Christmas isn't quite complete without a row...

11/12/2007


Ah, what a heady cocktail. Gastric bypass, full option turkey, traditions, new customs, the search for recipes, celebrity chefs, hormonal SO, and myself, who is used to this drama, having lived with my family for the past 37 years...

Christmas, I love it. Such a perfect horror movie. All it requires is the perfect ensemble cast. I'm thinking Glenn Close in kill the bunny mode (I'm not gonna be ignored!!!), Rosanne post-Rosanne, myself as Mary Poppins, the brother-in-law who communicates in grunts, Catherine Tate's nan and my mother in eternal victim mode. Yup, it beats Home for the Holidays by a mile. Or two even.

All we need is a flying turkey leg as a prop. Dialling Martha as I write this.

To be continued...

--- I just told my SO to think of the following clip on Christmas day...

5 messages:

Tawanda said...

I'm always the Christmas Cook. I would give up that title if someone else would fix a scrumptious meal, but alas, unless we pay someone, it isn't gonna happen'. And, I do love a scrumptious Christmas dinner.

This year we'll be spending Christmas at home instead of at either Grandma's house. We want to have our own traditions to celebrate - and no travel!

-T-

Siegfried said...

Lol, I like the ensemble cast! Did you ever watch Royle Family? The gran from that is hilarious.

Lula de Montes said...

@Tawanda: well, it looks as if we have been assigned the Christmas menu this year too. Turkey coma, here we come.
And in a small breakthrough, Christmas will be celebrated here, on our terms... The start of our own first tradition!

@Sig: ya, I know Nana (Norma). She was the more civilized one in that family... I don't want to grow old, when I see such portrayals of grandmothers.

Fresco said...

I *love* Catherine Tate's Nan! I wish I had a nan like that. (CT Special on Christmas Day on BBC One!)
And don't get in a state about the Chhristmas menu, remember the Nigella zen Express way.

Lula de Montes said...

@Fresco: yah, I hear Lauren "suis-je bovvered" Cooper might be heading for an untimely demise... We'll have to tape it though. Family is not so into "shhiit-ake"...

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