Weekend Roundup – My favorite holiday blog posts

Here’s a quick recap of a few Christmassy blog posts I read and enjoyed this week. 

Most Festive
Recently I confessed my cynicism for the Elf on the Shelf tradition, so I loved reading Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva’s alternative for her kids – a Troll from the Pole, who is a bit of a naughtier creature than the grinning Elf. 

Most clever
I loved Motherhood WTF’s revamp of the 12 Days of Christmas song. I’d take four Colin Firths over calling birds any day. 

Most true
Addie Zierman is rapidly becoming my favorite blogger, and I devoured her book “When We Were on Fire” in two days. More on that later. Her recent post, Jesus Comes Anyway, helped me take a breath. Sometimes the countdown to Christmas stresses me out, and not even because I haven’t finished my shopping (I haven’t), but because I’m grasping at each too-short day in December, trying to cultivate the magic of the season. The miracle of Christmas, Addie writes, is that it comes anyway, no matter how much or little we’ve prepared. Christmas does not depend on us. 

Most ha-ha
The Bloggess recapped her best and worst presents ever, with a kind of hilariously sad story of an 89 cent hot pink sweater from K-Mart. 

Have a wonderful weekend! I’m headed to a little baby Christmas party tomorrow, and to see a holiday lights display at Gilroy Gardens on Sunday. Tis the Season. 



  1. Lauren on December 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Just read the “Jesus Comes Anyway” post! How powerful! Thanks for recommending that. It was just what I needed this morning.

    • creatingmom on December 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Isn’t Addie just a beautiful writer? I am a huge follower of her blog. I’m glad it touched you.

  2. Amy Perdew on December 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    It is wonderful how you have posted about others in your favorite holiday posts. Thank you for joining us on Mom’s Monday Mingle! Have a great week.

    • creatingmom on December 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Thanks! You too. 🙂

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