December 15, 2017

Twelve Days Of Christmas ...Day Three...Afternoon Games And Cocoa

Hello my friends! And happy Friday! Today we are continuing our Twelve Days of Christmas series. Today I am sharing a picture of one of our afternoon game and cocoa breaks. We really try to slow down and embrace each and every day of our favorite season. One of the ways we do this is to take a break once or twice a week and play a Christmas game together.

Through the years, we have accumulated several of our favorite games in Christmas editions. Something about that makes them even more fun! Our favorites are Rudolph Monopoly, Scrabble Christmas Edition, and A Christmas Story Yahtzee. We have had those games for quite awhile. And we enjoy them every single year. New this year is The Grinch Christmas Bingo. I found it on Zulily, and we love it.

We usually play in the late afternoon, gathered at the kitchen table. It is just getting dark, the Christmas lights are glowing, and we are together. It is an easy way to slow down and spend time together. We usually have cocoa and cookies to make it even more special. Years from now, I imagine my children saying to each other, "Remember when Mom played Christmas games with us in the afternoon, and made cocoa too?" And that would be good. : )

We burned our third candle from our Twelve Days of Christmas book today, and it was one of my favorites. 

Home for the Holidays smells like Christmas. 
It smells of pine, cinnamon and spice.
I have burned this scent in my Christmas home for years.
As soon as we light it, we know Christmas has arrived.

Thank you for visiting my little space today.
Please hop on over to my daughter Madison's beautiful blog and see what she is doing on her third day in our series. You can find her here.

And I am thrilled our friend Danielle is joining us! You can check out her Twelve Days of Christmas here.

Have a cozy day!


  1. {{{Big Big Grin}}}. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful and joyful day.

  2. Happy Friday and happy 12 days of Christmas! Such wonderful memories you are creating! I love this tradition! And "home for the holidays" is my favorite Yankee Christmas candle! ♥
    (p.s. I've started my 12 days today!! : ) Have a great day, my friend! Stay cozy! xx

  3. Christmas Scrabble is my favorite!!! <3

  4. What a wonderful tradition!! And I have a feeling there are a lot of things your kids are going to say "remember when..." about!

  5. Hi Billie Jo!

    What fun, I didn't even know they sold games in a Christmas version... :0) I sure do love the idea of taking a break and playing a game. You know, you must be the funnest mom ever! I also love Christmas PJ's and sending cards, tis' the season for comfy cozy, and keeping touch.

    I need to slip over to, Madison's blog and check out her list... ;0) She does cozy just as well as her mama.

    Hugs and Love,

  6. This sounds perfect. And cozy. :)

  7. Oh sounds so nice! We also play games but I don’t have any Christmas themed but thanks to you I will be adding to family gift list this year and on the hunt during the after Christmas sales. Thank you for sharing. I wonder if I could find battleship lol probably not on my way to Maddison’s I love that she’s joking in along with you. 😊 enjoy your evening

  8. I enjoyed your and Madison's posts today. Since there is no one left at home to play games, I just enjoy the time through you!

  9. We love games at our house. Love them. So I love this. How special for them!!

  10. Hubby and I don't play games together. We are both WAY too competitive. :) But when the kids come home - games, usually word games. And the grandchildren have come to expect a hot chocolate 'bar' complete with whip cream in a can, chocolate chips, marshmallows, candy canes,sprinkles - sugar overload!

  11. We have not done a family game night in so long...we need to do that again. I love your Christmas candle! Hugs to you. Juli

  12. Your posts always bring a smile to my face. Makes my heart sing.
    Have a blessed week.


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Billie Jo