It’s that time of year when the chill in the frosty air brings us indoors to hunker down with thick comforters and mugs of steaming hot chocolate overflowing with fluffy marshmallows. When holiday music and movies become the soundtrack to our everyday home lives. When we gather ‘round the fire for company, drink, food and love. When we are celebrating and remembering those we treasure and hold near and dear. When the real meaning of the season is family – by our DNA or by our heart. When we reflect and give thanks for all we have. In a nutshell, unconditional love.
I’d like to welcome Doreen Hight who writes under the pseudonyms of Kate Kingsbury, Doreen Roberts, Rebecca Kent, and Allison Kingsley to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite Holiday tradition?
Pulling English Christmas crackers at the dinner table.
Favorite childhood toy?
A giant stuffed panda.
Favorite childhood game?
Make believe... we didn't have TV's, video games, Smart phones, etc... we had to make up our own games.
Snow ball fight or making snow families?
Snowmen. I hate being hit in the face with hard-packed snow.
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
Favorite holiday song?
"I'll be Home for Christmas."
Favorite holiday movie?
Favorite holiday story to read?
A mom for Christmas
Snow on holiday eve, day, or just a chill in the air?
Snow. It's rare in Oregon and even more rare at Christmas so it's special when we do get it for the Holiday.
Most memorable holiday memory?
Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?
No... we didn't have popcorn in England then.
Real tree or artificial? Green or white?
Artificial... green... and it looks very real!
What do you holiday eve?
Go to an expensive restaurant for dinner with my husband and son.
What are your holiday plans this year?
Spend them quietly at home.