Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I still want a Huuula Hoooop

The best part of Christmas is ...

The best part of winter is ...

The best part of decorating for the holidays is ...

The best part of eggnog is ...

and your bonus question ...

What is your favorite holiday song?


At 1:14 PM , Anonymous Scrooge aka Dan said...

1) The Beach Boys Christmas Album.

2) when its snowing, not before, not after. only during.

3) playing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on loop until the decorating is done.

4) the spiked part.

5) Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys

At 1:44 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1. The anticipation.
2. Falling snow.
3. Turning the lights on for the first time.
4. Being able to drink it. Which I can't anymore. Damn dairy allergies.
5. Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses.

At 6:36 PM , Blogger Peter said...

Xmas - being around family - and the presents!

Winter - NOT being in Buffalo anymore!

Decorating - seeing the tree all lit up.

Eggnog - um - someone else enjoying it? I can't stand it.

Song - The Muppets doing the 12 Days. "Barump-bump-bum!"

At 6:36 PM , Blogger Peter said...

That was really Higgy - but buggered if I can get Blogger to accept my ID and pw!

At 9:21 PM , Anonymous boo_augustus said...

The best part of Christmas is ... it used to be the Christmas party/Christmas breakfast my Mom hosted after midnight services on Christmas Eve. Nothing says "Christmas" like 40 - 50 people tossing back chocolate mint martinis at 1:30 a.m. on Chirstmas morning. Obvioulsy, at the time we had few little kids around afraid that we'd scare off Santa. Although in reality, Santa loves a good party and a little nip of bottle. Now that my Mom has grandchildren and my siblings aren't as interested in partying til 3, guess it would be participating in teh excitement of the little ones.

The best part of winter is ... trees without leaves. I love the way is transforms the landscape.

The best part of decorating for the holidays is ... the smell of fresh greenery.

The best part of eggnog is ... the rum.

and your bonus question ...

What is your favorite holiday song? David Sedaris rendition of "Away in a Manager" as Billie Holiday would have sung it if she ever released a Christmas album. (I highly recommend the audiobook of Holidays on Ice). Plus anything by Nat King Cole, Mel Torme or Rosemary Clooney.

At 9:23 AM , Blogger Leetie said...

1. When it's over.
2. Skiing on fresh snow
3. When it's done. And when the house smells like evergreens.
4. The booze
5. Tough one... I like alot of the classics, but I always get a lump in my throat with "War is Over" by John Lennon. I also like The Pretenders' "2000 Miles."

OK, humbug. The best part of Christmas is watching my daughter open her gifts and spending time with my family. There. Happy?


At 9:45 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Don't decorate or celebrate the holiday, so...

As a kid the best part of Christmas was 10+ days off school.

Best part of winter? The end!

Eggnog? ugh

Holiday song? I like "The Christmas Song" by Nat (King) Cole which was (of course) written by a Jew (Mel Torme), and also "I'll Be Home for Christmas".

But I also like "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".

At 10:44 AM , Blogger punky said...

Leetie, those are my two favorite songs as well.

At 10:48 AM , Anonymous maille said...

getting the christmas tree

walking while it is snowing

the alcohol that helps decorate

the spiked part

"i want a hippopanamus for christmas"...

At 4:35 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

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At 4:38 PM , Blogger KDF said...

1.) Watching my kids get all excited on Christmas Eve.

2.) Skating outside, but only if I remember to stop before my toes freeze, in which case I get really cranky.

3.) That the decorations hide all the dust bunnies.

4.) Definitely the rum. Without the nog.

5.) Anything by Elvis or Bing Crosby. And the one about wanting nothing but my two front teeth, because I used to sing it with my dad and giggle.

At 3:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The joy on the faces of the children on Christmas day.. and celebrating the birth of Jesus.

I can't stand winter. It's a good thing Christmas supposedly happens mid-summer (although the weather here could lead you to believe otherwise)

Doing it myself, and being able to put everything exactly where I want it.

the bottom of the carton. *hic!*

O Holy Night - carol
Fairytale of New York (The Pogues) or 2000 Miles (The Pretenders) - secular


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