Have you ever wondered about the line from Andy Williams’ classic Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” where he sings, “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago”? In Victorian England, a holiday tradition was to gather around the fire place and tell scary stories. And think about the classic holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. That one is scary and creepy enough all on its own.
“You have to give me the recipe for this mincemeat pie.”
“I’m sorry, but that’s the last pie I’ll ever make. It has a secret ingredient and I’ve just run out.”
“My grandma made it every Christmas with her grandma. She gave me the recipe. Now that she’s gone, I can’t make it any more.”
“Like I said, she’s gone now. There isn’t any more left. If you do it right, there’s a little bit of grandma in every bite.”