Don't you just love hearing how close Christmas is in the middle of summer. That being said, if you are like me and try to make as many gifts as possible for the special people in your life instead of doing the annual Chrismas Rush Shopping and Panic, now is not to early to be thinking about Christmas. So while I was catching up by reading my favorite blogs this morning I noticed on Amanda's blog her mention of Chookyblue's 2008 Secret Santa Christmas Swap. So I went to investigate and signed up to play. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love the lights, the music, making things for special people and most of all the food. When we were kids my sister, brother and I would spend hours trying to decide which package belonged to which person and what might be in them. Sometimes I think I had more fun doing that than actually opening them to see what was in them. So what is your favorite part of Christmas and your favorite memory of the holiday? Let me know and if you get a chance check out Chookyblue's blog with the link on my blog list. I think I may play some Christmas music while I quilt this week.