Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope that each of you have had a lovely time celebrating Christ's birth, enjoying family and friends, eating good food, listening to reindeer hooves, and opening presents :) I made this little quiz for some holiday fun, and I invite all of my blog friends to participate - Laura, Cara, Britt, Martha, Ben, RC, Anton, and Sheri! Feel free to add any other questions.

Four Favorite Christmas Songs:
1. O Holy Night - but only when it's sung well. A lady at our church always used to sing it in this horribly warbled operatic style, no thank you.
2. Silent Night
3. Happy Christmas (War is Over) - This song really captures the bittersweet emotions I feel during this season, reflecting on the past, and looking forward to the future.
4. Sleigh Ride - I used to gallop around the house singing and dancing to this song while decorating the tree :)

Christmas Songs I Could Do Without Hearing Next Year:
1. Baby, it's Cold Outside - I know it's supposed to be cute and flirty, but listening to 3 1/2 minutes of a woman saying no to a man pressuring her to spend the night just makes my stomach churn. "No" means "NO!" gentlemen!
2. Miss You Most (At Christmastime) by Mariah Carey - because Christmas is all about moping over your lost loves, right?
3. Christmas Don't Be Late by Alvin and the Chipmunks *cringe*

Four Favorite Christmas Movies:
1. Love Actually - Ok, I suppose I can allow a little romance into the Christmas season, just because this is one of my favorite films
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. A Christmas Story
4. Elf

Four Foods I Eat Each Christmas:
1. Chicken Spaghetti
2. Waffles
3. Brie cheese rounds with cranberries an pears
4. Homemade Fudge!

Four Christmas Traditions I Enjoy:
1. Christmas Eve candle light church service
2. Christmas Eve dinner at the Caver Clubhouse with my huge family
3. Hitching a ride to my grandma's nursing home
4. Singing Christmas carols with my aunts and cousins at my grandma's nursing home

Four Things I got for Christmas this year:
1. Stylish pants and shoes for my practicum
2. Once and Memento on DVD
3. 2 Books: one of Ray Bradbury stories and one about psychodynamic therapy
4. Pink bunny rabbit pajamas. I kid you not, and I'm wearing them on New Year's baby!

Alright, I look forward to reading your responses :)


Martha Elaine Belden said...

oh yes.... i mean to comment and forgot.

love your list. sounds like your christmas was delightful! i'm so happy :)

see you soon!!!!

if walled in climb up said...

Crazy pjs are the best! Wish I could see them this year.

Did you get my voicemail msg?

if walled in climb up said...

Oh my gosh, I'm going to have to add Dan in Real Life! It was one of my favorite movies this year. And I definitely can relate--those kind of movies make me want a big, huge, messy, lovely family!

Laura said...

hahaha, I love your hatred for "Baby its cold outside" I feel the same way.

Sher said...

I just now got around to responding to this!

Cara said...

1. i wish i could see little kelly galloping around her house. i love it when kids act like horses!
2. mm, fudge...
3. great dvd gifts
4. i did a big project on psychodynamic theory this semester. pretty interesting. i'll sum it up for you: "she get it from her mama!"
5. i probably won't get around to doing this, but thanks for tagging me.