Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas In Atlanta

Being one of the few natives, thought I would share what it has been like for me growing up in Atanta....

Riding the Pink Pig...the real one, the monorail over the roof of Rich's downtown.

Visiting the Santa at Sears in Buckhead...now the site of Nava, one of Andy and my favorite places to go out on a date.

Rich's Great Tree Downtown...we would drive down on Christmas Eve to look at it, and guess what....Santa always came while we were driving looking at the lights.

"What time is the Midnight mass"...this is the most popular question asked when you work at the Catholic Church of people calling in. Mom was secretary and I worked part time, our answer "the doors open at 10, the choir starts singing at 11,mass starts at midnight, get there early if you want a seat"...I have no idea what the answer is these days as its always been too crowded for me, we go to the vigil service around 4 or 4:30. It is still a family joke for us to say "what time is the midnight mass"...well DUH!

Egg Nog Ice Cream.

Driving around Buckhead looking at christmas lights.

Eating McDonalds on Christmas Eve...before riding downtown. I hated meat, so I just got fries. Mom never made dinner on xmas eve.

Listening to the radio station that had the satellite tracking Santa.

3 comments:

Lori said...

hee hee...you made me laugh outloud about the midnight mass! the first time my hubs experienced this mass, around 7 pm, he said, "so what time is church, cause we should get going." ummm, midnight baby! he couldn't believe we were going to church at midnight...he thought that was just what it was called!
ahhh, he was a naive non-catholic!
but i love him!

Donna said...

LOL...I am about to call our church and ask them what time is the midnight mass. Now, I'm hesitant to do so. Thanks Julie(j/k)!

Karen said...

Great list, Julie! Makes me sad I missed some of these great ATL traditions growing up (but we had our own up in Tennessee). :o) That is hilarious about the midnight mass--what time is it again? ;o)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!