Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Celebrate Christmas

What is your favorite thing about the Holiday Season? *
Getting to see friends & family
How will you spend Christmas Day this year? *
With family, a traditional Christmas Celebration
How many holiday cards do you send out each year on average? *
How many Holiday Parties will you attend this year? *
What is your zazzle Store URL *
What was your favorite Christmas/Holiday gift you ever received and why?
I think I'll go back to my childhood for this one... the best was when I received this very special doll that I wanted. Her name was 'Look Around Velvet' She had long blond hair that you could create interesting styles with and a string that you could pull and her eyes and body would look around. She wore a plaid red, white and green dress and red slip on shoes. She also had a metal stand that you could clip her into so that you could freely style her hair without dropping her. I actually still have her today!
What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday food/recipe? What is so special about it?

That would have to be a recipe for Candy Cane Bark that I make every year. It's a great recipe to share and take to friends and family...
Here is the Recipe...
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips (like Hershey's morsels)
Several peppermint candy canes ( if I use the small ones usually about 15 or so)
1 tbsp. canola oil

First put candy canes in a ziplock bag, sometimes I double the bag so no pieces fall out! Take a kitchen mallet and smash the candy canes into little bits. If you have children that like to help this would be a good job for them! Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Not too long or they will burn, just keep checking them periodically! Stir til smooth, add the crushed candy canes and the oil and mix together! On a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper spread the mixture out. You can play with how thick or thin you want it to be! Then put this in the fridge for about an hour to harden up! After an hour remove from the fridge and break into different size pieces! They look very festive on a nice crystal dish! Ready to serve! I

What is your favorite Christmas/holiday craft project?
My favorite Christmas craft project would have to simply be decorating the house and the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is a big decorating project in itself. I usually pick a color theme with two or three coordinating colors. I decorate with all clear mini lights and spend quite a long time wrapping these around the individual branches of the tree for a beautiful look. I also love using glass balls in crystal bowls and vases and placing them around the house. Decorating a wreath is usually in there too and I usually use ribbon and ornaments for this as well.
What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday movie and why?

My favorite Christmas movie is Serendipity, just love this movie, it's a chick flick, a holiday love story set in New York with lots of romantic and funny moments. (My husband actually likes it too, don't tell him I said that) It stars Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack and Jeremy Piven. Starts out with the two main characters meeting up while shopping in New York for Christmas gifts for respective lovers.
There is magic in the air and thus a romance begins to develop but not sure if this is right, they go their separate ways and then mysteriously reconnect several years later... ready to watch!

What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday memory?
I loved the year that we took our three boys to Big White Ski Resort for a Christmas vacation. It was a fabulous family time and very relaxing. We went out for Christmas dinner (so that was a lot less work for me) and enjoyed tons of skiing/snowboarding together. I brought some decorations from home to add to our condo to make it festive. The boys still hung up their stockings and we opened presents Christmas morning as usual. The ski village was beautiful at night, so many sparkling lights and decorations. It was a wonderful time and gave us great holiday memories...

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