Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Questions

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. All the way. It is so much more fun watching people rip open the perfectly placed paper and bows! Not to mention they look so much prettier under the tree!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. Ben is highly allergic to the real deal. Which makes me sad, because it would be so much easier to just throw a tree away every year and not drag out, re-fluff, take down, and store every year.

3. When do you put up the tree? Around Thanksgiving. Sometimes before, sometimes after. Depending on my mood. And sometimes depending on my with-child-ness

4. When do you take the tree down? Whenever I am geared up to tackle us. Never before New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? Blech. Enough said.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I got some really great things while growing up, but the first thing that popped into my head is the year my big brother, my two cousins, and I got these giant polar bears. My grandparents hid them in a closet upstairs, and we followed a string around the house until we found them. Good memory.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Father-in-law

8. Easiest person to buy for? My kids.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Surprisingly, no. I want one of those fisher price ones though. And my mom collects them, so I am sure I will inherit quite a few someday!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Post Office, because it shows you took the time. (although, we do New-Years cards, partially because I am overworked in December, and partially just because. Don't question it.)

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A Christmas sweater with the word "blessed" vertically spelled out of Christmas ornaments. And I still have it. Any takers?

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoons Christmas Vacation & Home Alone

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I kinda shop all year. I always have my eyes peeled.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Probably.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Peppermint Bark

16. Lights on the tree (colored or clear)? Clear. But my mom put red and white this year, and I really liked it!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We switch every year between Ben's parents and my parents. And we do the same at Thanksgiving. I think once we have our own place, that might come to an end.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I doubt it.

20. Angel, star or ribbon on top of tree? Ribbon, at least it is this year.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning. Jammies on Christmas Eve!

22. Favorite children's Christmas song? Frosty.

23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Everyone wishing "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"

24. Favorite ornament theme or color? Every year my MIL buys all of us an ornament that describes our life the past year. Those are usually my favorite.

25. Turkey or ham on Christmas day? Turkey.

26. What do you want for Christmas this year? Uggs. But unless we strike oil, it ain't gonna happen.

27. Does anyone in your family dress up as Santa? No

28. Age you discovered who Santa was? I never really remember believing in Santa. My parents did a really good job of telling us the truth while still allowing us to enjoy the imagination of Santa Clause.

29. Eggnog, hot chocolate, or apple cider? White hot chocolate

30. Traditional colors (red and green) or other colors? I usually decorate with the traditional colors, but I love the winter blues.

31. Do you have any Christmas decorations on your roof? Nope.

32. What is your favorite holiday treat? Cracker Toffee

33. How does Santa get into your house? Chimney or magic key? Chimney

34. Do you prefer gifts or gift cards? I like gifts, although I understand the practicality of gift cards. I just like to be surprised on Christmas morning with something tangible.

35. Favorite children's Christmas Cartoon? The Grinch

OK, now its your turn!


Megan said...

I always love reading these things! Question, in reference to you saying that your parents did a good job with the whole "santa" thing, what do y'all do with your kiddos?

Timilyn said...

OMG! I was just about to ask the same question Megan asked?! Here goes:

"I never really remember believing in Santa. My parents did a really good job of telling us the truth while still allowing us to enjoy the imagination of Santa Clause."

For mine and your other blog followers sake, please explain:)

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