Wednesday, November 28, 2012


In a recent post my fun friend Linda Beam from Stager Linda posted 


I thought it was so wonderful that I immediately copy/pasted in an email to my large and kookie family

Hubs when I was telling him what KB said:  You forgot to send it to me
Well indeed I did...when I email own email comes up as a choice (since we have the same name :-) and I sent it to myself..sorry hon)
From KB: Ths is fab!!!  Going to do my part to make it go viral!  How do I do that?
From Robert: Well I helped that Gangnam guy's dance go viral. Until I showed him how to do the dance it was just a just a song!

From my mother: 
O.K., Gina:  I decided to start doing all of the numbers you listed for the "2012 Christmas Game".
 1.  I went to WalMart today and everyone I met down the aisles, I roared "Merry Christmas!" 
2.  I sent a Christmas ACEO to a friend from my ACEO group that I had not communicated with since 2008.  She answered by email with a WOW!!!
3.  I took a cup of coffee to Clay's Dumpster Girl Friend (who comes by with her pushcart and goes through our dumpster).  She looked at me and refused the coffee.
4.  I didn't have a $5.00 bill to leave in the store isle, so I just emptied my change purse (mostly pennies) for someone to discover.
5.  Then I went to the grocery store...but I didn't have any money to give to the bell ringer, so I just roared "Merry Christmas"  to him.
6.  I went to the fast food (Church's Chicken) to get some food coupons to give away; I forgot why I was there, so I just ordered chicken for me and Jet's supper.  Does Jet (my dog) count?
7.  I will do later (family gift exchange), I have to check out what I have left over from the garage sale Ross and I had.
8.  I climbed up in the attic and got down my "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" and made one ornament for it.  

As for me?  we don't have bell ringers but we do have others that would enjoy a cup of warmth; the kids down the street superglued 2 quarters to the sidewalk...I think I might go leave some change there;  and I think I'll dig out the Wishing Ball that I tucked away because we don't always have the same people in our family from year to year...and... I will look forward to the rest of the list!

Here is the game from Linda...Thanks Linda!

Christmas 2012 Game  
This is a year when so many have so little.  In an effort to focus on fun, frivolity, helping, sharing, caring and giving, let's share our wealth of spirit and generosity.

1.  From today through Christmas, greet a stranger with a roaring, "Merry Christmas!"
2.  Send a Christmas Card with a personal note to a distant relative, old friend, or business associate that you don't typically connect with during the holidays.
3.  Take a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to a bell ringer, construction worker, traffic cop, parking lot attendant, or human billboard.
4.  Make someones day!  Leave a $5 bill or dispense five $1 bills on a sidewalk, park, parking lot, store aisle or playground for someone to discover.
5.  Contribute to an organization, individual, or family and share the reason and what it means to you.
6.  Be a not-so-secret-Santa!  Buy a $5 book of fast food coupons and enclose it in a Christmas Card.  Present the card to a grocery clerk, receptionist, vet tech, or bank teller, etc.
7.  For our family gift exchange, find a book, CD, DVD, picture, poem, quote you already own and cherish.  Wrap it with a note to explain the meaning behind it.
8.  Also for our family gift exchange, re-gift something foolish or of no use to you. Present it creatively in anything but store bought gift wrap. 
9.  Make an ornament for our family tree. Be original and creative!
10. Bring a prop or costume to wear for our family Christmas Holiday photo.


StagerLinda said...

Wow! I love that your Mom jumped right on The Christmas Game. Cracked up over Clay's Dumpster Girlfriend! These stories are what make it so much fun. Thank you so much for passing it on. Keep me informed on everyone's results.

podso said...

This is great! Wonderful game ... keeps the focus right!

Sherry said...

Love this Christmas game! Watched the video too, don't know what he's saying but I know it is popular.

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's moving pretty fast through the list!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you have the Christmas spirit!

carolyn bradford said...

This just made my day! I've been trying to focus on this exact same concept this season…even with our annual Christmas Party and the fact that I don't want to play "Dirty Santa" again…we all have so much, why do we need to steal gifts from each other? This year…we are playing a wonderful new came called "Fact or Crap"! No lie…I can't wait! We've already purchased it at Target…it's basically an easier version of Trivial Pursuit where you yell out…"Fact…or …"Crap"! Sounds fun, huh?! Loved this post and can't wait to start trying it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Your mom is a hoot! I love this game and think regifting something of no use to me is perfect. Can I wrap up 50 or 100 of them? ;)

Ivy and Elephants said...

The game is wonderful, but your responses are a hoot! Love the dumping out of the change and forgetting and just buying some chicken for dinner! But the best are the gifts from the "left over" garage sale items!!!
You made my day.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Yes, I needed this reminder! Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Ha! You've got the right idea here:) and your mom is so fun We all need to take a deep breath, prioritize, and have a good sense of humor!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Laughed out loud at Mom's list. I love Linda's idea too.