Monday, 24 December 2012

10 Crazy Darwinian Fail Christmas Facts

1.       Christmas will span 5 jolly, cheerful, family-filled, food-heavy days.
2.       My goal is to run 45 of my 50 km goal over those 5 festive days so my sneakers are coming with me.
3.       Bailey’s over ice is my favourite Christmas night-cap (and the ideal for post-run recovery).
4.       There are 3 Christmas specials I MUST watch every year to feel happy holly jolly – Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Rudolph, and Charlie Brown’s Christmas.
5.       We kick off the holiday season every year with a trip downtown to see Ross Petty's Christmas Pantomime. We will go out for dinner, laugh at a silly fractured fairy tales, gush over the little ones in their Christmas best, visit the Christmas tree at Eaton Center, and gear up for the Christmas Rush.
6.       We will celebrate Christmas in 3 different cities this year, all over 3 days.
7.       We will travel a total of 854.6 kilometers to get to all of these festive fetes.
8.       We will eat a grand total of 4 (yep you read that right – 4) Christmas dinners.
9.       The Gingerbread Cookies after dinner are actually my favourite part of the Christmas dinner. (I don't actually like the turkey dinner)
10.   Christmas is crazy. It’s a whirlwind. But it’s wonderful. It only happens once a year and it always reminds me what beautiful blessed life I lead.

Merry Christmas All!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,


  1. Merry Christmas! I agree, Bailey's makes a perfect post-run recovery drink! I make my own Irish Cream - heavy on the whiskey! ;)

  2. Merry Christmas Krysten! Safe travels & enjoy!

  3. Fun facts! I love Bailey's and ice cream too! Merry Christmas Krysten!

  4. Woww sounds busy and wonderful! Enjoy :) Happy holidays and new year!

  5. Wow, you have quite the busy week! but all that food sounds delicious :) I'm staying here in FL this year, which feels very new since I usually fly home, and Mike's family does a ham dinner, which is new to me too. My family is italian and I'm used to our homemade pasta/lasagna/etc dinner, but it's kinda nice to try a new tradition! Bailey's is excellent in everything.
    Merry Christmas!!

  6. Yikes 5 days of Christmas - Wow! Good luck and enjoy.
    I agree with you the gingerbread men and better than the actual meal.

  7. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it & especially the gingerbread cookies! :) I eat to fuel myself but the sweet treats I plan for are my fave thing! :)

    Merry Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Merry Christmas!! Sounds like a very fun filled week. I agree that Christmas is not complete without Charlie Brown or Rudolph! Hope you've had a wonderful holiday with your family Krysten!

  9. You forgot fact number 11: you look great in a santa hat... Happy Holidays and travel safely.

  10. I am beginning to think we were separated at birth. I will pay closer attention this upcoming year to confirm :)

    My favorite Peanuts character is PigPen...let's start the comparisons there:)

    1. haha its possible... Sometimes I wonder where I came from?! But I am a Linus gal myself! :)