At home in Boston, there are three little glass Christmas trees. One is filled with M&Ms, one with Hershey’s kisses, and one with starburst mints. They’ve been filled every year that I can remember. And also every year, someone has tried to sneak some M&Ms out of the glass tree. It makes an awful lot of noise though; it’s basically its own candy thief alarm. My parents tell me that when I was little, I called M&Ms “some toos” as in, “please give me some too!” Supposedly I could hear M&Ms being removed from their little glass Christmas tree and would come running, asking for “some toos”
Christmas M&Ms are still one of the important parts of the season to me too, and I always buy one bag. This year I switch up tradition and went with the pretzel M&Ms instead of the classic. It’s definitely been the year of the salty and sweet combo.
I put my M&Ms in just a little bowl though. J has magical willpower to resist candy. He actually can forget it’s there. I don’t understand that. So I have to portion control the candy. I do have a glass Christmas tree, but it’s stuffed with another kind of sugar.
A perfect Christmas gift for a runner perhaps? I had this genius idea for a runner’s Advent calendar. Take 12 pairs of socks and number them 1 –24. Stuff a gu or chomps or sports bean in each one! Too bad I didn’t get my act together before December 1 this year.
Do you have any Christmas candy traditions?