Bits of Cheer {Tuesday Talk}

Happy Tuesday!  I'm linking up today with some great bloggers for "Bits of Cheer" with Amy from Keepin' Up With the Smiths , Jess from the newly blog and Alisha from Simply Luxury=)


Also linking up for Tuesday Talk with Beth from Pretty Little Girls, Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me and Michelle from Grammie Time.


Our pretty Little girls


Today I am sharing some of my very favorite Christmas traditions.  I guess you can call them traditions if you do them pretty much every year.  Some of them may not be done the same way every year, but you get my drift. 
I love love this time of the year.  One of my very favorite things is getting the girls matching pj's.  It's getting harder and harder to find them to match for the girls because of the size difference between the two.  Last year the girls had matching Hanna Andersson pj's.


My girls look so little here!  I love the pj's, and they both still fit them this year =)

Another tradition I do is make monkey bread every Christmas morning.  It's simple to make, but I only make it once a year.


I can't tell you how many times a year Emma asks me to make it and I just won't cave.  It's a once a year thing in our house! hehe =)

Emma and I..and soon to be Alyx are obsessed with Christmas movies.  Like obsessed.  We love Hallmark like no other!


We could really watch them all.the.time.  Our favorite so far has been Family For Christmas.  So So good.  If you see it listed, definitely watch it.

We always go out and look at Christmas lights this time of the year.  There are certain neighborhoods who go all out with their lights and we love to look at them.  And then there are certain people that you wonder what in the world they were thinking with their lights! haha  Last year I made it a little special for Emma when we looked at lights.


We called it the "Minivan Express.  Popcorn bucket, hot cocoa, and some candy.  She LOVED this!!  I didn't do it like this this year, but maybe next year.

Does anyone else feel like homemade Chex Mix just screams Christmas??


I make it a couple of times during Christmas and we give it out as gifts for our neighbors in cute little tins.  I could sit and eat the entire thing! ;)

And lastly....our most favorite thing about Christmas...our Tree.


I wish we could leave it up all year.  Maybe eventually I would sick of it, but I highly doubt it.

Have a great Tuesday Everyone!!!


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  1. Chex Mix is for sure a holiday thing for us -- both Thanksgiving and Christmas when we just need a snack around the house!!

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    1. I agree! We always make our first batch of it before Thanksgiving =)

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  2. Hahha - I am obsessed with those holiday movies on Hallmark too! They will be on non-stop while I wrap gifts today!

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    1. They are great, aren't they!! =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Johanna, I love seeing all your pictures. my children are grown, so I love seeing the littles in everyone's pictures (don't have any of my own anymore...or yet). I admit, I don't get the whole elf on a shelf thing. It seems like so much work, but it's probably so much fun for the little ones. You sure are creative!

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    1. Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by =) The Elf on the Shelf is a lot of work! haha But my girls, especially Emma just love it. So I try to make it fun for them =)

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  4. Such great traditions! Your girls will cherish these memories! We don't have cable at our new house & I'm definitely missing my fill of Christmas movies. Thankfully, Netflix has a few to choose from!

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    1. Yes, thankfully you have Netflix!!! =)

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  5. The girls do look so little from last year! :( Love all these traditions; I need to incorporate the monkey bread! We received a beautiful card in the mail last week... THANK YOU!

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    1. I'm so glad you got the card!! And yes, don't the girls look so little from last year =( Makes me sad!!!

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  6. I am extremely close to buying a set of hannah andersson PJs for myself!! They're so fun and festive!

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    1. They are so soft and really cute looking too! =)

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  7. You have some great traditions!
    We open one gift on Christmas Eve, it's jammies and a movie. It was fun this year to find coordinating pjs!
    Monkey Bread! I love the idea of having that Christmas morning!

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    1. We always open Christmas pj's on Christmas eve too! Usually I get them for the girls, but this year my mom got them for both of them. I'm anxious to see them =)

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  8. Ok- I am coming over to your house for some chex mix!! :) Too funny- I posted about homemade chex mix being one of my "Christmas Favorites!" I don't make it- but my mom does and I look forward to it all year long!!

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    1. I'll have chex mix waiting for you! haha =)

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  9. Hanna Andersson pajamas (and everything she has) = AMAZING! Those jammies are absolutely adorable. I am a sucker for Christmas movies too. I can't help it, I just love them! Your Christmas tree is beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Thank you Alisha! I love Hanna Andersson!

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  10. Hallmark movies! A favorite in our house too with my daughter and I. Husband laughs at us. I've really enjoyed them all this season.

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    1. I'm glad you and your daughter enjoy them too! They really are great movies =)

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