Friday, December 25, 2009

I know it’s Christmas when…

It's Christmas, ya'll. And (serious side-eye to Mother Nature) it's complete with snow (in Dallas!?). Be that as it may, it's Family Holiday Time and I've already beaten the hell out of BougieFam in Wii Bowling and Scrabble. We're about to kick off some movie trivia.

Last night we had a little 90's music dance party and yes, pear martinis at 1:00 a.m. seemed like a great idea at the time. Really you haven't lived until you see BougieMom head bopping to Montell Jordan's This Is How We Do it. The roast is done, presents open and football on tap for later on… all is bright. Every year around this time, I can always count a few things happening. In the spirit of sharing, here's a list for your reading pleasure:

I know it's Christmas when…

  • The West Indian traditional black cake arrives. For those of you not in the know, black cake is fruit cake to the next power. It is made with carmelized sugar and doused with rum. To keep its moistness, the cake is re-doused with rum (usually 151 proof Demerara Rums from the islands) on a regular basis. There comes a point and time in the festivities when we can tell who has been hitting the black cake a little too hard.
  • The phone starts ringing at an ungodly hour. For some reason, BougieExtendedFam and Friends find it necessary to start with the Christmas salutations right around crack of dawnish. I don't care how Christmas-y you are – 7:00 a.m is too early to call with your Yuletide greetings.
  • I find myself walking around with candy canes attached to my person somehow.
  • There are little people running around calling me Auntie and blinking with the big eyes for cookies.
  • The Jackson 5 sing "Merry Christmas to You" (still can't believe Mike is gone!)
  • White Christmas and A Christmas Story are on marathon-style on TBS, TMC or some Turner-owned station.
  • I can't find any scotch tape anywhere in the house
  • Relatives I have forgotten for 11 ½ months call to say "What's been up?"
  • The UPS man calls me by name
  • The freakin' Lakers are on primetime television
  • At least one potential S.O. and a girlfriend I never speak to send me the obligatory "Merry Christmas" text

Ah, the holidays… good times, good times. From BougieFam to yours, a very Merry Christmas to all. And please be of good cheer, remember the reason for the Season!

Feel free to chime in… you know it's Christmas when…

12 comments:

BB Waite said...

I know it's Christmas when it's 4 in the afternoon and I have to nap because I overindulged in the bourbon balls! (Worth every tipsy bite)

JustPassingBy said...

I know it's Christmas when my brothers start fighting over the Spades table. "How did you not know you had another diamond? Now we set!"

Steve said...

Yes, I snuck away from fam to see if you posted today. What if I serenade you with "All I want for Christmas?" Any points?

Liselle said...

When I am sick of Christmas carols, do not want to shop, cinnamon makes me queasy and I wonder when these folks are GOING HOME! LOL -Merry Christmas

OneChele said...

Sliding backwards on the point scale.

Glen Antoine Palmer said...

Merry Christmas! Have a blessed and safe holiday.

BrendaKay said...

Merry Christmas to OneChele, to your family and to the BnB cyber Family! I hope everyone has had a great day!

David Parrish, Jr.(Inkognegro) said...

2:52 am. Our phone rings. My sister inlaw sent my wife a TEXT. Sprint finds it necessary to CALL MY EFFIN HOUSE to ask me if I would like said text READ to me.

#wheredeydodat?

Merry Christmas and what not.

OneChele said...

Classic! We must make the Christmas text from family stop.

EC Thompson, MD said...

what have you got against the Lakers?

Merry Christmas to you and all of the folks in Bougie Land.

Jara said...

That rum cake sounds like something I need to try...
And I love you THIIIIIIIIIS much for not appreciating the Fake Show on X-mas.

You know it's Christmas in CA when you can go to the beach after opening presents. :)

Jara said...

Can I come to your house next year for Christmas? I always have a good memory and an extra spade up my sleeve. :)

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