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The Holiday Memories I Cherish Most
When I saw this contest come up today, it instantly brought a smile to my face! Christmas has always been by far and away my favorite holiday, and the memories I shared with my parents, and now with my children, are something I will cherish for the rest of my days.
The festivities always got started the day after Thanksgiving, when we would go out together and find the perfect tree. Dad would have to hold them up while Mom and I walked around inspecting each potential candidate for bare spots or damage. Then we'd strap our selection to the roof, bring it home, and get to decorating! Mom isn't the biggest Christmas fan, but she always got a kick out of playing her classic cassette tape of Elvis Christmas songs while we strung up the lights and hung the ornaments.
Leading up to the big day, the whole family would pile up in the car at least once a week to ride around and find the best holiday light display. We especially liked the houses that would sync their lights to an AM radio station - we'd sit out in front of these strangers homes and listen to at least a song ... more
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