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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas spirit

* Favorite Christmas movie I have to agree that Love, Actually is a great movie and makes me think of the holidays - or the holidays make me think of so many parts in it?

* Least favorite Christmas movie I like A Christmas Story, but my daughter is a Christmas baby and I still remember it playing on the TV All. Night. Long. in the hospital. So, I think it will be a while before I can sit through it voluntarily again.

* Favorite Christmas song Let me just preface this choice with the declaration that I love Christmas carols. I grew up singing them and loved going through the nursing home, or in groups (including Latin!) that went around neighborhoods singing - I can't deny my hippie roots; I'm just a Kumbaya kind of group singing gal, what can I say? I remember singing this particular song in Chorus class and really loving it because it was new to me and fun. I thought the Muppets version might win Pen over.
I have to agree with Tempe, that O Holy Night is a very powerful song.

* Least favorite Christmas song This is a hard one for me (see above) I mean, I get tired of songs quickly, too, or the overdone pop versions, but still love the sentiment of listening to or singing Christmas songs. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer? And songs like that farce, I suppose.

* Favorite Christmas food Mema's Christmas cookies! The story goes, when my dad was little he embarrassed my Mema (his mom) so much at a party by eating so many of these cookies that she had to ask for the recipe. And now we have them every year at Christmas. My sister and I have taken over baking several batches as well and sharing with neighbors and co-workers (suckas! Let me go before the holidays!)

* 1 thing you WANT for Christmas A new bottle of perfume that I smashed in Italy?

* 1 thing you NEED for Christmas A job?

* 1 thing you can't wait to GIVE for Christmas I have something for my niece and nephew that I'm excited about, but just in case their parents popped in, I don't want to reveal. My cousins and siblings have decided to adopt a family instead of exchanging gifts, so that's been rewarding and fun to shop for as well.

* 1 thing you HOPE for Christmas The economy starts to rebuild?

* Random addition to the Christmas list of your choosing I love sitting up at night in just the glow of the Christmas tree. And the smell of a real live tree. One year, I thought I wanted a themed blue and white (silver) tree, and asked for ornaments and decorations only in those colors. I have since come to my senses and added color. I do still use just blue and white lights, though. I really like tin ornaments. Or wooden/carved. Or ceramic decorations. Rustic, I suppose. And I like Reindeer, Snowmen and Santa Clauses. I don't really get Nutcrackers.

3 tips left at the bar:

Maria said...

Interesting post..! Mema's Christmas cookies are my favorite too.

Megan said...

OMG, Andi, you and Maria must be so close, for her to have had your Mema's Christmas cookies! ;) (I hope she gets a lump of coal in her stocking... damn spammer!) Although, I do kind of want to try some of these cookies now!

Oooh, what kind of perfume?!

penelope said...

The Muppets TOTALLY won me over. :)