Christmas underwear, I guess that's really not so bad. Funny song! Now, that is not really what Christmas is supposed to be about. Or is it? Many of the best Christmases I've ever had, had in fact, Christmas Underwear under the tree.
The song says the thing that she wants for Christmas is her own washing machine, but do we ever really get what we want? Most people exchange cute little gifts, or, as I try to do each year, something that will provoke a smile, and laughter. We have a great time just being together.
Speaking of laughter, my littlest grandson is starting to laugh out loud and it is so cute to see that he is enjoying our company. Christmas eve should be fun and I'm happy just to be with my family. If he is looking for a family of jokesters, he's in the right one, he'll fit right in.
We are discussing what foods will have, everyone has their favorite food for grandma to make. Let's see for Steve, it's devilled eggs with ham, eggnog and shrimp dip with sesame seed sticks. Bill wants meat pie and chocolate cream pie for dessert. John's requested meat pie, and cheese cake for dessert, I think. Nate likes cookies and vanilla ice cream. Jean and Angie like pie and pickies. We will have rolled-up assorted wraps. There will be something for everyone. Maybe, if you've been good little boys, even some Christmas fudge to bring home with some cut-out cookies for a treat later.
Just about everyone has food allergies or intolerance. This means preparing foods which are low-fat, low-sugar, no wheat, gluten, peanut, eggs and dairy, and seeds. Don't worry, I've got it down.
We all like our shrimp with cocktail sauce, and watching the kids play. It's about being together after all, isn't it? We manage to have a great time, a few laughs, drinks and we make merry.
Nope there will be no Christmas Underwear under this tree, I think...You hear me Santa?
Almost A Minyan
2 months ago