Monday night was our yearly put up the tree at Mama's night. My sisters, mom and I all get together have dinner then put up Mama's Christmas tree and watch It's A Wonderful Life. I love that we all do this together it is always one of my favorite things at Christmas time. It's A Wonderful Life is one of the best Christmas movies out there I start watching Christmas movies early (usually around October if not before) but that one I don't watch until I have seen it at Mama's it's just something special about watching it with them.
This year Mama got one of her Christmas presents early from my sister and her family. She gave her a train set to go around her tree and she loved it!
Mama pulled out all of the ornaments and my sisters and I decorated (with Mama's supervision lol).
Every year going through them I love seeing the same ones over and over that have a special meaning. Trips, ours from when were were kids, the ones that still make us laugh.
This is one we always get a good laugh at! We pull it out every year laugh and put it back in the box for next year to do the same thing again. It doesn't actually go on the tree.
The finished tree.
Very blurry but Lindsey and Mama putting the train set together.
Leslie was totally engrossed in the movie.
The Train is set up!
My sisters and I - You may have to get older but you can still be big kids at heart.
The part we all cry at EVERY year is at the end when Harry makes his toast to his brother George Baily "the richest man in town". No it has nothing to do with money and I think that what makes it so special. Far to often we get caught up in the monetary and wanting to get ahead but that's not what really matters it's family, friends and helping others. Nobody will remember what you wore, how much you spent on them, what job you had or what you did there, the car you drive or how big your house is what they will remember is how you acted, how you treated others and if you made a difference in their life. I love that his movie reminds me of that every year especially this time of year.
What is your Christmas tradition?