Thursday, December 18, 2008
25 Christmas Questions
Susan over at Life in the Psych Ward asked for us all to join in the fun!! So here I go....
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Ok that is hard because this time of year it's Egg Nog, but the rest of the year I LOVE me some Hot Chocolate!
2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa puts our gifts by the fireplace where our stockings hang.
3. Colored lights on house/tree or white? White.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? If I knew where to find some, I'd hang some up and stand underneath it!
5.When do you put your decorations up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year I couldn't get motivated!!! (I have no idea why either)
6.What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My mother in law's mashed potatoes and my mom's jello. Love that stuff!
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? That is a tough one. I was just reminded of one by my dearest friend Kerri, but when I was a kid we had a tree stand that rotated around and played music. It was actually very cool. It finally broke after my dad died.
8. When did you learn the truth about Santa? truth??? In our house it is always if you don't believe you don't receive!!!!
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? As a child we were always able to open one gift from a family member. I have allowed my kids to do the same thing. So any out of town packages one present is fair game!
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? !With the boys. I un-package all the ornaments and they put them on the tree. I put the higher up ones on and Matt always puts the topper on the tree!
11. Snow. Love it or dread it? Love the look...loved as a child playing in it, but I live in Arizona now and can't even remember the last time I was in the snow!
12. Can you ice skate?Yes, and I love it!!! Grew up right down the street from an ice skating rink.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I received a "real" cabbage patch kid one year. In Georgia they have a hospital (Babyland General) where the babies are born from a cabbage and I received Gabriella. My mom still has her today.
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Being with my family and friends. It's a great time to slow down and appreciate.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? We always had a cake for Baby Jesus every year. Now that I am married we have birthday cake because it's actually my mother-in-law's birthday on Christmas day!!!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Taking the kids to see Santa. I don't care how old they ever get. It just makes me happy.
17. What tops your Christmas tree? A snowman star.
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?I love the feeling of giving, especially to those who are in need. The best part is the look on the face of someone you bought the PERFECT gift for. However, I love to be surprised with a really great gift!!!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Any song on Amy Grant's Christmas albums. I love every single one of them!!
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?YUMMY!!!!! Oddly enough I just bought some today to eat!
21. What do you want for Christmas? A video camera. I have actually wanted one for years, but I am thinking probably not this year either...:(
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? Not an annual one, but we do attend Christmas parties. It's fun to get together this time of year!
23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's? We wear jeans or anything festive. We have our big party on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is more for pj's.
24. Do you own a Santa hat? Yes!!!
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? Family. Any and all that are around on that day!!!!