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Thursday, December 23, 2010


I hope everyone is going to have a fantastical Christmas filled with laughter, gifts, joy, peace and love! Here are a few tips to enhance the Christmas Spirit!!!!!!!!!!!

Games To Play

#1 The simple one: shake your presents! Not only can you shake them you can feel them, you can see them (through the wrapping paper), you can smell them, you can squeeze them, and best of all you can lick them!!!
#2 Hide in the snow, if you don't have snow, hide in dirt!
#3 Find a piece of mistletoe... (very fun, you can scare people with it if your not in the mood to kiss!)
#4 Smash gingerbread houses.
#5 Dress up as the Grinch and scare little kids (or you can dress up as Santa and make them happy (not as preferred)

Tips for Decorations

#1 Use classy ornaments: modern = (cb2), crystal snowflakes (swarvoski), wooden ones, bows, nice plain non-colorful lights, candy canes, beaded strings, pretty star, nutcracker themed etc.
#2 Get napkins that have each reindeers name of it!
#3 Make a giant winter wonderland (picture included)
#4 Get a giant santa (I mean like nine feet high) , and put it somewhere!
#5 Decorate the outside of your house better than your neighbors (no one likes a neighborly loser!)

Getting Into The Spirit Tips

#1 Go out into the freezing cold and sing at the top of your lungs some Christmas songs!
#2 Wear weird Christmas sweaters...
#3 Turn on the fire, put a cat on your lap, and watch the best Christmas music EVER!!! = Elf!
#4 Do good deeds! (or bad, whatever makes you happy!)
#5 Buy a reindeer and open a petting zoo.

Christmas Party Tips

#1 Go old-school (once again) go out caroling! You don't just have to do the boring ones (Silent Night) try "Let It Snow", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Baby its Cold Outside" and even "Christmas Is All Around"!
#2 Do an ornament exchange party!
#3 Watch the awesome movie "Elf"!
#4 Go to a play like The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol!
#5 Eat food. Eat a lot of it. Spread the joy in your digestive system!

Cooking Tips!

#1 Wassail, a delicious Christmassy drink that is warm and great:
1 gallon of apple cider
46 oz. of pineapple juice
3/4 of a cup of tea
Some cinnamon, allspice and cloves =
180 oz. Make it warm.
#2 Mince Pies, an english, yummy cute little pastry thingy:
Nigella Lawson's recipe is the best!
#3 Traditional roast:
Roast Chicken
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Christmas Pudding
Cauliflower Cheese
#4 Christmas Cookies!
#5 Hot Chocolate

Non-listed Tips
#1 Run around outside yelling, Merry Christmas (or not; you could also say Mountain Goats!)
#2 Make Gingerbread Houses (or eat them, or throw them, or drown them... multiple uses for a Gingerbread house!
#3 Send flowers to people. Even though they are so ugly I would rather have a dead possum as decoration; it will touch their hearts, even if they throw them out the window. It is the thought that matters!
#4 Do Christmas crackers.
#5 Sit and think about how you can help the world using Christmas spirit, or how you can destroy it with Christmas spirit!

Funny Things for The Morbid Pleasure of Disturbed Maniacs(or me!)

#1 Slowly take away and hide every ornament on the tree in the middle of the night, no one will notice until on Christmas morning they will all be gone! On the first day of Christmas my true love put in the planter, a wooden snowflake from our tree.
#2 Don't put gifts under the tree, on Christmas morning everyone will think someone stole their presents.
#3 Take off the star at the top of the tree and replace it with a BUDDHA.
#4 Wrap everything in newspaper.
#5 Open all the presents before people wake up!

Remember! Have a very merry Christmas, but not a happy new year. Have a terrible new year.

Love Isobel


  1. So I tried you're mountain goats idea, unfortunately I happened to be in the middle of times square at the time...
    I was taken to the police station and charged with disorderly conduct.
    Nevertheless, I'm sure I induced Christmas spirit.

  2. thanks maddie! i love your comment!