It’s another Quick Q post. These are basically us just gabbing about ourselves, sharing embarrassing moments, and enlightening everyone with absurdity. For all those reasons, these posts are my favorites. Enjoy.
Today’s silly questions are all Christmas related. Ask your people these at your next holiday gathering especially if there’s a lull. No one likes a lull.
If Christmas had one scent, it would be _________.
I immediately knew this answer, but I’m breaking the rules and going with two things but both are food related. Obviously.
Homemade Chex mix is my first food. Our mom makes this every Christmas and only at Christmas. The smell of butter mixed with Worcestershire sauce is pure magic. I’m just going to put a picture of the next one, and you’ll know what I’m talking about, and if you don’t, please step away from this blog.
Apparently, Jesus’ birthday is all about butter to me.
Brach’s Christmas Nougats. Our grandmother used to keep her pink glass candy jar fully stocked with these during Christmas. I think I was the only one who ate them, but I’d eat multiple when I was at her house. I can smell that scent as I opened the jar. I can hear the sound of the wrapper crinkling. I can taste that soft peppermint. Take. Me. Back. Or Brach.
What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
One year when I was in elementary school I got a puppy. I wish I had some dear story about how I didn’t have friends growing up, and that dog became my best friend, or my parents hated dogs but put aside their feelings to make me happy. I don’t. I saw a cocker spaniel puppy at Petland in the Augusta Mall and thought it was the cutest thing I’d ever seen and wouldn’t shut up about it. When Christmas came around, that’s what they got me, and although, she wasn’t from Petland, she was just as cute. I named her Angel, and Kat is rolling her eyes now because of my lack of creativity to name a dog Angel that I got on Christmas. I was 8; get over it.
One of my favorites was when I was surprised with a talking doll house. I LOVED that thing. Did anyone else have this? It was peak 90s.
What’s the most underrated Christmas movie or song?
Easy. A Muppet Family Christmas. We had this recorded on a VHS tape, which meant the commercials were recorded too. We watched this every Christmas and probably multiple times each season. I can probably recite the whole movie and the commercials. Talk about nostalgia.
Invite me over, and I’ll watch it with you.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas starring in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. I’m pretty sure it’s on Disney Plus. I made my roommate watch it last year, and I’m not sure that she had all the nostalgic feelings that I did, but MAN quality cinema. Also, I need to find some streaming service that has Mary Kate and Ashley in “To Grandmother’s House We Go”. Rhea Perlman and that man from Coach kidnapping the Olsen twins?!? What could be better?!
It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t eat ____________.
See answer to the first question, but also ambrosia. Our grandmother, Lala, used to make this every year. She would have this and her friend, Miss Thelma’s, coconut cake for us on Christmas Day. PS. Miss Thelma was basically a cherub and grated her own coconut-no bagged stuff for her, and every bite was a Christmas miracle. Back to the ambrosia-Lala’s was basically just mashed up fresh oranges, pineapple, and coconut, which doesn’t sound like much, but it was good every single year. A few years ago, I learned what a typical ambrosia is with maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows, and Cool-Whip or something else yuck. No thanks. Lala was a purist. Our mom made it for us last year like Lala did, and it was a coconutty dream. I hope she’s reading this and taking a hint to make it again.
There are so many things, and I’m worried if I pick something store bought that my mother will rage. But honestly, I need to have at least ONE peppermint mocha from Starbucks. My old roommate and I used to go get our Christmas tree and drink peppermint mocha whilst we decorated. Honestly, give me all the peppermint and chocolate. It’s not Christmas if I don’t have my oldest sister’s chocolate cake with peppermint frosting either.
I’ll never forget_____________.
Growing up in a very small town means you don’t have a Target 10 minutes away, but it does mean you get to do things like go caroling every year and feel like a celebrity. One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was going caroling with our church. We would go around to some houses with our candles lit, sing a few songs, and it would make these people’s day. I feel like if we didn’t this in Atlanta, it wouldn’t have been appreciated as much, but in Mayberry, we were Mariah Carey.
Our dad is a wonderful man with many skills (mostly bovine related). HOWEVER, he’s not the handiest of lads. When we would get a real Christmas tree, he was not able to tie it safely to the top of the car. Instead of asking for help, he would shove it through the trunk of the family mini van, and Caroline and I would have to sit squished up next to branches. It smelled amazing in there though. 🙂
How would you answer one or all of the above questions? We’d love to know!