What is your least favorite holiday side dish? (for any holiday)

Growing up I was convinced I didn’t like sweet potatoes but truth be told that might have been because my mom didn’t make them. Now that I’ve had a few versions they’re not bad. Living here in the south I’d have to say my “least favorite” (AKA “makes me throw up in my mouth a little”) side dishes are turnip or collard greens.

What is the ugliest or most tasteless decoration you’ve ever seen?

Listen, I try to take a very You Do You Boo approach to holiday decorations, I really do. But there’s this one house I drive by that has what looks like an enormous red plastic ribbon hung along the top of and down the sides of their porch overhang. It lights up at night which makes it look like they’ve gift wrapped their house. For whatever reason it irritates me.

What is a cherished or unusual (either or both) family tradition from your childhood? (This is the recycled Evil Squirrel question that got bungled by moi, and sounded like a packaging question.  My bad.)

We baked cookies together, but they weren’t your typical sugar cookie cutouts. They were from old family recipes and made our whole home smell like Christmas joy.

You’re walking down the street, feeling great — what holiday song would be playing in the background? (aw, play along. I realize some of you prefer a very silent night. It is an option to pass on this question too. No offense will be taken). 

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May this season warm you to the depths of your soul, bringing you a joy and peace beyond all expectation.

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