter Fudge
36. My Mom’s Raisin Pies
37. Snow
38. Santa Hats
39. Jungle Bells
40. Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton
41. XM Country Christmas Channel
42. Christmas 1985: No tree and no happiness (reminds me of my blessings)
43. Christmas 2005: Buying & putting up our Griswald-sized Christmas Tree in our new house (20 years changes a bunch)
44. The colors Red, Green, Silver and White all together
45. Christmas With The Kranks
46. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
47. Christmas 1969: My Dad and I cutting down our first Christmas Tree when I was 6 and bringing it home
48. The fact that some people still go all out in decorating their homes and lawns
49. Blue Christmas Lights
50. Taking a few days off
51. The University of Kentucky Christmas Ornament I get from my family each year
52. Coal (Even bad people get a gift)
53. Christmas 2003: Watching Ann Marie skillfully ice skate in Kansas City
54. Christmas 1993: Going to see Tombstone with Ann Marie
55. The time you spend with friends and family
56. Please Come Home For Christmas by The Eagles
57. Amazon Prime on ROKU box with binge TV show watching
58. What Christmas Means To Me by Stevie Wonder
59. Jum-bones
60. The Ray Charles Christmas Album
61. My Mom and Dad’s Christmas Morning Phone Call
62. Reviewing my Gratitude List
63. Christmas 1994: Ann Marie and I put up a natural Christmas Tree we bought at a tree lot in Cape Girardeau, MO
64. Please Come Home For Christmas by The Eagles
65. Christmas 2013: Driving back from Jefferson City with snow falling
66. XM Holiday Classics Channel
67. It’s A Wonderful Life
68. Christmas 1995: The only year I ever played Santa
69. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
70. Christmas Day movies at the theatre
71. Just Friends movie
72. Christmas 2009: Going to see It’s Complicated with Ann Marie
73. Christmas, Baby Please Come Home by Darlene Love
74. Christmas Eve reading the Christmas account from The Bible
75. Spending Christmas Eve w/Ann Marie counting our blessings




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