I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol



Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Well, the food is in the oven and on the stove for Christmas Eve Holy Supper.

This is a Polish tradition that both Joe and I grew up with.

It is traditionally a meatless meal.

Tonight, on Christmas Eve, I will be serving Pierogies, Scallops , Shrimp, whole boiled potatoes with butter , mushrooms and Chicken Fingers for Joey who does not care for fish.

Jim and Danielle and Joey will be here tonight to celebrate Christmas Eve. I am off tonight.

We will exchange our gifts after our Christmas Eve Dinner.

I really do not buy a lot of gifts anymore as the Boys ask for money since they are out on their own.

This will be the second year that Joe and I will not be exchanging gifts. We have reached a point in our lives together that when we need something or want something we just go and buy it.

Plus in all honesty, I love to shop after Christmas when you can get better deals!!

We give Joe's parents gift cards for gas and food because at their age, they really do not need anything either.

Tomorrow, the Boys and Danielle will be back for Christmas Day dinner.
I will be serving turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, ham, kielbasi, horseradish and corn.

I have had every holiday meal here at our home for the past 24 years. Ever since my Dad passed away and my Mom sold her home 3 months later and moved to a Senior Citizen's Apartment. She used to come to both my sister's and my house for holiday meals.

Tomorrow morning , Joe and I will go to Christmas Day Mass and celebrate the true Reason for the Season, the Birth of Jesus!

I am working tomorrow night but that is okay as everything will be over by then....

And Joe is off on Monday so we will be hitting some after Christmas sales as soon as I get out of work in the morning!!

Wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!



  1. Have a blessed Christmas! Your Polish dinner sounds fabulous. My husband has been making his mother's drop noodle soup this afternoon in preparation for dinner after the Children's mass. Have a wonderful time with all those after-sales on Monday!

  2. Debbie,
    Have a blessed Christmas! We will be sharing Koochie (sp) with my inlaws tonight. Sounds like your dinner tonight.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful time of sharing for you and Joe.
    We will bwe celebrating also tonight. Done it since all the kids grew and left home married and had children. Is our tradition so the have Christmas with their spouses' families.

    I have potatoes to cook and George is about ready to deep fry the turkey, ham is in the oven and our house sure smells yummy.

    I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas. My the Lord Bless you and your family.


  4. Hi Debbie,

    Oh, enjoy your family :) :) I think your gift ideas are good ones, too. I'll be praying you find good parking spaces and lots of great deals on the after-Christmas shopping. Happy CHRISTmas to you and your sweet family :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  5. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations with your loved ones...and may God grant you all a prosperous and Happy New Year!

  6. wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

  7. Merry Christmas Debbie! Beautiful Nativity scenes!


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