Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ten Reasons Why We Love Christmas on the Island

Like David Letterman (who also owns a house here, btw), I, too, have a Top Ten List.

Since I've been busy with holiday preparations, I haven't had time to post regularly.
That doesn't mean I'm not scouting the Best and Brightest of Christmas on the Island for your viewing pleasure. :)

Here goes:
Drum Roll Please!
Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Christmas on the Island

10. Skating on Old Seth's Pond.

9. Driving to the top of Peaked Hill at night, the highest spot on the Vineyard, on an especially cold night to see the stars displayed overhead - it really is like diamonds in the sky. :) No light pollution.

8. Seeing the Christmas Parade in Edgartown, during the Christmas in Edgartown week-end.
Have Hot Cider or Hard Cider, lol, afterward at The Newes Pub, Edgartown. Explore all the open houses and the retail shops open when you've warmed up. Head over to the Harbor View Hotel to see the Teddy Bear Room and watch with glee when they flip the switch to light up the Edgartown Lighthouse holiday lights. OOOO! Ahhhh.

7. Making a Christmas Wreath at Donorama Garden and Landscaping. Think Martha Stewart Meets New England Country. (So cool, but kinda pricey, so we only do it every so often)

6. Seeing the many ways Santa arrives on-island - on the boat, in a fire engine, on a float, in his sleigh. He's a busy guy here. :)

Tim Johnson for MVTimes
Tim Johnson for MVTimes
5. On three separate nights, grabbing a quick bite to eat in a different village town here, and driving down Main Street to see the lights. It's amazing what you can do with Twinkle!

4. Driving over to see niece Julie Megan's Christmas Lights display in her front yard! Honestly! It's really cool! (Winyah Lane - Vineyard Haven) And with music! 

Then going to see her competitor, The Gatchell House, in Oak Bluffs, depositing cans of food for charity in the barrel at the end of the circular drive.

3.Attending Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in the massive old Whaling Church in Edgartown, then hope you see carolers along the way home. They're there; you just have to look for them. Really!

2. Drive down Edgartown's Main Street late at night, in the snow - it's a virtual snowglobe!

1. And the #1 Reason Why We Love Christmas on the Island? Noo, it's not cookies!
It's a time when we gather family and friends near to celebration the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy Christmas from Lucy and Meatball, niece Stephanie's dogs
And from Rescue Pup Neela, too!

Have a Merry and Bright One. :)


  1. Christmas on the Vineyard is definitely on my bucket list. Beautiful photos.

  2. You are welcome anytime, you know that. :)

  3. What a beautiful list and I love the dogs! I hope you are pacing yourself and BTW.... thanks for the Guided by Love Socks pattern..... I am in love! Just need the right yarn to cast on.... maybe that will be my Christmas Eve treat! Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas.

  4. Thanks, E! I hope you can figure out the cast-on, on that pattern. I'm having a dickens of a time (ho,ho,ho) with it - it may be the yarn I have chosen or the bamboo needles - they aren't very pointy for that wonky twisty increase that happens right away. Awaiting your expert advice. :)

  5. I need a method of checking back to comments made on blogs. I am just now seeing your request for my take on the cast on of this sock..... sorry, Will get back to you via Rav mail.

  6. Totally missed you for the holidays, I was working all through and a total grinch!

    Happy Belated Holidays! And all the best and the greatest and the most for the new year! Love you to bits and pieces!!!

  7. SS! I missed you, too! Too bad working the holidays. May January bring you sunshine, cool breezes and some good days off. :) PS There's a little Sumpin-Sumpin coming your way... ;)