Holiday Tradition and a Book ~ Guest Post with Random Redheaded Ramblings

Posted December 10, 2015 by Michelle in And A Book / 7 Comments

Holiday TraditionWe all have some sort of Holiday Tradition during the month of December, so I asked a few of my friends to share with you their Holiday Traditions and a book.

So get cozy by the fire, grab a cup of coco and get ready to read some amazing traditions and some fantastic recommendations for the holidays.


Holiday Tradition

When I was younger the whole build up to Christmas was amazingly magical and I knew when I had children of my own I wanted to try and recreate some of the magic feeling.  Part of that magic feeling is reading the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss which has become a firm favourite.
For me Christmas starts on the 1st of December when my kids wake me up demanding their advent calendars that are filled with chocolate, this gives them a great excuse to have chocs for breakfast.
The decorations start to go up around the house and without fail me and the other half fallout over the tree lights as they usually end up tangled at some point.  I could quite happily have my tree up all year round, some people have a whole plan to their tree decorations I prefer the thrown together jolly look!
Christmas dinner has been in my hands for eight years now and to be honest I do enjoy it, most of the prep is done on Christmas Eve so I don’t have to spend Christmas Day cooking for hours on end and can dedicate the day to my kids opening their masses of presents.  I love seeing them so excited and the living room becomes a mess of shiny paper and boxes.  The downside has to be the amount of batteries the toys of today need!
The finishing touch to a perfect day is snow, a Christmas without snow is just strange to me and as I live in Scotland anything is possible!

The Book

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr Seuss
I remember seeing the cartoon when I was little, early in the morning on Christmas Day, like crazy early.  It was like nothing I had ever seen before, the music, Boris Karloff being epic, the crazy Grinch and his hatred of Christmas.  The songs stuck in my head and it enchanted me, it still does.
When I had kids I started buying the Dr Seuss books to spark their imaginations and of course the Grinch was included on that list.  As enchanting as the cartoon, the words and pictures flow magically from page to page, you can hear the songs literally springing from the page.  The Grinch is a wonderful creation and I love seeing my kids faces as he turns from a big meanie to a big softie!
Christmas to me is not Christmas without the Grinch and those Who’s down in Whoville feasting on their roast beast.
I give this a full 5 stars!

About the Guest

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 5.44.41 PMHeather is a blogger at Random Redheaded Ramblings
I live in Scotland and I am a happily married mum of two girls.  I am in my late thirties and have blogged since Feb 2014.  I cannot get enough of books and my favourites would have to be anything dystopian/sci fi.  I am huge fan girl of lots of nerdy things such as Disney, Star Wars, Firefly, too many to mention and I love Christmas!!!
Mother | Book Lover & Blogger | Nerd | Geek | Disney Addict & DVC Owner | Colouring Fan | Sci Fi Nut | Failed Jogger | Visit Random Redheaded Ramblings!

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Happy Holidays!


About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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7 responses to “Holiday Tradition and a Book ~ Guest Post with Random Redheaded Ramblings

  1. Oh, my kids get an advent calendar, too, with chocolate of course. Even my two oldest, who are 18 and 20 want those calendars, still 🙂 They keep telling me they aren’t ever going to move out, just so they can continue getting their calendars 😀
    It sounds like a very nice tradition in your house, and Christmas should definitely be magical!

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  2. I don’t think we’ve ever had snow for Christmas since I moved to North Carolina 18 yrs ago. Coming from Ohio where I can’t remember *not* having snow it’s just a giant bummer. lol The Grinch is a great book! We do Christmas movies for our tradition though. 🙂

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  3. Great post! I agree The Grinch is a must see at Christmas (and a must read too). I could keep my tree up well past Christmas- I have an aunt who puts up several little trees (she has a big one too) in different rooms and leaves them up sometimes- makes each room festive in its own way. Advent calendars are great too -we had those growing up.

    Enjoy the season, and your roast beast! 🙂

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