The Home of Christmas Spirit in Cornish, NH #NH #christmas #events

Each year the children and I head to Cornish, NH to a place I call The Home of Christmas Spirit. Each year we normally go and see Mr & Mrs Claus there. This year, we sadly missed them … apparently they are only there on Saturday and Sunday evenings; we went on a Friday evening this year.

The Home of Christmas Spirit in NH

This is a completely free light display and event in Cornish, NH. A local couple is all dressed up for the children to enjoy the Christmas Spirit. You drive up a long stretch of dirt road to what seems like the middle of no where. All of a sudden you see signs “Watch for Mrs Claus and Elves dancing”, “Reindeer Crossing” and other fun signs to engage the guests traveling along this long dirt road to get to the Home of Christmas Spirit.

Christmas LIghts Event for Free in NH

Then you come around a corner to a terrific display of lights with Christmas music playing over the speakers. People everywhere, children everywhere. Smiles, laughter and just joy.

Children enjoying Christmas Lights

My  middle son was the most smart of the bunch, he wore his boots, winter coat and Ski Pants. To the far right in the above picture you can see my daughter in her Pajama Pants, no joke.

Cornish NH Home of Christmas Spirit Grinch

You simply pull into the parking lot, get out and walk around to get a warm fuzzy of Christmas Spirit. It’s a wonderful place and I truly leave with a huge smile on my face and a warm heart. They take donations so we always try to bring some change that we have laying around to do our part to assist in keeping this magic alive for years to come.

Home of Chrismas Spirit Cornish NH Jackson RD

The picture above is at an area in this location where you can take a picture in various wooden Christmas images, Aj wanted to be Santa it seems and let me tell you all what, to see this child smile this big makes my heart melt. My son, Aj, is going through some difficult times with his mood disorder so when something like The Home of Christmas Spirit can lift his spirits for a period of time; that my friends is something worth keeping the family tradition going at this home in Cornish, NH.

Another note about this lovely place, your children or even the adults, can leave a letter with a return address in Santa’s mailbox here; after Christmas Santa and Mrs Claus actually sit down and hand write a letter back to everyone who dropped a letter in that special mailbox. It’s another part of our family tradition when we go to The Home of Christmas Spirit. The children anxiously await hearing back from Santa after the holiday has passed!

There is no website, that I can find, for this family’s home. All I can say is that this is a great, heart warming holiday season tradition for us that we shared with our new additions to the family this season; my boyfriend and his children.

So if you are ever in the area of Cornish, NH … think about taking a back road and see where it leads you to, you may just be surprised!

 

Thought About it, Then Thought Twice

NH Mom Blogger & Her DadThe kids were here on Christmas Eve for our annual pizza and presents with my Dad and Step Mom. You wouldn’t believe how freaking happy I was to get new hand towels, my six year old didn’t get why I was so happy over new hand towels, it’s an adult thing I suppose. I also got this really cool candle that changes colors and stuff, I will be sharing it online soon I am sure. Maybe on my YouTube Channel, who knows.

Grampa spending Christmas Eve with Grandkids

 

Christmas Eve was fun, all three kids returned by 5pm from their Dads and I invited my ex hubs to stay for pizza because he will forever be a part of this family. It helps that I think of my ex husband as a great friend, so of course he could stay! Just an FYI – the ex husband is my two sons Dad. Pizza was enjoyed and the Grampa bought hot dog pizza special ordered from my daughter’s favorite local pizza joint, he scored some major Grampa points with that choice!

Presents were opened. Kids were happy. I was happy. Then it was time to depart, so my Dad and Step mom ventured off back to VT & the ex hubs heading back to his place, while I worked on calming the children down to get to bed. After all, Mrs. Claus had some presents to wrap and Santa duties to tend to. Once the kids were all snuggled up in their beds and fast asleep, Santa dropped off stocking stuffers and presents under the tree then went to sleep.

Christmas MorningChristmas started at 5 in the morning, no joke. I had prepared my coffee so that all I would have to do was hit on in the morning but those kids were way too quick to get downstairs to their stockings that I had zero time to venture to the kitchen. I survived the stocking stuffer opening then paused em all so I could snag me some energy  coffee. Then I went back downstairs as the kids tore through all of the presents and next thing I know all presents have been opened.

It was time to get the kids dressed and ready for Dads. I was dropping the oldest to her Dads house then the ex was coming to pick up the boys here about 8 am. My Christmas morning went by so fast and as I hugged the kids goodbye I thought to myself, I should probably clean this tornado of a mess house. Then I thought twice; why is it my duty to clean up after my tornado of kids? So yes, today my boys shall return to their Mama and I will be enlisting them to help clean up the basement, get the decorations off of the tree so I can carry it upstairs and throw it outside.

From there, we will probably have some hot cocoa and enjoy some random conversations with the new toys they got. Tomorrow the daughter returns and I will be having her clean up her tornado of a bedroom.

The aftermath of Christmas … joy!

 

{Holiday Gift Idea} Santa Paws 2 – The Santa Pups Combo Pack

I am a sucker for Christmas movies so when I was pitched to review a possible copy of the new Santa Paws Combo Pack – Disney Santa Paws 2 The Santa Pups, well how could I resist? The kids and I love the first Santa Paws DVD so were very excited to see the pups be featured in Santa Paws 2.

This movie features a brand new litter of the most adorable talking pups. The Christmas Spirit starts to disappear and now it’s up to the Santa Pups and Mrs Claus to race and save Christmas. Travel along in this adorable holiday film for a family movie night.

Blu-ray Feature Film + bonus

  • Santa Pups Music Mash-up
  • Blooper Scooper
  • Movie Plays in English, Spanish and French

DVD Feature Film + bonus

  • Santa Pups Music Mash-up
  • Blooper Scooper
  • Movie plays in English, Spanish and French

Make a cute wish book with the kids —

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Disclosure: I received product mentioned free. All opinions are my own.

Christmas, a Time of Joy

Spent fun times with my kids over the weekend and here is our collage of being silly with our Christmas hats and my web cam. Can’t figure out how to get web cam to work again for recording, but pictures it will take easily.

We also went to see Santa and Mrs Claus at a local home in New Hampshire. It was a fun time, and although it is a beautiful tradition that my kids expect to see every year I am not sharing many pics from it due to the camera not getting good quality images to create a collage with.

Christmas is only 7 days away…… oh my!

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