Parishioners pushing for carols before you digested your turkey?
Organist refusing to play Advent hymns because he/she already has them planned for Lessons & Carols?
Find yourself reading Luke and thinking of a variety of ways to tell Linus where to stick it? (Lights please.)
Then this quick and easy Friday Five is for you! And for those of you with a more positive attitude, have no fear. I am sure more sacred and reverent Friday Fives will follow.
Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....
1) dessert/cookie/family food
2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...)
non-alchoholic sparkling cider - I don't drink so everyone I visit thinks this is the perfect choice to serve. I really don't like it, but feel like I have to be gracious . . .
3) tradition (church, family, other)
Christmas open house parties where I must make an appearance but really don't know anyone else. I'm just invited to what's really a work-related because I'm the hostess' pastor.
Two entries here -
Indoor decorations: Anything that sings hokey Christmas songs! Singing santas, singing reindeer. . .
Outdoor decorations: those lighted blow up giant plastic snow globes with Santa and reindeer on top.
5) gift (received or given)
Bath sets with gels, bubble bath, bath salts - all in fragrances that even the reindeer would turn up their noses at, usually received from folks who don't have any idea what else to give.
And yes, I have been guilty of this - my worst choice ever was to give a bath set to someone who had only a shower and no tub to use bath products in!
BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
Mom Got Run Over By A Reindeer
I know, I know.... pretty grumpy for November but why not get it out of our systems now so we are free to enjoy the rest of the festivities.