So we did the Turkey thing at my place for a select group: my Mom, my Aunt, and my girlfriend. Obviously, I was there too. I can’t call it the full on Turkey thing because we didn’t have to stuff the bird–which although it came from a box was quite delicious.
We had the tree on with all the blinking lights we could find. We also had the CD player pumping out lots of Christmas tunes. There were stockings, but surprisingly nobody got any coal.
In the brief moments that the TV was on, most channels were airing Christmas episodes. In one, the Jeffersons were stringing popcorn to decorate their tree. It was then that my Mother asked me if people really do that. I really couldn’t answer because my traditions mostly come from her, and that is not something we do. So, does anyone out there string popcorn for their tree? I have to conclude that it is either a tradition that has gone out of favour, or TV is fooling us again–just ask all those Japanese people who go to see the Aurora Borealis because an American TV show told them that was their custom.
If anyone actually strings popcorn, I would like to hear about it.
As for Today’s Perfect Moment, it had to be my cat sneaking between me and my girlfriend on the couch. He joined us in complete stealthy mode and I was surprised to see him there. He hung around to get his head stroked and his ears scratched–then he tired of us and walked away. I took that as his way of saying Merry Christmas.