Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Reasons to Love the Holidays!

10. Ridiculous Holiday Light Displays: That’s not my house but I wish it was. I love people that take the decorating and lights waaaay too far. I wish we could do it all year long. If there’s a neighborhood that decorates all year long, let me know. I’ll move there.

9. Getting presents: Well duh! Free stuff that we didn’t know we needed or wanted? Yes please! Notice that the presents are only 9th on my list? That’s because I’m not superficial and materialistic.


8. Nutcrackers: I buy my nuts pre-cracked but I love these guys anyway for no good reason.  As much as I love them I’d also love Stephen King, or maybe me, to write a Christmas horror story where nutcrackers come to life and terrorize people like Chuckie. Imagine how creepy they’s be if you added sharp teeth! (Yes, that herd of nutcrackers is at my house staring at me right now)

7. Holiday Movies: Come back next Tuesday for my list of the ten best holiday movies.

6. Time off from work: Let’s be honest, how many of us love our job so much that we’d do it even if we didn’t get paid? Bueller? Bueller? Yeah, I didn’t think so. I’m taking the week off between Christmas and New Years. Don’t worry, I’ll still keep blogging because I’d do that even if they didn’t pay me.


5. Holiday Specials: Come back in two weeks for my top ten holiday specials. The Grinch is a total badass but he’s not number 1 on that list.

4. Awkward Family Holiday PhotosI don’t care if they’re real or fake, they’re funny. I hope someday to create my own that becomes a meme on the internet.

3. Sometimes jerks try a little harder not to be: Including me. I don’t think I’m a jerk, but it’s nice that me and most other people try a little harder to be cordial, except at the mall.

2. My holiday tie collection: Yes, this is one you should love too. This year I own enough holiday themed ties that I can wear a different one every work day from Thanksgiving until Christmas. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve probably seen them.


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Number 1 is left blank for you. What is it that you love about the holidays above all else? Put in the comments what you love most about Hanukkah or Christmas. Have a great Tuesday!~Phil

13 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Reasons to Love the Holidays!

  1. Phil, it is 6:30 in the a.m. here in Chicago. Despite the fact I thought the coffee in front of me would wake me up; no, it is your #4 on the list. Wowsers with the cat head!! 😉 Cher xo

    • Wouldn’t you love to do one of those yourself and send it out? I live my cat but if there is going to be a big, God-like head superimposed on my picture it’s going to be mine.

      • *LMAO* Nice one, Phil! Suffice it to say, don’t you think you’ve just had a fantastic idea for your Christmas cards for next year? “The Phil Factor”: cat posing, and your head floating above; wait, maybe the cat can be shaking its paw up at you! I’ll go and get some more coffee! 😉

  2. #9. That’s all it took, Phil, for my first laugh. But then there came the man in the Christmas sweater…he is just splendid, isn’t he? LOL.

    For me, the music, the old Christmas-themed black and white movies, the candles, the cookies, Christmas Eve, how I do go on….oh yes, Christmas ties too.

  3. Happy Holidays Phil…LOVE LOVE the ties!~

  4. Not much for holidays you see
    Dr. Seuss based the grinch on me
    But I’ll give holiday spirit the old college try
    As long as I know you’re sporting that tie!

  5. #6…ten days, woohoo!

    #1…um…they only come once a year?

  6. I love the nutcracker collection. I agree they are borderline creepy … especially grouped together like that,

    My favourite part of Christmas would have to be Christmas morning with my family gathered in the living room, a hot coffee, lots of laughing, everyone happy and excited.

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