Saturday, December 6, 2014

Memories of Christmas - 44 years and counting!

Christmas is a very special time for me.

I was looking over some old photos today and thought I would create a visual memory of Christmas past. Whether traveling to see family, or going to Disney or Hawaii, or simply staying home - the season is packed with memories of family and friends.

So here are 44 years of Christmas memories, in reverse order:


2016 - Cali's First Christmas in New York




2015 - Family in New York, days before Cali is born!




2014 - Brooklyn's First Christmas in New York



2013 - Christmas in Myrtle Beach



2012 - Christmas in New York



2011 - Christmas in New York



2010 - Christmas in Chicago



2009 - Christmas in North Carolina



2008 - Christmas on Sunshine Coast, B.C.



2007 - Christmas at Disney World



2006 - Christmas in Markham, Ontario



2005 - Christmas in Markham, Ontario



2004 - Christmas in Markham, Ontario



2003 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



2002 - Christmas at Disney World



2001 - Christmas in Newmarket, Ontario



2000 - Christmas in Newmarket, Ontario



1999 - Mila's First Christmas in Winnipeg, Manitoba



1998 - Christmas in Winnipeg, Manitoba



1997 - Danica's First Christmas in Winnipeg, Manitoba



1996 - Christmas in Winnipeg, Manitoba



1995 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1994 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1993 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1992 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1991 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1990 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1989 - Christmas in Hawaii



1988 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1987 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1986 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1985 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1984 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1983 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1982 - Christmas in Calgary, Alberta



1981 - Christmas in St. Albert, Alberta



1980 - Christmas with Oreo in St. Albert, Alberta



1979 - Christmas with crazy dad in St. Albert, Alberta



1978 - Christmas in St. Albert, Alberta



1977 - Christmas with Grandma Dona in Shuswap, B.C.



1976 - Christmas with Grandpa Bob in Shuswap, B.C.



1975 - Christmas in St. Albert, Alberta



1974 - Christmas in St. Albert, Alberta



1973 - Christmas with Tracey in Virden, Manitoba



1972 - Christmas in Edmonton, Alberta




Christmas is also about music. Perhaps you have read my blog on my favorite songs.


Here are my favorite Christmas songs - in order. You can also listen to them all together in this YouTube playlist.


1. Christmas Time - Bryan Adams




2. 2000 Miles - The Pretenders



3. So This Is Christmas - John Lennon



4. Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix



5. O Holy Night - Josh Grobin



6. Mary's Boy Child - Boney M



7. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid - The new version rocks!



8. Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Pentatonix



9. Silent Night - Kelly Clarkson, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire



10. The First Noel - Carrie Underwood



11. O Come All Ye Faithful - Josh Grobin



I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas & Holiday season and may all of your hopes
and dreams be fulfilled!