Dec 3, 2010

Jingle Bells or Jingle Hell: Putting the X Back into Christmas

Posted by Tonia at Friday, December 03, 2010
By Tonia

“Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” – Victor Borge

I used to be crazy about Christmas. I would decorate until it looked like Christmas threw up all over my house. Now, as I think about the holidays, I want to throw up. All the frenzy and stress. No thank you. “Ho, ho, ho” - who friggin’ laughs like that? 

So I say resign from Christmas and throw a girlfriends’ unChristmas party! No baking allowed. Refreshments MUST be store-bought. Invitations are by word-of-mouth only and dress is optional – or at least dress in something that makes you laugh. As for entertainment, I’m not sure Rudolf’s missed reindeer games were worth the trouble. But here is a naughty and nice game that YOU won’t want to miss: 

Naughty or Nice Card Game

On index cards or some kind of card stock, create a deck of cards  that have various naughty and nice questions or instructions (examples below). Place these in a pile in the middle of the room (or on the middle of the table) and take turns selecting and answering. Find out how naughty and nice your friends are!

·    NAUGHTY CARD
Catherine Aird said, "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.” What is something that you have done that is a horrible warning to others?
·    NICE CARD
Mark Twain said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Describe a time that you were kind to a stranger.
·    NAUGHTY CARD
Katharine Hepburn said, "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." What rule have you broken ….. that was fun?
·    NICE CARD
Leo Buscaglia said, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” What is something that you have done to make another’s life better?
·    NAUGHTY CARD
Helen Gurley Brown said, “Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere.” What naughty places have you been?
·    NICE CARD
Gandhi said, “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” When have you been good to an enemy or rival?
·    NAUGHTY CARD
Mae West said, “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.” How good is your hand? Or do you use something else?
·    NICE CARD
John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.” When have you been brave?
·    NAUGHTY CARD
Henriette Mantel said, “I don’t have the time every day to put on makeup. I need that time to clean my rifle.” Describe a time that you were happily aggressive.

3 comments:

MsCheeVS on December 8, 2010 at 12:18 PM said...

Hmmm....well I have a few naughty things I've done on past Christmases such as secreting unwrapping a gift to see what was in it and then rewrapping it. LOL! Or how many of you out there have ever re-gifted?

Ms. Teri on December 9, 2010 at 12:16 PM said...

I love this blog!

MsCheeVS on December 13, 2010 at 10:48 PM said...

I just wanted to say that my best friends daughter has been inspired by this blog so much that today on her facebook blog, she posted many great women's quotes! I just wanted to share with all of you one that I REALLY liked a lot from her collection:

"A Woman is Like a Tea bag, You Never know how Strong she is until she gets into Hot Water." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Hahahaha! Don't you know it!!!!

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