Here we go!
1.) Favorite “snuggle weather” Books
Hmm… The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson is definitely on the list.
Who is Coming to Our House? by Joseph Slate (short, sweet rhyming picture book).
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Yes, I know this one isn’t Christmas-y/winter-y, but the very first chapter with the hot chocolate and everything…
2.) Favorite wintery/Christmassy Snacks
(Bonus points for a recipe… *hint-hint*)
Haystacks. Which is basically peanuts, chow mein noodles, and melted butterscotch chips all mixed together and plopped into piles to set. And then you eat them. Easy enough recipe.
Jam thumbprint cookies. Sugar cookie recipe that you roll into a ball, push your thumb into, put jam in the thumbprint part, and then bake. These are lovely with raspberry jam.
Mint anything. And this is one I do not get to eat much of, if at all, as my sister is allergic to mint and the smell alone sets the allergic reaction off. But I love peppermint bark and mint M&Ms.
3.) Favorite Hot Drinks
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea?
4.) Favorite Christmas Movies
How many am I allowed to pick?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, both animated and non-animated. I’m kinda sentimental about these ones.
Christmas with the Kranks is the only “adult” Christmas movie I like. I am apparently extremely picky in the category of adult movies.
Prep and Landing. Which is just awesome.
There are so many more, but I think this is enough for now.
5.) Favorite holiday Songs
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Little Drummer Boy (despite my mother’s hatred of it– Hi, Mom!)
Mary, Did You Know (Which, btw, Peter Hollens has done a gorgeous cover of)
6.) Favorite “snow day” Crafts
I don’t really have a lot of crafts that I like to do specifically this time of year, but knitting while watching a Christmas movie is delightful. And there’s always the traditional paper chain.
Also, STORY TIME.
So, several years ago, when my hobbits were smaller, Mom and Dad went Christmas shopping and we offspring stayed at home and made Christmas ornaments out of cereal boxes and… GLITTER.
We traced around Christmas cookie-cutters, cut the shapes out, and then proceeded to apply glue and glitter. It was very fun and VERY SPARKLY.
We still have at least some of those ornaments.
7.) Do you wanna build a snowman?
YES! LET IT SNOW!
Do I even know 5 people who would do the tag?
If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, consider yourself tagged. I have seen it.
Thank you, Miss H.M. Wilson, for such a lovely tag!