Christmas Hoopla

This is a Christmas hoopla from Sandy at Momisodes. (ps. it’s what we are calling it now. m-word is out of the picture!)

The rules:
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a ‘hoopla’ and not the dreaded ‘m’-word
3. You have to specifically tag people when you’re done. None of this “if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged” stuff is allowed…then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you — but the more, the merrier to get this ‘hoopla’ circulating through the Blog-o-sphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it.

Hoopla .. such a cute word. I looked it up, and it’s a movie of 1933 by Clara Bow. Hever heard of both. Then I asked D, he said that a hoopla is a publicity of something. Anyway ..

We don’t exactly celebrate Christmas since our family is a long-standing-traditionally-buddhism-practising one. We started celebrating Christmas last year when D was at home. So the hoopla is going to be quite limited!

1. We never celebrate Christmas till I met my husband.

2. We bought our first Christmas tree last year, it’s the pvc-most-probably-chinese-made-9-feet-crap. We gave in after searching for pine tree for almost a week. Now it is still standing in our living room even he is not in the country. One day I would like to see a real Christmas tree …

3. The Christmas presents exchanging involved very lame presents, since me and my family and relatives never did it before and it was like half a day notice. It involved soap bars, canned beer, chocolate, socks and some other weird items they found in their house unused.

4. I got shoes from D, which I bought myself with the money he gave me earlier that week. Yeah, big surprise. I’d rather get cash for presents .. or store credits! 🙂

5. I love decorations in shops and department stores. I could stare at them for hours. They never seem to run out of ideas how to do it … When I was younger, I would beg my parents to go for holiday trips to Singapore just to gawk at Orchard Road’s Christmas decorations

6. This year is the worst year in terms of card-receiving. Normally I would get some Christmas cards, this year … none! Maybe that’s because I never send any back? Oh well …

7. I love all Christmas movies. They are so magical!

8. Our family don’t have the holiday tradition yet. Maybe someday in the future we will have one.

9. Until now, my tradition is to show up at work on Christmas morning. We are never close. How great is that for holiday …

10. Reading about others’ posts on Christmas stuff brings warmth in my heart. It is such a great thing. A day to be with family, with food and presents too!

11. The most memorable Christmas day is the one on 2004, when the Tsunami disaster hit the next day. Three months later I met my husband.

12. I am getting cold sweat from squeezing all the Christmas facts for this hoopla, I think it’s time to stop now … Never ever attempt to do a hoopla on empty stomach!

Hmm … let’s see who to tag …

Cat Lady – – (the Cat Lady has not been sighted yet … )

Secret Agent Mama (this is Mishelle’s Hoopla –> Post-Christmas Hoopla)

Judith Shakespeare  (check out Judith’s Hoopla –> Because Blogger VD from Judith is like getting a Hallmark card. We only care to send the very best )


8 Responses to “Christmas Hoopla”

  1. 1 raincoaster December 23, 2007 at 9:56 am

    What an interesting m-word!

  2. 2 andiesummerkiss December 23, 2007 at 10:02 am


    I KNOW! It is, isn’t it.

    I hope it catches on … LOL!

  3. 3 Sandy (Momisodes) December 23, 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Awww..thanks so much for playing! I had no idea last year was your first Christmas. Don’t worry. We’ve been celebrating it forever, and the gifts still suck. We both got socks and chocolate….

    I’m totally agree about the cash! 🙂 Hope Christmas this year is more exciting!

  4. 4 Judith Shakespeare December 23, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    I’m the same way about the decorations in the stores! They’re all so beautiful and shiny and insanely creative…

    Thanks for the tag, honey! I’ll get mine up later this afternoon!!

  5. 5 Ecky December 24, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holiday!

  6. 6 andiesummerkiss December 24, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Dear Sandy,

    Looks like this Christmas is gonna be worse. Nobody’s here. Just me and work. 😦

    Merry Christmas to you too !

    Dear Judith,

    Thank you so so much for doing that.


    Merry Christmas to you too!

  7. 7 Secret Agent Mama December 26, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    I’m working at it.. It’ll be up very soon!!
    BTW: Adding you to my Blogroll, hon!! 😀

  8. 8 Mitsu December 28, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Sorry about the hoopla, Andie. I was out of town, and off the grid for Christmas ( I like to give myself and the cats a tech-break). Feel free to tag me on another hoopla, and I’ll play along!
    Mitsu aka Cat Lady

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