Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve's Eve

One last one-minute vacation before the holiday. Today, let's picture our 100% fantasy Christmas. I do have rules for this fantasy: 1. It must be utterly selfish and 2. It must be authentic to you.

Here's mine:

This year's fantasy Christmas keeps me home, in my own house. I wake up whenever the kids decide it's time (hint: this means opening presents time). However, before bits of wrapping paper tornado through the living room, a full pot of scrumptious coffee will be brewed and a cup will be in my hand.

Wow, I'm loving this already!

Cinnamon buns, preferably ones that taste exactly like Cinnabon's, will magically appear on the coffee table before me. My husband and children will love their gifts so much, tears will well in their eyes. I will receive a lifetime supply of Godiva chocolates--bless you, Mr. Kemerer--and a new pair of fluffy slippers.

We will lounge in our pajamas ALL DAY.

This is important.


Meals will appear, but I won't cook them. Dirty dishes will become clean, but how, you ask? I'm not really sure, but I know that I'm not cleaning them, and I'm not asking any more questions about it and neither should you.

About three o'clock, after the sixth full viewing of "A Christmas Story," I will peek out the window and smile at the fluffy snow. Then I'll turn away and recline on the couch and enjoy a guilt-free afternoon of reading, but my children will rush out for an afternoon of sledding. And you know what, I think I'm up for a bit of sledding myself, so I will join them.

As dusk falls, we sip hot chocolate and reflect on what a relaxing, magnificent Christmas it was, and we'll thank the Lord for sending us His Son.

You didn't think I'd forget the reason for the best day ever, did you? :)

Wishing you all a very BLESSED CHRISTMAS!!


  1. Merry Christmas Jill!

    My day begins with the padded feet bouncing up on my bed, smothering me with kisses, begging to see what presents Jesus has stacked under the tree.

    We open presents at lightening speed and the children's squeals can be heard beyond the door. I sit with hubby in the corner chaise snuggling with a steaming cup of caramel latte.
    For the remainder of the day the children play uninterrupted!

  2. My day begins with my two grandchildren running into our room ready to begin the day! Gerry sneaks downstairs to retrieve their stockings while their parents still sleep - or pretend to anyway. Two grandparents enjoying the blessing of grandchildren. That's my fantasy!

    Have a blessed Christmas, Jill.

  3. Okay, I'll play. We bring the chocolate maker in and fill the room. My whole family swims in it and then we go outside and clean off by playing in the snow.

    Then we come back in to an already clean house, curl up by the fire tucked under the softest blankets in the world and laugh all night long (or until 9:00...Santa needs to sleep).


    ~ Wendy

  4. Oh this is TOO easy. This Christmas is SOOO chaotic. I know exactly what I want!

    I want to not travel. I want to spend all day in my jammies and have everyone come to me!

    Also money was tight again this Christmas so my husband and I did not get each other gifts. SO in my fantasy Christmas I would enjoy watching him open his new PS3 right after trying on everything in his new wardrobe.

    Then I would sit back with my shiny green netbook and spend the evening editing( how sick is that! LOL) while my children play with their new toys all nice and lovingly withOUT fighting.

    Oh and everyone would cook for me. That's a must. No cooking on Christmas!

    Merry Christmas Jill!!!

    I hope all your Christmas Fantasies come true :)

  5. Oh I like the part where the meal magically appears ... If only!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas Jill, with all best for a happy New Year :)

  6. Good Morning!

    Tamika: I love your fantasy Christmas! Relaxing!

    Linda: How sweet! Letting the parents sleep in AND enjoying the grandkids--love it!

    Wendy: Yes! Swimming in chocolate--with no clean up! I'm in!

    Marybeth: I hear you on the finances--it's Michigan, baby--and I would love a little netbook too. Aren't they adorable?? Wish you didn't have to travel :(

    Joanne: Me too! We can dream, right? :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  7. Yours sounds wonderful! The only tidbit I'd change at all is, that instead of the lifetime's supply of Godiva (oh, I'd still take a niblet), I want that chair I've been after for my living room. The rest of your scenario - especially the last - perfect.

    Merry Christmas, Jill!

  8. Your day sounds heavenly! Especially the pajamas part. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Hmmmm. Christmas with my family at a private, all-inclusive, tropical resort on the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast, paid for in full, in cash, because we have no debt whatsoever. The kids and hubby play and relax while I finish up the final line-edits on one of my multiple best-sellers, sipping something yummy and calorie-free under one of those thatched umbrellas. And for once, I'm tan...
    Loved this. Thank you!

  10. This sounds like the best Christmas ever. The only thing I'd add is a magic wand that I can wave that would instantly organize all the kids new toys and make my house the cleanest it's ever been. Ever. Bliss.

  11. We spend Christmas in our home. We set that boundary the year The Eldest was born. So besides spending the day in pjs, meals prepared, dishes done, and Godiva chocolates, I would add no one should see daylight before 9:30 am. With an adult child and a teen, I might be getting that indulgence this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  12. Jill, I will just borrow your idea, if you don't mind. It sounds heavenly. Merry Christmas. Blessings and joy! And may no weight be gained these next few days.

  13. I second Angie! And add that despite all the champagne, mulled wine, brandies and irish coffee, there will be no hangovers. And I won't accidentally set fire to the cooker hood again when I take the lid off the mulled wine (long story...)

  14. Janna: Hope you get that chair you've been eyeing! Something tells me you've been on the "nice" list this year!

    Jennifer: PJ's--all day! Yeah!

    Niki: Tropical resort, bestsellers, and a tan--I'm in!

    Lisa and Laura: Please wave that magic wand over my house too!

    CJ: No getting out of bed until 9:30AM. Done!

    Angie: Absolutely no weight gain!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  15. dirtywhitecandy: No fires! Although for mulled wine, it might be worth it :)

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  16. Oh wow!!! I think I want to borrow your fantasy. I adore a great pot of coffee, cinnabons, and self-washing dishes! Ahhh....if only....

    Merry Christmas, Jill!

  17. I get up early (all by myself - it is my favorite time of day) and have some meditation time before hubby and puppies are up. Then we give the dogs their presents and Simi delights in her first Christmas (she is not quite a year old). After that, a magical snow storm will drop several inches so we can go out and play in it. I will cook Prime Rib and Clam Chowder and we will eat leisurely and sip a great wine. Pumpkin Mousse for dessert and then I can curl up with a book for the rest of the day.

    Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas, Jill. I hope it works out just the way you have envisioned it. ;-)

  18. Hi Jill -

    My fantasy Christmas involves having my house fully repaired and decorated for the Season. Then my stepkids would spend a leisurely Christmas Eve with me and Mom.

    Christmas Day, we'd be transported (minus the driving) to see our friends up north. After the New Year, I'd begin a full-time job with benefits (which is all I'd like for Christmas at the moment).

    Susan :)

  19. Wow! My day looks a lot like yours. :)

  20. Love your Christmas. I'll take it along with a very clean house, that I did not clean, and a big fire roaring in the fireplace all day:)

  21. Wow, how come your fantasy looks so much like mine??? Heeeheee! Just add some eggnog and I'm in!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  22. Georgiana: If only, indeed! Merry Christmas!

    Tamara: Your puppies are so cute! Take lots of pictures!

    Susan: Well, I just added you to my prayer list--one full-time job coming right up!

    Erica: Awesome!

    Kara: Self-cleaning house is a must :)

    Jessica: Oh, I'll add the eggnog!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  23. Mmm, your day sounds just about perfect. I don't know that I'm up for the sledding part, but maybe some snowman building?

  24. Sounds wonderful. I hope you get your wish. Merry Christmas!

  25. Natalie: Sledding sounds athletic. I might go for snowman building myself!

    Icy Roses: Thanks so much!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  26. MORE MERRY CHRISTMAS! And a gift to you on my blog. :-)

  27. Merry Christmas Jill!!! Sounds PERFECT!!!

  28. Merry Christmas. I plugged back up to come and wish my pal Jill a wonderful day tomorrow. And now I shall leave to go get a new horse. WOOHOO Anyway, see you after New Years.

  29. My fantasy would be pretty much what I usually get with one exception. After a wonderful dinner which I clean up (I actually like to do it,) we spend two, three, or four hours on those social, interactive type games like Balderdash. And everyone thinks my silly jokes are funny and laugh hysterically at them. That would be just perfect.

  30. Hey Jill, You forgot to add the part about the cinnamon buns being calorie-free, but tasting like they're loaded with fat and sugar! Ha! Now that's a fantasy.
    Merry Xmas.


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