Thursday, December 23, 2010

You Capture / Holiday Magic

You Capture this week is holiday magic.
I don't think you can get anymore magical than Santa.
I fudged a little here because I took this picture the last week of school and I also posted it in a previous post. I just love it though and had to put it in. All the rest I took this week.

How about the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window?
I love that movie. I try to watch it as many times as I can during the 24 hours of a Christmas Story on TBS starting Christmas eve evening.
I love the magic of a glowing Christmas tree. I think it should be a rule that once you put up your tree, it should stay dark until you take it down.
I think my favorite tradition is trying to make my dad a part of our Christmas every year. My dad died in 1977. This is his ornament that we made for him when we were kids at home. That was a long time ago. Every year, dad's ornamnet is the first one that goes on my tree. That one simple act is a little bit of magic that makes dad still a part of our Christmas. I miss him all the time, but never more than when I hang that ornament. I love you dad and I miss you so much.

We don't have a fireplace, so our stockings are hung by the beam with care.
Our chimney is actually in the closet next to the beam, so I'm guessing it takes Santa a little magic to get out of the chimney.

So, that's my holiday magic.
I bet there is lots more over at Beth's.
Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. the leg lamp! I agree... it should be dark, letting the tree and any trim light the room! So festive and cozy!

  2. We have stocking at our house for the first time. Now I see why you used to complain about how much stockings cost! I just kind of kept finding things....

  3. I just watched A Christmas Story for the first time last night!! Too funny... great shots!:)

  4. Love the stockings, three in a row. Cute!

  5. Your stockings are so great...and you gotta love that lamp! Now I have a need to watch that movie too!

  6. LOL, love the leg lamp! I gave that to my Dad last year! Have a great Christmas!

  7. What a sweet shot of Santa! And I love the stockings! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  8. The picture of Santa could be on a Christmas card, it's that great of a picture. I love it too! I love your tradition of your dad's ornament. So precious!

  9. P.S. I loved watching A Christmas Story over and over too. I can never get too much of this movie. And I got Jeff a night light like the big leg lamp. He loved it.


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