Everyone must have been very busy yesterday.
Perhaps you were decorating or shopping or baking or doing some holiday thing.
Or, maybe you were having visions of sugar plums.
Or, maybe you were sleeping or getting a pedicure or you were hungover or you might have been stringing popcorn.
Or, who knows.....maybe you thought I was being extra nosey with all my questions.
Well....I forgive you all for not sharing your inner most Christmas secrets.
After all....it's not like I answered my own questions! Right?
Alrighty then, I guess I better set a good example.....
Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Definitely HOT CHOCOLATE! We use Williams Sonoma--I spice it up with a little dash of cinnamon, vanilla and cayenne pepper and top it off with marshmallow creme. Can't wait until the kids get home so I have good excuse to make it!
But, with that being said....I make a mean Egg Nog. I don't like it but Vince loves it....
Favorite Christmas carol?
When I need a little comfort....it's O Holy Night....my mom's fav.
When I just need to think "Christmas"....it's White Christmas
When I want to get my feeling good and smiling vibes going...it's Bruce's rendition of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town. I have so many memories of concerts sitting in E-5.....
Favorite Christmas movie?
Again, I'm a fickle girl....
When I want to feel warm and holidayish....White Christmas
When I want to laugh.....Jingle All the Way
On, geez....I love 'em all....
No matter what....I'm a sucker for holiday movies....!
What's on the top of your Christmas tree?
This is a tough question since I have only managed to put one Christmas tree up so far...my dining room tree. On the top of that tree I have a spiked, sparkled, snow covered thingy with a white and gold chiffon bow attached with a fluffy angel that has a Merry Christmas wire thingy sticking out of it....
Oh yeah...that explains it real well...
And, I'm not sure if what usually tops our big family tree will actually work this year since it was on it's last leg last year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my rotating Avon Santa and His Sliegh will continue flying on the top of my tree! I love it!!!
As for all the other trees......I have not put them up yet. Who knows what will top them....it depends on what kind of mood I am in!!!
What's your favorite Christmas tradition?
My Christmas Eve drink with Carmen.....it's the one time in his busy world that he actually makes my drink. He makes a perfect martini. I wait all year for it. It's the most relaxed time the two of us share all year long.
What's your favorite Christmas food?
Pasta with aglio olio. I miss pasta so much!!!!
What is your best Christmas memory?
Christmas Eve when I was growing up with my mother and our big Italian family. I only had 14 years of it---but those years have lingered on in my Christmas heart. After my mother died, I dreamed about doing it "when I grew up". Someday, I will recreate that memory and give myself and my children the gift of that very special time. During the holidays, my biggest heartbreak is that I have never been able to fully keep that tradition. But, I dream of the day when I will.
Alright, now that I have bared my Christmas soul perhaps YOU can be brave and do the same!
Yeah, Happy Monday!!!!