Parishioners pushing for carols before you digested your turkey?
Organist refusing to play Advent hymns because he/she already has them planned for Lessons & Carols?
Find yourself reading Luke and thinking of a variety of ways to tell Linus where to stick it? (Lights please.)
Then this quick and easy Friday Five is for you! And for those of you with a more positive attitude, have no fear. I am sure more sacred and reverent Friday Fives will follow.
Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal....
1) dessert/cookie/family food
Fruit Cake. Anything that has to be soaked in bourbon to be edible isn't actually edible. Besides, I prefer to do my soaking in Sapphire.
2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc...)
The punch that is served at the extended family holiday party. It has pulp. There is something wrong with punch that has pulp.
3) tradition (church, family, other)
I can't think of anything. Which is kind of amazing.
I agree that those huge blow-up things are...uh...unfortunate.
5) gift (received or given)
A gift certificate for half a theater ticket. Nope. Not kidding.
BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
Do You Hear What I Hear. Oy. No, I don't.
And the MercyMe Christmas CD. It is musically disappointing.
On a more positive note, I can recommend the Point of Grace Christmas CD, as well as Diana Krall, Avalon, and Harry Connick Jr.'s "When My Heart Finds Christmas." All have some great arrangements.