Quick Hit: Specials

We’ve promised the girls that we’d TiVo all the holiday specials for them.  That got me reminiscing.

While I think that my favorite character in a holiday special is Yukon Cornelius (“Bumbles BOUNCE!”), a close second is the Winter Warlock in Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  What’s funny about this is that my favorite scenes from the specials is in exactly the opposite order; Winter Warlock stars in the first, and Yukon is in my second.  I did a quick search of YouTube and, lo!, the Warlock scene is available!

Sadly, I couldn’t find the “LAND HO!” scene from Rudolph, but you all know the one I’m talking about….

Today has been spent cooking.  I’ve got a mess of buckeyes cooling their little chocolate jackets in the garage, a batch of chocolate crinkle cookie dough solidifying in the fridge, and a batch of fudge cooling on the counter.  I’ll likely make another batch tonight, after we get back from the annual creches viewing at Katie’s.  Watch this space for pictures…



Filed under celebration, funniness, holiday, remembering

6 responses to “Quick Hit: Specials

  1. I don’t know what a buckeye is. Pictures?

  2. Today’s been our Falcon family Christmas tradition day. I ran out and got omelettes, eggs benedict, and pancakes from a local diner for breakfast while Cookiemaker brewed a pot of coffee first thing this morning. As soon as I got back and everybody had their food and beverage, we got back into our jammies and bed and started popping in the Xmas specials.

    We’ve let Little Man, control the programming and have watched the following so far: Frosty Returns, Frosty the Snowman, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Garfield Christmas, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and now ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.


    And we’ve still got a few left to go!

  3. Improbable Joe

    Had to have smelled better than the boiling wort in my house… and easier than dealing with dead yeast. Dammit beer, be brewing!

  4. Kwizgiver, a buckeye is a yummy little ball of peanut butter robed in chocolate. Give me a little bit to get myself back together, and I’ll post the recipe and pictures on the cooking blog.

    I love this tradition, Falcon.

    Joe! BEER! It’ll all be worth it in, what? Three weeks? How long does it take to brew a batch of beer?

    • Improbable Joe

      It’s like 4-5 weeks on the beer, give or take a bit. A couple of days in the bucket, then transfer to glass for a couple of weeks, and then a couple of more weeks in the bottles for carbonation and finishing.

      And then? 48 or so bottles of Joe’s finest… if it all works properly. I’m not feeling too confident, since my first batch of yeast was dead dead dead.

  5. Donna

    Wow! Sounds yummy and fun too! Falcon: Great idea watching all those movies with family!

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