Merry Christmas to all
Thursday December 24th 2009, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends

Even if the kids could only bake enough cookies for a few, really, today. (They covered the table with paper plates full of fresh cookies ready to go, including my husband’s family’s specialty of Grinch-colored spritz Christmas trees with a red hot on top.  A batch of chocolate ones got baked and added at my request, but the kids did it all.)

Trying to get five adults to agree where to be at one time, with two cars involved, while preparing for Christmas and the two more adults to arrive, is…entertaining.  Visions of caroling were met with “But do we have to SING?!”

To which I answered, as I told Cliff when he opened the door at his dad Don‘s house, “Just two words’ worth: ‘Silent Night.’  I mean, c’mon, think about it.”

Merry Christmas to all, and to Santa, and everybody else traveling, a good flight.

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Home from 11 pm service, where it was midnight as we left and could truly wish each other Merry Christmas. The “silent night moment” by candlelight at the end of the service is a highlight of the year.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.24.09 @ 11:50 pm

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!

Comment by sherry in idaho 12.25.09 @ 12:22 am

Grinch-colored spritz Christmas trees with a red hot on top are inspired! I can’t sing so I understand the reluctance of some, but someone has to be the audience, right? Merry Christmas!

Comment by LynnM 12.25.09 @ 1:27 am

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Michelle 12.25.09 @ 8:11 am

We wish you a Merry Christmas – but personally, no interest in the pudding.

Comment by Channon 12.25.09 @ 9:56 am

It’s all about the singing. Without that, how’s it Christmas?

A very merry to all.

Comment by Lene 12.25.09 @ 10:05 am

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Lanafactrix 12.25.09 @ 11:19 am

Yes, Silent Night. And a very Merry Christmas to your entire clan! Now I can try the cookies.

Fun –

At the end of a church service, the minister said, “There will be a short deacon’s meeting immediately following this service.” Then came a sly smile as he continued, “And there will be a tall deacon’s meeting on Monday.”

A youngster announced to his parents that after some thought, he liked Halloween better than Easter. “Why is that?” his father asked. “Because on Halloween I’m given the candy, but at Easter I have to find it.”

Comment by Don Meyer 12.25.09 @ 11:42 am

Merry Christmas. Blessing to you and your family. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas together.

Comment by Vicki 12.25.09 @ 2:24 pm

I’ve been trying to find a way to write a verse that say’s “I don’t know what figgy pudding is,
I don’t know what figgy pudding is . . . but I can’t seem to get the rhyme and the meter right.

Comment by LauraN 12.25.09 @ 7:49 pm

Actually , LauraN, you have the meter, just need to end with something like, “but I’d like to find out.” Our mother (mine and Alison’s) actually made it every Christmas, to our dad it wasn’t Christmas any other way. I even did it once myself, with major consultation on the phone with my mom, her recipe, and the modern unavailability of one of the ingredients. You have to start with grinding the figs…
Marian in Tacoma

Comment by Marian Stoddard 12.25.09 @ 8:16 pm

And now the Christmas gift that I’m giving – I’m working three days in a row at the yarn shop to give people time to extend their holiday.

I hope you had a great day Alison – save some cookies for me!

Comment by afton 12.26.09 @ 6:18 am

Merry Christmas!

Comment by Alicia 12.29.09 @ 11:01 am

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