Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Questions Answered

Hi there. I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! Anyway, here is a little Christmas meme that I found for your viewing boredom on this Christmas Eve. Hopefully I'll be back to yapping (typing) endlessly real soon...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Well, if I had my druthers I'd throw everything in Walmart bags and put them under the tree. But I don't. Have my druthers that is. What are druthers anyway? Whatever. I don't have them. And we wrap our gifts.

2. Real tree or Artificial?


3. When do you put up the tree?

If I'm on top of my Holiday game, it's up the day after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down?

Usually on New Years Day. I can't stand to have it up much past that.

5. Do you like eggnog?

I sure do! And I'm pretty shocked that each of my kids do, as well.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

I'd have to say the year I received my Cabbage Patch and Care Bear together. That was a GREAT year. :)

7. Hardest person to buy for?

My boys, but only because I don't understand all of those "boy" things that they are into. I guess it's because I'm a GIRL. However, I am married to an overgrown boy who always knows exactly what they want, so no one knows how clueless their Mama is. I will say that I am the one who surprised everyone...and I do mean the Overgrown Boy included....with a Wii this Summer, so that bought me some serious gift-giving points.

8. Easiest person to buy for?

Julianna. <----girl.

9. Do you have a nativity scene?


10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Pffft. Neither. I've released myself from Christmas Card Bondage years ago. Freedom is amazing and you should try it. Actually, nevermind, because if you heed my advice I won't love my mailbox as much as I do this time of year. Moving along...

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

In advance, I must apologize to my Mom for revealing this terrible lapse in judgement, but the horror happened somewhere around the 5th grade and it was at the hands of the woman who bore me.

It was this denim shirt thing with pink leather tassels ALL over it. Dear GRA-CIOUS. It was truly heinous. TRULY. And she really could not understand why I wasn't wearing it and then begging for her to wash it so that I could wear it again.

I didn't want to hurt her feelings because she was SO happy about this gift, but I probably still need therapy over that little nightmare of Christmas past.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

Ummmmmm.... Grinch? Frosty? Rudolph? All of those old kid's movies. LOVE. THEM.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

I'm not consistent enough from one year to the next to say when I traditionally do it, B.U.T. since I've only mentioned it 768 times, it bears repeating that I've jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon. The benefits continue long past that day because I have been done shopping since then and it feels amazing. ~happy, contented sigh~

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?


15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?


16. Lights on the tree?

Do people actually refrain from putting lights on their tree? Weird. Well, I guess it could be a fire hazard, but I've never heard of such.

17. Favorite Christmas song?

Oh Holy Night. ADORE that song.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

Stay home, fo sho.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Probably, but I don't want to,

20. Angel on the tree-top or a star?


21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Morning! I'm so excited for the kids, too!

2. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

Honestly, I've got a bit of a Grinch reputation because all of the materialism grates my nerves, but it's Christmas Eve, and I'm feeling pretty festive, so I will respectfully decline answering this question with my usual diatribe.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?

Handicapped ballerinas

24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner?

What the heck? Didn't we cover this already on number 15?

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?


:~: Have a wonderfully blessed and MERRY Christmas, dear friends! :~:
Much love,


Mocha with Linda said...

Woohoo! She breathes and types! :-)

Loved your answers. Have a wonderfully merry Christmas, my bloggy friend!

(And if you get a quiet moment, you'll love the O Holy Night post on my blog from Tuesday)

Maria said...

I am finding it hard to believe that you have never recycled a Christmas present. I thought everyone did that I guess I have learned something new this Christmas.

Have a blessed day with your family!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I love your sense of humour! If you just pop up here and visit me, I will share my snow with you! Have a wonderful Christmas. We'll just look past the materialism and celebrate what it is really about!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Love your answers!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

Merry Christmas dear blog friend!!

javamamma said...

These were fun! Since all the family's gone for the day, maybe I'll join in the meme fun. Have a Merry Christmas!

KarenW said...

I love O Holy Night too! Good luck on the snow. Merry Christmas!!

JenIG said...

Merry Christmas, Merry Merry Christmas.

those are words of a song. But I've only heard it sung in my fifth grade music class, so I might be the only one able to sing it in my head (with the exception of those 20 other students).

Hope you have a beautiful day!

Tammy said...

Loved your answers. I was thinking white or colored lights for the lights question?! *shrug* :-)

Merry Christmas to the Westie Crew.

Growin' with it! said...

2 questions about food on this? MY KINDA survey! hehehe. fun post and although i don't like egg nog, you still made me feel like i wasn't old and we could be great friends IRL on the cabbage patch/care bear gifts!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Where have you been??? You'd better fill me in on your life! Miss you! Love you! Merry Christmas, sweet friend.

Duckygirl said...

This was a cute meme. I'm with you on a lot of it, though I think I relate to my boys better. I think they are WAY easier to shop for than my girls. Not sure why, it just seems that way.

Hope you had a great Christmas day!

Joanne said...

With each passing year I become more grinch-like...

I hate the obligatory gift-giving.

Maybe because I'm still in bondage to card giving.

Krista said...

I don't think I'll ever be able to throw away a broken ornament again... not even the shards of those glass balls that break even when they fall on plush carpet. Handicap Ballerina is an inspiration to us all. YOU are an inspiration to me. ;o)