I’m sure that almost everyone has that Christmas spirit by now! Right? Well, normally I would say, YES! But this year, I feel like I am among one of those with little holiday spirit this year. We had a rough start to December and it kind of crushed our Red, White and Green Christmas dreams.
Between her being in the hospital at the beginning of December and her passing last week, we haven’t really been in the mood for too much Christmas cheer.
I just now took the time to put up a little Christmas tree. We decided to go without our normal live tree and pulled this little 3-foot, pre-light one from the basement so that we’d have some type of tree in the house for Christmas.
I almost didn’t want to put one up but Grandma Mary would have probably been disappointed in us if we had let our sadness get in the way of something that brought us joy (like our Christmas tree each year). I know she didn’t want us to be sad, so we’re trying to smile. 🙂
Which is another reason to share this Chocolate Christmas Popcorn. It’s one of the few Christmas related things I’ve made this year. It’s one of the few Christmas related things that’s made me happy. I think that means that it’s totally worth sharing.
I just can’t help but to smile at that little gingerbread man as he sits with that bucket of homemade Chocolate Christmas Popcorn! So I did want to take a moment to speak about the sadness that’s been going on around here but I want to try to bring a little bit of Christmas Joy to the blog and to our lives!
Since we’re on the subject of Christmas, did you ask for anything awesome? I can’t think of a single thing I want for Christmas this year other than “the ability to Travel”, which is a little difficult to wrap with a bow. haha.
I can’t think of any material object that I just HAVE to have. That’s a little odd to me because I can always think of something awesome, but this year… I’ve got nothing.
Throughout the year I sent BigBear some idea of things I’d like to have, like the Flavor Bible and some Pandora Charms but I don’t have like a “Wish List” this year.
Big Bear hasn’t been very helpful with telling me what he wants for Christmas either! Men are so hard to buy for! I mean what do you get for your husband? I feel like I’ve out grown the days of getting your guy “boxers and cologne”. I feel like when I was growing up and dating that the only acceptable gift for your boyfriend was a pair of boxers and a bottle of cologne. I have no idea where that idea came from. Probably Teen Magazine. haha
Any ideas for me?
I also need some ideas for my brother….. and I’m TOTALLY NOT going to get him boxers and cologne. haha.
Oh and I need ideas for my dad…and father in law…. Ahhhhh see! It’s men! Men are hard to buy for!
I can buy presents for women all day long but put me in a store to do Christmas shopping for a man and I’ve got nothing. Nada…..no ideas at all.
I suppose I could just package up a ton of this Chocolate Christmas Popcorn, tie on a pretty bow and be done with it all. haha. I think they would all probably like this. 😉 What do you think? haha
But seriously, this Chocolate Christmas Popcorn makes a wonderful gift! I found these little Christmas pails at Hobby Lobby but I’ve also seen them in the Dollar Section at Target!
I filled the tins with a heaping amount of Chocolate Christmas Popcorn, wrapped the entire pail in a cellophane bag and tied it closed with a Christmas Ribbon!
Add a “Merry Christmas” tag and you’ve got the perfect homemade gift!
Now, that’s MY kind of present!
Chocolate Christmas Popcorn
(For my popcorn, I used my Whirley Pop but you can use any stove top popper or air popper. Or you can use plain pre-popped popcorn)