Monday, December 25, 2006

i'm dreaming of a white christmas...

Doesn't look like that is going to happen here in LA...but the turkey is cookin', the plum pudding is baking, the carols are playing, family is gathered with antiscipation for our feast...and present opening...
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all...


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
The Fishers

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Do you really have plum pudding??

The black and white photo of the trees and the snow is beautiful!

Today I was looking at some photos that my cousin brought to show us on her visit home. She recently moved to Seattle. She had taken photos of their recent snow storms and the after-effects of their recent wind storms. Such beautiful scenery and effects!

Hope you enjoyed a great Christmas with your family. (Do people in California burn wood in fireplaces??? I picture Californians outside on the beaches at Christmas!!)


ac said...

Yes, we really do have plum pudding?? It is filled with coins (that the fairies leave) and we douse it with brandy and light it on fire while gathered around singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas". Can't remember a year we didn't have this tradition.
And yes...we do burn wood in our fireplaces...which I am going to light today, cause it is chilly outside....

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas. What a lovely snow scene. Not in LA, but our friends used to live up near Lake Arrowhead above San Bernardino, and I recall it snowing like that! I'm not particularly fond of living in the snow, but visiting it. I am what the Arrowhead folks referred to as a 'flatlander'!

I caught a bit of SOM on TV the other day--where Fraulein Maria returns from the abbey and all you kids were there and Maria learns of the engagement to the baroness. What a great movie--one of my all-time favorites!

You mentioned in a post several weeks ago of your visit to the Old Farmers' Market on 3rd and Fairfax when your parents were visiting. I love that place. My grandparents used to live in the Los Angeles area, and I remember when I was six years old (1955) going there to visit with my mom and aunt. Five years ago, I went back there and had Italian food at the same spot there. The name of the booth had changed, but it was the same delicious food as I remember.

AC, may the rest of your holidays be enjoyable for you, your friends and family, and may 2007 bring you much joy.

I live in the SF Bay Area and we also have been using the fireplace. It's been overcast all day today.
(I'm still anonymous because I haven't registered yet, but hopefully will in the future).

Bye, ac,
Take care from a long-time fan.

Anonymous said...

My brother's wife is originally from England (like ac), so whenever I spend a Christmas with their family in Los Angeles it includes "Christmas Crackers". Growing up in the US, I was not familiar with they are a family tradition! (I refused to wear the paper crown this year because mine was pink! lol. The jokes inside the crackers are rather silly, but we all laugh anyway.)

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

don't you just wish coco was real? :) oh, angela, that snowy picture is so beautiful and peaceful. where was it taken? we saw DREAMGIRLS yesterday, and it was fantastic!!!! how was the visit with your parents? -amanda

Captainsnaps said...

Our family has the traditional christmas crackers. We enjoy doing that every year. I even wear the crown... Angela, do you like tea? My favorite is PG Tips. Yum! Simply the best English tea as far as I'm concerned.

-Nick Detaranto

Joyce said...

All the gifts are open and everyone has eaten a little too much. We've decked the halls and hit the malls. The weather outside.... delighful. All in all a fabulous Christmas!
It's been a good year.
Looking forward to what artful surprises you have in store for 2007.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas I thought you might want to check this link out it is you singing on the 30th october 1960 on the Dinah Shore Chevy show.I hope you take time to watch and enjoy it! This is a real treat for me as its about 42 years before my time.

Anonymous said... I hope you will enjoy watching the clip of you singing and dancing on the Dinah Shore Chevy Show on 30th October 1960.This is really special for me as it is 42 years before my time.I hope u will take time to watch it.You may realize this is pratically the same as the other comment but I forgot to type in the link.Thankyou and merry Christmas and a happy new year

Amber said...

Hi Angela,
My family watched The Sound of Music on Christmas Eve and had popcorn and hot chocolate! We had such a wonderful time! Thank you for being a part of our Christmas...
I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!
Artful hugs,
Amber H.