Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23

Brittney's "Top Five Christmas Tear Jerkers"

#5 "I'll Be Brave This Christmas" by Big Daddy Weave

#4 "While You Were Sleeping" by Casting Crowns

#3 "All I Really Want for Christmas" by Steven Curtis Chapman

#2 "The Christmas Shoes" by Newsong

#1 "One Last Christmas" by Matthew West

(Other notables: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", "O Holy Night" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas")

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20

Kids make adorable things at school this time of year...ornaments for the tree, presents for mom and dad.

What is the sweetest homemade gift that you've ever received from a child?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 17

Four ways to simplify your Christmas:

#1 Make 25-50 copies of a pic of your kids you already own (no family photography session). It's cheaper and quicker!

#2 Simply sign your Christmas cards and don't stress about a family letter.

#3 Bake one or two Christmas treats instead of "mass quantities."

#4 Skip the Christmas party or event you don't want to go to (and cherish those family traditions!).

Thursday, December 16

The Jimmy Stewart Museum (located in Indiana, PA) needs a miracle... kind of like the one his character George Bailey received in the famous movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

(By the way, what's your favorite Christmas movie?)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15

A smile? A compliment? An outstanding tip?

As a person who works with the public, what is the nicest thing a customer has done for you (in the spirit of Christmas) that just made your day?

Let me know! E-mail:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9

What is your favorite place to look at Christmas lights? Let me know the best place to go for a drive and make some memories! (E-mail:

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to Townsend Brothers Chevrolet in Dover, DE! Enjoy your lunch!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7

Wanting to save money by going "frugal" this Christmas?

Here is a great list of 63 gifts under $10 from

Some of the items are a bit dated, but overall, this is a good list you can use and tweak to make the gifts your own.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, December 3

Happy Friday!

Question: What three toys that were popular in the 1950s are still popular for kids this Christmas?

Answer: Barbies, Matchbox Cars and skateboards

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2

What that lady in your life wants for Christmas...

...Something from the front of the clothing store (because she would always buy clearance items in the back of the store for herself)

Alternative: To SAVE money take her on a shopping spree! That way she'll pick out her own things from the clearance racks and you'll be the hero!

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to John H. Plummer & Associates, Inc. in Salisbury!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, December 1

Welcome to the Midday Joy blog!

*Check out these tips for proper tipping during the holidays...

*Find Snoopy, Frosty, and Rudolph for fun family viewing--here's the complete Christmas guide of what's on TV!