Random Reflections

Friday Five: Holiday Cleansing

Here is the holiday cleansing Friday Five from Revgals:

Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal….

1) dessert/cookie/family food
Fruitcake has got to be the nastiest food invention ever.  Any food that is a standard holiday joke should make one wonder.

2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc…)
Eggnog is disgusting. It sounds disgusting. It tastes disgusting. No matter what you put in it, it remains disgusting.

3) tradition (church, family, other)
As far as traditions go, I enjoy the few that we have as family and as a church. Obviously, as a pastor, it can be a crazy time of year but there is so much joy and expectation in the Advent season that I’m thankful for the break in routine.

4) decoration
Tinsel.  It is incredibly messy and somewhere in my past, it became synonomous with "tacky." No offense to anyone who uses tinsel. If you could see my current decorations, you would definitely not be offended.

5) gift (received or given)
I honestly can’t think of anything for this. If it was significantly traumatic, it most likely has been buried in the recesses of my mind and would only be retrieved with extensive therapy.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
Some renditions of "Little Drummer Boy".  I have to admit that it is very difficult to pull off the "Ba-rump-ba-ba-bum" with class and it is quite humorous to see someone attempt it.

A special holiday tag to:


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