Tuesday, December 13, 2011

There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by T-Mobile

There's no place like home for the holidays...ain't that the truth!

We stick close to home around Christmas-time. All of our immediate family happen to live nearby so we are fortunate that we don't have to worry about traveling. One of my favorite things about being at home on the holidays is spending Christmas morning with my husband and kids (ages 11, 13, 15, and 18).

For as long as I can remember, we have gotten up bright and early Christmas morning to see what Santa left under the tree. When I say bright and early, I mean around 5 or 6 a.m. Even now that the kids are getting older, they still get giddy with excitement over this. They're not allowed to get out of bed until we're all ready. Last year, I guess the kids thought that my husband and I were sleeping too late so they called me on my cell phone to say, "wake up!" And so, with our coffee cups in hand, my husband and I turn on the Christmas music and fireplace and just enjoy hanging out with the kids while they check out all their goodies. It may not sound super-exciting, but it's our tradition and defines what it means to me to "be home for the holidays."

Here's a lovely, feel-good video that I wanted to share with you. T-Mobile surprised shoppers at the Chicagoland area's Woodfield Mall with a beautiful performance of "(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays". Watch it...I know it will make you smile (and maybe even tear up, if you're sentimental like me).

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Director
Paul Mirkovich, Musical Director

What about you? What does being "home for the holidays" mean to you? I would love for you to share some of your special memories or traditions.



Paula Parrish said...

Hello Kari,
I am super excited to see my Granddaughter Isabella open her Christmas gifts. She will be 3 in January and is the perfect age for the Holidays.
Smiles, Paula