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Like a Kid on Christmas.


You guys! It's Christmas! I'm so excited! How about you?

I know. What am I, 10 years old? What is it about Christmas that makes some of us so happy? As a kid, it was all about the presents, but as an adult, that's not at all where my glee is coming from. I haven't received a Christmas present in years and don't imagine any coming my way this year...well a gift that's not edible. That was the rule this year: all gifts must be edible.

Saying that, today was spent "Christmas shopping" at our local open air market. Barbie dolls, make-up sets and Debbie Gibson cassettes have been switched out for oysters (we're opening them ourselves. If I don't blog in a week, it's because I sliced my hand off), crab claws, shrimp, scallops, real champagne, foie gras, escargot and lots of cheese. And instead of my mother making the holiday special for me, it's now me who wants to make sure everything is just perfect for her and I couldn't be more ecstatic. If you told me at the age of 11, that I was going to sleep out of anticipation for making mom a foie gras tower on Christmas, I would have said you were out of your damn mind! Plus, I hated foie gras as a kid...

I'm (im)patiently waiting for her arrival. The apple cinnamon candles are lit, the tree is twinkling, the champagne glasses are chilling in the freezer, KJoy; Long Island's Christmas radio station is steaming (the thick New York accents brings me home), and I have my plaid ballet house slippers and red ruffled apron on. I'm ready to get this holiday started!

On a side note: I also have a little bet going on with myself that my mother will sing the Jefferson theme song and do her "Twist and Shout" dance when she sees the Christmas tree that the concierge put up in the hallway. Our building is a little bourgeois, and I promise you that she will announce that we're "movin' on up" and "getting a piece of the pie" within seconds. I love my mom.

Just dropping a little note to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Eat and drink well, and enjoy every second with the ones you love. 

xo.

22 comments:

  1. I'm excited too! you're never too old to be excited about Christmas :) Jon and his sister (and now I also) still open stocking on Christmas morning in their parents' room - and it's just as much for their mim and dad as it is for the "kids" !

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    1. Glad to know that I'm not the only who was excited for Christmas!! I hope you had a lovely time with your family! I'm still full and we have a week's worth of left overs. Ah, the simple things... :)

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too! How wonderful that your mom is coming.

    We will eat and drink and be very merry!

    Sylvia S.

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    1. Yes, she's still here and it's great! We ate, we drank, we laughed and we danced. It was perfection. : )

      Enjoy the holiday week!!

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  3. How great that your Mom is visiting.

    But please, take the champagne glasses out of the freezer--that's too cold for champagne, cool room temperature is best.

    Merriest and happiest to you. And foie gras.

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    1. God, I love you. You're the ultimate entertainer. : ) I have a confession to make though...I didn't take the glasses out of the fridge. : / I like ice cold champagne, plus the glass defrosts in a minute!

      I'm sure your holiday was lovely and I wish you an even more fabulous New Year's Eve!

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  4. I know exactly what you mean - I. AM. SO. EXCITED. TODAY!!! :-D Merry Christmas to you as well!!

    Milsters

    (http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

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    1. WOO HOO!!! Christmas week is finally here!!! I had to fun 5 miles today to melt off some of that raclette cheese I woofed down last night!

      I hope your Christmas day was lovely!

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  5. Love it! Have a glorious time with the champagne, the ruffled aprons, and the 70's-era TV theme song stylings of your mother. Enjoy!!

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    1. Thank you!! We had a great time and YES, my mother sang the Jefferson's theme song. She loved our place (it was her first time over) and as usual, provided A LOT of entertainment. The woman needs her own reality show!

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas day in Germany. Next up, NYE planning!! Raise the roof.

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  6. Have a great time with your Mum! It's a shame we only got a glimpse of her on HHI but I love your little prediction :)

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    1. I was bummed that she didn't get more air time. She said the funniest shit. At one point she was talking about dead relatives who she thought didn't dress their age and then she did the sign of the cross to apologize for speaking ill about the dead. I really wanted that to make it but I guess it would be steering a bit off topic. LOL.

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  7. Joseph, I adore how you've got your eyeson the details!!
    Ella, what did she sing?? Can't wait for the full report. This is only my third Xmas ever and weirdly, I actually missed having my daughter here. I've become a big fan of the lights on the tree!!!

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    1. She SO sang the Jefferson's theme song. I told her that I knew she would and she was actually surprised.

      What do you mean it's only your third Christmas ever? Are you Jewish? Or..are you 4 years old? ; )

      I hope you had a lovely holiday and expect a full report soon! xo!

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  8. Hope you've had a fab crimbo today!

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    1. Thank you! You too! Now I'm off to pick at leftovers!!

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  9. Just came back from my folks' place. Leaving for Paris tomorrow! Have a great time with your mom and see you in a couple of days!:)))

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    1. Excellent! Email me when you're here. Not sure what day we planned on, tomorrow or Friday?

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  10. I love love LOVE Christmas! And I doubt that will ever change. There is just something about the smells, the feel, the love, etc that I just can't get enough of. My favorite thing to do is check out all the Christmas lights! My parents used to load us all in the car when we were kids in our JJs to drive around and see all the lights/decorations. My favorite.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  11. I moved to the 16eme two weeks ago and I couldn't stop singing the Jefferson theme song to myself! So funny!

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  12. Un peu retard mais, Merry Christmas!!!! I'm sure you had a good time! I am still recovering from too much champagne and the like mais, c'est la vie! :-)

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  13. Your Christmas setting sounds like it was delightful!
    So, did your Mom end up channeling George? x

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