Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Best Christmas movie: "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. I've seen it hundreds of times and never fail to watch it every December.
Best Christmas book: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. I remember being scared as I read it the first time, but couldn't put the book down. So many movies have been made about it; so many versions and take-offs that are amusing but not the same.
Best Christmas main dinner: Turkey. Yes, sometimes I make lasagna, but turkey has always been my favorite!
Best Christmas Carol: Silent Night. Yes, it's a religious song but I grew up believing in God and love all the religious songs.
Best Children's Christmas Story: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"- original poem by Robert L. May. As a child, it fascinated me and I loved reading it to my kids and grandchildren. Always read it when I taught school.
Best Christmas cookie: Sugar cookies cut into Christmas shapes. Love making these and decorating them.
Best Christmas dessert: Chocolate Mousse Pie. All my family loves this!
Best Christmas gift: satellite dish. My husband got it so we could get baseball games (this was before cable showed them).
Best Christmas memory of gifts I made: three dollhouses for my daughters. I worked nights while they slept or during school hours to make the wooden (pre-cut) houses and shopped for three different sets of furniture.
Best Christmas collectibles: manger scenes. I love finding different ones.
Best Christmas morning meal: cinnamon rolls...nothing like the smell of warm cinnamon rolls!
Best way to celebrate Christmas: surrounded by family and friends.
For those who don't celebrate Christmas, what are your favorite whatever holiday traditions?
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Whatever to Everyone!
Photos: Flickr: amy_b, xcode photostreams
Posted by Marianne Stephens at 12:01 AM