Keeping up with the AMB contributor trend, here are my holiday obsessions in no particular order:
A Christmas Story: I love everything about this movie from the angry dad to the weary mom. And what kid hasn’t wanted to see if their tongue would actually stick to a frozen flag pole? Also, there’s the lamp. I own one. Actually, I own two.
Relentlessly quoting National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “Little full, lotta sap.” “Why is the carpet wet, TODD? I don’t know, MARGO!” “Can I refill your eggnog Eddie? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of the desert and leave you for dead?”
I could go on…
Frosty Friends Hallmark Ornaments I have at least 15 of them but I wish I’d been more diligent about collecting them.
Peppermint Bark. Salted Caramel Bark. Peanut Butter Bark. Any kind of bark.
Holiday light displays. The bigger, the better.
Holiday gift-exchanges among girlfriends. Maybe I can Skype into them in Reno?
My weird collection of singing and dancing animals that started out as a joke but seems to be getting bigger.
Daily conversations with Santa about whether Lucy should be on the naughty or nice list this year.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Looking forward to new traditions like the Austin Trail of Lights, Brentwood’s Luminarias and the Second Street District windows. Also, any light display that requires a radio and a donation.
This is barely scratching the surface. I am desperate need of a festive holiday sweater so look for that to be one of next year’s obsessions.
What are you obsessed with this holiday season? And where should I go to see some killer holiday light displays?