Friday, November 30, 2007

The Friday Five: Holiday Traditions We Don't Like

My first time to play Friday Five ~~ here we go...

Will Smama asks: Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....

1) dessert/cookie/family food.
Oh, easy one: Fruit cake. Gag.
Hey, you know mobsters use it to make sure bodies sink to the bottom of lakes, don't you?

2) beverage.
Eggnog, I guess. I have a powerful memory of my mother going "Yuck" and making a face every time my dad and uncle made eggnog at Christmas when we went to my grandmother's for the traditional get-together. Of course, my dad and uncle were putting a fifth of whiskey in there, and that's really the reason she didn't like it. Truth to tell, I've never actually tried eggnog.

3) tradition (church, family, other).
It's not fun to have to share the kids at holidays, but other than that, I can't really think of one I don't like.

4) decoration.
Oh, man, all these huge blow-up figures people are putting in their yards. There's one house down the streets with about SIX of them, and it's not a big yard. Come on, people, use some imagination!! (this from one who has no outside decorations at all)

5) gift (received or given)
Again, fruit cake.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
"Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer"--enough's enough.


Mrs. M said...

Yes! That's it! Jimmy Hoffa's buried in fruitcake!

Jan said...

Glad you tried this--those big blow up things are horrendous. I used to like my mother's fruitcake, but now that she's gone, none is fine with me.

Anonymous said...

I love fruitcake. My mother loves fruitcake. All of my family, going back to Claxton, Georgia, loved fruitcake. There is nothing wrong with fruitcake. And if all of you don't like fruitcake, well... that just leaves more for me!

Anonymous said...

And dear, guess what you're getting for Christmas. Hint: the best ones come from Claxton.

Katherine E. said...


mompriest said...

Hot Cup Lutheran and I are going out with push pins...want to come?...

Mary Beth said...

Um, actually the best fruitcakes come from the Collin St. Bakery in Corsicana, TX.

Just sayin'.

Katherine E. said...

Uh oh. Fruit cake fight.

(kidding, just kidding!)

Mary Beth, welcome. Mrs. M, welcome.

And yes, mompriest, I'm with you. Push pins, it is. (Halloween, too.)

Songbird said...

We have very similar thoughts!

will smama said...

Well done - thanks for playing!