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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Sunday Post

Hello all

If there's one advantage to an Aussie Christmas, it's that it comes one day earlier. Now we're only 11 days away, it's time to start getting in the Chrissie mood and this week on Royal Reviews is sure to make us all feel festive! We have J. Kaye, Countess of Hearts presenting some fantastic Christmas-themed reviews. I just love Christmas fiction....especially the steamy kind. I always end up buying myself a Christmas Romance Anthology every year and I really enjoy it. Its like the double-sigh factor - how can you go wrong?

I also LOVE to watch the movie Love Actually. It's just so beautiful, such a gorgeous holiday movie with a wonderful message. For a scene that makes me feel good and I'm sure will put a smile on your face, spend 2 mins watching this:

My other favourite Christmas tradition that helps me get into the spirit (and I'm sure it's a common one) is to take a drive to see all the Christmas lights people have decorated their house with. I just wanted to share a house from our hometown that is a bit of a novelty:

Now I know we Aussies can be a little behind the times with trends that we follow and I'm sure the musical house lights have been around for ages but I thought this was so cool! The owner collects donations for charity and changes the lights display every week.

Do you have any fantastic Christmas light displays in your home town? What's your favourtie holiday movie? What Christmas traditions do you follow to help you get into the festive spirit?

See you all next Sunday,


Princess of the Past


Anonymous said...

My friend and I have been watching holiday movies lately so this is fresh on my mind. I like Love, Actually and we'll probably watch that. I also love the animated short film, The Snowman. Little Women (1994) takes place over many seasons, but the first scene and at least one other significant scene takes place at Christmastime. My sisters and I like watching that one when we get together for the holidays.

- Christy

Jenny Girl said...

The Christmas light video is awesome! I love it! Very cute and you guys don't seem behind the times to me.
My favorite Christmas movies are A Christmas Carol, the Musical with Albert Finney, and A Christmas Story. Oh yes and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer from the 60's and Charlie Brown Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Annie! Love it...lol.

misskallie2000 said...

Lights abound in the South so my neighbor hood is well lighted.. I still love A Christmas Carol but also the Grinch..LOL I still have not grown up in some ways.Thanks