12 Days of Christmas: Sharing Traditions with UTC

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It’s coming to that time of year the handcuffs are clinking merrily and the vibrators are buzzing away in our stockings (especially if Fran has bought you a Christmas present!) and we are surrounded by more chocolate than we could lick of Jason Momoa’s naked body… second thoughts maybe not, there is always room for licking more chocolate off Jason Momoa’s naked body. We at Under the Covers would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and also thank you for taking time out and reading our blog. We have so much fun writing it and hope you have had just as much fun reading and look out for 2014 where we have much more exciting things to come!

~ The UTC Crew~

Suzanne

Favourite Christmas Song
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

Favourite Christmas Recipe
Gingerbread and pigs in blankets

Favourite Christmas Tradition
Eating my bodyweight in chocolate and cakes

What does your tree look like?
My Tree!
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Least Favourite thing about Christmas
The hits my poor credit card get!

Angela

Favorite Xmas Song
All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey and the 12 Day of Christmas though I don’t remember all of them. LOL

Favorite Xmas Recipe
Ummm, I don’t cook or bake.

Favorite Christmas Tradition
Giving personalized ornaments and sending Christmas cards although I have not done the cards just yet this year.

What does your tree look like?

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Least Favorite Thing about Christmas
My least fave is how busy it gets for everyone.  With shopping and parties additional to my busy schedule already, can be overwhelming.

Annie

Fave Xmas song
merry Christmas, happy holidays by Nsync (if you know me, you already know this)

Fave Xmas recipe
I don’t have a fave. I will eat everything.

Fave Xmas tradition
hot cocoa at midnight

Least fave thing about Christmas
all the people at the mall. Euw.

What does your tree look like?

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Francesca

Fave Xmas song
I am currently on my Blake Shelton kick so I’ve been playing his “Cheers, It’s Christmas” album and love “Blue Christmas” but most recently just bought Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped in Red” and I especially like “Underneath the Tree” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Fave Xmas recipe
I don’t know if this is Christmas but it definitely speaks holiday times to me….Pecan pie!  Mmmmm Although I’ve never ventured to make one and always opt for the safe option of picking one up at my favorite bakery.  There’s nothing better than pecan pie!

Fave Xmas tradition
I have been setting up a Nativity Scene since I was a little girl.  Not just a small thing but I go all out and do the whole town.  Houses, churches, stores, people, bridges, water, mountains, roads, lights, you name it I do it.  I have been known to stalk the Fontanini store throughout the year to catch a sale and get more stuff for it.  I am obsessed but it’s been a family tradition and one I love and have to continue.

Least fave thing about Christmas
The stress of not having enough time it seems to get everything done.  I am one of those last minute people and when things get down to the wire it gets crazy!

What does your tree look like?
This year I’ve actually set up 2 trees on the first floor of my house.  A regular big green tree with a gold-red and green ornament theme, and a smaller white tree with teal, purple and lime green ornaments for my family room.  I’ve always had the tradition of switching color schemes with my trees and this year I have the best of both worlds!

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Now it’s your turn!
What are some of your favorites this time of year?

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Amy R

Song – White Christmas by Bing Crosby and All I Want for Chrsitmas is You by Mariah Carey
Food – pecan pie, Hawaiian bread with dill dip, peanut butter noodle cookies
Least Favorite – not always being with family
Traditions – staying at home for Christmas

Elizabeth

Song: ugh just one? Hmmm a few blue xmas (elvis), noel ( josh groban), little drummer boy
Food: roast beef sandwiches, soft pretzel bites, my sister’s cookies
Least fav: stress and people who give you a gift and want you to open right that second in front of them…I always feel awkward
Traditons: on xmas eve i go to church, decorate the tree and have the whole fam over

Lori Meehan

I like your trees Francesca.

Sophia Rose

Songs: White Christmas and Do You Hear What I Hear?
Food: Mom’s spaghetti and sauce, White Fudge Oreos
Tradition: baking cookies for neighbors, Christmas cards, cinnamon rolls Christmas morning
Least: too busy
Tree: traditional colors on small tree

Thanks ladies for sharing your Christmas stuff!

Timitra

Song It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas/All I Want For Christmas by Mariah Carey…recipe cookies…least fave thing about Christmas the crowds and how crazy people get around this time.

Marka

I hate Christmas songs!! I’m Team Grinch these days XD
On January 6th we eat this dessert in Spain: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5841462251_1e883e4e94_o.jpg
It has a small toy and a bean inside. If you get the bean, you have to pay the whole thing.

Next time put a pic of that Nativity Scene!! I prefer one of those instead of a Christmas Tree XD

In my tiny town go big and set up this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIRLyCwAaeQ

Sue G.

Song : It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams. Just puts me in the holiday spirit. Recipe : Kolachy – this is a cookie that my family has passed down from generation to generation coming from Slovakia. I like mine filled with apricot. Tradition : Cutting down a real tree every year. Tree : I put up 4 trees. First is in the foyer….9 foot corner tree. I have 3 daughters so this is my girly tree. Many Barbie ornaments and Alexander Doll ornaments. Second tree is a 3 ft on a table in the dining… Read more »