Tuesday, December 13, 2011

If Cousin Eddie Built Gingerbread Houses

When it comes to bread...
...Christmas trees
...dishwasher detergent
...dark chocolate
...trash bags
...feminine hygiene products
...paper towels
the motto 'round these parts is no substitutions, spare no expense, from scratch or name brand.

When it comes to gingerbread houses
...DIY projects
...laundry soap
...make up
...dog food (sorry, Milo, that horse may have turned)
...did I mention DIY projects?
the motto 'round these parts is easy, cheap, fast.  Which sounds more questionable and awkward than it actually is.

So, while our fudge may be homemade (see last year's post ) our gingerbread houses are graham cracker/tub o' frosting el ghetto wonders.  

After I built the walls for him, Gianni asked,
'Do I get to kick it over now?'
Because, of course, the only logical to do with something constructed is to demolish it.

During the Extreme Make-over; Gingerbread House Edition we watched Christmas Vacation.

Which we really need to get a family friendly rated version of one of these daze.  But oh my, it's funny. And the source of year around quoting.  Speaking of which, can you name the movies these Christmas movie quotes are from?

'Tis a ponderous chain.

If I woke up tomorrow with my head stapled to the floor, I wouldn't be more surprised.

I can't put my arms down!

We elves like to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.

Well, here's your hat, what's your hurry.  Alright, Mother, old Building and Loan pal, I think I'll go out and find a girl and do a little passionate necking.'

We ate a bowl of sugar, field dressed a cat, played with shot guns, drank some brown liquor, looked for women...

The insolence! The audacity! The unmitigated gall!

I want you to get married.  I want you to have nine children.  And if you only spend five minutes a day with each one, that's forty-five minutes and I'd at least have time to go out and get a massage or something.

Well, you really can't spell families without lies.

First correct answer gets a homemade gingerbread house and a batch of fudge a warm, fuzzy feeling.  And also a Christmas card.


  1. Christmas Carol
    Christmas Vacation
    A Christmas Story
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Santa Claus
    White Christmas
    I'm gonna guess "Four Christmas'?????

    Now send me my major award!!!!!!

  2. It's The Grinch, silly girl.

    your major award is in the mail. Careful. It's F R A G I L E...

    It could be a bowling alley!

  3. Ok, I got them all, too, except the last one. And I spelled The Santa Clause right. I want the bowling alley!
    So, what is the last one?????

  4. Love the gingerbread houses! Great post and I'm not going to attempt to guess for the Christmas movie game, but instead thank you for linking up to NOBH! Glad to have you! Have a blessed Christmas season!

  5. I'm all for graham crackers!!!

    The second to the last quote about 5 mins. ids from White Christmas...Danny Kaye says it to Bing Crosby!

  6. forgot to add I'm visiting from voiceBoks!

  7. That's usually how we do our gingerbread houses too.....so you're not alone in your cheapness.