How to get in the christmas spirit?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    My family just isn't in the christmas spirit this year... Any ideas on how to get in it? The house is decorated, tree is up but still non of us is in the christmas spirit. Any idea how to help us get in it?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Be together. In the end, it's not the stuff and the decor that makes Christmas... it's family and cheer and laughter. It's the season of hope and love. So, play a few jokes, decorate some cookies together, maybe volunteer at a Soup kitchen together. Be a family. [​IMG]
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a fire, wheather it is outside or inside. Roast marshmellows. Play charades. Make cookies, bread, cake, or whatever. Make breakfast for eachother. [​IMG]
     
  4. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Christmas carols are the best way to get into the Holiday spirit. [​IMG]
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  5. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just being together, reflecting on a challenging year that we mastered together, thinking of the things that brought us further ahead this yearÂ…it all gets us into the mood.
     
  6. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Find some way to help someone out.

    It can be any way at all... a needed gift... time especially... help them do something they can't... whatever it is, do it as a family... and you'll be feeling Christmas before you know it [​IMG]
     
  7. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You beat me to it!
    -- a dollar in the Salvation Army's 'red kettle' --
    -- leave an anonymous gift or card for a neighbor --
    -- send a 'thank-you' note to someone 'just for being a friend'
    -- make fudge(!) -- and share it around --
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You beat me to it!
    -- a dollar in the Salvation Army's 'red kettle' --
    -- leave an anonymous gift or card for a neighbor --
    -- send a 'thank-you' note to someone 'just for being a friend'
    -- make fudge(!) -- and share it around --

    As I type this my wheels in my head are turning. Next time I see one of those red kettles, I am adding a buck. I am also going to send a christmas card and knit something (haven't decided what yet) to an old neighbor who has since moved a few towns over. I am also thinking about baking something-- maybe cookies. I have never made fudge before.
    Thank you all for the input thus far! [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Volunteer the entire family to work at the local soup kitchen or Meal on Wheels. I remember the year the hubby loaned a 4x4 SUV and me to Meals on Wheels on a day we had a foot of snow on the ground which is a very rare occurrence in South Carolina and many people forget foul weather driving etiquette. Let me tell you there were some happy folks to see their only source of food arrive that day. Bless their hearts, some tried to give me money for coming out in such weather. Of course I refused and went on my merry way!
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bake cookies [​IMG]
     

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