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Friday, December 21, 2007

12 'Tings bout Christmas

Mothering on the Edge tagged me for Christmas so I gotta hurry--

1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word (Josi doesn't even know what the m-word is but she's trying really hard to think of all the dirty words that start with M that she's ever heard.)
3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done. None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed...then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you -- but the more, the merrier to get this 'hoopla' circulating through the blogosphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it and I'd like to get as many people involved as possible.

1. My husband left for his mission on December 19 18 years ago (holy cow that's a long time) And he gave me this Christmas mouse made out of a 2 liter bottle he bought at a craft fair at his work. I kept it up for two years and it has survived all 4 kids. It's super cute.
2. My parents make fried oysters every Christmas morning. total yuck-fest. And they are spending Christmas with me this year, gotta clothespin? (do clothespins on your nose really work?)
3. My favorite Christmas song is "Oh Holy Night" Glen Beck did a version of that song where he took out all religious references so it went like "Oh beautiful-non-religious night ... it is the night of no-one-mportant's birth" makes me laugh my head off, but I still like the original version better.
4. I couldn't point out a Bing Crosby song if I would make $1000 getting it right.
5. I used to get into the "designer" tree but I've repented. Now my tree is full of all kinds of hideous ornaments made by my children and I love it.
6. We have English trifle for Christmas Eve every year--without the sherry.
7. I have a sister and a nephew and a second cousin all born on Christmas day--sucks to be them.
8. I have never put up Christmas lights
9. For years my kids were convinced we didn't have lights because their uncle wouldn't put it up for them. I was awesome. However, they are on to me now and know that I'm just lame that way.
10. I watched "It's a Wonderful Life" for the first time five years ago. It's really a pretty good movie even if it is black and white.
11. I'm waiting for someone to remake it, staring Mathew McConehey (can't spell his name, sorry) and the girl that Mr. Holland wanted to have an affair with in Mr. Holland's Opus.
12. I hate most holidays--they're dumb--but I do like this one so long as I don't tell myself it has to be just right.

As for who I'm tagging--Barbara, Marcia Mickleson, Tristi, Piper of Love.


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Merry Christmas indeed. =)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Merry Christmas Josi! Fried oysters? Ick!!!

Charlotte said...

I can see why you're "tagged out"!

When I was growing up, my mom had a rag-tag Christmas tree with all of our homemade decorations hung on it. She also put all our homemade Chrismtas wreaths, wall hangings, etc. throughout all the house. It was fabulous. Now that we're all out of the house, she has more classy ornaments on the tree, but the homemade wall hangings remain. I think it's a nice compromise.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I think the "M" word is meme.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you people don't like fried oysters!! What's wrong with you! I love them! Having them on Christmas morning, I've never done it, but that's just a double treat!

Marcia Mickelson said...

Thanks for the tag, Josi. I blogged about my 12 things.

Janette Rallison said...

No lights? How do you get away with that? Although, I guess you sort of have to put them up in Arizona because otherwise you can't tell it's Christmas.

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Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and thanks for the tag.

Sandra said...

Oh, wouldn't that be great, Matthew McConahaugh? I love movies with him in them. He has the sexiest voice.

Heather Moore said...

Funny, Josi. Sorry about the oysters. Ughh. I always make coffee cake without the coffee. My kids call is Christmas cake.

Have a Merry Christmas.

Jenna said...

You're funny. And kind of a Scrooge. But a cute one. Hope you guys had a great holiday. xoxo!

Luisa Perkins said...

You're a hoot, Josi! I loved the hoopla.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I hope no one remakes "It's a Wonderful Life." It's one of my favorites, so they'd have to do a terrific, clean job of it or I'd be mad.

Julie Wright said...

i have two trees, my designer one and my kids one where we put whatever the heck we want on it. I love both for different reasons. My designer one has all nativity ornaments on it so it is my symbol of the season. My toher one has all the fun stuff that makes us a family so it's our symbol of "us". I can't point out bing either!

Crystal said...

Merry Christmas! We missed you guys this year but not the oysters!