A “Meme” For Christmas

What’s a Meme you ask?  Click this link HERE for more info.

My blogging friends Dianna and MJ have both done one recently and it spurred me to do one too…

So here’s mine:

1.  A Christmas song I can listen to even in June is:

This was a tough one because though they are “billed” as Christmas songs, in my head, all year long are “winter” songs like:


This is the one I sing to myself while I’m mowing.



*I’m real sorry you guys, I personally couldn’t get these next YouTube links to work from my blog page.  I hope you have better luck.  If not you’ll have to click on the link “Watch On YouTube”, you’ll then be taken to YouTube’s site.


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I’ve always loved Frosty and when I think of him I think of this picture of Jake with his dad and his first snowman.  It was taken at the farm house on the “K&J Trailer’s” property right after we moved to Shipshewana, Indiana in January of 1998.


And this one, I love this one….


So, to answer the question correctly this is the “Christmas song” I could listen to in June…


2.  Hot chocolate, eggnog or mulled wine?



3.  When do you put your Christmas decorations up?

It used to be all done in one day the day after Thanksgiving, these days I peck at it whenever I get a chance –  takes me from 2 – 7 days.


4. What are you having for Christmas dinner?

This year it’s gonna be thick cut pork chops on the grill, garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed broccoli in garlic and olive oil.


5.  What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

Christmas Eve dinner consisting of sausage and Danish Aebelskiver

It’s the one and only tradition that I’ve brought to the Radermacher family and we only have it one night a year.  It’s the traditional Christmas Eve dinner that’s been passed down from my great-grandmother Simonsen…on my maternal grandfather’s side of the family.  As far back as I can remember this is what we ate at our house every Christmas Eve.  Most all the folks from church would be at our house too after the last service – such commotion and excitement that’s been seared in my memory from those days!  There’re be a few houses scattered across the United States making this tonight. 

*Click pictures for more info if you’re interested.

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6Have you ever gone caroling?


It was when we lived in Shipshewana, Indiana.  For part of our company Christmas party we hooked a pair of draft horses (complete with sleigh bells) to the wagon one night close to Christmas, loaded up all the employees and drove around town singing…or trying too – thankfully the bells drowned out a lot.  I think this was also the night, while trying to light the kerosene lanterns, I about lit up my hair! 


7.  When did you discover the truth about Santa?

I don’t repeat gossip.


8. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?


With gingerbread!


9.  What’s the best thing about Christmas?

The food.  Smile


10.   All I want for Christmas is:   The same thing I always want for my birthday…Snow! 


Merry Christmas!


11 thoughts on “A “Meme” For Christmas

  1. Aw: I love this! Your caroling in a horse-drawn wagon (with bells!) definitely trumps our caroling in a box truck with bales of hay for seats!!
    Love your horse gingerbread ornaments; gorgeous.
    Glad you got snow today: how much?


  2. I just love that picture of Todd and Jake…TOO CUTE! That happiness captured in the photo is – to me – not just the joy of snow ( :) ) but the joy of Christmas. Love your “Meme” – and something tells me I’d love those aebelskiver thingies too!! YUM. Merry Christmas to you and the family D…….

    Hugs from me and Sam


  3. You make ebelskiver!!! I *love* ebelskiver! My grandmother used to make that for us every year–of course she fried hers. She was a Sorensen before meeting & marrying my grandfather during her time working a “temporary” job in the US at the Danish Embassy after WWII. Her 3 year stint in the US turned into 15 before she made it back to visit DK. Her brother told me that she left Denmark a young girl, and came back a grown woman. Thanks for bringing up that memory.


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