Christmas in a Box
I've seen Elf and The X-Files and Scrooged and baked yummy Christmas cookies and pumpkin bread. Now I just need to see The Christmas Toy and Gremlins, rock out to a little Mariah Carey, and create some sort of Tibetan burrito dish on Christmas Day. And if anyone can make The Muppet Family Christmas happen, I'll count it as a Christmas miracle!
Since we just had Eid Mqquorn here (literally, the 'big holiday'), I've tried to explain that next week will be America's big holiday. People are excited for me, but rather confused when I explain Santa.
"Yes, you give presents to your friends and family, and you eat lots of food and candy!"
"And if you are a nice person, a man with a beard and a red coat comes to your house at night and gives you things! And if you are bad he gives you rocks."
Actually, he does sounds a bit ruthless. Its hard not to make him seem like a jerk. Or a vengeful demon. Or human, for that matter.
Candy canes go over much more smoothly.