Friday Five from RevGalBlogPal

Revgalblogpal Friday Five: Don’t Call It a Comeback Edition

posted by Will Smamma

Parishioners pushing for carols before you digested your turkey?

Organist refusing to play Advent hymns because he/she already has them planned for Lessons & Carols?

Find yourself reading Luke and thinking of a variety of ways to tell Linus where to stick it? (Lights please.)

Then this quick and easy Friday Five is for you! And for those of you with a more positive attitude, have no fear. I am sure more sacred and reverent Friday Fives will follow.

Please tell us your least favorite/most annoying seasonal….
1) dessert/cookie/family food
divinity: It is NOT divine or heavenly. GAG.
2) beverage (seasonal beer, eggnog w/ way too much egg and not enough nog, etc…)
Eggnog of any variety, to me, it’s just a big loogey.
3) tradition (church, family, other)
The church that has the nasty stew cooked over an open fire combined with decorating the sanctuary and calling it Hanging of the Greens with the appearance of Santa Claus. All parents were expected to provide the gifts to be distributed by Santa but no one told the new people (including the pastor who had two young children who still believed in Santa).
4) decoration
The huge Santa kneeling at the manger in the church lawn at the same church as #3.
5) gift (received or given)
The mass produced plaque with wonderful supportive words about “our pastor” with all male pronouns.

BONUS: SONG/CD that makes you want to tell the elves where to stick it.
Santa Claus Lane or any other song from “Last Christmas” by Hilary Duff

I know, I know…. pretty grumpy for November but why not get it out of our systems now so we are free to enjoy the rest of the festivities.


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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3 Responses to Friday Five from RevGalBlogPal

  1. Singing Owl says:

    Number Five…oh oh oh oh…good grief. I’m sorry about that one.

  2. Yes, I agree with Singing Owl. So very sorry!

  3. Mary Beth says:

    I’m so glad to have missed Hillary Duff doing ANYTHING.

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