No matter how you celebrate, the holidays are about giving.
There are so many things to love about this time of year, but for me the holidays are all about giving, and it’s buying presents for the people I care about that really gets me excited during the holidays. I’ve had fun getting a few surprises lined up this year, and most of my holiday preparations are done except for a little last-minute cooking. I’m going to sign off for the next four or five days and spend time with my family, but before I go I wanted to share some fun Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza things I’ve spotted around the interwebs this week. Hopefully at least one of these things will bring you a little holiday joy.
Most of these links are things I discover when someone shares them on Facebook or Twitter, and I’m sorry I’m not better about writing down who it was that introduced them to me!
The Maccabeats – Guaranteed to Make You Smile
I first learned about The Maccabeats last Christmas when my friend Cheryl send me a link for their music video Candlelight. I listened to that one over and over and this year I am loving their 2012 holiday song Miracle. Both of those songs can make me turn up the speakers on the computer and dance around in my office, and if you’ve never heard them before I guarantee they will make you smile.
The Legend of Santa Claus from Time Goes By
One blog where I always find interesting things is Ronni Bennett’s Time Goes By, and this week she shared The Legends of Santa Claus, a documentary in four parts narrated by Richard Attenborough. You can watch part one on Ronnie’s site at that link, and then she has a link to help you find the other three parts on You Tube.
Fifth Graders from Alaska do The Hallelujah Chorus
Do you know about The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa? I love the ideas that the celebration of Kwanzaa promotes, so I enjoyed finding out (via The Epilog at Epicurous.com) that there is now a site dedicated to An Online Kwanzaa Celebration. The site was created by food bloggers of African descent, and focuses on recipes and stories highlighting each principle.
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