Do you have a favorite family Christmas story? It’s ironic that our family’s story involves the movie A Christmas Story.
Several years ago, PAM and HBD (Painter Artist Mom and Handy Builder Dad) started a new tradition at Christmas. At our family gathering, everyone brings a gift to include in the draw pile for a round of Dirty Santa.
The first year, I brought this head knocker leg lamp from The Christmas Story. HBD was stuck with it. (After all, who’d want to steal something so worthless?)
He acted very happy to have the leg lamp, and he even fought to get it back the next Christmas when he returned it to the draw pile. Every year, it is returned to the pile by the person who was “graced” with it for that year. (Although, I don’t think anyone, besides HBD and I, has ever had it through the years.)
In October, I found this fleece at JoAnn’s on-line store, and I couldn’t resist ordering a couple of yards. Could you have resisted it?
Of course, we always say the word fragile with the é on the end. Or, is it è? I can never remember which way it is.
To stick with the era, I collected plates and napkins that could have been used around the time the movie came out. Weren’t plates mostly solids back then?
The printed napkins seem appropriate, but I don’t know for sure. I just had fun with it. (As usual.) Tablescapes should be fun, y’all!
For movie snacks, of course we think of popcorn.
Weren’t candy canes and oranges popular during that time, too? (Aren’t they always?)
I discovered this leg lamp cookie cutter at Kohl’s last week. (Shh…can you keep a secret? There might be some special cookies at our family gathering this year.)
The cookie tin looks sort of old school, too.
For the other side of the center collection, I added a fun pot holder and pancake spatula I use every Christmas…not old school, but part of our family memories all the same.
Ribbons are tied around the old milk bottle necks – again, for fun
Dollar Tree charcoal stems are a favorite any time of year.
I don’t believe the flatware looks old, but I like the black with the black details in the fleece print.
Does your family have a personal Christmas story? Can you share it with us in the comments – just for fun?
I can hardly wait to hear them!
The JOY pillow cover giveaway winner has been contacted. I hope to share a little about her in tomorrow’s post. Congratulations, MT! 🙂
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.