For the Christmas Asks: Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, and Stockings
Frosty The Snowman: Who was your childhood hero?
Esmeralda! Yeah, I know she’s a fictional character, but I seriously thought she was the bravest woman ever when I was a kid.
Jingle Bells: What song would you hate to get stuck in your head?
The theme from the Enchanted Tiki Room. I’m sorry, I personally find it a million times more irritating than It’s a Small World – not only does the song not even have any meaning besides just “Ooh look at the birdies, look at the birdies, look at the flowers, so pwetty~” (Hell, Small World’s lyrics at least have a POINT), but when you’re in the Tiki Room, every song in the show is punctuated by the click-clack of the bird’s beaks and the flower’s stems, to the point that you barely even hear the words. I never stick around to watch this show – I just grab my Dole Whip and hightail it off to Pirates of the Caribbean instead.
Stockings: Do you have any unusual traditions?
My mom and dad started this one when I was little, and we’ve used it ever since – on the tags of our presents, rather than just saying it’s from Santa, we would write names on the gift tags that would give a clue as to what’s inside. For example, if my mom had gotten me a Lion King shirt, she might write on the tag “To Tory, From Rafiki,” and one year when I gave my mom some nice warm winter socks she’d really wanted, I wrote on the tag, “To [my mother’s name], From Your Cold Feet.” The rationale that was used when I was a kid was that Santa would deliver all of these gifts from these characters when he stopped at our house, because he had friends all over the world and he was always happy to do a favor for them.