Christmas in New York

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be able to get a flight to New York.

During Christmas.


I was also able to visit a friend who had just left Emirates and was currently living there.


Started snowing right when we were about to walk around the city. Amazing!

The next day was all about everything Christmas in NYC.


And of course I had to go ice skating at Rockefeller !





Christmas Time

This has been the weirdest Christmas ever. Its going by so fast, I can hardly enjoy it! Already its December 9th and we only just finished decorating the tree.

We have never done it so late!

Thank goodness for the day off from work tomorrow. I will get some much needed baking done, while listening to a good amount of Christmas music, while staying lazily in my pj’s.

I’m excited.

Top Ten Its-Not-Christmas-Unless-I-Hear-It Tunes:

10. Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – John Lennon etc {But ONLY on Christmas Day.}

9.  Let It Snow! – Michael Buble {I love me some Buble.}

8. Baby Its Cold Outside – Rod Stewart {“Beautiful what’s your hurry?”}

7. The First Noel – Josh Groban & Faith Hill {Powerful.}

6.  O Holy Night – Celine Dion { Definition of Christmas right there. BarlowGirl has an awesome version of this song.}

5. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town -Jackson 5 {Jazzy. Festive. Totally Christmas! How Can you NOT be in the mood when you hear this song?!}

4. Silver Bells – Bing Crosby & The Andrew Sisters {Classic. Romantic. I love it.}

3. Sleigh Ride – Ronettes {“ring-a-ling a-ling a ding dong ding!”}

2. Little Drummer Boy – Josh Groban [Love this song. And when it builds at the end – ahhh, I blast my poor little speakers.]

1. All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey[I dont care if its corny, I dont care if you think its overplayed – – its not Christmas unless I hear it.]

Honorable Mention..

Dont Save It All For Christmas Day  – Celine Dion

Winter Wonderland – Aretha Franklin

Blue Christmas – Elvis

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole {I’ve eaten a roasted chestnut. It was fun.}

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry

I Want a Hippopautomas – Gayla Peevey {Although I think this song is funny, I can only handle listening to it about 1-2 times all Christmas Season.}

What describes YOUR Christmas- in song?