Christmas Week 2010 – The Confession

I have a confession to make.

 

As much as I love the Christmas season and all the things that come with it, there are some things I just don’t like. The flavours of Christmas. Specifically, all of those festive holiday treats.

There, I said it. Traditional Christmas baking, candies and the lot – they aren’t my thing.

 

Eggnog?

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Not in my glass.

 

Mincemeat pies and tarts? No thanks. Fruitcake is also a no go.

 

Gingerbread?

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They may look cute…

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…but you can keep them.

 

Rum balls? Way to waste perfectly good chocolate. And perfectly good rum for that matter (also applies to eggnog).

 

And candy canes?

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Don’t get me started on candy canes.

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I like my mint in a few things – gum, toothpaste, some teas, and perhaps a tasty mojito. That’s about it. And yet every year people insist on handing candy canes out like they are going out of style.

 

I know what you’re thinking. Way to be a “Bah Humbug” right?

I’ll tell you what I do like.

 

Advent Calendars. Totally awesome. And portion controlled to boot!

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Shortbread is pretty freakin’ tasty. As are sugar cookies. Who doesn’t need a little extra dose of butter and sugar come December?

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And then there’s the chocolates. So many chocolates. So little time.

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Are there any other decidedly Christmas-y treats that I’ve missed? Because it probably means I don’t like them 😉

Let me know your favourite traditional Christmas treats, and any you think are just completely overrated. I can’t be the only one!

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4 Comments on “Christmas Week 2010 – The Confession”

  1. December 24, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Wow, it’s like you read my mind about Christmas flavours. I always really really want to like gingerbread, but whenever I have some I’m slightly disappointed. I have never liked egg nog. ew. just ew.
    I like sugar cookies, but short bread isn’t really my thing either.
    But chocolate? Hmmmmm oh yeah. I love that stocking stuffer.

  2. December 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Egg nog=totally overrated! Even the light and soy versions are just loaded with sugar and not all that tasty. I am all about anything pumpkin-related though–I am nibbling on some pumpkin bread as I type!

  3. December 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Traditional candy canes are not my thing, but I like the ones that do not taste like mint. And I’ll take any gingerbread/short bread/sugar cookie/chocolate you’ll give me! LOL

  4. December 25, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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