Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas memories

My all time favorite Christmas cartoon is the The Year Without A Santa Claus. My brother Jimmy and I both loved it. Our favorite part was when Heat Miser did his song and dance.



We always joked with our mom that she looked exactly like Heat Miser, right down to the hair, and her dancing abilities. Only, he could sing better.
We didn't like their version of Blue Christmas, though. We liked Elvis's version much better.



Jimmy could be counted on to unbutton his shirt and flip up his collar to give us his rendition on demand, as long as Elvis was already playing, you know - backing him up.




I'm not really going anywhere with this, just reliving some good holiday memories and traditions.

Every year it's little bit of a tradition that we have a big sandwich lunch on Christmas day. When we were younger it was a treat for us to have a sandwich that had more than one piece of meat and cheese. We would make Dagwood sandwiches with a variety of meats, cheeses, breads, condiments, maybe pickles and roasted red peppers, the more the better. We always finished it up with a plate of Mom's homemade cookies.

One year, while my sister Bouf was making Christmas cookies, she and Jimmy decided to make something a little naughty. And they put it on Mom's dessert plate of Christmas cookies. Thank god she had a sense of humor!



7 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Elvis is the King. And that cookie makes me ill. And when are you leaving me a voice message?

~E said...

did you know they have adult bakeries that specialize in marzipan peen toppers for cupcakes? yeah, neither did I till a bachelorette party I went to a few months ago...good times good times. now if only I can round up all the pics that were taken of me molesting my cupcake...

Aunt Becky said...

That is the best cookie I've ever seen in my entire life. For serious.

BeckEye said...

Year Without a Santa Claus is a classic, but my favorite is still Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. Love that Winter Warlock.

JoJo said...

LOL!!!!! Love the cookie! I had no idea you had a brother! What beautiful memories.

MelO said...

LOL!! Glad your mom had a good sense of humor... I immediately thought COOKIES! when I saw the picture and had to take the doubletake. Lol.

Gwen said...

I was going to post that same Elvis vid for Sunday matinee! Awesome choice, girlfriend. Hubba hubba.

Your family was fun!