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 Sheila Alasha to share the beauty of the season with us.
Favorite Holiday tradition?
Family reunion, exchanging gifts and great food!
Favorite childhood toy?
Favorite childhood game?
Snow ball fight or making snow families?
Making snow families.
Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?
Favorite Holiday song?
Any song by Nat King Cole.
Favorite holiday movie?
A Christmas one, filled with gifts and candies.
Favorite holiday story to read?
A story about Jesus Christ’s birth and the kings that brought gifts for him.
Snow on holiday eve or just a chill in the air?
Most memorable holiday memory?
Witnessing my father passing envelopes to our relatives who were less fortunate than us filled with a little bit of money even though, we were not that much more fortunate.
Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?
Nope, never had popcorn ball.
Real tree or artificial? Green or white?
Real Tree, Green.
What do you holiday eve?
Stay up late and feel the spirit the very moment the clock changes into the 25th.
What are your holiday plans this year?
As usual, spending it with people I love most..my family.
What’s the one holiday dish your family can’t go without?
In the Philippines, it would be the whole “roast pig” on the table. We call it “lechon” it’s a must have in any holiday event.
Please share a Holiday recipe.
Oh, I don’t really have a Holiday recipe..or maybe I’m confused with the question, lol!
Holiday party tip?
Always have great food, great music or a Karaoke machine, be welcoming and be jolly.
Favorite holiday decoration?
Wrap, gift bag or bow & go?
Gift Bag and bow.
Gifts or gift cards?
Do you eat fruitcake?
Never tried fruitcake.
Do you head to the movies on the 25th?
No, we mostly dine out to “Chinatown” in Philadelphia since they are the only restaurants open during Christmas day.
What’s in your stocking? *wink*
I don’t really have anything in my stocking.
What do you want in your stocking? *saucy wink aka swink*
Haha, you’re funny! a ticket to the Philippines would be great, lol!! but anything would be great, it’s the thought that counts.
Do you head out on the 26th into the madness to exchange or shop for anything?
No, I’ll be working, hehehe!
Thank you so much, Sheila. Happy Holidays from my house to yours!
Happy Holidays to you Di and stay just the way you are, xoxo
Awww, Sheila, thank you so much.
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