RevGal Friday Five: Holiday Party Edition

First of all, Hurray! Typepad is working again. And now, my Friday creation, The RevGal’s Friday Five:

It’s that time of year, friends. The mistletoe is hanging, the punch bowls are brimming, the large pieces of meat are roasting and the Gingerbread Men await their beheadings. Prepare to bare your souls and share your stories. I promise, I won’t tell a soul!

1) Have you ever gotten a really good kiss under the mistletoe? Tell the truth. Spare no details. Was the mistletoe real, because kisses under the fake stuff do. not. count.

Yes, indeed. My mother had acquired the mistletoe for some reason. I was in college, and my high school honey delivered the prize-winning kiss in my parents’ front hall. He was a *very* good kisser.

2) Do you know anyone who makes real eggnog, not the stuff from the carton? And if so, do you actually like it?

My mother’s Cousin Jimmy was famous for his homemade eggnog. His family hosted an open house every Christmas Eve. He would get in his cups and read aloud from Uncle Remus. I am seriously not kidding you. My mother and father would not allow me to attend under any circumstances. They loved him, but they found the Uncle Remus thing embarassing. I got to go to the party once, the year I was engaged to The Father of My Children. He was impressed with the ham biscuits, having never before experienced Smithfield Ham.

3) What’s your favorite Christmas party album/CD ever?

I love that old Harry Belafonte Christmas record, which has a mixture of secular and sacred music. It’s deemed an Old Fashioned Favorite in TFoMC’s family. I don’t have a copy anymore, but we’ll probably hear it at the in-laws on Christmas afternoon. I especially love his rendition of “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow.”

4) Does your office/workplace have a party? Do the people there ever behave the way people in movies behave at office parties, which is to say, badly?

Since the church staff is just me and the musician, no. We have to attend a posh party for a board on which I serve tomorrow night. I was also invited to a lunch party for our nursery school, but unfortunately it conflicted with a meeting of the board previously mentioned. Usually when you’re President of something, you have to go to the meeting and not to the party. Sigh.

5) If you have to bring something to a party, what is it likely to be? Do people like it?

I usually bring a dessert. But for tomorrow’s party, I think I will be bringing wine, since I was told there were enough desserts. Can there really be enough desserts?

Let me know if you play this on your blog, and if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

7 thoughts on “RevGal Friday Five: Holiday Party Edition”

  1. I’ve done it.
    P.S. I had a meltdown on my html and need to put the RevGalBlogPals box back on my front page. Can you help me? I’m hopeless at this stuff. 🙂

  2. wonderful stories.
    Too bad about the meetings and not theparties, sounds like winter and never Christmas to me – unless you happen to like meetings that is! More time for knitting though! 🙂

  3. NotShy, let’s ask Cheesehead. I don’t know how those journalscape blogs work. I can e-mail the code to you, so look for that today.
    Lorna, I got a little knitting in during that meeting, but it’s hard when you’re the chair.

  4. Hi Songbird, I did the meme and now I know why you asked question #1… you had a good story to share.
    Fair enough.
    Those memes are great fun and a good break on a Friday, that’s for sure.

  5. No time to play this on my own blog and I am so not a RevGal. But I wanna play:
    1. No. Sadly, no.
    2. Yes, the husband part of our former next door neighbors. I had never had “real” eggnog before. It was awesome. I had a splitting headache the next day.
    3. The greatest Christmas album in the history of all time is the Nat King Cole Christmas Album. But I also like the compilation CDs “Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas” and “Yule Be Miserable.” And the Cartman/South Park version of “O Holy Night” is a hoot.
    4. No workplace here.
    5. I used to bring Jalapeno Quiche. Or Black Russian Chocolate Chip Cake. Now, whenever I go anywhere they just say bring a bottle of wine. –sigh–

  6. Kathy, I’m glad you came to play! You don’t have to be a RevGal to play (and you don’t have to be a Rev Gal to be in the ring, anyway, as long as you are a Blog Pal of Rev Gals…). I think the cake sounds delicious.

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