Merry Christmas, DWOD fam! I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

I had Molly and Emelie pose in their holiday best for some cute BFF Christmas photos.

Here they are giving gifts to each other. It went a little something like this:

“Open my gift for you first, Emelie!”

“No way,” Emelie said. “Open yours from me first.”

“No, you,” Molly said.

“No, you!”

“No, you!”

Emelie’s face lit up. “I have an idea.”

Molly smiled. “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

“We’ll open them together!” They chorused.

Aren’t they so cute? I wonder what they gave each other!

Since I haven’t been as actively posting on DWOD like I used to, I didn’t ask for anything AG this year, but…

I did buy one AG Christmas gift for myself: The American Girls Christmas CD from 1999!

I saw scans of the pamphlet online and knew I had to have it!

I found one used on Amazon—the very last one left!—and bought it.

A children’s choir sings all the songs that the historical characters Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, and Molly would have sang!

I LOVE the dark berry/maroon color that AG had during the Pleasant Company and early Mattel days.

When you open the CD, the cover is actually a pamphlet you can slip out!

Ahhh, old retired nostalgic AG items make me so happy!!

Here is Felicity’s page. Wouldn’t you have LOVED to go to a holiday party where special dances were performed?! Or a Christmas party with dancing in the Governor’s Palace? That’s my DREAM! What happened to such fancy Christmas events?

Here is Addy’s page. I had no idea “This Little Light of Mine” would have been sung during Christmastime!

Josefina’s page! I love the traditional procession where a young girl plays Mary. Wouldn’t that be so fun?! I would have loved to be Josefina in 1824 and play Mary in such a special tradition!

Toward the end of the pamphlet are all the songs and their lyrics.

“Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!” is so catchy, and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a beautiful instrumental.

“Go Tell It on the Mountain” has been a Christmas song I’ve played frequently this month, and I had no idea that it would have been sung in Addy’s time!

Being over 20 years old, the CD was just a tad glitchy, but I uploaded the songs to my computer so I can listen to them at any time! I listened to the whole thing through and absolutely loved it.

The children’s choirs they used to sing all the songs did a beautiful job, and some of Molly’s songs were actual songs from the 1940’s!

Now, since I didn’t host a Christmas card exchange this year, I wanted to make a virtual card for you all!

However, my P.O. box is open year-round and I respond to everything I get—I got a couple beautiful cards and sent some in return, so thank you so much everyone who sent me some! You made my day!

I hope you all had a holly, dolly Christmas! You mean so much to me, and I’m so thankful to God for all of you who made 2022 so special! ♥

Let’s chat in the comments! What did you guys get for Christmas?


P.S. I have no idea why my photos uploaded blurry, but I hope you guys can see them okay!