Holiday survival kit

It’s night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring because someone forgot to buy Red Bull.

Okay, so this isn’t exactly Dickens, but it is my list of everything you need to survive the holidays.

  • Red Bull: for those long road trips to visit your relatives
  • spiced apple cider in a slow cooker: to make your house smell delicious when guests come by (and to hide the smell of litter because your cat has just decided to do his business in his box)
  • fudge and cookies: for gifts from those people who never bought you a present before, will never buy you a present again, but came to your house this year with a damn present and now you have to give them something so you don’t look like Scrooge
  • Christmas cards: see above
  • oil in your tank: so guests take off their jackets (unless you don’t like your company; then don’t keep your oil bill paid)
  • clementines: nothing smells more holidayish than a freshly peeled clementine
  • frozen pizza dough: for the day you can’t eat another bloody turkey dinner
  • DVDs: for when you can’t watch The Sound of Music one more time
  • chocolate: for a pick-me-up from the holiday blues and the lack of sunshine
  • Lysol toilet bowl cleaner: for when the food gets a little too rich
  • ginger ale: see above
  • lint roller: for quick pickups of cat hair clumps that are as big as wharf rats
  • new toothbrushes: in case wayward travellers have to spend the night.  Ain’t nothing fun about sharing toothbrushes.  I wouldn’t share Brad Pitt’s toothbrush with him.  Just saying.
  • extra nightlight bulbs: so when the candles in your windows blow, you can replace them (you don’t want to be like those icicle light people missing a strand on their roof)
  • and finally, liquor: depending on your family, of course, and the duration of their stay

Happy holidays!  May all your dreams come true!

And may all your in-laws finally leave so you can slounge around in your jammies all day watching your TV.

Make your own wine and never worry about the holidays again.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura Best says:

    Merry Christmas, Miss Julie. I’ve enjoyed following your blog this past year. Hmmm I’ve never tried Red Bull.

  2. Miss Julie says:

    Thanks Miss Laura. I’ve enjoyed following yours as well! As for Red Bull, don’t try it unless you’re hardened to extreme amounts of caffeine. I prefer coffee myself. It’s a much better dose.

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