Thanks for joining me for Week 29 of the #MFRWauthor 52 Week Blog Challenge. The topic for this week is “my favorite holiday” and I can’t believe that the year is sliding downhill toward mine so quickly. Cue the mistletoe
I bet you guessed my favorite holiday just by reading the title, huh? I knew you would, because all my readers are incredibly smart!
Seriously, though, I love Christmas. I love the food you only seem to buy and/or make at this time of the year. Peppermint anything leaps to mind. In fact, I live for Trader Joe’s Minty Mallows, which are only available during the holiday season.
Besides yummy treats, I love the lights and the decorations, the music, the the holiday-themed movies and TV shows. In our family, we can’t count it a successful holiday season unless we’ve watched Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the movie, A Christmas Story.
Fun fact: A Christmas Story is literally about people IN MY FAMILY. Yup, Jean Shepherd, the author of the book and narrator of the movie was my mother’s cousin. When he talks about Aunt Clara, who gives Ralphie the bunny pajamas…well, that’s my grandmother. And, she was not amused at how he chose to portray her, lol.
In our family, we’ve always done our Christmas dinner and gift-giving on Christmas Eve. My mother started that tradition because she thought it was more festive with the tree all lit up, Christmas songs playing in the background, and the decorations adding their glow to the scene. She also loved to see what each person got, so we had to go around the room and unwrap gifts one…present…at…a…time, with each person taking a turn while everyone else watched. That always drove me nuts, but now that Mom is gone, I see the point of her tradition. It drags out the evening, giving us a way to savor every last bit of the holiday.
Which holiday is your favorite? Leave a comment below – thanks for reading!
This is a blog hop – visit the other authors on the list to find out if their favorite holiday is the same as yours: