I absolutely love the Christmas season. I have been surrounded by some amazingly kind friends and strangers this season, it’s so wonderful! For instance, last week I was driving to meet friends for a beer and couldn’t find a parking spot. Finally, after circling the block a couple of times, I found a spot, though it required me to parallel park on a one-way street on the left side of the street. I knew it would be tight, but I inched back bit by bit until I heard the back of my car touch the car behind me. Instantly, I felt sick to my stomach. As I look in my rearview mirror at the vehicle behind me, I realize there is a woman sitting in it. I pull ahead I open my driver door, as she does the same. I get out and apologize profusely, expecting the worst, and she says, “Oh, it’s fine, my Jeep’s tough, I doubt that did a thing to it. If anything, we should look at your back bumper.” What? For real lady? You’re not even upset? We both pulled up the flashlights on our phones, surveyed for any damage, and upon seeing none on either car she said, “Hey, want me to stand out here and guide you back into the spot?”
UM, YES PLEASE.
She waved me back into a flawless second attempt and after I parked and hopped out of the car, thanking her and sharing my appreciation for both her kindness and her willingness to help she said, “No problem! Have an amazing night!” Seriously, this whole situation renewed so much of my faith in humanity. I feel like ‘Christmas spirit’ has such a magical element to it, which is what this incident made me think of. Today I’m sharing some my monthly favourites, Christmas edition!
What are my favourite Christmas movies?
Elf, for the laugh. Jack Frost, for the cry. A Christmas Story, for the tradition.
What is my favourite Christmas treat?
Dark chocolate almond biscotti. With a latte, dark roast coffee, or americano, YUM. My mom’s nanaimo bars also have a very special place in my heart. I swear, you haven’t had a good nanaimo bar unless you’ve tried hers.
True or false – I own a Christmas onesie?
You tell me.
What is my favourite Christmas drink?
I have never been one for egg nog. I think I am slowly coming around to it but only when ordering a short eggnog chai latte from Starbucks because it’s so full of sugar and fat that it’s bound to taste good. My favourite is peppermint hot chocolate.
What is my favourite Christmas song?
Really, any song from the N’Sync Christmas album. Everyone tosses the good ol’ N’Sync Christmas CD in every December, right? No? Just me? Like most Canadians, I’m also a sucker for some Michael Buble Christmas tunage.
What is one thing that I’m embarrassed I wanted for Christmas?
I don’t actually recall asking for these, but my parents gave me math booklets for Christmas and instead of playing with other toys and dolls, I spent all of Christmas day doing math problems. WTF is wrong with me?
What is my favourite Christmas Eve memory?
One year, when I was super young, probably 6 years old, my Aunt was visiting for Christmas and staying in my room with me. She was in my bed and I was on a foam mattress on the floor and as I was falling asleep, I woke up and heard bells and something on the roof. I was CONVINCED I had heard Santa. I didn’t want to show I was awake because then he wouldn’t be able to deliver presents, but I couldn’t keep it a secret that I had been a lucky child to hear SANTA CLAUSE, so I woke up my Aunt and told her that he was on the roof. I can’t imagine how hard she had to try and keep her composure, because I was SO EXCITED.
What is one of my favourite Christmas traditions?
I think everything about Christmas morning is my favourite. It’s always been so relaxed in my family. We have never lived in the same city, even province, as my grandparents or extended family, so it has mostly been a quiet Christmas with my parents and brother each year – and I wouldn’t change a thing. We spend as much time as possible in our pajamas, eat gingerbread pancakes or cinnamon buns for breakfast, and play board games all day. Heaven.
What is the latest ornament to adorn my Christmas tree?
My newest angel from Nicole (Haute Runner) that I received from the Canadian Christmas blogger ornament exchange! She also gave me christmas flavours of David’s tea that I’ve had every night this week!
What is on the top of my tree?
On my fake tree in my apartment, nothing. On my parents’ real tree, an angel.
What is my favourite Christmas chocolate?
Toblerone. I associate it with Christmas because my parents’ use Toblerone for their annual Christmas Eve chocolate fondue. *drools*
Now on to you! Tell me about your Christmas season!