Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Meme, meme Christmas!

Found this at the Lowdown From Lois and thought I'd play along...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper please!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real. We've had fake ones in the past and will probably again but for now we enjoy the search for the perfect tree. And, we can get one to fit our 12 foot ceilings.

3. When do you put up the tree? About 2-3 weeks before Christmas.

4. When do you take the tree down? Depends on how dried out it is. Usually a few days after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? It is ok, not my favorite but I definitely don't mind drinking it if forced, lol.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? A red barn my dad made for my Breyer horses and Barbies.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but not a real one, it is a very small tree ornament set. I'd love the Lennox china version but that would be many hundreds of $$$s and I don't really have a place for it.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My husband. He gets what he needs throughout the year, and things he wants too. He's weird about gifts too, very picky.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids are super easy.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? I'm not real sure, can't recall any that were just too horrible. Except the Marilyn Monroe phone I got last minute from my horrid cousin.

11. Mail or email Christmas card? Neither, I don't do them.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause, The Muppet Christmas Carol(and the original too). I love the funny ones, not so much into the old sappy ones. I love all the animated ones from childhood, Rudolf and Frosty and Meisterberger Bergermeister and the Grinch and Mr. Heat Miser....

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? As soon as we have the money.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I can't recall.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chex Party Mix, my version with honey mustard coating. I love most holiday foods, can't go wrong with them I say.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Both at the same time...the more the merrier!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Andy Williams version of Do You Hear What I Hear, Sarah McLachlan's Christmas stuff, Burl Ives, Gene Autry, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Julie Andrew's version of Favorite Things(Andy Williams does a good one too, as does Babs). I'm very musical so I love most holiday music except for extreme rock or rap or countrified stuff.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We usually stay home and have my parents and occasionally brother and/or others come to our house.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeers? Yep. Uh, did you want me to do it now?

20. Do you have an Angel on top or a star? Nothing.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing(s) about this time of year? Self-imposed stress


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I agree 100% with the last one. This is the time when we're supposed to celebrate the coming of Jesus with joy and happiness--not spending and charging and stressing and having nervous breakdowns. Another thing that really REALLY bugs me during the holidays is the TV commercials. Oh, I could write a book about this. You can be watching this beautiful movie about the real meaning and spirit of Christmas--then comes the commercial break with some car salesman or half-naked lady telling you how you just have to go right now and buy whatever it is they're sellling. There ought to be a law.

Chickenbells said...

Oh, I got a stable that my dad made for me for MY Bryer horses too! I just loved it...OH...and the Silk Soy Nog? It is SO much better than the other stuff!!