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 Brenda Novak to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite Holiday tradition?
Baking and frosting fancy sugar cookies on Christmas Eve and running out in the cold to deliver them to various friends.
Favorite childhood toy?
Barbies (I'm still playing Barbies, in a way--but now those Barbies are the characters in my books. LOL)
Favorite childhood game?
Snowball fight or making snow families?
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
Favorite Holiday song?
Enya's Christmas CD is amazing, but I also love Elvis's Blue Christmas and O Holy Night.
Favorite holiday movie?
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Favorite holiday story to read?
The Three Trees (a folktale)
Snow on holiday eve or just a chill in the air?
Hmm...since I live in Cali and wouldn't ever want to leave, I'll go with the chill (together with a cup of hot cocoa).
Most memorable holiday memory?
My first daughter's first Christmas. That was also when she took her first step.
Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?
LOVE popcorn balls. Make them for every Halloween
Real tree or artificial? Green or white?
Artificial because they come with all the lights. LOL Definitely green.
What do you holiday eve?
Bake/frost sugar cookies. Make homemade noodles (by hand--ack!--but it's a family favorite). Open one gift.
What are your holiday plans this year?
To gather my children and enjoy our time together.
What's the one holiday dish your family can't go without?
The homemade noodles which make homemade chicken soup (they fight over these).