Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm Starting A New Christmas Tradition...


Now that the craziness of the holidays is mostly over, I realize that I'm not yet ready to put away the Christmas decorations. I mean, I feel like I just finished putting them up, right? I did just finish getting them up. In my quest to keep them up longer, I'm instigating the tradition of Twelfth Night. This way, I can stretch out Christmas for another week. Eureka! I don't know why I haven't ever thought of this before.

Considering the fact that our tree stayed in the living room for 3 years, I'd say there's no harm in pretending that we celebrate Christmas until Twelfth Night, which is the Fifth of January. If anyone dares to inquire as to why our tree is still up, I will flash them a huge smile and make my case for Twelfth Night.




Normally, we only use the good china, crystal, and silver on Christmas Eve, but I'm thinking it would be fun to use it all again before it gets put away for another year. What good is it to have these things if you never use them?




We used to have a huge Christmas party every year, which I loved doing, but we stopped having it the year Mr. Snooty's parents both died from cancer. Later, I started having a New Year's Eve party every year but the attendance was never very good so we stopped having that as well. Now, I usually go outside at Midnight and do my big sparklers and set off a few small fireworks. All. By. Myself. It sounds kind of crazy, doesn't it?


So, this year I think I'll have a dinner party the Saturday after New Year's, with just a few close couple friends. I'll make an elegant dinner with some kind of delectable dessert, as we all reminisce about the passing year and speculate about the year to come. I'm thinking we'll have a Prime Rib Roast, grilled tomatoes, salad, garlic roasted potatoes with rosemary, and garlic bread. For dessert I think I'll make Raspberry Neapolitans, which are to die for. This sounds like a much better idea than going out New Year's Eve and feeling like warmed over Hell the next day. We're all getting too old to do much more of that craziness.
Oh Dear! Am I actually beginning to sound like the old fart I'm becoming? Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so!

12 comments:

scargosun said...

I think your traditions sound ablsolutely fab and I'll look for my invite. ;) We are laying very low this year for NYE. I am forming a menu in my head now.

The Incredible Woody said...

Definitely not an old fart. An old fart would sit around and bitch about all the noise coming from the house that's having a Christmas party. And it's not even Christmas....

brneyedgal967 said...

I have no plans for NYE -- Harley Guy is out of town and I'll probably just be home alone. I do have some interior painting projects planned - wooo. The china place settings look beeyoootiful! How is SD doing?

noble pig said...

I think it's a wonderful tradition and your friends will appreciate it. New Year's Eve is over-rated. What time should I be there Saturday night?

June Bug said...

I like your idea! I've always been hesitant to go out on New Year's Eve because of the drinking/driving (me and others, me or others, whatever) so an "after-party" sounds just right!

Living on the Spit said...

I just love your spirit and tenacity. 12th Night is a wonderful tradition that we have been celebrating for some time now. Today is the 5th day of Christmas...the 12th Night final celebration is on January 6th and we go to a bon fire at a 17th century historical house in VA Beach to hear carols, sip hot cider and feast on sweet breads and cookies. It is a wonderful end to a lovely season. Any way you celebrate it...I am sure that it will be impeccable. You have the best taste.

Marlene

Mental P Mama said...

I am a poster mama for old farts. Everything sounds lovely;)

Janie said...

How's the SD faring? Well, I hope!

I think you need to keep that fine china out 24/7! It's beautiful!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Your plans sound wonderful
Happy Happy 2009 Snooty!!

Flea said...

Sounds like you're settling into life and what you love and want quite nicely. That's not old. It's wise. And happy. :)

Patricia said...

Your table looks gorgeous and your menu sounds awesome! The sparkler and fireworks idea is great too. ;o)

Heather said...

Thanks for saving me from having to take down 4 trees (yes, I'm nuts ) until Jan. 6. Here's the problem, my daughter is having a birthday slumber part on the 9th. Can I stretch 12th night out longer to avoid any clean-up until after said party?

 

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