It is the last Friday of 2023, so I wanted to go ahead and share my Christmas 2023 new favorites Part 1…these were family hits!
I wasn’t exactly sure what Christmas 2023 would be like after two back-to-back foot surgeries…but it was amazing.
After setting aside expectations, and doing online research while I was sitting so much in the beginning, I discovered a few Christmas 2023 new favorites that are keepers.
So join me today as I share with you…why Christmas 2023 new favorite worked….
CHRISTMAS 2023 NEW FAVORITES: IN DECOR
I have desired for a couple of years to do something different for the dining room table.
I try to always use this plaid tablecloth because it was a wedding gift 39 years ago.
Being married in December provided several Christmas items as wedding gifts.
I saw this idea on Instagram with a centerpiece fashioned on a cutting/Charcuterie board, so I decided for Christmas 2023 to make it my own.
The larger board was purchased on Amazon, it is the BirdRock Home Acacia Wood Cheese Board…and it is a beautiful board!
The little trees also came from Amazon, the pack of six Tabletop Mini Christmas Trees.
When I saw the Little Merry Ole Christmas Church on Balsam Hill on sale, I knew immediately this was the main piece for the decoration.
It is sold out now, but I also purchased on sale the Wooden Christmas Mantel Village…and this one was a favorite with grandchildren on one of the mantels. (in the picture above)
The little Santa on the centerpiece was found at a local Hallmark Shop.
I also added the vintage candlesticks from Magnolia…looks like they are also sold out.
However, in their sale is the Nutcracker Folklore Ornament Set for only $20 and it is worth way more.
I gave my ballerina granddaughter this set at Thanksgiving for her tree and it is gorgeous and high quality…worth a buy to put away for next year for any ballerina in your family.
I am not an affiliate for Balsam Hill or Magnolia…but I love these things so much, that I wanted you to know about them.
I am going to create a new centerpiece with the board and candles after the holidays.
CHRISTMAS 2023 NEW FAVORITES: FOR THE FAMILY KICKOFF PARTY
One of my daughter-in-laws has created a family tradition with a game event right before Christmas Eve.
It has been so much fun to gather with extended family to have joyful competition and a meal getting the big events going.
The Christmas 2023 new favorite was a Christmas Jeopardy game…it was fun for all ages….3-70!
We just about had even teams for the boys to play the girls.
No surprise…I had the highest number of points…as a Christmas aficionado!
I showed up to the party with Chocolate Crinkles.
This year I followed the double chocolate recipe (who doesn’t like more chocolate!) on Sally’s Baking Addiction page….DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES.
These are seriously delicious….I followed the recipe as is including chilling the dough. Yum!
In Christmas 2023 New Favorites Part 2 tomorrow, I will share the other recipes that the family put a big thumbs up on and one of the top gifts!
Hope to see you then. On Sunday, I will share my main focus for the new year ahead….until then……
By Pamela Lutrell
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