Still questioning the wisdom of this. I could have answers!
But I wouldn't necessarily be able to speak about them, which is half the fun.
|It's already available for preorder on Amazon! Look how big the babies are now!|
Speaking of spoilers, avert your eyes for a bit if you wish to know nothing about the current season. I'm not giving anything away, mind you, because I haven't seen the current season. But I do know a bit and I want to know what the hoopla is about:
- Who might be moving to America? Tom, you are forbidden to go anywhere!
- Why is George Clooney in the Christmas episode? (Celebrity gossip tangent: George became friends with Hugh Bonneville while filming "Monuments Men" and that is how he got the gig. If there is a bit of poetic justice in the Downton Universe, he will be there to woo Edith and won't care a figgy pudding about Mary.)
- What happened to Edith's beau/baby daddy?
Meanwhile, I have my Downton Abbey possessions to comfort me (yes, this is a joke).
Last year I scored for Christmas. Mom gave my daughter and me D.A necklaces that are super fancy. I was also given Downton wine (according to the label, it was chosen by Bates himself). I photographed it next to Downton Abbey wrapping paper, which I found at World Market (they also sold china, white with little gold and black flourishes).
|Ooh la la! I'm just like the Crawleys!|
I was also given a D.A. plum pudding, which we ate Christmas Day. It was dense, sweet, and chock full of raisins.
|Of course we set it on fire! If you look closely, you can see the blue flames.|
And this year my friend gave me some D.A. tea. It's delicious!
|Yum! Other flavors are available, too, but this is mine!|
Scouring Amazon, I found new goodies for this year. Behold, a cd of Lord Grantham's favorite Christmas tunes! Elizabeth McGovern (Cora) sings! The classical pieces look fabulous. Of course, this isn't the first D.A. cd. There's a soundtrack out, too.
|Want it under your Christmas tree? Click here.|
Speaking of Carson, he's written a book on staff management. It'll be out Nov. 25.
|If you're having problems with your footmen, click here.|
Is there nothing that man can't do?
Last but not least--because I could go on forever, trust me--is the official board game. This is something I may have to buy so I can play with my local D.A.-fan friends, and haul in a suitcase to next year's ACFW for some cutthroat competition with a few Inkies.
|Oh mercy. Guess what I want for Christmas.|
|It looks a bit like Clue, but the directions describe tasks to complete.|
Squee! Roll the dice and have a sip of D.A. tea while the Christmas cd plays in the background. We're on!
Who's with me?
originally appeared on Inkwell Inspirations