The best surprise is often one you can’t wrap #homefortheholiday

Last Updated on October 8, 2018 by Diane Hoffmaster

 
When we are making out our Christmas lists, we usually include items that can be wrapped and put under the tree. Perfume, books, iPads and fuzzy socks all fit nicely into little packages to be opened on Christmas morning. But, what sort of unwrappable surprises would you like to receive this year? If I could have anything I wanted that could NOT be wrapped, here are a few things I would choose (I am not including the obvious like world peace and an end to poverty…while those would be nice to have, I am pretty sure they aren’t going to happen any time soon)
My unwrappable Christmas List
1. I wish my children would sleep past 6 AM on Christmas morning.
2. I wish my family (grandparents, siblings, cousins ,etc) could be together for a Christmas meal.
3. I wish my husband would offer to COOK that Christmas meal so that I could take a nap (which I might not need if I get #1 on my list).
4. I wish I would not have to make the annual trip to Walgreens because something needs batteries that we don’t have.
5. I wish the children would not argue over who’s turn it is to play the new Wii game.
6. I wish to attend the Christmas service at church without my children complaining…or my husband.
7. I wish all calories eaten over the week of Christmas didn’t count.
8. I wish I could have a white Christmas like I grew up with…even though I live in Georgia and it is 60 degrees.

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While I am not going to cross the iPad off my Christmas list, there is something to be said for surprises that can’t be wrapped. 
With Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Musical Director Paul Mirkovich at the helm, T-Mobile surprised shoppers at the Chicagoland area’s Woodfield Mall with a surprise performance and updated spin on the holiday classic, “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays”. Check out the video below…I found it particularly moving and beautifully choreographed!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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  2. I love your list:) I totally agree, as would most moms:) My kids fight over video games too:)

  3. That is SOOO cool! Your list is awesome and the longer I’m alive, the more I see in my life that the stuff really is just stuff. Like you I enjoy the fun treats and gifts, but some of the best gifts are the intangible, unwrappable ones!

  4. I can identify with your list. I am thankful #1 does not occur in my home, but I can honestly say I wish for #6 every week! #2 would be a Christmas miracle too!

  5. I love your #7, I wish all the calories I eat never counted LOL!

  6. My unwrappable Christmas wish would be for the month to magically be 3 weeks longer, since I just realized that Christmas is NEXT WEEK and I have so much to do! 😉

  7. Show Me Mama says

    I love your list- It really reminds me of myself. # 2 I can definitely relate too. Thanks for sharing!

  8. LOL i’m mean- i set the clock to 7 am- and tell them if they get up before 7, the presents disappear! so far, they have not checked to see if i’m lying, LOL

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