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Welcome to our newest member, TeamYANTSU
My name is Ron, I am a Christmas nut always have been always will be. I am first and foremost a stay at home dad that has an evening job at a retail/grocery establishment. After my second son was born I stepped down from my management position, so my wife and I don't have to pay for daycare. My wife is a teacher in the town we live, so people recognize us everywhere in our little town.
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 boys aged 6 and 3, both are young Christmas nuts.

I have loved Christmas as long as I remember
from seeing the lights on all the houses, to seeing if I could stay awake to see Santa.
Christmas has been the one constant in my life it has always been there for me, through the rough times of my parents divorce when I was 10 y/o or my mother's passing when I was 16.
Everyone always tried to make it something special for myself and sister when we were young no matter what was going on. I now believe that is why I love this time of year more than any other because of the efforts of my family to hold it above any other time of year. I get to make the season special for my boys now, whether it be by playing the music decorating the house and yard or just playing the dvd's. The memories the season has brought have always warm and it is no wonder why I look forward to making more of these memories every year. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas artist is Bing Crosby.
Well if I ran on a little bit I am sorry I am new to blogging, it sounds always better in your mind.
I will try to keep posting and making it interesting for all who read.
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Come On Get Happy

Posted 10-06-2010 at 09:49 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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I don't know what is wrong with me lately, I should feel happy but I can't seem to get happy. I have had to force myself to come to this website to try to cheer myself up, but it hasn't worked. I have been reading the Christmas Countdown thread and I cannot get myself to leave little writings for everyone. Maybe I am just spreading myself too thin lately, with the new work schedule and all that is going on there, they make me feel like a number rather than human, it was never like that before. My son has been in school 4 weeks and he has had 3 notes sent home already just for behavior issues. I rarely get to see my wife and the house is in a constant state of disaster. It has been raining for days and absolutely dreary. I feel so exhausted yet I cannot fall asleep until it is so late, this past weekend the kids let us sleep until nearly 8am which is a rarity. I want to feel happy with Christmas only about 79 days away, but I just can't right now.
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Huh?

Posted 09-27-2010 at 10:09 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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Why does the old saying "nice guys finish last" seem to strike a nerve with me? I have thought about this in the past and never seem to think of a good reason. I try to be the best person I can be everyday, but I deal with anxiety and shyness that may make me look or act aloof, I try not to when I think about it but circumstances change quickly and I can't be on guard all the time. My life (like many others) has had its deal of trying and happy times, and reading about all that is going on with others on this site, life changes in an instant. When I meet people, I just want to be known as a nice guy, I still use my please and thank yous as often as the situation calls, and I try to instill that quality in my boys. I know my shyness has a lot to do with how people think of me, since that is the first impression of me people get, it takes a lot to loosen me up and when I haven't seen a friend in a long time that shell just covers me back up and it takes just as long for me to loosen...
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The Evil Within the Fridge

Posted 09-22-2010 at 12:18 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)
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Oh, there you are, as I open the door,
With your fancy wave and red and white label .
Why are you still here? I ask as I quickly close the door.
You must have been left here after the family dinner this past weekend.
You must be here to torment me, you are doing a good job.
I left you 5 months ago and I feel great since then.
I look at you and think back to your ice cold bubbly, sugary, brown elixir,
and how good you tasted, but I am healthier now, I don't need you anymore.
I have my new friends Zero, Sparkling Water, Milk, and they don't lead me astray.
Just one sip and all I did all the weight I lost will be gone,
you are an evil temptress Classic.
I will not give in to you, even though you call me so subtly.
We had great times but those days are over, just be on your way.
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It Has Begun!

Posted 09-20-2010 at 09:38 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

It is September 20, the football season is in full swing, apple orchards are open for the annual pilgrimage of people looking for fall activities, hockey training camps are open, and we have begun our annual hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts. We usually start pretty slow, waiting for the flyers with the unbeatable sale price, and they slowly start filtering down now as the stores build their inventories for the season. We set a goal to have all shopping done by December 1, so we can fully enjoy the season, I think we have met that goal only once in 9 years. That is okay now with so much shopping being done online, which I fully enjoy, because we don't have to fight the crowds at the mall. Well, today I went to the children's Mecca of TRU (Toys R Us) They had exactly what our focus of gifts were going to be for the boys, Imaginext toys. They are great toys and very durable for our hard playing boys, they were buy 2 get 1 free. I enjoy going there, especially without the boys, because...
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Unspoken Softly (Poem entry #1)

Posted 09-18-2010 at 10:07 PM by xmas365 (Christmas, Life, and Family)

I have said in the past I was going to start posting some of my poems I wrote. This poem was written when my wife and I were friends and I was really confused by my feelings for her, this one is the one I actually had published. It is not my best IMO but it was good enough to be published. Enjoy.

Unspoken Softly

As we into each others eyes
speaking in ways we can only know,
I want to kiss your lips and live a dream.
You may be just a friend
but you mean much more.
My heart has grown so fond of you
but I can't say I love you so.
Will my feelings ever change?
I do not know.
I would love to love you
and give you my heart.
You are my dream.
You've touched my soul.
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