It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Holiday season has officially begun. Unofficially it started with Halloween, but the official start was Thanksgiving. The count-down has started. This is my first of a new series of posts leading up to Christmas Day – “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”.

Here in the United States, we have the traditions of Black Friday, which is day after Thanksgiving. It is a HUGE event with most businesses and retailers offering huge sales that draw massive amounts of people to their businesses in hopes of getting all kinds of great deals on their holiday purchases. Normally I am NOT a fan of Black Friday and do NOT partake in these activities. I hate crowds and I detest all the mobs associated with Black Friday. However, when wine is involved, that is a different story. ๐Ÿ™‚

You have seen my posts about InVINtions for years now. We have been members there for 10 years. And every Black Friday, they have their own fun traditions. Of course we participate and have fun with them. Video #17 โ€“ INVINtions, A Creativeย Winery This year was no different. Usually, they have everyone come in their pajamas for games and great deals. Last year, we played Monopoly or Wineopoly. This year, they went back to the pajama party, but I guess I missed that part of the memo, so we did not come in our pajamas. But we went with Janet and Bob, and we all had a great time and got some great deals as well, even though we were dressed in our street clothes. Janet and I always bring a feast and this time was no different. No one will EVER go hungry when Janet and I are in charge of the food. That is for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Black Friday at InVINtions. Let the wining begin. Larry literally stands heads above the rest and is one of the first people in line. He is in the striped shirt.

There were so many other goodies besides wine too. I did not need anything, but I got another one of their big mugs with a steaming cup of mulled wine. I did this last year too.

Janet and Larry holding down the table, making sure no one helps themselves to our bounty.

As I have said many many times, there is nothing better than celebrating good times with good friends and good food, and of course, good wines too. Let’s all start ringing in the holiday season with lots of good cheer.

On a side note, we had some issues with our network and I was out of commission for a short bit. But things are seemingly back on track, and so am I.

Stay well and stay safe Everyone. May we all enjoy this beautiful and joyous time of year and let’s start ringing in the Holidays!

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

11 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”

  1. My husband popped out to the store to get some groceries on Friday and totally forgot it was Black Friday — he was not impressed, haha! Far too many people about for him but he did notice some good deals! We have our Christmas decorations up and looking forward to celebrating — it’s a lovely season to share some love and joy!

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  2. I never go out on Black Friday. It’s just too crazy. ut this year, I was out and about doing other things and figured I’d stop by at a store to get something I needed. It was so crowded and I feel like I paid MORE than I should have and definitely NOT less. It’s a scam.

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