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Five For Five

Posted by on Dec 1, 2007 in blog links | 4 comments

Rick, over at “Mmmm, That’s Good Coffee“, has started a new meme called “Five For Five“. The only rule is to answer the following five questions:

  1. What are your five favorite Christmas songs?
  2. Five foods you look forward to at Christmastime?
  3. Five favorite presents of all time?
  4. What are your five favorite holiday TV specials?
  5. Top five holiday-themed films?

So, here goes:

1. What are your five favorite Christmas songs?
What Child is This?
Little Drummer Boy
O Holy Night
Do You Hear What I Hear
White Christmas

2. Five foods you look forward to at Christmastime?
Peppermint sticks
Sweet potato casserole
Cholcolate covered peanuts
Peanut butter balls
Ham

3. Five favorite presents of all time?
My son – brought home from the hospital 12/24/1993
Commodore 64 computer
Atari video game system
Go-kart
Ride Ryder BB gun – no, I didn’t shoot my eye out.

4. What are your five favorite holiday TV specials?
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Bing Crosby Special that features the duet with David Bowie

5. Top five holiday-themed films?
A Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
Jingle All the Way
Elf
Holiday Inn

Rick didn’t tag anyone in his original post, so I’m not going to tag anyone either. If you want to take part, then do so. Please let us know so that we can read about your Christmas favorites.


4 Comments

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  1. 12-1-2007

    ELF might move onto my favorite movie list if it ages well – good stuff.

  2. 12-2-2007

    I’ll give this a shot…tho’ I have to look up what a ‘meme’ is every time I come across the word. Just won’t stick in my head.

  3. 12-3-2007

    I love that you call them Peanut Butter Balls – I do too! A lot of people call them Buckeyes, but yuck, who wants to associate such a yummy treat with Ohio?

    Also, can I just tell you HOW freaked out I am by those claymation movies that they play every year at Christmas? That one with the big Yeti – yikes! I can’t STAND those movies!!

  4. 12-4-2007

    Hi Alan–

    I would concur with many of your favorites. While there’s no category for ‘favorite reads’, may I suggest “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson? We read this aloud every year, and it is something my kids will beg for. It is laugh-out-loud funny, yet poignant. There is a made-for-TV movie starring Lorretta Swit, but it is no substitute for Robinson’s through-the-eyes-of-a-child writing.

    Kathy J