We got to have a child free date night last night and as we drove home with the cuffs of our jeans slushy and wet from treading our way through the parking lot, we tried to look at the bright side. I looked around and felt all fuzzy thinking about what the snow generally means to me. I love gas station hot chocolate. Loaded with sugar and empty calories, this is my biggest weakness. Then, I mentioned to Jeremy (whose wintry whoas far surpass mine this time of year) how beautiful the trees look when their leafless branches are burdened with the sparkling snow. This morning with the sunshine bouncing off the bleached white ground, the brightness of it all has all has made me downright cheery. So, I thought I would share one other of my little December pleasures: Made for TV Christmas movies. Each year, I happily set my DVR to record every ABC family, Hallmark Channel and even Lifetime movie I can see in the guide. Somehow watching the painfully recycled plot lines of has been actors learning the "true meaning of Christmas" helps me to find my Christmas Spirit too.This year with the writer's strike in full force these movies will come in especially handy on the way-too-early-to-be-dark nights. I can't wait to see Shannon Doherty in "Christmas Caper," and no name actors in "Single Santa seeks Mrs. Clause" (currently waiting on my DVR), does anyone remember when Kathy Ireland played Santa Clause in the Lifetime movie? LOVED IT! So cheesy, I know, but that is why it is a guilty pleasure. Am I crazy, or does everyone secretly love these movies too.?
** Thanks to Erin and Life in the Nuthouse for letting me use her photo.
**Also be sure to check out Lindsey's 12 Days of Christmas Contest.