Saturday, December 24, 2011

our Christmas Eve..


The day before Christmas has always been a busy one of sorts..the last minute food  items purchased..the housework and laundry complete..

Our evening was spent with our daughter watching a movie and eating appetizers..



..the presents are all placed under the tree over at Carlie’s  apartment next door…


the only thing under our tree? Oliver..he seems to enjoy sitting under there?..I am sure he is wondering where are the gifts are?..


but if he didn’t chew on the ribbon and the pretty paper our tree would be occupied..


On this December 24th it also seems to be a time to pause and reflect on what the true meaning of Christmas really is…we saw this video on the news tonight..and I felt the need to share it..

this video has been playing every Christmas Eve on our local new station since 1998..and tonight was the first time we had seen it..

we consider ourselves most fortunate to have a great family and a warm place to live..we know there are many who struggle everyday of the year..

if only it could be Christmas time all year long…be kind to your neighbours and strangers on the street..

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!


  1. There are no gifts under our tree this year, instead, our kids all traveled here to be together. This is far more valuable then any gift you can buy in a store. We are so blessed to have a wonderful family and great friends.
    Merry Christmas my and miss you!!

  2. That was a wonderful video, Sue. thank you so much for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope we all find a way to celebrate more than just the commercial aspects of the holiday season.

  3. Thanks for sharing the video ... I am one of those who is irritated by the consumerism that has taken over. May you have a fantastic Christmas with your loved ones - two- and four-legged :-)))

  4. That's a wonderful video. Merry Christmas.

  5. "Occupy Christmas Trees" now there's a movement that people could get behind...way to go Oliver!

  6. Merry Christmas Sue! Have a great day!! :)

  7. That Video -- just what I think. Thanks for sharing! Have a truly wonderful Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas. Love the decorations and the Christmas tree they are beautiful. We haven't decorated since we started full-timing but I enjoy seeing other people's decorations. Love the look of Oliver under the tree.

    Have a great time with your daughter.

    Kevin and Ruth

  9. Merry Christmas Sue and Doug and Tucker. Hope you have a lovely day.

  10. I had never seen that video either. Mike McCardle is a great guy.

    We have but three gifts under our tree all for one person. Doug and I's gift to each other is to get outta here.


  11. No gifts under our little tree, but plenty going on at home..If you haven't seen it, rent the movie The Polar Express...EVERYONE should see that to renew their faith and belief in goodness and love....We watched it again're a dry eye in the Hiker...

  12. Thanks for posting that video, Sue. Have a wonderful day! I liked the picture of Oliver under the tree and that's a cute tree skirt, too!

  13. Everything looks very pretty and festive...even Oliver!! Merry Christmas dear friends!!


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