Getting in the Christmas spirit

Posted by Matt Lane on December 4th, 2010 filed in Christian Living, christmas, family, Kids, Music

In years past it took me until the week before or shamefully, even the week of Christmas to really get into it. Don’t get me wrong, I really do love Christmas but putting forth the effort to get ready was lacking.

This year for some reason, it hit me to try a little harder. I’m not sure what it was. Maybe it was this list or maybe it was just the fact that I should really act like I am excited about celebrating Jesus’ birthday. At any rate, I started by buying some new Christmas music and began playing it during meal times. Nothing like music to get us all in the spirit.

My music journey: I found a $3 code for Amazon and bought  A Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sister. I then got bit by the music bug and started following @amazonmp3 on twitter and well, that resulted in:

Artist: Relient K

Artist: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Artist: Various Artists
Artist: Various Artists
Artist: VeggieTales
Title: The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces (Amazon Exclusive)
Artist: Various Artists
Artist: Abandon Kansas
Artist: Various Artists

Best of all, most of those Amazon gave away for free!

So for the outside, I put some lights on the house last week, BEFORE December! That never happens. On the inside, we are getting our tree tomorrow and will decorate the house all up then.  Getting our tree three weeks before Christmas! That is some kind of record.

Melissa told me she wanted a star for the house and so I got to thinking of how to build one. Google to the rescue of course. I found this:

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I made one lickety split and wouldn’t you know, it actually works out pretty good.

For the starting of the Advent season, we also bought a new book for the kids: The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean and Bee Willey.

So far, the kids really like it. And so do I.

Oh, and our verse we are memorizing after dinner for the next week or so is Matthew 1:21

So how ’bout it, how do you get in the Christmas season?

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