On the first day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me…

It is now time for the annual Vampire Holiday Sing-A-Long!

 

On the first day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

A Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the second day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Two Vials of Blood

And A Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the third day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And A Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the fourth day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the fifth day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the sixth day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Eight Black Cats Hissing

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Nine Vampires Dancing

Eight Black Cats Hissing

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Ten Moonlit Nights

Nine Vampires Dancing

Eight Black Cats Hissing

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Eleven Necks to Bite

Ten Moonlit Nights

Nine Vampires Dancing

Eight Black Cats Hissing

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my Vampire gave to me

Twelve Banshees Screaming

Ten Moonlit Nights

Nine Vampires Dancing

Eight Black Cats Hissing

Seven Mermaids Swimming

Six Ghosts a Laughing

Bram Stoker’s Heart

Four Howling Wolves

Three Bat Skulls

Two Vials of Blood

And a Raven in a Dead Tree

 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

 

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Vampire Musings on Cats, Black Friday Traditions, Lunch and Morning…

I love the way the cat stands on the deck rail in the morning just watching the world in the trees. It is a world of squirrels and birds and bugs. Then he hops off with the grace and form of a circus performer, never falling, never wondering if it is safe, and runs down the stairs to some unknown appointment with either adventure or maybe a nap.

At the crack of dawn I was brewing up coffee and washing the last of the goblets from yesterday. I’m not a witch so I can’t just snap my fingers and make the house clean up itself. I wouldn’t trust the woodland creatures to come in while I sing a happy tune. Knowing the creatures in my neighborhood, they’d raid the pantry of all dog and cat food then tear up the furniture and drink all the booze. Sure they’re cute but don’t let that fool you.

So right, you came here for your daily dose of Vampire life.

The sun is up. It is a holiday weekend. Everyone is asleep. Except me. Sleep and I are not friends so I’m up at all times of the day and night, like the cats. Except the cats have more of a clock than I do.

My brother Val spent the night because today is Black Friday. That doesn’t mean shopping. It means that we go out and meet friends for lunch. It is our tradition that we’ve held tight to for the past 122 years. We meet with friends for lunch, but we do it all day long. It is like going wine tasting. We stop. We taste. We go to the next place. And like wine tasting we can usually get in about 4 stops, each with 4-6 different samples. Only unlike wine tasting we don’t have to worry about driving home a little tipsy and we don’t bring home any bottles. It will be fun. It always is. This year we’re meeting with our favorite artists, a group of writers, a couple of lawyers we know, and for dessert we meet with a group of ghost hunters and historians. Great fun. But shhhhhhh don’t tell anyone we’re Vampires…especially the lawyers and ghost hunters.

I can hear Val rambling around upstairs. I need a refill on my coffee. Then I’ll put the fresh pine wreath on the door (thank you to my wonderful husband for bringing that home) and put on my shoes.

I suppose it is now officially the holiday season. Time for fun. Time for joy. Time for cheer.

Happy hunting!

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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Vampire Holiday Traditions with Egg Nog!

We’ve passed down our traditions – from starlight, to firelight to candlelight to gaslight and now to electric light and the glow of my very own computer monitor (or as my husband calls it “your square headed boyfriend”).

Be they new or old we all look forward to traditions. We often take the old and make them new for our modern world.

We take walks in the foggy nights to look at the Christmas lights. We fix food, we have lavish parties with friends, we watch every single version of “A Christmas Carol” ever brought to the screen.

And we sing. We sing to the night and to the hope of peace and magic and believing in all things that are good.

We tell old stories of The Travelers and Davy’s Watch. The elders speak of the glowing comet that was the great Christmas star and when Northern Lights surrounded the entire earth. And we tell stories of our past adventures and romances.

One tradition that I keep is fruit cake and egg nog. Don’t leave me. They’re good. I’ll post the fruit cake recipe later. No I’m not the fruit cake – it is the real thing baked forever then soaked with booze and it keeps for 6 months – or it can but this stuff is so good that it doesn’t keep. Just a hint, don’t put too many Brazil nuts in it. My mom is crazy about Brazil nuts. She’s nuts but then again, I’ve been called a fruit cake (I’m not). But that will come later…But NOW for Egg Nog!

Teddy’s Egg Nog for Six (Vampires or Regular Humans or for 3 Werewolves)

 This is the REAL thing.

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 (750 milliliter) bottle bourbon
  • 1/8 (750 milliliter) bottle dark rum
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • A good dash of ground nutmeg
  • Semi sweet chocolate
  1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a very large bowl until thick and light-colored. Stir in the bourbon and rum, mixing until sugar has dissolved. 
  2. Next whip the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Do not use a plastic bowl. And the bowl has to be absolutely CLEAN or the whites won’t peak. Egg whites are pure and like to stay that way (until you add the booze then all bets are off). 
  3. Stir the whipping cream and half and half into the egg yolk mixture until thoroughly blended. Slowly stir in the brandy. Fold in the egg whites, blending evenly. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or two before serving. Sprinkle top with nutmeg. You can also grate some semi sweet chocolate over the top (just a bit for just a hint of flavor).
  4. Note: You may add more sugar to this if your system needs more sweet. 

More thoughts on Christmas:

  • Have fun
  • Lots of hugs
  • Lots of kisses
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Do good deeds
  • And the best blood comes from those who are drinking the good booze!

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