My Absolute Favorite Holiday #MFRWauthor

For the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog hop, this week we are talking about My Favorite Holiday!

I have to say that my absolute favorite holiday has to be Christmas.  Not because of the presents, or the decorations, but the feeling of that time of the year.
I live in Colorado and the weather changes wildly from year to year.  There could be feet of snow on the ground or sunshine and sixty-degree weather, but there’s something about the smell of winter that makes the season even more wonderful.
And no matter the weather, the nights are the best.  You cuddle on the couch with the one you love, in my case, my husband of twenty years and watch holiday movies and TV shows that we’ve seen many times over, but still can’t get enough of.  Miracle on 34th Street, both the old version and the new, It’s a Wonderful Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (my favorite), Rudolf the Red-Nose Reindeer, a Charlie Brown Christmas, and so many others.
People tend to be a little kinder, ready to give you a smile, and you give them one in return, wishing them a Happy Holiday or a Merry Christmas.  There are those who decorate and those who don’t, but the feeling of peace on earth and good will toward men spreads faster throughout that time of year.  My husband and I love driving through the neighborhoods where decorations and lights are decked out.  Some flash and twinkle in beat to a song, while others shine brightly and look beautiful in the darkness that comes in the early afternoon, but no matter how much they decorate or how little, it’s still a sight to behold.
And it’s also a relaxing time of year.  People forget about work for a while, about the hustle and bustle of life.  They enjoy the company of friends and family, and that in itself is a small miracle.  Families who fight any other time of the year will be on their best behavior when together for the holidays, you get to catch up with them and learn things that you normally wouldn’t during a casual conversation.  And you make promises that both of you know you will never keep.  You promise to stay in touch, to call more, to see each other more, and the possibilities of that give you more hope for the season.
And despite everything, you still look forward to that time of year, every year.  And isn’t that a miracle in itself?

Thank you for dropping by!!





  1. Sherry Lewis - July 21, 2017 @ 5:35 am

    Oh yes, the smell of Christmas back home. ::sigh:: Enjoyed your post!

  2. Alina K. Field - July 21, 2017 @ 9:09 am

    Your Christmas sounds magical, Valerie!

    • Valerie Ullmer - July 21, 2017 @ 10:46 am

      It is, but I think that’s because of my husband more than anything. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Meka James - July 22, 2017 @ 10:02 am

    I love How The Grinch Stole Christmas too (the cartoon not the live action one). Polar Express is also a top pick in my house. We’ll all sit around in our pajamas drinking hot cocoa when watching it.

    • Valerie Ullmer - July 22, 2017 @ 11:38 am

      Yeah, I love the Polar Express. It makes you believe in Christmas again!

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