The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 24, 2013

A Countdown to Christmas


Time leading up to Christmas can make for a hectic 24 hours, if you're not as organized as a certain citizen from the North Pole. But not to worry! The Herald-Press staff has put together the following countdown for the good people of Anderson County.



6 a.m. – Wake up.

6:05 a.m. – Just kidding. Go back to sleep, you Grinch.

7 a.m. – Wake up. Allow heart to grow three sizes.

7:10 a.m. – Put on something red and green. Bonus points for jingle bells.

7:15 a.m. – Greet world. Make coffee. Wish house a merry Christmas Eve.

7:30 a.m. – Eat breakfast.

8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. – Turn on Christmas music. Wrap presents.

10:40 a.m. – Eat a candy cane. Think happy thoughts.

11:05 a.m. – Hide presents.

11:30 a.m. – Eat lunch.

Noon – Give a loved one a candy cane.

12:20 p.m. Dance to Christmas music. Think happy thoughts.

1 p.m. – Bake cookies for Santa, set to cool.

1:47 p.m. – Make hot chocolate. Pray for snow. Dance some more! (optional)

2 p.m. – Sit down and think happy thoughts.

2:15 p.m. – Wrap up last-minute Christmas shopping.

3:24 p.m. – Give a stranger a candy cane. Bonus points for three.

3:45 p.m. – Wrap last-minute gifts.

4 p.m. – Rush to the grocery store for anything you forgot, like egg nog and cinnamon.

5 p.m. – Eat dinner.

6 p.m. – Go to Christmas Eve service.

7:30 p.m. – Go caroling.

8:30 p.m. – Read the Nativity Story.

9:15 p.m. – Drive around and look at Christmas lights.

10:00 p.m. – Read Twas the Night Before Christmas.

10:30- p.m. – Put the kids to bed.

11 p.m. – Kiss someone under the mistletoe.

1 a.m. – Eat cookies for Santa.

Go to sleep

Crack of dawn: Wake up and celebrate Christmas!


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