Thursday, November 29, 2007

Friday Five: The Comeback Edition

I'm feeling a little better, so I thought I'd quickly do this Friday Five:

WillSmama writes: Parishioners pushing for carols before you digested your turkey?

Organist refusing to play Advent hymns because he/she already has them planned for Lessons & Carols?

Find yourself reading Luke and thinking of a variety of ways to tell Linus where to stick it? (Lights please.)



Then this quick and easy Friday Five is for you! And for those of you with a more positive attitude, have no fear. I am sure more sacred and reverent Friday Fives will follow.

Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....

1) dessert/cookie/family food My mother-in-law makes this "Christmas cake," which she can call it that if she wants, but it's a fruitcake. 'nuff said.

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...) Drinks made with crappy, sub-par ingredients. I don't want peppermint flavored or eggnog flavored drinks. Give me the real deal if I'm gonna indulge!


3) tradition (church, family, other) overgifting by the grandparents


4) decoration Those ginormous snowglobe things that people put on their lawns. I just want to poke them with a stick. Not that I would, mind you....


5) gift (received or given) Almost anything given to my children by the grandparents. Their goal in holiday gift giving is to buy the most obnoxious toy for the children because they don't have to live with the noise. The worst? Hulk Hands of a couple of years ago.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it. Any Christmas song being played on the radio while it is still freakin' November!

13 comments:

Diane said...

wow, they are making more obnoxious toys all the time, aren't they???

great picture. condolences on the hulk hands.

Songbird said...

Hulk Hands? Horrible!!!
(Glad you're feeling better!)

Mrs. M said...

Ditto. To all of it.

will smama said...

Yes. Yes. and YES!

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

I had green themes also. Guess I am not a red/white/green Christmas person. Sign me up for non-traditional colors.

Rev Kim said...

Hulk hands? Oh, dear. Excellent play!

Glad you're feeling better!

Mary Beth said...

Hee hee, I got my nephew the Hulk Hands a few years ago.

Aunties get to be obnoxious, too!

cheesehead said...

We are soul-sisters on the snowglobe issue!

Hedwyg said...

Yeah... grandparents (and aunts and uncles) can be really guilty of both the overgifting and the obnoxious gifting. We quite gleefully yanked out noisemakers from toys and found other ways to muffle or mute them for years.

Good play!

chartreuseova said...

After receiving large mailing boxes of obnoxious (mostly noisy) toys throughout the first 18 months, we banned any gift that used batteries. The grandparents complied (I'm sure they told everyone we were horrible parents), Little Sprout didn't notice and enjoyed the giant legos, stuffed animals, books, etc and we could chose what noisy toys we would invite into the house.

zorra said...

Oh, my gosh, the Hulk Hands! Someone donated a pair to us for our playroom at work. Don't know where they are now...they seem to have disappeared....

Singing Owl said...

It seems just about unanimous among us that snow globes are verboten. :-)

Shel said...

There is no end of inflatables - Santa, frosty, etc. All worthy of being deflated! Not that I would of course!