Because it's red. My mother always made it at Christmas because it's red. *exasperated sigh*
This is a simple recipe but it has a few steps. You'll need the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of crushed pretzels
4 1/2 tblsp white sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
16 oz cream cheese
1 envelope of dream whip, prepared as directed
6 oz package of strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
16 oz frozen strawberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crush up some pretzels to make 1 1/2 cups. You can choose any method you like, I myself am a fan of putting them in a plastic bag and beating the crap out of them with a rolling pin, but that's just me.
Once it's cooled, prepare your Dream Whip...
Pour it on top of your cooled pretzel concoction and spread it around.
After some time has passed, boil your 2 cups of water.