A guest post by my Sweet Boy
hristmas at home is a warm, happy time. My mom’s enthusiasm for elf culture kicks in around October, so by the time Halloween rolls around, the Christmas lists are complete and the baking is well on its way. Presents with no tree to be put under continue to be wrapped and it is only mid November.
A frenzy of baking: Christmas pudding, Spritz, Lebkuchen, sugar cookies, almond biscotti, Pfeffernusse with rum glaze, sables, ginger cookies, cream caramels, fudge with walnuts, dark chocolate caramels with smoked salt, cranberry pistachio cookies, Turkish delight, blueberry pear pate de fruits, chocolate lollipops, coconut macaroons, French-style chocolate macarons, gingerbread boys, raspberry hazelnut Linzer cookies, krumkake, Santa breads, and Stollen.
Finally, waiting. The days drag by. Then, a mountain of presents, a Christmas feast, a quiet night.