Christmas at Home

by Freddy on December 20, 2010

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.

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1 Frances December 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

I wanna come to your house for Christmas! Freddy’s description makes me want to be a kid again waiting for Santa; I bet you’d get extra presents at your house because of the first class cookies you’d leave to fill his bowl full of jelly! You think the elves would even get any??

Merry Christmas! Thinking of you…


2 Laura December 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I will tell Freddy you said so. He will be very happy. I don’t know about extra presents! But when the kids were little we left out carrots for the reindeer, and seeing their teeth marks was always one of the most exciting parts of Christmas morning. The cookies were always gone. Delivering presents is hard work!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

P.S. Sophia and I have been on a mission to every grocery store in the Twin Cities area in the hopes of finding Wickles in the North. I’m sorry to report it has been fruitless. William has strict orders to bring back jars for us! We are obsessed!

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