I'm Always a Kid at Christmas Time

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"you got a problem with me? didn't think so."

I'd just like it to be known that the beautiful little Christmas dress I'm wearing in the photo above is not only covered in itchy lace, there's also an actual hoop that hangs from the bottom to ensure I get that lovely southern belle look. You'd be pissed off too if you had to wear it.

And now I present Why I'm Always a Kid at Christmas Time, a link-up by Helene and I.

I still pray for a white Christmas every year and am genuinely sad if it doesn't happen.

*I was starring in a play at the community theater this year and was extra diva-like because I was certain I was only two performances away from becoming the next Thora Birch. I was wrong.

Even though I know he's not real, I still get just a tad bit nervous sleeping on Christmas Eve thinking what if... What if there really is a fat old man with a creepy white beard creeping around downstairs at this very moment?

I still hide from the mistletoe at all costs.

I could drive around for hours and look at Christmas lights while listening to Delilah share sappy holiday stories.

And because moving the little Santa one day over on my countdown-to-Christmas calendar still excites me every morning.

Almost every year I get sick on Christmas Eve and it's never from drinking. It's from eating pounds of shrimp, deli meat served on a tray next to other deli meat, pretzel sticks covered in almond bark, and anything else I can get my grubby little hands on.

I get overly excited dumping out my stocking on Christmas morning.

Doing the dishes after dinner still pisses me off.

I think my mom's homemade chex-mix just tastes better this time of year.

I still like to wear obnoxious headbands with ribbons on them that would be better suited on a Christmas present instead.

I get antsy at church on Christmas Eve because I'm so excited to get home and let the fun begin.

I still sing all the side lyrics to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. And same with Jingle Bells. Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg. The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away...Hey!

The tights I wear under my holiday dress are always two sizes too big and bunch at my knees.

I get overly competitive during the white elephant gift exchange with my cousins on Christmas Eve.

It's not really Christmas for me until I've watched at least six hours of A Christmas Story.

I still get the urge to put my hair in "rags" the night before to achieve that perfect little ringlet.

Everything I've eaten for the day can usually be found on what I'm wearing.

I wake up way too early on Christmas morning.

And I get way too sad on Christmas night realizing I have to wait another 364 days for it to happen all over again.

What makes you a kid on Christmas? Link-up with Helene and I and share your childhood stories and photos!
The Daily Tay

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  1. I must admit I still love listening to the radio on Christmas Eve while driving around at night looking at all the pretty lights. I also love baking Christmas cookies for myself..uh, I mean Santa.. :D

  2. haha! we are the same way about getting sad. oh and spilling stuff. I definitely do that. And DELILAH! She is my favorite. i get so so excited about her.

    man, christmas is the best.

  3. I get sick every year.. but it's not from eating. It's always from a cold (it was strep throat as a child). And I have no idea what White Elephant is.. lol

  4. I get wayy too excited about my stocking too, and for years I've been the one filling it. And driving to see Christmas lights? Definitely puts me in the holiday spirit.

  5. Any time I hear a Christmas song with a funny version I always think of the funny version first, I can't help it.

  6. But really though, washing dishes on Christmas is such a joke!

  7. The tights that are always sliding down! That's so my issue too.. was then, still is! I can NEVER sleep on Christmas Eve.. I'm still so excited. I even wake up in the 'middle of the night' and am instantly disappointed because I remember that Santa didn't 'really' come... I make my husband put out my presents while I hide in the bedroom. Then I go to sleep and wake up in the 'middle of the night' and check out my Christmas loot, all surprised..! A huge rule in our household is that we have to hide our presents to each other even after they're wrapped so that it's exciting to see them on Christmas morning.
    Great link up you girls!!

  8. I always get so excited when we have a white Christmas, it makes the day seem just a little more magical.
    We love driving around and looking at Christmas lights :)
    What an awesome linkup!

  9. I thought I was the only one who's stockings bunched up around their knees! :-P

  10. Oh I just love this. And I pretty much cry every year on Christmas if there isn't snow. I don't even want there to be snow any other day of the year, but I will be heart broken if it's not there on Christmas Day!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  11. That kid behind Santa looks like he's about ready to bust a cap on someone for taking the Red Ryder BB Gun out of the White Elephant gift exchange, watch out! I think our mothers had the same exact taste for our holiday dresses!

  12. I love all of these, especially the Delilah reference:) I love acting like a kid on Christmas. My birthday is exactly 2 weeks before the big day, so around the 11th, my inner kid really kicks in and doesn't let up until after the holidays:)

  13. I once attempted to watch A Christmas Story for the full 24hrs one year..bad idea..I think I passed out around hour 5 lol

  14. so did the rags ever actually work?!

  15. I think my favorite part is looking at all of these pictures. We were SO lucky to grow up in such a fashionable decade... EEK I love Christmas.

  16. I love that first picture! I too watch about 6 hours of a Christmas Story, eat too much and fight my cousins for the best gifts in the white elephant. Great link up idea!

  17. Christmas is the only time of the year I love listening to Delilah. Each year I pray, hope, and beg for snow. Living in the south kinda makes this virtually impossible..Here's to always hoping!

  18. Listening to Delilah is a must!! So sappy and perfect! Love riding around trying to find all the houses with lights too. Such cute pics, lace and all! :)

  19. Yo...who told you Santa wasn't real? Because they're wrong. Beware the fat creepster.

    1. (Jk Santa, I didn't just call you a fat creepster... I swear I've been good.)

  20. I love to drive around looking at Christmas lights, and love everything Christmas even though I am just over half a century old..............I still believe in Santa and Mrs Claus, have to believe because my family call me Mrs Claus, so I guess I grew up to be Mrs Claus but I am married to Scrooge.........go figure............lol

  21. Christmas as a child wouldnt be christmas with an itchy, uncomfortable, unbearable christmas dress covered in lace, and ribbon and what-have-you. I hated them too but it never ceased that I had to wear one =) This was my first time linking up with you, come check me out! =)

  22. Stockings are by far the BEST part of Christmas morning! :D

  23. I wish you could "hear" comments because I am totally singing her name- De-li-lahhhhh!!

  24. Ha-ha washing dishes after dinner always pisses me off. Cute list!