Thursday, December 8, 2011

All About Me: Christmas Edition

OK, so this might be 6th gradish, but I just couldn't resist.

I saw this list on Taylor's blog and decided I'd throw my answers out there too. 


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Neither - don't like egg nog and I'm allergic to chocolate (shocking - I know).  But I do love apple cider!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa sits them under the tree.  They are the only unwrapped presents.  That's how we know they are from him.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White on the tree.  White and blue on the house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No.

5. When do you put your decorations up? The Saturday after Thanksgiving, after I've recovered from Black Friday shopping.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? I don't know that we have a lot of foods are solely made at Christmas.  But I do love anything with cinnamon in it - cinnamon bread, cinnamon rolls, etc.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I loved our Advent calendar.  It was a fabric tree that we would pin wooden ornaments onto.  The ornament for the 24th was Santa.  The three of us kids would have to take turns pinning Santa on, so you only got to do it once every 3 years, but it was SOOOO exciting when it was your year.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Sad to say, but I don't think I ever believed in Santa.  I always knew it was my parents.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We celebrate on Christmas Eve with Tim's extended family so we open several gifts on Christmas Eve with them.  But all the gifts to our immediate family (me, Tim and the kids) must be opened on Christmas Day.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? It's prelit - Wahoo! So we just add ornaments.  I usually let the kids do most of the decorating.  There's really no theme, just things we've collected over the years.  The kids each have a little tree in their rooms that they decorate any way they want to.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love the looks of it.  Don't like having to walk or drive in it.

12. Can you ice skate? Yes, I was blessed with the gift of balance.  My husband was not.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? No.

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Spending time with my family.  I also love watching the kids open up their gifts.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Once again - I like anything with cinnamon in it.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I like it all.  I like decorating the house.  I like helping the kids do their Advent calendars.  I like going to houses of our extended families and hanging out with them.  I just like it all.

17. What tops your tree? An angel.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I love to give gifts, but, hey, I like to receive them as well. 

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Yum, I like peppermint, but only in small amounts.

20. Favorite Christmas show? Movie? Miracle on 34th Street - the original one.

21. Saddest Christmas Song? OK, I was going to put The Christmas Shoes one, but then I heard this one this morning.  Most depressing Christmas song ever - hands down.  (Warning: If you visit the YouTube link, be sure to have tissues on hand!)

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Mary Did You Know?

OK, Now it's your turn.  How would you fill out this list?

1 comment:

  1. 1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate all the way. Egg nog is just gross.
    2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa just sits gifts under the tree. Gifts from mom and dad are wrapped.
    3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White.
    4. Do you hang mistletoe? No.
    5. When do you put your decorations up? I try for the 1st of December, but it never works out that way.
    6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Chex Mix, which isn’t technically a holiday dish but that seems to be when everybody makes it.
    7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I remember sneaking into my parents room on Christmas morning and waiting in absolute anticipation while my dad went and plugged in the tree. The waiting seemed like forever.
    8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? No Santa for us. We never believed in Santa nor did he ever bring us any gifts.
    9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We open our stocking gifts on Christmas Eve and sometimes gifts on my husband’s side of the family.
    10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Weill this year, we let our 7 year old daughter decorate it. There are a lot of ornaments down low on the tree and in clumps. I don’t think the sides or back of the tree got any ornaments at all.
    11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I don’t like to be cold and I don’t like to drive in snow, however, I like to have the occasional snow day and I like to look at fresh fallen snow.
    12. Can you ice skate? Yes, but it’s been a really long time.
    13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Yes, I received my King silver Flair trumpet when I was in 8th grade. It wasn’t a surprise or anything, but boy did I think I was the stuff.
    14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus and watching the joy and excitement in my daughter’s eyes.
    15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Chex Mix?
    16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Reading the Christmas story from Luke and singing "happy birthday to Jesus" before opening presents
    17. What tops your tree? A star
    18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I'm going to just say yes, I prefer giving AND receiving. (Hey, don't judge me.)
    19. Candy cane: yuck or yum? Yum, but sticky
    20. Favorite Christmas Show? Movie? It's a Wonderful LIfe
    21. Saddest Christmas song? I don't know. I don't like to listen to sad stuff.
    22. What id your favorite Christmas song? Wow there are a lot ot choose from... Joy to the World, What Child is this?

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