Christmas is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year. It's the anticipation leading up to it really, with the decorations (I decorate A LOT), and the lights, and the baked goods, and the parties, and the giving, ooooooooh and the Christmas carols. Yes, I am that person that turns the radio to STAR 105.7 as soon as Halloween is over. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of hustle and bustle, and having kids creates more hustle and bustle, but the kids are happy because Santa is watching. I want my kids to have memories and traditions of the days leading up to Christmas so we bake cookies, we pick out presents for each other, we shop and donate to those that may need a little extra help, we read Christmas books, we celebrate with our loved ones, and we discuss the true meaning of Christmas.