Twelve Days of Christmas: Eleventh Day
As a child, we ate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts in our dining room. Mom loved to keep the tradition alive of serving a flaming fruit cake on Christmas Eve. I personally did not like the homemade dessert but I sure did like when she lit the brandy and poured it over the cake. The baked dome came alive like a volcano. One year there was an over flow of the lit liquor and it spilled into the lap of my father and onto his plaid holiday pants. Crisis was averted with a quick smothering of the flame with his cloth napkin. But the laughter continued long after. I do not light anything on Christmas Eve, but my dining room comes alive with plenty of laughter and merriment.
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
eleven guests for dinner,
ten fancy crackers,
nine candy canes,
eight Christmas angels,
seven pickle liqueurs,
six cookie cutters,
five… Christ..mas cards,
four vintage snowmen,
three special balls,
two wooden skis,
and a Christmas plate for Santa’s midnight snack.
The table is all set and awaiting family.