Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Five: Not So Holiday Spirit Version

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 -
Cranberry Sauce

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...) - Red Wine

3) tradition (church, family, other) -
traveling to three different houses in two towns to see three different sets of parents - we stopped that after a few years.

4) decoration - blow up nativity scenes in front yards and anything put up before Thanksgiving.

5) gift (received or given) - money - the kids want it but it seems like such a cop out.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it. Okay the first five were hard, but this one's easy "Christmas Shoes." How sappy can you get? I turn off the radio whenever it comes on.


DogBlogger said...

I didn't believe a song as stupid and sappy as "Christmas Shoes" existed until another RevGal posted the lyrics last year... yet another reason why I don't listen to radio stations that play Christmas songs!

will smama said...

Short, sweet and right on the money! Thanks for playing!

Songbird said...

That traveling must have been tough; good for you for stopping it!

Mary Beth said...

Yeah, I like the idea of red wine, but I'm always sorry I ordered it. Unless it's port. :) Mmmmm. Sweeeeeeet.

Auntie Knickers said...

Huh. I, the person who has about 4200 Christmas (Advent, Chanukah and Solstice included) songs on her computer and in her CD racks, do not have and can't recall ever hearing this "Christmas Shoes" song of which you speak. But, I don't think I want to, either.
And red wine gives me a headache.