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  • Writer's pictureTony Richards

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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