Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Five: Seasonal Edition

Over at RevGalBlogPals, Will Smama writes a Friday Five that The Typist will enjoy (I'm sitting this one out):

Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....

1) dessert/cookie/family food: I'm tempted to go with Will Smama and say ribbon candy (see her reasoning). But I think for me, it's probably.... no, wait, I'm going with ribbon candy after all. It's pretty, but not really what I'd call edible. Which is so not nice.

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...): Hmm. I actually like most holiday beverages... cider, wassail, Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash (mainly because of the Holiday Hawk)... but I will say egg nog has to be just right for me to enjoy it, which usually involves mixing some of the dairy store version in with the liquor store version.

3) tradition (church, family, other): It used to be that my hometown church insisted upon doing Christmas Eve Communion the slow way -- everybody come kneel, use your Jesus shot glass, wait for a dismissal -- which, thanks to the size of the crowd gathered, kept the service running at nearly two hours. Far too long for an 8-year-old nephew who knows he gets to open presents as soon as this thing is over. Also far too long for the adults to avoid giggling over a gassy stranger seated nearby. Now, though, they have mercifully switched to intinction -- rip it 'n' dip it, y'all! Body/blood combo! Keep it moving, thanks very much!

4) decoration: Santa Claus, Father Christmas, whatever you want to call him. Hairy old men everywhere, even on top of some Christmas trees (yeah, I know, they're from the Druids anyway, so there's no real reason to put a star up there, but still...)

5) gift (received or given): I'm thankful that the Big Mouth Billy Bass appears to have run its course in our family. I still haven't actually touched one myself.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it:
"Santa Baby." EWWWWwwww. Ew, eww, ewwwwww.

15 comments:

Songbird said...

You don't like Eartha Kitt?
(Okay, I admit it's creepy.)

DogBlogger said...

Oh, I like Eartha Kitt just fine, Songbird (she is, after all, Catwoman). It's just the song I can't stand, no matter who sings it.

RevDrKate said...

OKAY!!! A replacement for Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer which was the Replacement for Feliz Navidad that was ruinning on the brain tape loop....now we have Santa Baby! Thanks so much. Billy Bass....agreed on him...why do people need singing fish at any time of year?

will smama said...

Those lyrics ARE creepy... is no one listening?

Mary Beth said...

Really. Gross. Eartha Kitt and Santa...the image..."MY EYES! MY EYES! I'M BLIND!!"

DogBlogger said...

Rev. Dr. Kate, I have a confession: I am two degrees removed from the Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer composer. Someone who used to be in the church band with me used to be in a band with Randy Brooks. I went to a reunion concert of theirs a few years back...somebody threw a Christmas wreath on the stage and Randy said, "I'm guessing that's a request?" -- and of course he complied, even though it wasn't December. Surreal. And I admit to being part of a performance of it myself a couple of years ago...
but I would NEVER sing "Santa Baby!"

Hedwyg said...

Hee hee - I must confess that I find Madonna's Santa Baby deliciously naughty. Sigh. Guess I'll have to find some appropriate penance for this, on several levels. :)

Good play!
Hedwyg

Rev Kim said...

Ooh, Santa Baby - I'd forgotten that one.

I always thought the Billy Bass was kinda like fruitcake - no one ever really buys one.

Great play!

zorra said...

"Santa Baby", eew eew eew. I must have repressed my memories of that one(thanks a lot), or it would have been my answer too...

Deb said...

I'm with RevDrKate... I was stuck on parumpapumpums and homicidal reindeer and now I have a new song in my head thankyouverymuch.

I am with you on properly doctored eggnog. Anything else is just calories.

:)
deb

RevAnne said...

The songs in my head...now I'm hearing this obscene loop that's sort of Feliz Little Drummer Santa Baby Grandma Do You Hear All I Want for Christmas is You....and then it starts over. Where's that nog? High test, please

Diane said...

Santa Baby: still remember hearing my 3 year old niece start singing it...
they were living with my folks at the time and heard it on the "for the music of your life" radio station...

chartreuseova said...

Now I'm hearing the Chipmunks singing Santa Baby in my head...

Janie said...

Great list!!

Littlemankitty said...

I had an unfortunate incident with ribbon candy last year. My human mama likes it, but I got it in my fur and it was bad.