Jingle All the Way

Welcome back to another episode of A'lil Hoohaa's monthly photo blog challenge. This month, PJ, our host, picked "Jingle All the Way" for us to interpret. 

December is a short month, usually full of festive activities = photo opportunities, so of course the hard part is to pick only five pictures. 

My coworker had two weeks off, meaning I had to work full time, meaning I missed out on most of our usual fun outings, meaning I had a hard time getting into the Holiday spirit.

Let's focus on the things we got to do, though. 

I discovered an ad of a local pub that was asking for toy donations, Colin said he was sure he could part with some of his - some were never even opened and used, others in good condition. 

What a win/win - having your kid purge while hopefully making other kids' days!

Luck had it that our hockey arena hosted the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck on occasion of the last game before the Christmas break. It never gets old. Give me an illuminated Coke Mack and some Melanie Thornton songs, and I'm a happy girl!

It was Colin's and a teammate's turn to escort the team onto the ice. He is the boy on the right wearing the "golden" helmet representing the top scorer challenge. 

The video is your bonus and doesn't technically count as a picture anyway, so enjoy!

They always do a nice job creating a festive atmosphere at the outdoor rink.

What would the Holiday season be without daily visits of our Elf on the Shelf? More of Cookie's (that's our Elf's name) adventures here. Love the lumberjack shirt Cookie borrowed from Ken.

December 24 is when we have my parents over. I worked hard to clean up, decorate, cook and make everything perfect. I ruined the roasting pan in the process, and it was too late for Santa to bring me a new one, but hey, no pain, no gain - the dinner was delicious.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Those were my five, I hope you enjoyed them. For more posts please visit A 'lil Hoohaa's blog and check out the other contributions. See you next month / year!


  1. I guess I goofed. I thought it was “jingle jangle” lol so my post may be off. Any way. It was fun. Happy New Year’s Eve!!

  2. Looks like you had a fun-filled Christmas! The pictures all look lovely.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Beautiful photos

  4. You picked five great areas in which to focus for the holidays! I love that Colin was willing to part with some of his toys to make someone else's Christmas merry. Holiday lights and displays always give me a warm feeling inside. Your dinner looks delish...and I hope Santa brings a belated Christmas roasting pan for you. :-)

  5. You did a terrific job of getting into the holiday spirit! Those holiday lights around the outdoor rink give me a great idea to bring forward to our community association. Sorry to hear about your roasting pan...maybe there's a clearance sale on them now that the holiday season is over? Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

  6. Great set of photos for the theme, even if it had been hard to get into the spirit! Always good to give this time of year, that's for sure. And I like the lit-up Coke truck. A few too many veggies for my liking, but the dinner looks good!


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