Hello, and welcome to the final day of our Colorado Christmas Blog Hop! If you’ve missed any of our posts, we invite you to go back and read through them. Here’s a quick recap:
AM Burns talks about the many different winter holidays.
Tabatha Heart talks about the excitement of the season, and being grateful.
Caitlin Ricci talks about music and Man’s Best Friend
AJ Marcus talks about snowy owls
Cari Z on the Desolation of Christmas
Carter Quinn plays Scrooge (but only a little bit)
Marie shares a holiday recipe
ML Rhodes talks blended family traditions
PD Singer talks about a different set of blended family traditions
There are lots of prizes to be won along the way. Today is the day you can enter to win our grand prize, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
For our final Colorado Christmas post, we’re sharing our answers to a very short interview. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite holiday movie?
Caitlin: It’s not really a holiday movie but I especially like watching Monty Python’s Holy Grail right about this time of year. The past few holiday seasons have been hard on myself and my family and watching that movie with its goofy humor and fake horses makes me smile when very few other things do. I also watch the British version of Death at a Funeral in late December as well. Both have morbid humor in them but that’s the best kind to get me to laugh like crazy and completely forget about everything else that is going on. At least for a little while.
AJ/AM: A Wish for Wings that Work
Cari Z: A Muppet Christmas Carol, because muppets make everything merrier.
PD Singer: I adore The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen: the delightfully skewed internal logic makes me happy.
ML Rhodes: My fave holiday movie…wow, okay, I can’t just pick one. I have several. White Christmas with Bing Crosby (my mom and I watch this every Christmas Eve), The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. And…now don’t smack me…but I love Elf with Will Ferrell. It’s totally goofball, and that’s why I love it. 🙂
Marie: Nightmare Before Christmas (Because the logical way to make Christmas better is to combine it with Halloween!)
Tabatha: Nightmare Before Christmas
Carter: Not a “holiday movie” although it takes place over one, my all-time favorite, The Lion in Winter (Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole)
What’s your favorite holiday song?
Caitlin: Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” and recently I’ve been listening to Pentatonix’s “Little Drummer Boy” and “Carol of the Bells” a lot.
AJ/AM: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Cari Z: “Carol of the Bells,” because it’s just gorgeous.
PD Singer: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach) is my favorite, because it has no words and I love playing it on my violin.
ML Rhodes: …again, can’t just pick one. I love Christmas music!! “Aspenglow” and “Christmas For Cowboys” by John Denver, “Carol of the Bells” (pretty much any version), “Wizards in Winter” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Santa Baby” (the Eartha Kitt version), “White Christmas” (Bing Crosby version), “O Holy Night” (most versions).
Marie: This one is tough. I love some of the other music mentioned, especially “Santa Baby,” and TSO’s insanely fantastic album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories (I could sing the entire album for you, but only a tone-deaf person could stand to listen). But I think my favorite holiday song is Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” (which most folks refer to as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire). I love the way he captures the quiet holiday comforts adults cherish and the bright-eyed anticipation of children all in one short song.
Tabatha: “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses
Carter: The only one I can stand is “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey. And only her version. I work retail. All the others have been overplayed.
What did you ask Santa to bring you?
Caitlin: An ice cream maker so that I can have my chocolate/peanut butter needs met without having to leave the house or put on real clothes.
AJ/AM: A white Christmas.
Cari Z: I want to see reindeer. Regular deer just aren’t as filled with the holiday spirit, so bring me some Prancer and Dancer to ooh and ahh over, please.
PD Singer: Santa has requests for earrings this year.
ML Rhodes: I asked Santa for… The Broncos to win the Super Bowl. World Peace. A white Christmas. Juicy Pear Jelly Bellys. And most of all…more writing time in 2014!!
Marie: I asked Santa for a new hot water heater. He said no. But I’d be happy with that Superbowl win ML mentioned!
Tabatha: An all inclusive trip to Halloween Town, I really want to meet Jack and Sally!
Carter: Oh, I haven’t been “nice” enough for that. 😉
So now it’s your turn! Answer our interview questions in the comment section below, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card (winner’s choice of ARe or Amazon). We’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve.
Whatever holiday you celebrate, the Out in Colorado crew wishes you an abundance of peace, joy, and laughter.