White Christmas

I’ll be having my own little Christmas in Chicago with the boyfriend. We plan on cooking, baking & watching lots of Christmas movies. No snow in the forecast, but we’ll be dreaming of a white Christmas.

If you are a reader of my blog, I would love it if you would leave a comment telling me a little bit about you. What’s your favorite Christmas song/movie? Your favorite Christmas tradition? Do you have a blog? I would love to get to know you. After all, it is Christmas time. Makes me want to bake and be merry.

It also makes me wish for a little bit of this…

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

  • diane @ a spot of whimsy

    so cute šŸ™‚ wishing for snow as well… merry christmas, danielle!

    and favorite christmas movie? holiday inn: http://aspotofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/12/things-i-heart-my-absolute-favorite.html

  • Lindsay

    I have a ton of favorite christmas movies. Charlie Brown Christmas, The Santa Clause, Elf, and the Grinch!

    I'm in the Cleveland area and we aren't supposed to get any snow either, but I'm still holding out for it!

  • MerciBlahBlah

    Yup – new reader – I found you through the rabbit hole of the interwebs recently. My favorite Christmas movie? There are so many! I love A Christmas Story, Elf (well, at least before my kids watched it 837 times), White Christmas, and Love Actually. Favorite Christmas song is probably John Lennon's Happy Xmas, War Is Over. I don't know that I have any traditions per se, but I DO have a blog and would love for you to drop by sometime.

    It's http://merciblahblah.blogspot.com.

    Have a great Christmas in the windy city!!


  • Stephanie

    I am definitely wishing for snow. We are moving to California in January and I want snow before we go. šŸ™ We'll be moving to Newport Beach so if you have any recommendations, I'd love them!

    My favorite Christmas song is "Celebrate Me Home" by Kenny Loggins and my favorite Christmas movie is "The Family Stone". I also love "Home Alone" and "Christmas Vacation".

    Enjoy your Christmas with the boyfriend! Here's to wishing for snow!

  • sampenner

    I love your blog!! My favorite Christmas movie is def Christmas Vacation, and my favorite song is "Happy Christmas" by John Lennon. I do have a blog- hope you will check it out! šŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas!



  • christin

    Merry Christmas to you and Buddy! I know 2012 will bring wonderful things for you!

  • Jordan

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas! I'm a loyal blog reader. I love it!

    My favorite Christmas movie would probably have to be Elf. Closely followed by Christmas Vacation and The Holiday.

    My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas morning spent with my family and having a Christmas breakfast together.

    I do have a blog. It's one that you designed šŸ™‚ http://www.jordanbeaston.blogspot.com

  • Jill Danielle

    I am a reader! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Holiday. My favorite Christmas tradition is spending Christmas morning with my family and having Christmas breakfast together. This year is a little different for me too, it's my hubby's and I first Christmas together as newlyweds, so we are spending it together and then dinner at the in-laws (wish me luck).

    I do have a blog, hope you check it out and follow.

  • Seni

    My favorite Christmas song is, "O Holy Night" and my favorite Christmas song is "Nothing Like the Holidays". Have you seen it? It was filmed in Chicago.

    As far as tradition goes, I have been creating scrapbooks for the kids in my family as their Christmas gift and I love watching their faces as they page through it. They call it their Yearbook since it is pictures of what happened that year for them.

  • Katie

    Happy Holidays to you and your sweet pup!

    My favorite Christmas movies are Scrooged (watched it last night, in fact), Christmas Vacation (that is tonight's movie), and Elf. I watched Love Actually a couple of weeks ago and it is a new fave!

    My favorite Christmas shows are Charlie Brown and Mickey's Christmas Carol–the one that has the old-school cartoons before it where Chip and Dale were hiding in Mickey's Christmas tree.

    Fave Christmas Songs: "Put a Little Love in your Heart" from Scrooged, "Christmas in Dixie" because I am a Tennessee gal living in Huntsville, AL, and anything Christmas by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers because they are made of awesome. My favorite hymn is "O Come O Come Emmanuel".

    My favorite tradition is for my family to come down and we all attend Christmas Eve services at church. I sing in the choir and it is a very special and meaningful experience. Then later after everyone is snug in their bed, a nice glass of wine in front of the Christmas tree.

    Danielle, I just want to tell you thank you so much for your creativity, your patience, and your kind spirit. Your designs for both my blog and my website have totally transformed them, and has inspired me to be a better writer. I am already thinking of new ideas for the blog in 2012!

    Merry Christmas!!!

  • elembee.com

    Those photos are so beautiful. I would love to have a white Christmas one day!

    My favorite Christmas movie and song go together ā€” Love Actually and that version of "All I Want for Christmas is You." Though I also really love "The Christmas Song." My favorite tradition is sitting by the lit tree on Christmas Eve and watching whatever music special is on with my family.

    And I blog at elembee, etc. (elembee.com)!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Maria

    Hello! I recently found your blog and really enjoy your projects and pictures. I'm also dreaming of a white Christmas but Florida just won't cooperate. Rude!
    I started a blog not too long ago and I'm really having fun with it!
    Oh, and nothing beats watching Home Alone on Christmas Eve! KEVIN!

  • A Lived in Home

    Lucky you get some snow for the holidays! We never have a white cHristmas in Dallas. That's why I'm headed to Tahoe next week! šŸ™‚
    Love watching holiday movies such as Elf, The Holiday, and Christmas Vacation while wrapping gifts after my wee one is asleep. I might have even devoured a whole bag of buttery popcorn last night while wrapping too! It's because I'm a foodaholic!
    Merry Christmas!

  • The Blue Pear

    Watching movies all day is my kind of Christmas! Love Actually for the intertwining storylines, The Ref for its witty dialogue, The Holiday for set design, and the list goes on…

  • birdie to be

    Sounds fantastic! Love these sweet pics too! Happy Holidays!

  • Erika [small shop]

    Love this! Hello Danielle, I'm a fellow graphic designer that blogs, which means I work way too much! ;o) I'm trying to wrap up a bunch of projects so I can take next week off with my family in Napa. This is the first Christmas that my almost 3-year-old is understanding what it's all about, and it's been so much fun to hear her try to sing Christmas carols. So this year, my favorite carol is Santa Baby (which she sings, even the "fellas I haven't kissed") because she thinks a baby is hurrying down the chimney. I think it's hilarious and a Christmas memory I'll keep forever.

    Have a wonderful holiday! xoxo

  • One Stylish Day at a Time

    Merry Christmas Danielle! Sounds like the perfect weekend.

    This year I'm spending Christmas in Seattle with my boyfriend's huge and crazy Italian family for the first time. A huge change from my quiet suburban family- wish me luck!

    Looking forward to hearing how yours went next week on your blog- Enjoy!

  • Julip Made

    We're splitting time between both our families this year, but a quiet Christmas with just the two (ahem 3..sorry Odin) of us would be amazing! Favorite Christmas movies.. It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, and Love Actually! Favorite tradition, family hike on my parents land after the big meal! Happy Holidays Danielle!

  • Lara {simply irresistible}

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with J!! Favorite movie is a tie between love actually and the holiday. I'm cooking dinner on Christmas this year – wish me luck!

  • Hilary

    Another new reader; I found you courtesy of another blogger friend. I'm in VA, and I don't think snow is in the forecast, but the family will be in full effect

    My favorite Christmas movie is "A Christmas Story" with Ralphie and the BB Gun, though I will say my immediate family and I do watch "The Long Kiss Goodnight" every year, too; can't remember how that started, but we can't seem to stop. As for my favorite Christmas song, "The 12 Days of Christmas" by Straight No Chaser.

    Have a wonderful Christmas; I look forward to catching up on some of your older posts!

    oh, I'm at http://www.hilarywithonel.blogspot.com

  • Holly

    Merry Christmas, Danielle! šŸ™‚

    I'll also be dreaming of a white Christmas, but don't think it's gonna happen up here in Portland.

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf, hands down, most favorite, everrrr!

    (& you designed my blog šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  • Emily

    I hope your couples holiday is great – that sounds like a lot of fun!

    Sadly, I did not get to watch as many movies as I'd hoped this Christmas, but I did watch about 1/2 of both Elf and White Christmas last night!

    I've been lurking on your blog for a few months and it is already one of my favorite reads each day!

  • Jen

    Merry Christmas, Danielle! Enjoy your festivities and cozy Christmas šŸ™‚

  • Susan

    Merry Christmas Danielle! I hope you and your boyfriend have a wonderful weekend!

    I have too many favorite Christmas movies! I absolutely love The Holiday, Love Actually, It's a Wonderful Life and my sisters and I always watch Little Women around the holidays. So fun! We always go to church then get Giordano's pizza and then exchange Secret Santa presents and watch It's a Wonderful Life. It's not a lot, but I absolutely love it!


  • Gaby [The Vault Files]

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas weekend with your two guys Danielle!

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas weekend with your two guys Danielle!

  • Celeste

    Merry, Merry Christmas Danielle (+ Buddy)…

    I love Elf + the Home Alone moives (yep. comedy's my thing.) I especially like The First Noel & all of the Christmas songs by Jim Brickman.

    We always pick a night to stay out really late and drive around looking at all of the Christmas light displays & drive-thru living Nativity scenes. Also — lots of baking. I love baking cookies. This year – I'm also adding cheesecake.

    We won't have snow — never have had a white Christmas. šŸ™ In fact, it's going to be in the 80s on Christmas this year! šŸ™

  • Shay

    i love your blog! i've been lurking for a while and haven't commented on anything.

    my favorite christmas movie is definitely Love, Actually. I'll only watch it during the holiday season and it makes me so happy every time!

    i'm also wishing for a white christmas. i live in dc and it has been in the 50s (no snow there) and i was excited to come home to massachusetts, but no luck there either!

    i'd really appreciate you glancing at my blog (its relatively new, however) – http://myconfidenceandme.blogspot.com

    merry xmas!

  • Tiffany

    One of your new followers here—loving your blog! šŸ™‚

    I blog over at http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

    Feel free to stop by!

    Have a wonderful Christmas.


  • Ann

    Great blog, I've been following you for several months now.

    I love Christmas Vacation and It's a Wonderful Life.

    I just moved to the Newport Beach area to be close to my B.F., so new traditions are definitely in order!


    Merry X-Mas

  • evelyn.

    This is my first comment, but I hope to start being more interactive! I love your blog. I'm a relatively new reader and as a Chicagoan, I thorougly enjoy your blog and appreciate your love for our city. I don't have a blog but find myself inspired to start one!

    My favorite movie during the holiday season is White Christmas..and my all-time fav movie is While You Were Sleeping (I mean it has the best of all worlds–the Holidays + Chicago!)

    Merry Christmas to you!

  • Mr Lonely

    Merry Christmas !!! have a nice day ~ =D

    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  • RosaLovesDC

    Merry Xmas Danielle!
    My favorite Xmas movie is Elf and my crocheted snowflakes in my holiday cards are my annual tradition.

  • Lauren

    Hey Danielle! I just started following your blog about two months ago and it's been a lovely read. I'm from Toronto and I've been wishing for snow since December 1st! I don't know about you, but I can't get through a holiday season without watching Love Actually, I live for that movie – it's always been at the top of my list! It's just so wonderful. I'm the curator of Eyes/Ears/Mouth+Lens – a photography and travel blog so stop by when you get a minute! Happy holidays šŸ™‚

  • eriKa

    As a fellow Chicagoan, I'm also a little disappointed in the lack of snow this year šŸ™ I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now and it's definitely one of my new faves. As for holiday favorites, I love "The Family Stone." It's a little sad at parts, but I think it's a great Christmas movie.

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  • S.E.Minegar

    I watch Home Alone and Love Actually every holiday season!

    congrats to you and your pup for making People online!

    šŸ™‚ Happy Holidays.

  • L.A. in the bay

    Merry Christmas Danielle! Hope you having a wonderful day!

    My favorite Christmas songs: Mary Did you know? And All I want for Christmas is You.

    As for xmas movies, SO MANY. We just watched one that about had us in tears the whole time. It's called Christmas Angel.
    You should watch it šŸ™‚

  • Toral

    Hi! What a great post!

    My favorite Xmas movie (like so many others that commented) is Love Actually. Re: music, right now, I'm loving the She and Him Christmas CD (everyone should get it – Zoey is the best).

    And I just started a blog – its called Sequin Habit and I hope you'll drop by.

    Happy Holidays and continue the great work! I absolutely love love love your blog!



  • Jaime Lee

    Buddy is so CUTE!! I love your blog. My favorite tradition is baking gingerbread cookies with my boys.

    I am a part time hairstylist, full time mom,and going back to school at thirty to be a teacher and I have a blog
    I love your hair cut!!! I just listed some hair products to try on hair cuts like yours. Can't wait for the everygirl.

  • Mary

    Hey Danielle!

    I enjoy reading your blog!

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf and song is Oh Holy Night. My favorite Christmas tradition is spending the entire day in pajamas with my family.

    Feel free to stop by my blog! http://littlebitofclasslittlebitofsass.blogspot.com

    I live in Chicago, too! We should meet up and/or arrange a Chicago blogger meetup!!

  • Serea

    Cute post, Merry Christmas!!! I celebrated christmas with my family. I posted in my blog šŸ™‚


  • Lauren

    Hi Danielle!

    I am new to blogging but discovered yours from reading Live Creating Yourself. I can't wait to see the Everygirl!

    My favorite Christmas song is hand's down – John and Yoko – So This is Christmas šŸ™‚

    Favorite Christmas tradition: Opening one present on Christmas Eve, which is always pjs that we sleep in šŸ™‚

    I just started a blog where I share my random thoughts, lusts, and cravings. It is cleanupnicely.blogspot.com.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays!!! Have a safe and Happy New Years!

  • Belle on Heels

    Wow, I am behind on this post! Hmmm…

    Fave song: Dominick the Donkey
    Fave movie: Elf or Christmas Vacation
    Fave tradition: Chinese food and new PJs on Christmas Eve

    Hope your Christmas was fabulous!!

    Sarah {http://belleonheels.blogspot.com}

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