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!

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?
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.
Katharine Hepburn said, "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." What rule have you broken ….. that was fun?
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?
Helen Gurley Brown said, “Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere.” What naughty places have you been?
Gandhi said, “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” When have you been good to an enemy or rival?
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?
John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.” When have you been brave?
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.


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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