Monday, December 18, 2006

One Week 'Til Christmas

I borrowed this from eatmisery.

1. Eggnog or Hot chocolate?
hot chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
some of both

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
both, I'm a Redneck! ;-)

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
sometimes, if someone will shoot it out of a tree. there is a lot growing in the oaks

5. When do you decorate for Christmas?
after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? (Excluding desserts!)
my sweet potato souffle that's not really a souffle

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child.
waking up ungodly early to see if Santa had come yet

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
probably around age 8 when it was thunderstorming real bad on Christmas Eve night and I knew that Sants couldn't navigate an open sled in that weather.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
usually

10. Do you bake cookies every year?
not recently, but this year Santa will get blackberry muffins instead of cookies because he's got to be sick of cookies by now

11. Snow? Love it or dread it?
love it but I've never had a real, true white Christmas

12. Can you ice skate?
used to

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
age 7 I got a doll called The Littlest Angel. I just loved that doll!

14. What's your favorite thing about the holidays? What's the most
important thing about the Holidays for you?

getting to treat people with things they don't normally get; friends and family

15. Favorite holiday dessert?
pecan pie

16. What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
giving gifts

17. What is your tree topper like?
honestly, I'm not sure because the kids decorated the tree and I didn't notice the top

18. Do you like to give or receive?
Both.

19. What is your favorite Christmas carol?
"Blue Christmas" by Elvis and "Winter Wonderland" (most versions)

20. Candy canes? Yuck or Yum?
yuck, usually

21. What was the one gift you always wanted for Christmas but never got?
as a child, a Lava Lamp, but I do have one now! LOL

22. Do you buy a gift for yourself when shopping?
just something small

23. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Not sure, probably Miracle on 34th Street

24. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
I make the kids do it. We have lots of variety in ornaments. I like that better than a perfectly coordinated department store tree.

25. What do you do on Christmas morning?
open presents then go to grandparents' house to open more presents and eat

5 comments:

SierraBella said...

Ewww, mistletoe!
I used to like it until I had to pay a guy to remove it from my oaks...

DHammett said...

I tried to post this yesterday from work, but out firewall wouldn't let anything move. I think it's fixed now. Hey, how about you other readers joining in?

1. Eggnog or Hot chocolate? Definitely hot chocolate, unless the egg nog has rum in it. But if the hot chocolate has peppermint schnapps in it...

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? They're all wrapped.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights on the tree, combo outside on the bushes around the house.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
It's the only way I can get a kiss!

5. When do you decorate for Christmas?
After Thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? (Excluding desserts!)
Brandied yams or sweet potatoes.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child.
Tons of relatives at my grandparent's house for fun, dinner and dessert.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Elementary school, from kids talking. How else?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yep, usually a smaller, teaser present or two.

10. Do you bake cookies every year?
No, I eat baked cookies every year. :-)

11. Snow? Love it or dread it?
Love the romance of it, hate the shoveling, the mess and the rest that goes with it.

12. Can you ice skate?
Could the dodo fly?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Robot Commando. Very Cool. Wanna see? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://chaoskids.com/ROBOTS/RC/RC.gif&imgrefurl=http://chaoskids.com/ROBOTS/RC/RC.html&h=339&w=267&sz=51&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=LrcfkiLzZOF0NM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drobot%2Bcommando%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

14. What's your favorite thing about the holidays? What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Time with the family close together.

15. Favorite holiday dessert?
Chocolate mousse.

16. What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
We hide the baby Jesus from the creche. Whoever finds him gets to open the first present.

17. What is your tree topper like?
It's a fairly large angel.

18. Do you like to give or receive?
Yep.

19. What is your favorite Christmas carol?
Angels We Have Heard on High

20. Candy canes? Yuck or Yum?
Yum. They're good in hot chocolate, too.

21. What was the one gift you always wanted for Christmas but never got?
A Big Bruiser tow truck toy, complete with car that got banged up and had a flat tire so it needed a tow. Practice for my adult life?

22. Do you buy a gift for yourself when shopping?
No, but I like to shop for my wife at a store that serves coffee/tee while shoppers are there shopping.

23. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Lot's of 'em. Probably It's a Wonderful Life, but I also really like Holiday Inn and White Christmas.

24. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
We do it as a family, each of us having "our own ornaments" that we've collected over the years.

25. What do you do on Christmas morning?
Open presents, eat breakfast, then get into our stockings. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all.

nige said...

Wow! That's a nice family Christmas. Here in England they're trying to outlaw the name Christmas as it is affiliated to just one religion, Christianity.

They want to rename it something that more people will feel in sympathy with, like Santa's Day.

I see the Americans have this issue as well:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177045,00.html

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Dennis Hastert has told federal officials that the lighted, decorated tree on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, known in recent years as the "Holiday Tree," should be renamed the "Capitol Christmas Tree."

The name change on Tuesday comes one day after the Engelmann spruce was delivered from New Mexico to Capitol Hill for decorations and displays until Jan. 2.

Hastert will light the tree, referred to as the "People's Tree" by the New Mexico-based committee that delivered it, during a ceremony on Dec. 8.

The re-named tree was called a Christmas Tree until the late 1990s, when it was changed to the name "Holiday Tree." The source of the name change in the 1990s is unclear, but this year's Web site could not be changed and still refers to it as a holiday tree.

Calling a Christmas tree a Christmas tree has become a politically charged prospect in jurisdictions across the country, from Boston to Sacramento and in dozens of communities in between. The city of Boston changed the name of its Holiday Tree back to Christmas Tree after being threatened with several lawsuits.


I've asked Santa for a wife for Christmas by the way, as usual, but will probably get just an orange in a sock again ...

DHammett said...

Hopefully the pendulum is swinging back towards the center and away from political correctness. Sure seems that way with the un-re-namings in Boston and at the Capital. The crazy thing is that an evergreen tree has always been associated with Christmas, never with any of the other holidays celebrated at this time of year. So how could it be a "holiday" tree? And for the record, I would not object to a Menorah being displayed at the Capital as well, in celebration of Hannukah.

Good luck with your Christmas wish, Nigel. If Santa's pressed for time, perhaps he can still squeeze in an inflatable wife for you. ;-)

Rae Ann said...

sierrabella, yeah, some years there is more of it than others.

dh, thanks for playing! That Robot Commando looks really cool. Did the eyes really rotate?

nigel, thanks, I can't believe all the Grinches who want to steal Christmas. And I think it's probably too late for this year, but I do have some influence with Santa and will use it on your behalf for next Christmas. I can't make any promises about it, but maybe next Christmas will be your best. Then again, you know what they say about getting what you ask for... ;-) Have a very Merry Christmas!