Friday, December 16, 2011

Dear Martha Stewart....

With the holidays fast approaching, I have a confession.... I long for your holiday specials CBS would broadcast before you got all Hollywood and began inviting celebrities to your home (like the year Michael Jordan may have visited you was just wrong).

For me, the holidays are not the holidays without watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, It's a Wonderful Life, and for a time, the Martha Stewart Christmas specials on CBS.

My friend and I would prepare for the special as a football fan for the Superbowl. She'd make arrangements for her kids to be in bed or distracted by their dad, we'd each get our choice of wine and with phone and remote in hand, we'd plop down on the respective sofas for your specials.

We'd love when you'd make your own gift wrap with brown paper and some potatoes (very MacGyer like thinking); or when you had Julia Child on the show and spun caramel like anyone could do it.

My friend and I would drink our wine while commenting on the phone why all you need is a stapler and bag to wrap a present or how slice-and-bake cookies were still the way to go.


It's sad that my friend's daughter won't be able to see these specials now that's she's older. Some shows are classics and should be aired.

I know your shows were informative and women probably imitated you (actually we had a mutual friend who made the gift wrap - bless her little soul), but my friend and I long for quality time during the holidays where we could sit in our respective homes, and discuss how we're sane because we've chosen not to spend 22+ hours attempting a croquembouche.

6 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles....we have been taping many chirstmas specials and movies this year on DVR and watching them back as we have time..did get charlie brown and we plan on watching it with the boys this weekend...

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I had forgotten about the Martha Stewart specials, but you're right. They were wonderful!

DSS said...

I consider myself to be pretty good with change, but I miss those shows too!!! Boo...

So. Cal. Gal said...

Martha Stewart had a Christmas special? I guess I was too busy watching A Christmas Story...

Gia said...

Hahhaha yeah, I think your last line nailed it. When I have the Today Show on in the morning as I'm getting ready for work and I see "here's a quick and easy way to..." I go "BULLSHIT! THERE IS NOTHING QUICK OR EASY ABOUT THAT AND YOU KNOW IT!"

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian - CB is such a classic 46 years later. I can't believe how timeless it is!

Liz - I have a confession, I can channel my Martha and do a mean job with a glue gun, but more fun to sit on phone with friend, drink wine & mock projects that take over 20 hours...

DSS - They were just so fun to watch.

So. Cal Gal - okay, that cracked me up --- you probably were trying to figure out how one could get their tongue stuck on a flag pole...

Gia - Oh those things are quick and easy if you sucker someone else into doing it.