Christmas with the Ninja!

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 59 Comments


Guess who's stopping by today?! 

Our very most favorite blog buddy, Alex Cavanaugh!! 

Awesome, right? 

He sent mini-Alex over to bring us the festive down-low on the holidays in the Cavanaugh house. 

min-Alex looks like he's been busy wrapping gifts and taming dragons.
He's such a busy little fella...he makes Santa's elves look like slackers. 



Favorite Christmas movie?

A Christmas Story

Favorite Christmas song?
Any of Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas songs.

Favorite Christmas tradition?
Christmas Eve is a smorgasbord of dinner snacks and Christmas movies.

Favorite Christmas memory?
Every Christmas with my wife!

Favorite Christmas cookie recipe? 

Green Christmas Tree Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup margarine
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 and ½ cups flour
Green food coloring

Mix together, adding a couple drops of food coloring. Force through a cookie press onto sheet in desired shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cool then shove gratuitously into mouth.


Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm, and Dragon of the Stars. The author lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Thanks for stopping by Alex. I will most definitely be trying that cookie recipe. It seems easy enough...even for me!!

59 comments:

  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Yeah, Mini-Alex and the clones can run circles around Santa's elves...

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    1. I'm flattered to have you stop by!

      I bet those ninjas even beat the elves on their stealth.

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  2. Mmm... cookies. Love Alex's Christmas Eve tradition. :) Have a lovely week.

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  3. Christmas Eve sounds perfect indeed at your sea.

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  4. Love the calmness of your Christmas...and the cookies!

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    1. A calm Christmas...now, that's a great tradition.

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  5. Alex is the sweetest husband - I love his favourite Christmas memory :-)

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  6. That Mini-Alex is a real go getter. Smart man Alex, scoring those points with the wife. Happy Holidays to you, Mini-Alex and of course Liz.

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    1. Thanks Sheena-kay!! I hope your holidays are merry and bright :)

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  7. Merry Christmas to Mini and Maxi Alex!

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  8. Merry Christmas to Mini and Maxi Alex!

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  9. We always watch A Christmas Story on Christmas day and I play Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas music continuously through the season.

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    1. My dad was an orchestra Christmas sort of guy too. He'd get so mad when I'd make him listen to my pop Christmas classics.

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  10. A Christmas Story in my favorite, too.

    Merry Christmas to all.

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  11. Lee, that's funny!

    Susan and Gail, you have excellent tastes!

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  12. Good one, Maxi Alex. I gather you don't have set meals particularly at Christmas. Just as well we do otherwise I would be gaining back everything I lost. Not seen any Christmas movies yet but just ordered The Santa Clause from the library, I always enjoy that one plus I have a VHS copy of The Miracle on 34th Street. Have to remember how to play it though. Merry Christmas Alex, see you around. You too Liz.

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    1. I like It's a Wonderful Life too, but no one in my family does.

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    2. You actually have a VHS player that works?

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    3. Yes I do Alex and I did remember how to use the VHs player

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  13. Super fun way to get to know everyone's holiday favs! I love the idea of dinner snacks smorgasbord. We usually do that for new years eve but I might just add it to Christmas eve, too.

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    1. We do that for New Year's Eve too...then plan a diet for the first if the new year.

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  14. I look forward to seeing some Christmas movies over my break. I need to try the green cookies. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks Medeia!! I am definitely trying the green cookies. I hope your holidays are either relaxing or productive...whichever suits you best.

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  15. Now I want cookies!

    Great post! I'm surprised your favorite movie isn't Die Hard!

    Heather

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    1. That is my husband's favorite Christmas movie...that and Reindeer Games.

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    2. Not for Christmas, although yippee ki yay is a favorite expression.

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  16. I want to take my mom to a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert in Philly, but she ALWAYS is in a concert on the same weekend!

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    1. That would be wonderful to see. I would like to see the Nutcracker too. I've never done that.

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  17. What a fun post! I love A Christmas Story too and watch it every year at least a few times. I haven't started eating Christmas cookies yet- but I will be having some soon. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I need to start the Christmas baking, but I'll wait until all my boys are home so I'm not eating them all myself.

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  18. I suspected he was involved in some kind of graphic arts or web design. Happy Christmas, Alex.

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    1. I know. What was the first clue? The awesome website?

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  19. Elizabeth, thank you so much for the gift. I want to cry. Didn't expect it.

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  20. Trans Siberian Orchestra is awesome. Alex, have you heard of August Burns Red? They have a Christmas album of all of our favorite Christmas songs but they give it a cool rock twist.

    I love Christmas tree cookies. :)

    Merry Christmas, Alex and Elizabeth!

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    1. I like my Christmas songs with a rock twist. That used to drive my dad nuts.

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  21. Trans Siberian Orchestra is awesome. Alex, have you heard of August Burns Red? They have a Christmas album of all of our favorite Christmas songs but they give it a cool rock twist.

    I love Christmas tree cookies. :)

    Merry Christmas, Alex and Elizabeth!

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  22. I agree with Trans Siberian Orchestra. I love Wizards of Winter! Great getting to know a little more about Alex here.

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    1. I know. He's such a mystery, we should ask him questions more often.

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  23. I like mini-Alex's dragon :) I enjoy listening to Trans Siberian Orchestra and those cookies sound good. This Christmas with friends is a great idea, Elizabeth! Merry Christmas!

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    1. I think I should make it a yearly special. It's fun!

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    2. That's his best friend, Father Dragon Al.

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  24. Christmas Eve is the same at our house, and we open a few presents too!

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

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    1. Mine open the gifts from their dad- just a little something to warm them up.

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  25. I knew the ninja could slay dragons!! Happy to see Alex featured. :)

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    1. He'd never slay that dragon...that's Father Dragon, the lovable-huggable fire-breather.

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  26. Those Ninjas look hilarious. I love cookies btw just don't tell the cookie monster. Merry christmas!

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  27. Those cookies sound delicious! My favorite Christmas cookies are chocolate chip with red and green M&Ms. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. I made those this year! They are much more festive than regular chips.

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