Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bah Humbug!

As usual I can't get into the whole Christmas thing. I'm one of those people that hates Christmas. Yup. I'm an evil aweful person. For me Christmas has become a big "Survivor" type reality show where I have to figure out the perfect gift for a bunch of people that have no idea what they want, except that they definitely know what they don't want. I inevitably end up spending way too much money and still feel like a cheapskate. Then fighting the crowds, planning a perfect meal and timing it properly, and trying not to get into the wine too much before the food is on the table.

Except this year my nephew and his wife have generously decided to put on the Christmas Day dinner. My niece is bringing the appetizers and my Mom is bringing desserts. Now I have to figure out something to bring - besides wine (because they don't drink). I found all this out yesterday, so now I have to go shopping again in order to find something.

They are a young couple with a brand new baby. Any ideas on what I should bring? Incidentally there will likely be four of us going from my house. There's no way we can show up empty-handed!


freshisle said...

My husband will love that clip. He's a terrible Scrooge at this time of year.
Congrats on your great marks!
My standard hostess gift is knitted dishcloths.

knitty_kat said...

I hope you had a good dinner and Merry Christmas!

knitty_kat said...

email me! kurly_kat(at)hotmail(dot)com

Yes, a friend is working in TO and has an empty house here in London. I'm moving in there, to lend a hand, give Bogey a back yard and be out of where I am. I totally having a too much change at once melt down!!