Sunday, December 9, 2007

Oh Christmas Three, Oh Christmas Three

I'm baaaaack! Since my last post I've made a trip up to Bellingham (via Amtrak) to pick up our van which had been stranded there getting a new transmission. Due to work schedules, etc. Hubby joined me the following day, and we were able to attend Offspring #2's jazz concert on Friday night. (Offspring #2 plays a smooooooth trumpet and he did great!) Luckily, I-5 opened up just in time for our return trip (it had been closed due to flooding). We were saved from what would have been a very lengthy detour. Yesss!

About a week ago, Diane tagged me to do the "Christmas Three Meme" which involves answering three questions about Christmas. So at long last, here are my answers.

What are your three favorite Christmas songs and who sings them?
This is a difficult one because there are lots and lots of Christmas songs I like, but I'll go with:
1. Do You Hear What I Hear? with good ol' Perry Como. This one is all tied up with nice childhood memories.
2. Let It Snow because it is catchy and I love snow. I don't have one particular artist in mind, but I will say Diana Krall does a wonderfully jazzy cover of this song.
3. In the Bleak Midwinter by James Taylor. JT does this song beautifully on his James Taylor at Christmas album.

What are your three favorite Christmas foods?
Christmas foods remind me of my grandmother, and I loved the way she made:
1. Christmas Ribbon Jello (which included red and green jello and cream cheese)
2. "Pfeffernuesse" (peppernut) cookies which had lots of powdered sugar to get on one's nose, all around the mouth, etc. :)
3. Date filled cookies. These were especially good warm.

What are three Christmas Secrets?
I'm not really a 'secret' type person so I have no clue how to answer this question. So. I am going to take a blogger liberty and change the last question to... What are your three favorite Christmas movies?
1. The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Classic! And Cary Grant as an angel--not a stretch!
2. White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney... although they should have done a little more editing because it did drag in the middle.
And, I'm saving my favorite for last...
3. The Snowman, a 1982 film based on Raymond Briggs' picture book of the same name. If you haven't seen it before, rent it! (You can read one review here.) The picture above is from the film.

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! (How about it, Jiff?Purpletologically Speaking? Presby Gal? Are you in?)


Presbyterian Gal said...

Glad you're back safe and sound.

Yup I'll do'er later on after yoga, work and chores.

Time to go milk the refrigerator!

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

I just watched "The Preacher's Wife" last week. Good show.

My grandmother made Pfferneuse cookies, but they didn't have the powdered sugar on them.

I'm game for the meme.

marie said...

Yep...I'm a convert....the SNOWMAN is wonderful. (but SBC and I will still watch IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE on Christmas Eve.)

Diane said...

Christmas movies. I like it. (I wasn't sure what they meant by "christmas secrets" either, but I came up with something.)

I like "Let it snow!", and most unforgettable for me, it's one of those tunes that my mom likes to sing.

something kinda cute about listening to her ."when we finally say good night/how I'll hate going out in the storm/but if you really hold me tight/all the way home I'll be warm".

GREAT play! Love those movies, and will rush right out for the Snowman.

Barbara B. said...

PG and PS, Looking forward to your plays...

marie: I think "It's a Wonderful Life" also needed some editing!

diane, Let me know what you think about "The Snowman" after you see it! (I think you will LOVE it!)

St. Casserole said...

Every year, I get out the Snowman ornaments and music box. Our children loved this movie and the theme music.

Love this!

marie said...

RE: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. IS a bit long, but I usually fall asleep sometime in the middle and don't wake up until that screechy little voice says, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." ahhhh.....Christmas!

David said...

we should make the date filled cookies and that jello with cream cheese, they both sound really good!

Barbara B. said...

david, when you are home we will get out the "In the Kitchen with Lea" cookbook! :)

Jiff said...

Here I go!
It was so fun to read yours!