Since dinner duties are being managed by my mother and Mr Wrath, I've got fifteen minutes to complete Nicole's Five Quick Christmas Questions meme:
1. What is your favourite Christmas beverage?I like to celebrate the festive season with a little beverage I call Not Eggnog. This isn't so much a particular drink, but an adjective I use during the Christmas season, ie Yes, I'd love a beverage just so long as it Not Eggnog, because I have not cultivated a taste for thick, phlegm-inspiring liquids with a hint of nutmeg.
2. What is your favourite Christmas song?I will assume this is a matter of the favourite Christmas song I like to hear, because I do not sing. Not even at Christmas time. For two weeks I've been listening to Rick Steves' European Christmas cd at least once daily -- it's my current favourite. But my favourite stand alone song is "Snow" from White Christmas.
3. What is your favourite Christmas movie?Every year I make a point of watching White Christmas. Though it's not my favourite Bing Crosby Christmas movie. That honour would go to Holiday Inn. Alas I don't own a copy of Holiday Inn (WHY NOT?!, I am now wondering), so two weeks ago I sat down with the boys and watched White Christmas.
Other movies I watch around Christmas: You've Got Mail, anything with Cary Grant, The Family Stone, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and Muppet's Family Christmas. We intended to watch the latter last night, only to realize that our VCR tape is kaput.
4. What is your favourite Christmas dessert?My Nanny's cherry cake. Mmmm. Glace cherries.
5. How long do you leave your Christmas decorations up?The answer to this varies from year to year. I don't think we've ever kept the tree up until Epiphany -- this might be an argument in favour of a plastic tree. The last decorations to come down will be the boughs of greenery on the front patio. Those will be up till they turn brown, so about the end of March when the snow starts to melt.