Christmas and Hanukkah Meme

10 years ago

OK, all you beloved BlogHer Lurkers, time to come out and show us who you are in an easy way. And you Regular BlogHer gals,come on in and join! I have listed 5 Holiday questions. Just copy the appropriate 5 into your Comment and type your answer under each question. Show us your holiday self! I have included two memes – one for Hannukah,. One for Christmas. I've answered mine at the bottom just to get you all started.

CHRISTMAS MEME

1.Real tree or artificial or treeless? Any special traditions with the tree?

2. Eggnog or Cider or Mulled Wine?

3. Spiritual or Secular celebration?

4. Favorite Christmas music?

5. One special holiday memory.

HANNUKAH MEME

1. Describe your Menorah.

2. Sour Cream or Applesauce with your Latkes?

3. Favorite Holiday dish.

4. Were you with Family this year?

5. One special Holiday memory.

Ktreva at The Reality Ranch has some holiday quizzes that you can post on your blog.

The Queen I am Not recalls her favorite holiday memory of her two year old breaking away and dancing to the Christmas Choir – in front of the whole church .

Melinda June in her blog of the same name talks about the excitement of going shopping out of town for the holidays:

Christmas gave us the perfect excuse to get out of town, to explore the world - something you just won't understand if you grew up in a larger metropolitan area. I loved these excursions as much as Christmas itself. They gave me a chance to breathe the "city" air and to imagine a life where I didn't have to buy things at the dingy JC Penney's on Water Street that smelled like musty rubber gripper steps and old linoleum.

Ruvym recalls Hanukkahs past, and one special night during Hanukkah in Israel.

EllynAnne at Apron Memories describes her tradition of inviting non Jewish families to her home for the final night of Hanukkah, and shares memories of those gatherings.

Sherri at Darrenweb describes her childhood memories and writes about how it feels to be celebrating her first married Hanukkah.

My Christmas Meme

1.Real tree or artificial or treeless? Any special traditions with the tree?
Real usually with a fibreoptic one in my bedroom and a small wooden one in the bathroom and one my godmother made in the hallway. My Mom LOVED Christmas, so the sweetest moment is putting her old ornaments on the tree.

2. Eggnog or Cider or Mulled Wine?
I love cider -- cold or sparkling.

3. Spiritual or Secular celebration?
Definitely spiritual.

4. Favorite Christmas music?
Polish Christmas carols -- most from the 1200's called "Kolendy". They are very beautiful and I have special memories of them. Of songs in English I love Hark The Herald Angels Sing and Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.

5. One special holiday memory.
It is a memory that lasted all of an instant. I must have been seven or eight. I was helping Mom with all the holiday baking -- she made tons of baked goods, from Christmas breads to brandied pound cakes (NOT fruit cakes), poppy seed and almond stollen and on and on. There is this one moment that clings to memory. She is wearing a short sleeved white cotton blouse and blue jeans. Her medium length natural jet black hair is falling in her eyes as she bends over to get something out of the oven. Her face has a smear of flour on it , the jeans on her right thigh have flour marks where she had absent-mindedly rubbed her hand when it had flour on it (a habit I still have). She lifted up her head a bit and tried to blow the unruly lock of hair off her eye and nose with a targeted gust of breath from her lower lip. At that moment she caught my eye and she just looked so silly. We both started to laugh and laugh. I felt bathed in her joy, blessed down to my soul by her happiness. The whole memory takes about two seconds to roll out like a piece of old film. But it is as clear as the star over Bethlehem. And almost as bright.

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