17 December 2009

Focus on Christmas with Cecelia Dowdy

Welcome Cecelia Dowdy to my blog today for focus on Christmas. I am loving seeing how others celebrate and remember Christmas and learning the different foods also.

1. Firstly thanks for coming back to my blog this time we are focusing on christmas.
What do you most associate with Christmas where you live?

The food! Christmas is a time for goodies! Eggnog, apple cider, cookies, cakes and pies! During the holidays, everybody seems to forget their diets as they feast on delectable creations!

2. Do you have any special family traditions you do at Christmas time?
Christmas is when we usually bake tons of cookies. My son and I do this together. We'll usually do this for a few weekends (so we'll be starting soon). We'll make oatmeal-raisin cookies, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip.

3. Do you have a favourite christmas Carol and if so do you know why?
I'm afraid I don't have a favorite Christmas carol. I do listen to Christmas music in my car during the holiday season, and I also have an assortment of Christmas CDs by various artists, but I don't have one favorite song. The music artists I listen to over the holidays are: Nat King Cole, The Jackson Five, Vanessa Williams, Kenny G., The Temptations, and I also listen to The Nutcracker.

4. If you could spend Christmas anyway you could how would you celebrate?
I'd go away to a hot, tropical place and spend the holiday sipping drinks and getting the hotel staff to serve me and my family our breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

5. Do you have any special memories of Christmas?
I mostly remember my father making turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce on Christmas. My mom usually did most of the cooking, but on Christmas (and Thanksgiving), my dad would usually cook the meal! The food was excellent! I also recall my dad doing things at the last minute, and it would be Christmas day where I'd be addressing Christmas cards to our friends and relatives!

6. What is a typical Christmas eve and or Christmas day for you.
I wasn't big on shopping and holidays...never have been, but all that changed last year. Our son was three last year and he's now four. He expects Christmas gifts because he hears his friends at school talking about them. Last year, I went shopping for our son via the internet, and we also went to a few stores to shop. I HATE shopping anytime of year, so shopping at Christmas is very trying for me. My husband and I usually tell one another what we want and then purchase the gift from our wish list. We'll spend Christmas day with my family or my husband's family.

7. Do you have any Christmas movies or Christmas books you like to see or read each year? I like those old Christmas cartoon/claymation shows that came on when I was a child: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Year Without A Santa Claus, Rudolf The Rednosed Reindeer. I also like How The Grinch Stole Christmas - the original cartoon, NOT the movie with Jim Carey! I also enjoy The Polar Express.

8. Do you have a Christmas message for my readers?
Focus on Jesus and his birth this holiday season! Think about the ultimate gift of eternal life that Jesus provided to us sinners!


Cecelia said...
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Cecelia Dowdy said...

Thanks for hosting me today, Jenny! It was fun answering the questions! Merry Christmas!

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