Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I still feel like I'm on this amazing high from publishing my book. Part of me doesn't feel like it's real, and part of me is so proud of myself for actually getting "A Christmas For Toys" out to the public.
As you can tell from my book, I'm a big lover of all things Christmas. Actually, Christmastime is my absolute favorite time of the year. While I absolutely love celebrating Hanukkah with my dad, I think even he would agree that there's so much more magic involved with Christmas than with Hanukkah, but I'm glad that the two holidays always coincide with the same time of year.
Though I love everything Christmas related, I hate celebrating the holiday too early. For me, I think that the holiday season starts after Thanksgiving, but especially once it's December 1st. On the first day of December, I change my car radio to the Christmas station, and I start watching Christmas movies pretty much 24/7 with my mom. Unfortunately for us though, Christmas movies start playing early in November, and with the new cable package we have down here, we can pretty much record thousands of hours of television without filling up the DVR's capacity. So that means that we've got tons of Christmas movies already recorded, and our plan was to wait to watch them until after Thanksgiving.
Well you may be able to record thousands of hours of television, but Christmas movies take up a lot of space. If we had any hope of being able to keep recording our regular shows that we watch throughout the week, we had to watch some of the movies. So guess what we did today? Even though it broke all of our rules about Christmas, we sat down to watch a bunch of Christmas movies all in a row. Oh, we took a break to bathe the twins and have food and whatnot, but then it was right back to movies.
While I still loved the movies, it just didn't feel like Christmas yet. Maybe it's because the weather doesn't get cold down here... everyone's all bundled up back in New York, and I'm walking around in a tank top down here. Or maybe it's just the timing, and it'll feel more like Christmas after this week. I guess only time will tell!
I'm looking forward to seeing all of my Christmas favorites this year. Some movies just never get old. Among my favorites are:
What are some of your favorite Christmas movies to look forward to in the holiday season? Tell me in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.