One Facebook group I’m apart of, Geek Blogs Unite was hosting a Holiday blog theme week. I decided to participate because I was pondering what to write about when I started recalling how my geekiness can be found in my older holiday traditions. I wanted to share a few of those traditions in this post.
Hanging Geeky Ornaments
Me and the boyfriend hung up our first Christmas tree together as a couple. Our ornaments couldn’t be geekier. I attached pictures of my favorites which include: Buzz Lightyear, Justice League lunch box and a holiday dinosaur. These ornaments were passed down from the boyfriend’s parents old tree which makes me adore them even more.
Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas
I’m a huge fan of the Peanuts. On cable TV, they play this movie every year and me and my mom used to sit down and watch it. There’s something so charming about Charlie Brown picking out the most unstable tree and decorating it. This movie always warms my heart plus Charles Schultz the creator of the Peanuts is from Minneapolis, MN.
Seeing the Christmas Carol at the Guthrie
My dad loved the Guthrie Theater and for a couple years we would attend A Christmas Carol originally written by Charles Dickens. I always enjoyed seeing Scrouge slowly change from being this grumpy old man to this grateful and happy soul. Theater is something I could never be good at so I have respect for all the actors on stage.
Toys were a big part of our family Christmas. We would get a “big” present from Santa each year. One year I got a Disney castle that I still have sitting in my closet. I also remember getting My Little Ponies for Christmas. I also got the old Harry Potter computer games that me and my brother would play together. Old school toys were a big part of my Christmas holiday season.
How did being a geek fit into your holiday traditions? I would love to hear about them in the comments.