DAY 10. Favourite Christmas movie or song?
DAY 9. Who will be sitting with you for Christmas dinner?
In my family, our get-together time is at lunch. With my sister and her fiancee getting married next year, I don’t know how long before little kids are added and they are spending holidays away, so I am thankful they will be coming.
DAY 8. Share a local Christmas tradition in your town or country
DAY 6. Share a fond Christmas memory
DAY 5. What is on your personal wish list this year?
- More people come to Christ
- Worldwide peace
- No more cancer and diseases and illnesses
As you can see, I want pretty much what everyone else wants. And what’s better is that I can bring my requests to the one, true, God. The only one who has the power to do something about it. Prayer DOES work, and if you place your trust in Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection for the atonement of our sins, then we will get to live in a perfect world in the end.
DAY 4. Share a Christmas story or write one of your own.
I thought I would share a little rhyming Christmas poem I wrote a few years ago, inspired by an awesome sci-fi show called Stargate:Atlantis.
Christmas Eve in Atlantis
by Michelle Sommerville
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And Atlantis was beaming;
People tucked into their beds,
All peaceful and dreaming.
The stockings were hung by the Stargate with care,
SGA-1 storming a secret Wraith lair;
Weir still on base, holding the fort,
‘Can Santa find us’, not a far away thought.
The Stargate whirs and the lights turn on,
Like a Christmas star, it brightly shone;
The team runs through with only moments to spare,
Waiting for Santa becoming their only true care.
Tucking into bed, putting head on pillow,
Pretending to be asleep, Santa creeps in a window;
Ronon and Teyla unaware of Saint Nick,
What happened next, just too damn quick.
Thinking an intruder, or possibly Wraith,
If only they’d believed and had a little faith;
Nick’s neck was snapped, and ripped right off,
Ronon’s gun shooting poor little Rudolph.
The blood sprayed everywhere, coating the walls,
No time this year, for decking the halls;
The city awoke with a shot and a cry,
In time to see, ‘rest of the reindeers fly.
Ronon and Teyla imprisoned by decree,
Should they be hung up high on the Christmas tree?
With them now dead and their presents now alone,
Should their presents go back to the Arctic Zone?
With no other way in mind, Sheppard came through,
And took home their gifts, all shiny and new;
With the day almost over and the people tuckered out,
‘Could Christmas even continue?’ McKay thought in horrible doubt.
As sudden as anything, amazingly taking place,
Jolly Saint Nick reborn, for the old one he’d replace;
With a shout as he left, forgivingly he did recite,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”
Hope you enjoyed!
DAY 3. Your favourite Christmas recipe/food.
I’m not really into cooking. No one in my family really is. As I said in my last entry in this challenge, on Christmas we have a normal dinner, but go out for a buffet lunch.
You can find Day 1 HERE.
DAY 2. Favourite Christmas tradition new or old
For as long as I can remember, we have done the same thing every Christmas, and I love it.
- (When we were younger) When us kids went to bed on Christmas Eve night, mum would put the presents under the tree. We wouldn’t get to see presents under the tree until we were all together on Christmas morning.
- Morning church service. Nothing revitalises you more than church; especially on Christmas. There is lots of singing, praying, and coming together.
- Breakfast and chat at a local cafe. Usually Gloria Jeans.
- Back to the house for opening presents. We open one at a time and go in a round (usually oldest to youngest).
- Buffet lunch. For many years we had lunch at Sizzler (not cooking and cleaning!) but this year we’re going somewhere else because they renovated and it didn’t feel too nice last time.
- Back home where Grandma opens her Christmas presents.
- Hanging out, playing games, and watching TV.
The rest of the night is just normal.
What about you? What is your favourite Christmas tradition new or old? Let me know below, or start your own 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge.