Monday, December 17, 2007


Both of the above items were purchased after Christmas last year (2006). We paid $10 for the wreath and only $5 for Santa on the sleigh. The photo on the box showed that there were eight raindeer (sold separately) pulling the sleigh. The item was on sale because the store ran out of the reindeer. My husband spend the following 11 months searching for the reindeer on Ebay. The reindeer are available in a set of two, at a cost of $20 each, plus shipping. For a sale item that cost only $5, adding the complete set of 8 reindeer, the total came to be more than $100. Santa needed his reindeer to deliver the toys, otherwise, all the good children would be so disappointed without a visit from Santa!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Tis the season to be jolly,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

We purchased the above nativity when we were in Alaska. It was our first cruise on the Princess Line. I was concern that my motion sickness would cause problems while we were at sea. Luckily, there was no major incidents that a couple of Dramamine and an expensive relief band could not take care of. We cushioned the nativity with our clothes in the luggage and were pleased that the whole set safety arrived without a crack, all the way from Anchorage to St. Louis.

Fast away the old year passes,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

Hail the new, ya lads and lasses,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

My husband said we would be looking like Santa and Mrs. Clause in our golden years with our snow white hair and still holding hands. We were in Williamsburg, Virginia last summer and saw a store that carry Christmas items all year around. As mentioned before that my husband loves knick knack, especially Christmas items. CMP was like a kid in the candy store (just like I was at the Hockey Hall of Fame) as he spent more than an hour walking around, looking at every items on the first floor and also the second floor of the store. I patiently waited for CMP to finish his viewing. Lately, CMP loves to get Christmas ornaments that also serve as picture frames. I took a photo of our Christmas tree but could not post in this blog as there are too many ornaments showing my chubby face!

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