got the smartphone with unlimited data I can stream a variety of holiday tunes to my little heart's content.
string-and-oil lamps from the 60s. We had one in our living room when I was growing up. I'd been in love with that thing so I was tickled that Santa was also a fan.
Tasha Tudor. I loved reading the different Christmas stories, like The Little Fir Tree or The Gift of the Magi, and the legends that offer origins for the Robin's red breast or the name of the Rosemary bush. The book made me recall a collection we had on the shelf in my childhood. I don't recall the name of the anthology at this remove, but it was red in color and contained O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. That story of unselfishness is associated with some of my earliest Christmas memories.
Christmas Clubhouse. Matt had a brilliant idea to hang our hammocks in there this year, in addition to the red Christmas lights. It is a surprisingly pleasant place to spend a wintery afternoon, book and cuppa in hand.