Merry Christmas 2015

by Alli

Merry Christmas 2015!  It’s my favorite holiday and the most wonderful time of the year.  Here are a few things I love about Christmas:

  • Celebrating the birth of Jesus
  • Family Time – Keeping old traditions and making some new ones!
  • Christmas Music – Mostly traditional – don’t mess with Silent Night!
  • Visiting my Parents in my Hometown in GA (we just returned a few days ago)
  • Always Wishing for Snow on Christmas (rarely getting it)
  • Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry Sauce & Mocha Punch
  • Sounds of Christmas, Children’s Plays and Christmas Parties
  • Planning Christmas Tablescapes
  • Holiday Baking

After today, I’m taking a few days off from blogging to spend some quality holiday time with my family. I’ll have a house full of guests during the weekend of Christmas, so I’m making lists and checking them twice to make sure I have my pantry stocked and all my holiday baking complete.  I can’t forget the Mocha Punch & Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas breakfast.  It’s a family tradition.

Before all of this happens, I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.  You keep coming back for more and for that, I’m grateful.  I feel like I know many of you even though we’ve never met in person.

Merry Christmas 2015

I’m also celebrating my 3rd blogging anniversary this month.  If you’ve been around since then (thank you!!), you know that when I started my blog, I didn’t know one thing about blogging.  Actually, I didn’t know what a blog was.  I started blogging to share my favorite recipes and party tips because I couldn’t keep up with who had asked for what.  Back then I had no way of knowing that in three short years, An Alli Event would become much more than just a little hobby blog.  Thank you!

My wish is that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!  Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be merry!  I’ll “see” you all next week!

Merry Christmas 2015

PS – Unless there’s a Christmas miracle, my snow wish will not come true this year, either.  The weather report shows that Christmas Eve will be partly cloudy with a high of 78º and Christmas Day will be 75º. Excuse me while I go look for my most festive shorts and flip flops.



nazma December 21, 2015 - 8:14 am

Marry christmas in advance 🙂 i love christmas too.and yes i also wish snow for and baking is also one of my favorite things to do during this festivals 🙂

Carmen Perez (listen2mama) December 21, 2015 - 8:51 am

I know how you feel about the snow…I live in Miami! Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope you have a great one!

Zan December 21, 2015 - 10:47 am

Ha ha about the flip flops and shorts. We, we are in snow land and it does not look like there is any in our forecast either. Last year, we did not get any for Christmas…. But after we it all came down. I did not realize you were only blogging for 3 years. Your blog has grown very fast. Thanks for being a great blogging friend and Merry Christmas to you, too. Oh and be sure to not change up your traditional cinnamon roll recipe this year:)

Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 21, 2015 - 10:50 am

And a very Merry Christmas to you too, Alli! And Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time of celebration with family and friends! See ya next year…LOL (Somebody had to say it LOL)

Heather lawrence December 21, 2015 - 11:18 am

Flip flops and shorts! That sounds heavenly to be totally honest with you.
There was a sun dog yesterday so we are about ready to head into a deep freeze… ugh!

Lisa - December 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

I totally had to check out this mocha punch recipe. That looks so good, and I think it will be a great tradition for us, too! It’s going to be 80 and raining here, too, so not so festive whether, but we’re looking forward to enjoying family!

Valerie December 21, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Jeanine December 21, 2015 - 7:05 pm

It’s super cold up here in Canada but we haven’t had any snow. I am hoping we get some for Christmas at least. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Chantal December 21, 2015 - 9:46 pm

I have been having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. I think on of the big reasons is the lack of snow! Must get the Christmas music cranked and start my baking – that will hel!

Camile December 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm

I would love to be somewhere with 75 degree weather on Christmas. That sounds amazing. I am not sure if it will snow this year but I know it will be cold where I live. Merry Christmas.

Breanna December 21, 2015 - 9:58 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours! I am also having a hard time getting into the spirit this year. 60 degrees the day before Christmas in a place where we usually already have feet of snow is a bit depressing!!

April Mims December 21, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Merry Christmas to you, too! We’re looking at unseasonably warm temps here too. You won’t hear me complaining about temps in the 70s though!

Mistee Dawn December 21, 2015 - 11:06 pm

Christmas is such a magical time! I love it so much! I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday!

Rachel December 22, 2015 - 12:05 am

Merry Christmas to you also. Enjoy your break and congrats on the upcoming anniversary.

Vera Sweeney December 22, 2015 - 12:07 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! It is so hard to believe it is time for Christmas this Friday already!

Miranda (Myrabev) December 22, 2015 - 5:05 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family and happy blogaversary. I am so jealous of the warm weather you’re having, its cold here and I want to swap

lisa @bitesforbabies December 22, 2015 - 8:33 am

I like this idea about listing all of your favourite things/memories about Christmas! I too am wishing for snow…although it’s supposed to be about 15 degrees here on Christmas. At the same time, I don’t want to wish for the cold either so I’ll take what I can get 😉

Rebecca Swenor December 22, 2015 - 11:51 am

Happy 3rd anniversary on your blog. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It really doesn’t take much to have a joyful Christmas as long as you are will family. Thanks for sharing and see you next year.

Julie December 24, 2015 - 1:55 am

Christmas is going to be way too warm here, too – and I’ve also always wanted snow on Christmas! I can only remember a few times that it has actually happened. Definitely not gonna be this year.

Crystal Nell December 25, 2015 - 9:31 pm

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!! Here is Houston, TX, it was in the 80’s 🙁 Way too hot for Christmas, but it was a great one anyways.

Jeff December 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Merry Christmas Alli! It’s so nice to have Christmas traditions to look forward to and enjoy each year. I hope you enjoy your time with your family, and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2016. Thank you for sharing your adventures!

Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction December 26, 2015 - 9:12 pm

Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Have a Happy New Year.

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