Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to everyone! For your information, we are having a very warm winter here in Houston. Today's temperature was about 74 deg F!! It just doesn't feel like Christmas. At any rate, it sure feels great not having to go through airports especially with all the winter weather causing havoc at the main airports in Chicago, New York, etc. Staying home is not so bad! I've had a pleasant time at the area malls. (Madame Lefty: I agree with you - Memorial City Mall is really nice. For reasons I can't explain, I found the Galleria mall to be not as nice as I remembered from prior visits. The Galleria didn't have quite the holiday "feel" to it this time around.) And I took in the new movie - Valkyrie - today and was pleasantly pleased with the historical accuracy of the facts presented. I recommend this film to those who like WWII-themed movies.

Oh well, that's about it for now. I will leave you with the following pictures of some of the Holiday decorations that I have managed to spot throughout the Houston metro area. Enjoy!!

And Merry Christmas!!

My favorite house in the Houston metro area ... this home has the most decorations that I've spotted in the past two weeks. Yes, I suppose all these balloons can seem a bit silly, but what the heck - it sure looks different.

Not too bad - a good runner up as home decorations go.

Plain and simple - wooden reindeer. I suspect these decorations are quite old and predate all the balloon-like figures we see nowadays.


John said...

Wow, 74! I guess Houston's one of those few places not hit by the snow storm and extreme cold temperatures.

mdx3mom said...

It seems weird seeing all the decorations with no snow and 74 wow! we have been freezing here, and we are all excited about the temps hitting the high of 50!

happy Holidays, it must feel good to be home.

SearchingSoul said...

It sure looks like a Merry Christmas afterall, even with your "hot" temperature. You should spend it in my country and you will know what "hot" really means.

All the best for 2009. Thanks for always visiting my blog.

Cheryl said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I'm in Hong Kong right now, and it's been beautiful weather also... my first non-freezing, non-snowing christmas!

Madame Lefty said...

I hope next year, you get to take a picture of that obnoxious house by Sam Houston (near the Town & Country shopping plaza). They have so many lights you can see it practically miles away.

LOL, I always wondered what you would make of it.