Today's holiday secrets are from Dorothy Dreyer, author of My Sister's Reaper. You can learn more about Dorothy and her books here.
Ah the holidays! What a wonderful time of the year. Although I’m not a fan of winter, I do love when it snows. And there are some other things surrounding the holidays that simply warm my heart. Here are a few things I love about this time of year.
Holiday Drink: I’m not a big drinker, really. I do have an occasional wine or Mojito or champagne, but my guilty pleasure is a virgin eggnog, if it’s made just right.
Holiday Movie: I love the movie The Holiday, with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law. It’s funny and heartwarming and full of special moments, and I love how Kate’s character goes from a doormat to someone who can stand up for herself.
Holiday Wish for the
World: World peace, of course, but also I really
hope the economy gets better for everyone. More jobs, better healthcare, better
opportunities for a good education. So basically, a euphoric system.
Holiday Tradition: On Christmas Eve, we go to evening mass. But before we
drive off, I always tell the kids I forgot something in the house. So while
they’re in the car, I pull out all the presents and stick them under the tree.
After mass, when we get home, we act surprised that “Santa” has paid us a
visit. Okay, this worked the first few years. My kids are teenagers now and totally
know this trick, but they laugh along anyway. I can’t imagine we’d ever stop
pretending, even when they’re grown. It’s too fun!
Holiday Treat: I live in ,
and although I’m American, we don’t celebrate a traditional American
Thanksgiving. It’s a normal school and work day for us. So we always push our
big turkey dinner to Christmas Day. I’m in the kitchen slaving away for the big
meal, but when we finally all sit down together for the feast, it’s totally
worth it. Germany
I used to love to pretend that Santa brought the gifts, it's cool your teens still play along. =)ReplyDelete
My mom says my Grandma used to do that exact same thing! Run back into the house to put out the gifts. She said she fell for it for years. :)ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dorothy!ReplyDelete
I love that movie too! Funny and sweet. :) Frohe Weihnachten!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas everyone! This is the best post for right before the holidays. And I want some of that eggnog. :)ReplyDelete
I love The Holiday. Must watch it again. ;-)ReplyDelete