Yep, 'tis the season. And in that spirit, here's Part One of The World's Lengthiest Holiday Meme... didn't want to overwhelm you with too much of my Festive Fabulousness. HA!
Favorite Christmas ...
Non-religious song? “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Want me to sing it for you -- cause I will. Don’t tempt me...
Religious song? Either “Hallelujah” or “And the Glory of the Lord” from Handel’s Messiah or “Joy to the World” or “Angels We Have Heard on High” or...
Santa-related song? “(Everybody’s Waiting for) The Man with the Bag”
Fictional character? Heat Miser and Snow Miser, baby
Dinner main course? Prime rib (or as I called it when I was a wee lass, roast beast)
Dinner dessert? Either trifle or my chocolate mousse
Scent? Spices -- cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
Animated Christmas program? “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Hands down. I can quote it practically verbatim. Just as Linus says “Lights please” is when I begin to tear up... see, I’m teary now just thinking about it...
Non-animated program? “White Christmas.” Bing and Rosie and Danny and Irving Berlin songs -- what’s not to love!
Personal memory? A living room full of wrapping paper and joy and love.
Story? The Story itself, straight outta Luke, Chapter 2. Doesn't get much better than that.
This or That...
Candy cane or peppermint patties? Peppermint patties.
Sugar cookies or gingerbread? Yes.
Tinsel or beaded strands? Beaded strands, if I must.
Multi-colored or single color lights? Depends. Like them both.
Flashing or still lights? Still. Flashing lights bug the crap out of me.
Wreaths or mistletoe/holly? Wreaths
Rudolph or Frosty? Rudolph, baby!
Sledding or snowball fights? You’re asking a native Floridian this? Oy.
Snow or ice/icicles? Snow
Hat or earmuffs? Hat. I guess. Again, native Floridian here...
Getting or giving? Giving. No question.
Snow days or plow trucks? Going with snow days, because those are akin to my more-familiar hurricane days.
Stockings or presents? Presents
Cookies and milk or letter to Santa? Gotta go with the letter. It's all about the writing -- and who can resiste the chance to write a persuasive letter... not me!
Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Christmas Day!
Log Burning Channel or Real Thing? Real thing.
Cards or e-mails? C a r d s .
Shoveling or scraping ice off the car? Please. I have no idea. They both sound unappealing. *turns up air conditioner*
The Inn's Manger or the animals? Another weird question, but I'll go with manger.
Hot cocoa or eggnog? Both. Eggnog -- straight. Cocoa with peppermint schnapps.
Jack Frost or Little Drummer Boy? Drummer Boy.
Yay or Ugh...
Holiday shopping? Yay. But only online. Haven't set foot in a mall to Christmas shop in years and years.
Icy roads? What are these icy roads of which you speak...
Limited driving visibility? Ugh.
Christmas Carolers? Yay!
Mall Santas? Yay!
Salvation Army Santas? Yay! (even though my home phone number is one digit off that of the Salvation Army... no, I do not want to pay your light bill.)
Blizzards? Yay! What do I know, though...
24/7 Holiday Radio? Yay -- but only like a week before the day itself.
Freezing cold? Yay!
Setting up the tree? Yay!
Wrapping presents? Let’s split the difference on this one...
Visiting/seeing family? Depends on which family members you’re referring to...
Belief in Santa Claus? What do you mean, belief-- he’s real. I believe that. End of story.
Chocolate countdown calendar? Ugh. Tacky. Give me a good old Advent calendar any day.
Peeking at your gifts? Ugh.
Making out with Santa under the mistletoe? Yay! Especially if Santa smells good...mmmmm
Decorated houses? Yay!
Extremely decorated houses? Ugh
White Christmas morning? Yay!
Santa knowing when you're asleep and awake? Yay!
First Thought That Comes To Mind When You Hear...
Sleigh! Jingle bells!
Mistletoe! C’mon over here...
Rudolph! Red nose
School's canceled! Groovy.
Ice Skating! Never done it.
Santa's Lap! Photo op!
Black Friday! Are you nuts?
God's Son! Unto you a Child is born.
Melting Snow! Dirty mess.
Lumps of coal! No thank you.
Nutcracker! Sugar Plum Fairies.
Ho Ho Ho! Green Giant
North Pole! Frequent flier miles
To be continued...