Hello my darlings!
As part of the Seasons Readings promo I'm involved in, I'm going to be answering 8 fabulous questions posed by the hilarious Jackie Bouchard. Seriously - every time I think of the Santa question, I can't help but giggle. And away we go...
What is your weirdest holiday memory?
Years ago when I was in college, my sister and I shared an apartment for a year - she was taking a gap year after high school. We had a blast and spent a lot of good quality albeit debaucherous time together (as you do in your late teens/early 20s). Anyway, we went back home for the holidays and when we were unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, we were shocked to discover we had purchased exactly the same book for one another - the one below. Not only that but we each purchased the exact same dancing hula girl for the other's stocking. It was freaky. We reckoned we were growing the same brain.
What's the most disappointing gift you've ever received?
Well, I feel kinda bad mentioning it (and in retrospect, it was wise of my mom and dad, but...) when I was little, my grandparents allowed our parents to choose what they wanted in regards to gifts for the grandkids. My folks chose the option of checks so my siblings and I could start or add to our savings accounts, but my aunt and uncle opted for presents. It was so frustrating to watch my cousins unwrap gift after gift after gift while we sat there with our sad little envelopes.
Favorite holiday beverage?
Hot cider for sure. And if there's a little kick in it? Even better!
What would you add to a snowman to personalize it?
Ooh, I would definitely want to glam out the snowman. Rhinestone tiara, feather boa, cat glasses (studded with rhinestones, natch) and lots of gaudy jewelry.
What are three things you can't survive the holidays without?
1. My phone - because I never am with my whole family
2. Patience - to deal with the insane crowds in every store everywhere
3. Plenty of schmaltzy movies to get me into the spirit of things
Santa - sexy or let's just be friends?
Sorry Santa, but you're going to have to stay in the friend zone. The jolly thing just doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid.
Favorite holiday movie?
I'm with Francine on this one. I've watched It's a Wonderful Life a zillion times and I'd gladly watch it a zillion more. And I was totally in love with George Bailey too.
It's midnight New Years Eve - you can kiss any celebrity, living or dead. Who's it going to be?
Okay, hate to be a total copycat, but it would have to be George Bailey. Um... I mean James Stewart. Could it be James Stewart as George Bailey? :-)
Happy holidays everyone!