Well christmas down in Orangeburg, South Carolina is quite comfortable.
The only problem that I have with it is that it never snows, I repeat never snows. Its a bit cold enough to feel like christmas, but nothing harsh, just comfortable in the mid 50s or so. Believe it or not to southern breed people like me this is cold. Some years its a little too warm.
Well for my family the christmas spirit usually gets circulating by my brother and I the day after Thanksgiving, when we decorate our artificial tree, I want a real one though, might try one next year. While we decorate our tree we usually listen to old christmas tunes like bing crosby and old motown christmas tracks. Usually if we are up to it outside decorations begin the day after trimming the tree, but this year everything is backwards, because of my surgery. We are just now getting to the outside decorations and the tree will probably be last this year. Our lights are usually the best on the block but I think we are going to be beat by some new neighbors up the street,
but I'm going to try my best to get things as close as I can get them to near normal for our home. I might be able to upload some live video to youtube, and give the link so everyone can check the lights out. Might even record a swing through our historic, Edisto Memorial Gardens with the all out light display here in town.
Well my usual family traditions are too, take everything easy. We attend my grandma's annual christmas dinner/party which is usually the second weekend in december, great family time, and I have a huge family on both sides, so catching up with relatives is fun. Then the next weekend its shopping and the family may take a car ride and site see different homes christmas decorations and lights, everyone also has a thermal full of hot chocolate, yum.
The next weekend is usually mayhem, last minute shopping up to Christmas Eve, I tag along to see the fights break out in Wal-Mart kind of hilarious to see to people fight for a Barbie doll.
OL That happened last year.
I'll be sure to try and upload some video as soon as the decorations are complete, until then just soaking up the holiday spirit down in the south.
Post Edited (stephx) : 12/6/2008 8:36:51 PM (GMT-7)