Thanksgiving is all about traditions

It’s that time of year again, when we gather with those we love for a long weekend of overeating, marathon dish washing sessions, playing board games, taking dogs on long walks, drinking margaritas, and revealing embarrassing secrets (usually after drinking the aforementioned margaritas).

Last year’s theme was guilty pleasure songs. This year, we’re sharing our guilty pleasure movies.

How well do you know us? We challenge you to figure out which guilty pleasure belongs to which of us (Laurel, Hyla, Michael, Rebecca, Adam, or Liz). Make just two correct guesses and we’ll send you your choice of either some homemade goat cheese from us or some caramels from Sweet Lolo’s. And while you’re at it, let us know your guilty pleasure movies.

Are any of these on your list?

The Abominable Dr. Phibes
(1971), starring Vincent Price

Xanadu
(1980), starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
(1954), starring Howard Keel, Jane Powell, seven brides and seven brothers

Thoroughly Modern Millie
(1967), starring Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, John Gavin, Carol Channing, and Beatrice Lillie

Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery
(1997), starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, and Michael York

Mr. Holland’s Opus
(1995), starring Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, and Jay Thomas

You know you want to know

Admit it, ever since yesterday’s post, you’ve been wondering, “What are those embarrassing, guilty pleasure songs she mentioned?” Well, tonight’s your lucky night. The four of us (M, H, my sister L, and I) have each chosen two songs we hate to love — I, for one, had trouble narrowing it down to just two.

Can you guess who picked which songs? If you leave a comment with the correct answers, we’ll send you your choice of either some homemade goat cheese or some candies from Sweet Lolo’s And while you’re at it, let us know your guilty pleasure songs. You know, the songs that you love to sing along to when you’re alone but claim to hate when someone else is within earshot? Those songs.

Okay, are you ready to cringe? Here we go…

“The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” – Vicki Lawrence

“Afternoon Delight” – Starland Vocal Band

“Fantasy” – Aldo Nova

“Watcher of the Skies” – Genesis

“Baby” – Justin Bieber

“Xanadu” Olivia Newton John & ELO

“Gypsies Tramps and Thieves” – Cher

“Snowbird” – Anne Murray