Sweet Maddy at Whitterer on Autism tagged me with this Christmas meme. Apparently it is the season to be tagged. I've been very bad about accomplishing much of anything during the last six weeks, so I'll do this.
“When people say ‘Christmas’ you immediately think…”
“Favourite Christmas memory…”
My high school choral group provided Christmas for several needy families every year. My first year in the choir (I would have been fourteen--thirty years ago--Oh my!) we took a tree and presents and bags of food staples to a family that had small children, including a little girl of around four. The look on her face when we brought in the tree, singing, and then when she opened the big present, and it was "a doll! a doll! a doll for me! Look, brother, a doll!" all said in an amazed whisper... And I realized that though my family did not have lots of money, we certainly had plenty. This little girl had never had a doll.
In this day and age, I think, is that even possible, that she didn't have a doll? But it was clear that she didn't when she opened the package. It still fills me up with tears...
“Favourite Christmas song/carol…”
The Christmas Song--"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." and all that.
“Favourite Christmas movie…”
I've always had a soft spot for Rudolph, who 'doesn't fit in.'
“Favourite Christmas character…”
Well, other than Santa, my favorite is probably the inept but wise angel in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."
“Favourite Christmas ornament/object…”
The ornament I made out of yellow styrofoam egg cartons and hat pins and glitter in Mrs. Bacon's 5th grade class. It still lives in Michigan at my father's house, so I can't share a picture, but it's quite an eyeful.
“Plans for this Christmas…”
We'll be at home. I don't much like to travel, especially on Holidays, and where would we go?
“Is Christmas your favourite holiday?”
Yes, though as a child Halloween was a close second. I loved dressing up.
So I shall tag:
Rosie at Smokey Mountain Breakdown
Kelly Jo at Journey to Josie
Maybelline at Crazed and Confused
Elizabeth at Elizabeth's Blog
and, last but not least, Olivia at Happy Luau
Anyone else want to join in, please leave a comment and I'll put up a link for you!