Holiday Tea Chats | The Happiest Christmas Tree

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.”

— Ali Gordon

Right now as I type this post, the Christmas tree my Mom ordered is finally up and decorated after a week into the month of December. From the last post you would think by now the Christmas tree decorating would be done, but no. The storm last week delayed any tree decorating for there was no tree to decorate.

The other day I bought from Trader Joe’s the Grinch Tree they sell around this time of year for work. It has gotten many people talking because it is a live plant that is anything of a standard Christmas tree. I didn’t even try to decorate the lab for the holidays at work because…..well because I am tired and busy with a million other things happening in the public health world. I think I detect Mr. Scrooge coming out just about now with that remark. The point I was making is it is not a standard Holidays at work this year.

Which brings me to what is standard this Christmas. Mince Meat Tarts. Yep these are what makes the holidays around here, and it is as un-American as the fruitcake that no one loves. Except I love European or British fruitcake, and not the American radioactive cherry one. The secret to these mincemeat tarts, there is no meat in them. Shocking I know! Why would you want to put beef in them anyways? There is someone in the family who does, and I have never tried it so……if you have let me know in comments what you think.

This week’s Advent theme was Peace. As the quote at the top of this post suggest, nothing is ever so bad when a Christmas tree is in the living room. I find peacefulness from having a bit of nature in the house, and a Christmas tree is a reminder of how peaceful nature is, and especially during this time, we need some peace in our lives. Sitting by a lit up tree with a mug of hot tea is just what I need after a long day.

Christmas Song That No One Seems To Play: Ding Dong Merrily On High (Check out Roger Whittaker version)

Christmas Book Read: A Very Merry Bromance – Lyssa Kay Adams

Christmas Movies:
Home Alone 1&2 – Prime
Joy of Christmas – Netflix
Claus 2 – Netflix
And of course a few Hallmark channel ones.

Here is the song that the blog title comes from. Enjoy!

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