The 12 Scents of Christmas… this took some thinking! These are the things that one might think of when it comes to Christmas and the season.
– Frankincense and Myrrh. F&M. The standard when it comes to good Christmas scents. I can’t say that I’ve ever even smelled these two, but I understand their scent isn’t all that superb. However, since they were a part of religious ceremonies, and as they were brought to the newborn baby Jesus by the wise men, they’re making the list.
– Cookies. There are many varieties, but for Christmas I most often think of gingerbread cookies. A house smells like a home whenever someone is in the kitchen baking cookies.
– Cinnamon. A spice of life.
– Hot Chocolate. This stuff is rich and tasty. How to Be Rich?Â “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share”Â 1 Timothy 6:17
– Fireplace. Ummm… love this one! Bring on the kindling!!
– Candles. Sensory overload with this one as they now come in an endless variety of scents and sensations.
– Candy Canes. They smell… well… sticky! Enough said.
– The Decorations. I don’t know about you, but if you stuff these goods into a box, store them in a hot attic all year, and then dig them out, year after year, they start to smell musty. I think any wise man would eventually put some F&M into the box, right?
– Fudge. My mom makes this. It’s either peanut butter or chocolate, or both. Your choice!
– Snow. Crisp, clear and cold. Don’t pretend it doesn’t smell, you know it does!
– Standing Rib Roast. This is my creation and contribution to our family’s Christmas tradition. The dinner includes two other staples, Yorkshire Pudding and Glazed Carrots.
– The Tree. Dude, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the tree lot, the aromatic scent of fresh cut evergreen and a wee bit of sap. Oh. My. Tannenbaum!!
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. Handel’s Messiah
What would you add to the 12 Scents Of Christmas?
Wet dog. Because we can’t open presents without her “help” and since it’s December, she’s usually a “soggy doggy.”
Lasagna. Because I don’t cook on Christmas so I make up a big lasagna the week before to pop in the oven on Christmas day. Hey…it’s the proper color red!
Loved the list.
Thats hilarious Carol, wet dog?? I was thinking about reindeer something or another but decided to leave that one off the list… lol…
Pumpkin pie. It’s more of a Thanksgiving scent but for me it extends into Christmas as well.
Pumpkin Pie would be on the list for both holidays for me too Jamie! I found a great recipe for pumpkin pancakes a few years ago, they’re super!
For me, it’s Swedish Christmas food – especially Korv, meatballs, and pickled herring.
I’m going to have to try Korv, it sounds really good!
I think definitely the Christmas cookies you mentioned, and I do love ginger for gingerbread men and gingerbread houses and chai tea and more! I was thinking this year of giving my daughters a Christmas Eve present—a Christmas movie, some popcorn and hot chocolate wrapped up in a package. So, popcorn would make my list this year.
That’s cool, maybe your daughter will remember the popcorn as a Christmas memory too! Thanks for sharing Heather.
Personally, I don’t think I’d go with frankincense and myrrh. I understand they are rather pungent, and the rest of the list are savory smells. Well, aside from musty attic ornaments.
One thing I’d add to the list is green bean casserole, with dried onions on top. Delectable!
Your green bean casserole sounds similar to ours, excellent Victor!
I see your list includes Yorkshire Pudding.
biiiiig Christmas hug brother
lol… that’s right JB, a favorite of mine since college days! I worked in a restaurant then, they served it with prime rib as well!!
Big Hugs 🙂
You took me straight to Christmas! I could see/feel everything you talked about. Except for the Christmas tree. Since I got all these cats, we had to switch to a fake one. Unfortunately, they liked the real one more than we did. A little too much. 🙂
God bless you!
Ha, saw the funniest video of a cat’s claw stuck on an ornament, poor kitty!!
Merry Christmas to you Deborah!!
Thanks Chris – great smells come to mind. I’d have to have baking turkey too. My wife isn’t satisfied (and thus I’m not either) unless the house smells like turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas
I think I could eat turkey every other week… need to make it more often! Happy Holidays to you and yours Bill !!