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 Dean James, aka Miranda James, to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite Holiday tradition?
Watching my favorite Christmas movie, The Bishop's Wife.
Favorite childhood toy?
My teddy bear, Rosey (short for Roosevelt)
Favorite childhood game?
Hide and seek
Snow ball fight or making snow families?
I grew up in Mississippi, and we didn't have snow very often. My favorite thing to do with snow was have my mother make ice cream with it.
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
None of these; rarely enough snow for them.
Favorite Holiday song?
Favorite holiday movie?
The Bishop's Wife
Favorite holiday story to read?
None in particular, but the season often makes me nostalgic, and I reread old favorites, like Nancy Drew, for example, or Georgette Heyer or Elizabeth Peters
Snow on holiday eve or just a chill in the air?
Would love to have a dusting of snow, but in Houston we're lucky if there's even a chill in the air
Most memorable holiday memory?
Finding the red pedal car my parents had hidden at my grandparents' house and driving it through the house, when I was about four
Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?
No, and no, but I love popcorn
Real tree or artificial? Green or white?
If I had one, I'd prefer a real one
What do you holiday eve?
Settle in snugly at home with my cat and either read or watch a movie (or both)
What are your holiday plans this year?