One holiday favourite you probably don't share with me is X-files. The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas episode is my now ritualistic Christmas Eve tradition. Spencer is slightly nauseated by how many times I can watch this particular episode, and this year I am determined to get to it in order since we've been watching the whole series chronologically (only season 5 and the first movie to get through in 3 weeks!). For those of you not acquainted (ok, obsessed) with Skully and Mulder, this is a gem of writing and character analysis. And with Lily Tomlin and Ed Asner playing the star-crossed lover ghosts, it's comedic genius, too.
Anyway, I bring up xfiles only as background for another holiday tradition: the other night we decorated gingerbread cookies with Stuart, Nicole and Isabella. It was so much fun- I don't think I've ever actually done this. Between Isabella's licking all the decorating utensils and eating more cookies than she decorated, and the boys' frustration at their lack of illustrative skills (hey, you can't be good at everything), it was a really great evening. And it was something I could do with one hand!
Here are some photos of our edible art:
my El Chupacabra xfiles episode cookie (if you are laughing, you are a nerd)
"Maria! Maria!" "This guy is better than Erik Estrada."
Our (apparently Austrian) gingerbread couple
Spencer's first cookie. Nice mustache.
my cast (arm is in no pain, now)
Spencer's Millenium Falcon. He wins "most improved" for the evening.
What are your favourite Christmas/holiday traditions? Movies? Music? Maybe I will do my giveaway for the holidays. Ok people: If you leave a comment with your favourite holiday tradition or movie and why, you will be entered to win the tea traveler mug:
If you blog about the giveaway, leave a facebook or twitter comment about it, leave a link for an extra chance to win. Giveaway will start today and end on December 15th!
Happy holiday prepping and good luck!