Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Memories

I got this from Sonya and figured why not, blog content!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? For Christmas I prefer wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or Artificial? We were doing real but then they got so expensive and we found a beautiful, huge fiber optic on clearance one year and used that, When J was born we didn't want to worry about the fibers so we now have a small 3' prelit one, that's sparkly green!

3. When do you put up the tree? Sometime after Thanksgiving Day, usually later then I like.

4. When do you take the tree down? A week of so after the first.

5. Do you like eggnog? No but I LOVE Starbucks Eggnog Latte, go figure.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Oh I got so much good stuff, I could name a listful.

7. Hardest person to buy for? We don't buy for that many people anymore, but probably my grandma when I do because I want to make sure it's special.

8. Easiest person to buy for? J because he'll love whatever we pick.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No but I'd like to.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? That would probably have to be the mayo
knife/honey scoop for me AND the giant coin trivet for R, both lovingly from my grandma. She just tries to clean out her house.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I like The Santa Clause and R loves the old cartoons.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Probably 2 weeks or so before for most gifts, but J will be right after thanksgiving so we can do birthday and Christmas shopping at the same time.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sweets especially homemade cookies and See's Candy.

16. Lights on the tree? Yes! Lots! And I prefer clear on a crisp green tree but R prefers colored. Our prelit green sparkly tree with green lights pretty much makes our decision for us. :)

17. Favorite Christmas song? I like lots of them. More traditional ones I like are "Away in a Manger", "Silent Night", "Mary Did You Know", "Carol of the bells", well pretty much all of them actually. An older but hipper songs I like is "Last Christmas", and "The Christmas Shoes" always get's me. Newer songs I like are "Thankful" (Groban) and "River"(Sarah) . R's fave is Little Drummer Boy and My Mom's is Grandma Got run over by a Reindeer. And my all time Fave Christmas album,"Winter Solstice IV". TMI I know, but I love music.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? "travel", but only by car within about 50mi which I think is worse then out of town. So much driving.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yup

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Pooh bear Angel right now, but I've been looking for a nice star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Here's where the traveling comes in. Christmas Eve with my mom's side, Christmas Early Morning at home with the three of us, Christmas Late morning with my dad and sister, Christmas evening with R's family.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The traffic and dealing with other shoppers.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? We pick out an ornament ever year for Me and R and now J picks one out for himself. Besides those special ones, I like the clean globe ornaments. We have silver, clear and purple and then a few with designs on them.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham (honey baked if lucky)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A sewing machine
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