Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Tag!

Jamie at ChatterBlossom tagged me! Please check out her adorable blog & say hey!
This is such a great way to kick off my Holiday Extravaganza Week...which is what I'm calling this week. Cos I play by my own rules, yo. 

On with the holiday cheer!

The rules are explained thusly: I am supposed to answer the questions set by Jamie, then ask five bloggers five of my own questions about their traditions & so forth & so on. 

Without further ado, here we go!

1. What is your favorite holiday dish?

We don't do a fancy Christmas dinner, we do everything Christmas Eve.  We host a big dinner for our families-- my husband and Thing 1 cook, Thing 2 helps out & Thing 3 helps decorate and whatnot.  Anyway.  We have a different theme every year, so there aren't any every year dishes.  Cookies on the other hand, are a must.  Ever have the Norwegian cookie kringla?

You must.  Its the best cookie ever.  Fan-tab-u-lous with coffee in the morning.
Funny story.  I wrote this answer then Thing 3 and I went and made kringla.  Literally.  I didn't even finish writing the post. See?

BTW if you are gluten intolerant or have a wheat allergy like me, 1/3 c. almond flour, 1/3 c. rice flour, 1/4 c. potato starch, 2 tbsp. tapioca flour &  1/2 tsp. xanthan gum for each cup of flour called for in the recipe works great.

2. Do you dress up for the holidays or wear PJ's, etc.?

*licks kringla crumbs from fingers* 
We have our families over Christmas Eve, so we dress up then-- but on Christmas Day we are strictly pj's and lounge wear!

3. What is your favorite holiday song?

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  Judy's version from Meet Me in St. Louis. So beautiful {and I totally covet her hair, makeup & dress in this scene too}.

4. What is your favorite holiday movie?

The Year Without a Santa Claus has been my favorite since I was a wee kiddo! Seriously, what beats this??

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you love to spend your holiday?

If I could travel anywhere for Christmas I'd still stay at home.  I love our house at Christmas time~*

Here are the five bloggers that I'm-a tagging:

Trish at Jellybones

And here are my 5 questions {Things 1 & 3 helped make 'em interesting!}
1.  What is your oldest family holiday tradition?
2.  What is your favorite holiday memory from childhood?
3.  Mall Santa memories.  Pleasant or no?
4.  Penguins, snowmen or nutcrackers?
5.  What is your favorite holiday cookie?

Have fun ladies!


  1. This is fun! I absolutely love Christmas! :)

  2. I found your blog through the Vintage Sunshine giveaway and I am so glad I did, I love it and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  3. Thanks for the blog love, and those cookies look scrumptious!

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    kisses Keke

  5. Yum! Good looking cookies! Thanks for including me in the Christmas fun! Here's my answers to your questions! :)

  6. Wow thanks Tabetha! I'll get on these questions this week. :)
    Just saw a Year without Santa Claus last night!

    1. Oh man, I never got to doing this! Crazy holidays and food poisoning gobbled up all my time. :(
      Thanks so much, though, Tabetha!

  7. oooh mr snow miser !!! hahahaha love it ! those cookies look divine. new follower here from

  8. Those cookies looks deeelicious! Thanks for the blog love :)

  9. Yay! This was fun to read and surprising because my early childhood tradition is just like yours (sans cookies I've never heard of but would have no trouble stealing right out of your mouth!). My family always did christmas eve as the main thing and then pj's the next morning. AND we always watched Meet Me in St. Louis! LOVE IT. The trolley song is my very fav.
    Sorry it took so long to come see this. I'm already on holiday with my sis and it makes keeping up quite tough when I could be eating and napping. ;-)


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