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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Seasonal Meme With a Few Additions!

Favorite seasonal movie? A Christmas Carol - original black and white with Alistair Simms!
Song you most enjoy this time of year? The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...) Nat King Cole
"Holiday Greeting"? Merry Christmas (spoken)
Decorate, inside? outside? White lights on railing greenery, on grapevine around our red front door, and on 2 potted spruce, wreath with deep wine colored bow, green pine garland around the poles of our office sign with deep red bows on all greenery.
Do you make a list? If so, how many people are on it? I have lists of lists! About 35
How up to the last minute do you shop? I can finish getting little things on the 24th but I've got most everything done by the 23rd.
When do you open your gifts? Stockings with coffee first. After dinner at in-laws, after lunch at my parents' on Boxing Day
Holiday food you most savor? Gotta say Turkey! All gooey squares for dessert..Nanaimo bars, marzipan squares, shortbreads!
Favorite holiday book? Miracle on 34th Street
New Year Resolutions? To exercise more.

Okay, I added more from an e-mail I got!
Wrapping paper or gift bags? BOTH
Real tree or artificial? Real Fraser Fir
When do you put up the tree? Dec. 17th
Do you like eggnog? Yes.
Favorite gift received as a child? A Pink Stuffed Pug Dog
Do you have a nativity scene? A little wee plastic one my husband gave his mom when he was 7!
Hardest person to buy for? All the males!
Easiest person to buy for? My sisters
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Old Lady Bloomers underwear!
Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

When do you start Christmas Shopping? Jan. Sales!
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yep.

Clear lights or colored on the tree? Only clear
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Away at parents' and in-laws'.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Ahh, most I think!
Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

Most annoying thing about this time of year? commercialism and busy malls.

Not tagging anyone at this busy time. Your call!

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're getting me into the holiday spirit! This was fun and I think I'm going to try it out.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya MOI! I did this one today too :-) (well, not the last bit - trouble enough finding time to do any of it...) See you got your tree up then?

a pink stuffed pug dog? Have you still got it?

and what, oh what, are these gooey squares... they sound scruptious!! Might even do something like that myself this year!!

We have a little stuffed santa on top of our tree this year (I left the decorating entirely to the kids, once I'd put the lights on... and they were arguing between a star and angel, whilst the third had found and placed the santa! :-)

Like your choice of The Christmas Carol for watching. I put 'It's a wonderderful life!' but then I'm madly in love with James Stewart. Did you ever see that courtroom drama,'Mr Smith goes to Washington' or 'Harvey'? Guess what our white rabbit's name was when we were kids!

I'm glad you don't have everything done and dusted 2 weeks before (as someone has, who's answered Kilroy on his blog). I feel bad enough already that the presents aren't already wrapped and under the tree... best not to know when others get it done, I guess.

Hope you've had a good weekend!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was either you or Grizzbabe! Old Lady Bloomers? Geez!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Brooksba: Yes, gets you thinking that the time is here! Do it and I'll look for it!

Annelisa: We're about to decorate it now! We had a busy day Brunching with my husband's office staff and then resting and finally exercising!

No, I no longer have "Floppy", the pink pug. I'm so mad that my parents probably sold him in a garage sale or pitched him without asking me!

I loved, It's a Wondeful Life" too. I have it on DVD.

I should post some of those dessert recipes!

No, I'm not perfectionist about getting every little thing done weeks in advance!

Old Lady: You'd have to know my Grandma, who wore those bloomers and apparently thought we should too!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi mother of invention
satsumas are small (pipless?) sweet oranges, like tangerines or mandarins.

Cram is a typo error - read cream
Halva I'll let Annalise try and explain that, it is delish but not widely available - however ant arab shop (if you've got any) or jewish deli is bound to have some.

Egg nog I must find some yanks over Xmas, not an english thing. The closest we have I guess is Advocat or alcoholic egg nog in a bottle. lol!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Anonymous colleen said...

I just came from a country Christmas party. Folks played Bluegrass and I'm stuffed!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Quasar: Thanks. Satsumas sound Japanese. We have Clementines from Spain. Halva sounds like it could be a wonderful new sweet!

Colleen: 'Tis the season to be stuffed! (Especially if you're a turkey!)

Monday, December 18, 2006

 
Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

My favorite Christmas gift was a talking telephone - the old fashioned type (red, of course) with these CD like discs you put in that 'talked' to you.......one of the few photos of me from childhood shows me sitting on the floor in my jammies under the tree, playing with it........!

Merry Christmas MoI!!!!!! Much love and joy to you and yours.....

red dirt girl

Monday, December 18, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

There is nothing like the smell of a fresh-cut evergreen tree. That I miss!

Monday, December 18, 2006

 
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi mother of invention
I think satsumas and clementines are close - satsumas maybe have thicker peel that comes off easier

Funny we are used to naming more than one apple, but somehow tend to thinnk there is only one type of orange in maybe two sizes - but there are just as many varieties of oranges as apples or grapes - well maybe not quite as many - but you know what I mean.

PS - You may well know halva by some other name, but I think generally it is a delicatessen thing - ie: not common in big supermarkets or food malls

So have you heard of
Turron from Spain
Marzipan of course, and
Polvoron

all traditional Spanish Xmas dishes mainly manufactured in Alicante - with ancient (fenician?) mediterranean roots

Monday, December 18, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

RDG: Well, hang onto that cute picture! Do you like talking on the phone now?

Barbara: Yes, we notice it more upon entering the house.

Quasar:Thanks for the info! I'll be looking at all the varieties of oranges now. Never heard of Turron or Polvoron, neither had my husband who spent a few months in Spain but doesn't like sweets.

Monday, December 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi mother-of-invention, such a long and interesting list! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Dec 18 is the date.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

fennyman: You're welcome. There are many different answers to each one.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

 

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