Please welcome Sandra Lee Smith to my blog today. Sandra is one of the seekers (no not "The Seekers" as in music group) but from the seekerville blog. Sandra also has a new book out just in time for Christmas.
1. What do you most associate with Christmas where you live?
What I love about Christmas is time together with family. I love the smells of cooking favorite foods. I love the piles of presents and wrapping that mess up my office. I love the decorations and bright cheery lights that light up the dark mornings when I get up early. I love the reminders of Christ's birth that are everywhere. It is a wonderful time to reflect upon his life and love.
2. Do you have any special family traditions you do at Christmas time?
Our family always reads the story of Christ's birth as we sit around the tree. We usually do that Christmas Eve. Then we each get to choose one present to open early. We open the rest Christmas morning. We always have grandma's special coffee cake with hot coffee while opening presents.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas Carol and if so do you know why?
Mary Did You Know. I think that is the title. I just love the concept of it. I actually love most Christmas carols. Christmas is the only time I really play a lot of music. (Jenny here I love this song when I first heard it being played it reached me.)
4. If you could spend Christmas anyway you could how would you celebrate?
I would love to go visit the Holy land one of these Christmas seasons. Seems like a special way to celebrate. Otherwise I really enjoy all my Christmas seasons.
5. Do you have any special memories of Christmas?
WE used to drive to Lake Tahoe where my mom lived. It snowed there so we would arrive after a long drive and she would always put a pot roast in the crock pot. We would come into the house out of the freezing snow and there would be a roaring fire in the fireplace and the smell of that pot roast. yummmmmmm
6. What is a typical Christmas eve and or Christmas day for you.
Mostly spending time visiting with family. When we would visit mom, we would ski in the snow. Of course if we were down your way, we would be heading for the swim pool to cool off. (haven’t been to the beach for Christmas myself but many do. But have played back yard cricket many times.)
7. Do you have any Christmas movies or Christmas books you like to see or read each year?
We usually read Charles Dickens Christmas Carol. And then hubby always records Hallmark Christmas movies. We probably watch a Hallmark Christmas movie every day during December.
8. Do you have a Christmas message for my readers?
I would truly love to see the Christmas message and season celebrated all year. Not the presents or commercial hype, but the true message and meaning of Christ's birth, life and death for all of us.
Sandra's new book is Current of Love.
A light Southern romance sweetened with a splash of humor, Current of Love blends brilliant storytelling with endearing characters to make even the biggest skeptics believe in love again.