Posted in Christmas Posts, Photo shoots

It’s Begining To Look A Lot Like Christmas photos

Christmas is in 5 days. Is that possible? It was just July! Today I’m going to show you some pictures of “it beginning(or not so much) to look like Christmas.” This is day 8 of Megan’s Christmas challenge! Let me show you the pictures now:D

A Christmas Challenge

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Our tree is up! That always makes it feel more like Christmas. Especially with Christmas music blaring in the background.

My room is decorated! I wrapped one of my picture frames and now it looks like a gift! I also hung some ornaments by my curtains and hung stockings on my bureau, (I love decorating for Christmas!) This really helps me feel Christmasy/

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But that doesn’t make up for the fact that it’s 52 and raining:(

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Rain, Rain go away come again another day.

Other things(not with pictures) that make me feel like its Christmas time include:

Trips to the mall, baking cookies, wrapping presents, doing Advent, practice for the Christmas play, writing Christmas lists, reading,writing and watching Christmas videos/posts, and so many more things. What are some of yours?

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Are you pumped for Christmas? Are any of your presents under the tree? Any guesses on what you’re getting? DID YOU KNOW IT’S SUPPOSE TO BE 70 ON CHRISTMAS DAY? As you can see I’m super excited and also sad (about the no snow thing) basically just talk to me. I’m on Christmas break;) I think that’s all my ramblings for now. Have an amazing, super-duper, crazy fun day. Sincerely, me who is sitting very chill like by the fire, but on the inside I think it might be cloud coocko land. So I should probably be quiet before you guys follow me;)

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted in Christmas Posts, Photo shoots

Reviews And Haul of What I Got!

HI everyone! So if you read my last doll related post, you might know that I got a new doll! I also mentioned I got some accessories as well. I’m going to be showing you and reviewing what I got. If you have no clue what I’m talking about you can click here. I also just want to mention that I’m not trying to brag in any way:D So after an insanely long intro, let’s get into it.

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Here she is, my new doll! Her name is officially Brooklyn, I haven’t thought of a middle name yet. (comment suggestions;)

She is an 18″ doll and she did come with the My American Girl outfit that was retired in May. I didn’t review that because I’m lazy:)

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She has a steep side part, and her hair comes all the way to her hips.

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It’s dark brown and wavy. She is a second-hand doll so her hair isn’t perfect but, it doesn’t matter to me:D

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Here is a hair color compared to #59.

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She has the standard face mold, captivating hazel eyes, feathered eyebrows, and freckles.

Overall, I would completely recommend her but her hair is wavy as opposed to curly, so when styling the curls do let out quicker. She is gorgeous and so fun to photograph.

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Next is her dog Pepper. Here is a size profile.

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He is a husky puppy, with a hard plastic body, with a fuzzy exterior, he has blue beaded eyes.

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*Side view*

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The only problem I have is the GIGANTIC tag sticking out.

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Here is the collar it matches his eyes and says Pepper. I wish AG hadn’t retired his collection, I don’t really like the new pets as much. If you can find pepper on eBay, get him. He is adorable and he turns out very good on camera.

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Next are Julie’s PJs, when I got them my friend forgot to give me the pants and one shoe, so I won’t be reviewing those parts of the outfit.

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I LOVE the colors used and the little butterflies!

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A cute little pink bow! I like these so much more than Julie’s new pajamas.

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And the little embroidered butterflies on the shoes–I love this set so much!

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My friend also gave me these purple glasses. They are really cute and they are two-toned.

You can still buy them from AG. They come with a felt case(not shown)

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Next are these heart earring. They are a part of the Fancy Earrings set. This pair of dangles are sold with silver studs not hearts. (studs not shown)

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The blue dangles are my favorite earrings. They look amazing on Brooklyn. The third pair of earrings in this set, I forgot to take pictures of. This set is still available for purchase at AG.

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Next is the 2012 Holiday dress. I’ve never bought one of these dresses before and was so excited to receive it! (It’s retried)

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It comes with a diamond studded headband and with an extremely long tag. (AG why?)

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Here are the red sparkly shoes, they have a glossy finish.

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I really like the detailed red sash.

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The dress is a mesh like material and the inside design under the mesh is red with gold detailing.

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There is also a rose on the left sleeve which I don’t like as much:(

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The back velcros almost all the way down.

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The flute is so cute, but is very hard for the doll to hold, because it is so heavy. This set is still available to buy.

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The case is black with red velvet on the inside and is fitted perfectly for the flute. (The tag is horrible!)

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Here is the top of the stand. It comes with a laminated fingering chart.

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It also includes with a lesson book.

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(sorry for the blurriness) This is the bottom of the stand.

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Next up, the sugar and spice baking set. I love this set and I totally recommend it! The first item in the set is the little chocolates. They are stuck to the plate, but I don’t mind this as much as I thought I would.

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The bottom looks like a real plate. By the way, this set is retired but can still be bought on eBay.

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Next are the three little jars of sprinkles. They look so realistic.

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Here is the ginger bread platter, it is nice but big and clunky for storing.

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Here is the bottom, other side note, I’m missing the bowl of gum drops from this set.

Here is a collage of all the sides of the gingerbread house its adorable and very well made:D It is very intricately detailed.

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This is so cute!! I love it, the material of the icing bag is a very weird consistently but not in a bad way you may be able to guess this but, I hate the tag!

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The candy canes come in a realistic looking box, but are a big hunk of plastic if you take them out. But it is still really cute.

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Here is the front of the apron, it is a red fabric, with red velvet trim, faux fur at the bottom and an embroidered snowflake in the corner.

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It velcros in the back.

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Super cute and festive hat! No complaints.

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Last is the retired ice slating outfit. I have wanted this for so long!!

Just to let you know, I am missing the skate guards and stretchy pants from this set.

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Here is the leotard, I love the color and material, it could also pass as a bathing suit.

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Here is the skirt. It has the same design and fabric. It is a lot like the style of a skater skirt.

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Here is the knit, gray sweater. It ties and velcros at the side.

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It comes with two sets of velcro.

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Here are the precious little skates. I like the silver laces (they can’t be tied but are elastic)

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Last, the smart charm. I’m so glad I was given this set and can’t wait to use it, if it ever snows!

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Don’t forget to vote on my poll for the winter series(I’ll be posting the winner on Tuesday and they are pretty close. Vote for Forever Family!) I can’t wait to use these new things in posts!! Talk you all soon!

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 6! So soon:D

Posted in Christmas Posts

A Christmas Poster

Today is day 7 of the Christmas Challenge! I’m going to be showing you a Christmas Collage and also doing day 10:D I will be posting day 9 next. Sorry if that’s confusing.

A Christmas Challenge

Okay here is the poster, disclaimer, I didn’t take any of these pictures.

PicMonkey Collage Christmas

and this is my Christmasy blog button! What do you think?

(I did take these photos)

PicMonkey Poster

I know it got cut out a little:(

What did you think of the collages? If you wanted to know, I used pic Monkey. It is so awesome and you should totally check it out(It’s also free!) See ya soon.

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 8!!

Posted in About, Christmas Posts, Photo shoots, photo story

Welcome!

Brooklyn’s POV

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“Wait up, Pepper!” I called.

I huffed and puffed across the large yard.

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I wasn’t ready to go inside yet, so sat down outside the house.

Would this new family like me?

Bethany’s POV

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We were all gathered, baking ginger bread houses and wrapping presents for my mom.

“I’ll be back, I’m going out for some fresh air.” I announced.

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It was so beautiful outside, but I was really hoping for snow.

(does anyone else really want snow;)

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What was that? I saw a small grey, furry dot and a hand sticking out from behind the lone tree in our yard.

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I walked closer and saw a girl with wavy, dark hair and freckles. Next to her was a cute husky puppy.

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“Uh, Hi!” I said.

She looked startled, “Oh, Hi. Sorry. I should probably have come inside.”

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“That’s okay. This might sound rude, but who are you?” I asked.

“My name is Brooklyn and I’m coming to stay with you for a while,” Brooklyn said.

“It’s nice to meet you! Would you like to come in and meet my sisters?”

“Sure,”she said reluctantly.

Brooklyn’s POV

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Guys! Hey I want to introduce you to someone very special, ” Bethany announced, “This is Brooklyn.

“Hi,” I said,”As Bethany told you my name is Brooklyn and your mom is having me stay with you for a little while.”

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“Awesome!” a girl with short brown hair said.

A girl with curly red hair introduced herself, “It’s nice to meet you. I’m Bailey and I’m fourteen.”

“I am too,” I managed to mumble.

“Brooklyn plays the flute and she has a dog named Pepper!” Bethany filled in for me.

“Hey! could you play a few songs for us?” Asked a freckled-faced girl.

“Sure, lemme go get my flute!” I chimed.

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I took a deep breath and began to play my all time favorite tunes, Let it Go, Amazing Grace, and Roar. They were all amazed (apparently no one is musically talented in this family)

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After I played for a bit, the girls went back to baking and I joined them. Pepper seemed to be enjoying Sugar’s company and I was having a blast. Maybe I would grow to like it here……

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YES. I GOT A NEW DOLL! (you can see I’m super excited) She is #55 and Beautiful. Shout out to my friend Shanti! This was her doll, but she isn’t really into dolls and so she gave her to me:D She also gave me a bunch of clothes and accessories. Look for a review coming soon! That’s it for today.

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 10

Posted in Christmas Posts

A Favorite Christmas Food

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my favorite Christmas food and drink. The drink might be obvious……..

Hot chocolate!

(it might be a obssesion;)

 

Homemade “Natural” Hot Chocolate:  via

I love to curl up in the evening in slippers and a big, fluffy blanket and drink some hot chocolate! It’s so delicious!

Since it doesn’t really count as “food” I also am including sugar cookies(I love to make them:)

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SUGAR COOKIES, don’t they look amazing? Whoever took this picture did an AMAZING job capturing their beauty and sugariness(is that a word?!)

What are your favorite Christmas foods/drinks? This is day 5 of Megan’s Christmas bloggging challenge. Check it out here.

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 11

Posted in Christmas Posts

Christmas Traditions

Today is day four of the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite traditions. Check out Megan’s blog here. It’s never too late to participate!A Christmas Challenge

The first tradition we have is on Christmas Eve evening we go to my church for our Christmas play. This year I am the lead:D My Grandparents always come and stay with us during Christmas and are there to watch us at the play.

After the play, we go home and have a big dinner and then we read the Christmas story and finish up our advent calender. Finally, we open up our family presents! Then we (obviously!) go to sleep.

On Christmas morning, we go to my aunt’s and uncle’s house for brunch and open presents from our aunts, uncles, cousins, and my other grandmother. She usually comes back to our house with us and then we all hang out and set up/play with our gifts(mostly my brothers setting up three or four Lego sets)

Those are just a few of the traditions we do at my house. What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 12

Posted in Christmas Posts

My Christmas Wish List

Ho, Ho, Ho! How are you all doing? Today I’m going to be showing you my actual Christmas wish list. The one list I did earlier was just a fake one. As you probably know if you read that post. Also, be sure to check out Megan’s blog because this is day 3 of her blogging challenge!

A Christmas Challenge

DISCLAIMER: I did ask for all this but I don’t expect to get all of it, I just like to give my family lots of options because it is too hard to decide! With that said let’s get started.

Bailey Bow

Bailey Bow UGGS in Grey, these are so cute!! Speedo Swim Bag

A light blue Speedo backpack, they are so spacious! (it’s a swimmer thing:D comment if you know what I mean)

Anker PowerCore+ mini Lipstick-Sized 3350mAh Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum External Battery Power Bank) with Panasonic Battery Cells Inside

This battery charger is chic and I know that I’d use it all the time.

Whoever invented these is a genius!! This is another thing I’ve wanted for a while.

Christmas Lights….

I know this is weird, but I’m using them to decorate my room if I get them.

Cordial Cherries…. I’m kinda obsessed. If you haven’t tried them you should, it’s basically chocolate with liquid cherries filling in the middle!

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Whew, I think that’s it. What are you asking for Christmas?

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 14

Posted in Christmas Posts, Uncategorized

Our Christmas Wishlist!

The girls will be sharing with you their Christmas Wish list in a minuet, but a quick disclaimer, this is not actually what I want/expect to get. It’s just a fake list based on the girls personalities:) Anyway, enjoy!

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Bailey’s List:

Hi! Here is my Christmas Wish list!

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Mini Maryellen! She is so adorable and the closet doll to my look-alike. I would LOVE to get her.

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Birth Stone earrings, unlike my sisters I don’t really like all the crazy dangles, I’d much rather some simple, but colorful earrings.

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The Shimmer and Lace party dress is so pretty and it’s even modeled by a girl who looks just like me!

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I want the Petals and Plaid PJs so badly. They didn’t have any pictures of just the doll in the outfit. I don’t know why!

That’s everything on my list! I hope I get some of it.

Bethany’s List:

GUYS! I’m so excited for Christmas, here’s my list!

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If I get these, I’ll be satisfied with not getting anything else for Christmas!

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I hope to get these PJs, I will totally live in those shorts.

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I’ve always wanted a curling iron, I would really like curls!

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If she’s going to retire I need her now.

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Grace’s meet outfit, boots are bae!

AMERICAN GIRL GORGEOUS GOLD OUTFIT DRESS HOLIDAY FOR DOLLS NEW IN BOX TRULY ME

The Gorgeous Gold outfit, I’ve always wanted a fancy dress, to sit at mirror and sing sad songs in…. That’s not weird, is it?

What did you think? I can’t wait to open them all up on Christmas!

Nikki’s List:

HO,HO, I mean Hi! Are you excited to see my list?

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The first thing I want is the leggings and socks set, my sisters are always losing our’s and I’d like to have some of my own.

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Sparkly Toms? Count me in! They look so comfy and would provide a great fashion statement.

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I’ve had my eye on this purse since it came out. Please Mom, Please!

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I would wear this beanie with the sneakers, so trendy!

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Polar Bears, fuzzy booties, frills = Cutest, pajamas, EVER!

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Warm Winter outfit and accessories, finally, a purple and orange combo!

I know my list is a bit long but I couldn’t decide. Too many nice things.

What did you think? What do you want for Christmas?

Jessica’s List:

I only want a few things. So let me show you.

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EVERYONE has these (at leat people who are cool do) and I totally need a pair.

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All the tennis shoes we have are pink and sparkly, I need something not so girly, like these striped tennis shoes!

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The big item I want is the sports bench! It has a bunch of AWESOME sports equipment and mom will buy it because she’s been looking for a bench for the mud room.

American Girl Doll Reindeer Pajamas Outfit NEW!! Truly Me

These PJs are retired but they are so cozy looking I just have to get them.

I think I’ll get everything on my list because I’m not asking for that much!

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What did you think of our lists? My sisters and I had so much fun writing them, I think Bethany and Nikki went overboard a little bit with what they asked for, but my list is perfect!

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Posted in Christmas Posts, DIYs

Chistmas Ornaments

Hi! Today I’m going to be showing you a Christmas gift I made.

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This is an ornament I made! My mom found these right after Christmas last year and bought them for me. Each packet was only a few dollars and contained supplies to make 1 ornament. I made a bunch for my friends and they were pretty easy and very cute!

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I couldn’t find any similar ones online (My mom said they were an old design when she got them) Sorry! Have you made any DIY Christmas presents? Comment below!

A Christmas Challenge

This is day two of Megan’s Christmas Blogging challenge! Check it out here. That is it for today! See you soon.

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 17

Posted in About, Christmas Posts, Uncategorized

My Five Favorite Christmas Songs!

Today is the first post in The 12 days of Christmas blogging challenge. If you want to find out more about it click here. I won’t be posting everyday, but throughout this month I’ll try to get through all of them. The first is five of my favorite Christmas songs, here we go, in no particular order!

  1. This is my absolute favorite christmas song! Everywhere I go I’ve been thing The First Noel, it’s a classic! I couldn’t find the version I LOVE, because I’m not sure who it’s by, but here’s Carrie Underwood’s rendition.
  2. I really like this song, it usually makes me start crying, Christmas Shoes. Does anyone else notice that they only play it like twice a year on the radio? Ugh! If only they played it more:D
  3. Underneath The Tree is a great song, Kelley Clarkson does an amazing job!
  4. It’s always been a family tradition to stay at my house for Christmas! So There Is No Place Like Home For The Holidays is a song that I totally connect with.
  5.  I Want A hippopotamus For Christmas! This song is so funny and brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.

 

I hope you liked my list! It was really, really, really hard to narrow it down! You should participate in Megan’s totally awesome challenge!A Christmas Challenge

That’s it for this post. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, From Americangirlguide

Days Until Christmas: 20