Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Five: Don't Call It a Comeback

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
Disappointing cookies. They're colorful, all shapes and sizes, piled high on a plate, covered in sprinkles and sparkles and silver balls, and they taste the same -- dreadful.
2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...)
Mulled anything.
3) tradition (church, family, other)
I am really, really, really tired of the so-called "War on Christmas." I'm saying it for the last time, the ACLU wants you to celebrate (or not) any holiday you want without interference, but the government should not be in the business of setting up Christmas displays. Let's leave that to the retailers, OK? Please, just don't get me started.
4) decoration
Fake Snow. Yuck.
5) gift (received or given)
Secret Santa/White Elephant gift exchanges (but see the post here for the solution to your Secret Santa woes.)
BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
I vote for "Christmas Shoes" and Garden Girl puts in her vote for "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"


Counselor in Process said...

I've never heard Christmas shoes, but it sounds like it has potential for true dreck!

Mary Beth said...

Yeah, no more discussion of the war on christmas. That's so over! let's discuss ... anything else.

Songbird said...

I think you are smart about everything.

Diane said...

thank you for the "war on Christmas" comments. I'm sick of it too.
Christmas has gotten so far from a Christian celebration for most people... anyway.

Jan said...

I agree about those very beautiful Christmas cookies that taste like nothing. What is the point of the calories?

NJGrits said...

Oh nooooo! I hope the candle doesn't count as decorations that are "supposed" to smell like Christmas. ILY bethie

Barbara B. said...

Yeah, those cookies that all taste the same are a real let-down!
(And, yes, truce already!)