"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone."
Happy Christmas Eve! I love this day, and so does my little boy, Elvis. He and I will be making cookies, and getting ready for Santa to visit. In fact, we are going to track his journey by following him around the world at Santa At NORAD! Do you follow Santa's travels on Christmas Eve? And did you know that just like on my favorite holiday, Halloween, Christmas has superstitions? Well, it does...
* To have good health throughout the next year, eat an apple on Christmas Eve."
* Eat a plum pudding on Christmas and avoid losing a friend before next Christmas.
* If you eat a raw egg before anything else on Christmas morning, you will be able to carry heavy weights.
A three year old once gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner...
"I don't like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate."
Ways To Confuse Santa Claus...
* Leave out a copy of your Christmas list with last-minute changes and corrections.
* While he's in the house, cover the top of the chimney with barbed wire.
* Leave him a note, explaining that you've gone away for the holidays. Ask if he would mind watering your plants.
* Build an army of mean looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say, "We hate Christmas," and "Go Away Santa."
*Leave out a plate with cookies and milk, with a note that says, " For The Tooth Fairy."
* While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly."
* While he's in the house, go out to his sleigh and write him a speeding ticket.
* Throw a surprise party for Santa, and refuse to let him leave until the strippers arrive.
* Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a little red cape, wait until he sees that big, red Santa suit.
* While he is in the house, find his sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back, and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off.
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."
-Agnes M. Pharo
"Elvis At Christmas"
December 23rd, 2007
My 2017 Reading List
11 months ago