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Blog - JA's Christmas Favorites!
The gifts have been wrapped, the cookies have been made, the tree has been put up, and the carols are being sung! That's right, it's officially Christmastime, and with just over a week to go, JA wants to share our Christmas favorites with you!
Two of our staff members (Marci & Mandy G!) love the song "Oh Holy Night." Ashley adores all Christmas music, and Torey's favorite is "The Christmas Song." Tammy's favorite is "Star Carol" and the classic "Silent Night." Mandy E hails from England, and for her, it's not Christmas in the UK until this song is played everywhere! The song is "Merry Christmas Everybody," by Slade! Check it out HERE.
Some classics and some new classics are definitely favorites of our staff! Torey's favorite Christmas movie (and 4th favorite movie ever!) is the original Miracle on 34th Street from 1947. This classic moment from the film gets her everytime! Tammy's favorite is a newer film, "Christmas with the Kranks!" Mandy G loves, "Love Actually," and Ashley & Mandy E think the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear with Buddy the Elf in "Elf!" Two of our staff members, Mandy E and Marci join Clarke and the gang for the search for the Griswold Family Christmas Tree in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!
Mandy G's favorite Christmas tradition is pulling mattresses into the living room and sleeping under Christmas lights (best night ever!). Spending time was a family was a common theme amongst our staff, as was attending a Christmas Eve service. Torey hosts a "Christmas Eve Eve Game Night," and Ashley loves going with her girls so they can pick out their Christmas ornament every year.
Tammy has a collection of ornaments, but also decorates for her daughter's birthday at Christmastime. We all have trees but Ashley has SIX! Torey prizes her 8x10 photo of Santa & Mrs Claus (her grandma and grandpa), Ashley has a ceramic painted Santa & reindeer set she inherited from her grandma, and and Mandy E loves her photo frame ornaments of her boys.
We saved the best for last! What's Christmas without sweet treats?! Marci's favorite is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, Ashley loves divinity (and she's bringing some to share with the staff!), and Tammy & Torey both like decorating Spritz cookies. Mandy G's favorite treat is a drink - Orange Julius, and Mandy E brings over another England tradition with Mince Pie and Cream. Find out the fun history about mince pies HERE.
We love the holidays and are looking forward to a fun-filled weekend with our loved ones. The JA offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We wish you the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of Holidays!