December 05, 2009

Christmas Meme

I got tagged by Amy @ Keeping Up With The Schultz Family for a Christmas meme.  It seems like fun, so I'm going to play along.  :-)

After you finish this tag be sure to link up with Heather@ Top 10 Christmas; she orginated the meme and wants to share everyone's posts.

1. Have you started your Christmas shopping?
Yes!!  I'd be freaking out if I hadn't.

2. Tell me about one of your special traditions.
Every year we put up the nativity scene that my mom made back in the '70's.  :-)  And everyone in the family gets a new ornament each year.

3. When do you put up your Tree?
Usually the first weekend in December.

4. Are you a Black Friday shopper?
I've been on both sides; the consumer and the retailer.  NEVER AGAIN!  Though I do have some funny stories from working retail!

5. Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
As a kid - I traveled every other year to my see my dad's family in TX/NM.  These days, it's celebrated a few towns away at my Aunt's house.  Last year, I was up at Ft. Drum most of Christmas Day.

6. What is your funniest Christmas memory?
Ah, that's an easy one!  That would be the year we picked out a tree that had been sprayed by a moose/deer.  Once it had been inside for a few hours, the tree (and very soon after, the house) REALLY STUNK!!  That was the last year of getting a "real" tree.

7. What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
Hmm... I'd have to say Love, Actually.

8. Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
Yep, I certainly do my own Christmas baking.  I don't have one favorite - I do chocolate chip cookies, fudge, turtles, biscotti and many more.  :-)

9. Fake or Real Tree?
Um... fake.  See #6.

10. What day does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
The panic starts Thanksgiving Day if I don't have all the Christmas shopping done.

11. Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
With any luck - no!

12. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
I take great joy out of everyone being together and talking over each other, watching TV and just enjoying the organized chaos.

13. What Christmas craft do you like the best?
All of them!!  Making little stocking for co-workers, doing Christmas cards, wreaths, etc.

14. Christmas music? Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
I love Christmas Music, but only AFTER Thanksgiving. I think "O Holy Night" and "Carol of the Bells" are my favorites.

15. When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
Usually- I'm done by Thanksgiving.  This year - I hope to finish this weekend.

Do you want to play along?

Just simply copy and paste the questions into your blog, and then answer them.

•Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs, and leave them a comment telling them they’ve been tagged.

•When you post on your blog, please spread some Christmas Cheer, and leave a link back to Heather's blog (Top 10 Christmas), and the blog that you were tagged by. (which is All The Small Stuff.)

Heather would like any blogger to participate in this meme, even if you have not been tagged She will go back and add your blog link to the list if you wanna play along.

I tag:
Anyone else that wants to join in!  Just let me know that you took part too.

And finally - today's Christmas song.


  1. I think everyone should work in retail for black friday at least once -- you really do get to see some crazy things! thanks for sharing!

  2. love it! I love Carol of the Bells too, I have a couple of odd versions playing on my blog right now :-) I did this meme today! :-)

  3. Thanks for playing along. I loved your answers. That tree story was my favorite one..

  4. Just wanted to let you know about our super holiday blog design giveaway, we have 14 giveaways and 34 winners total!

  5. Pawesome meme!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Great answers, Cole! You should share some of your baking recipes on Tuesday!

    Justine :o )

  7. that moose smell story, freaking CLASSIC.

    also, i'm going to steal this and pretend you tagged me. mmmk? thanks! ;)

  8. I also shamelessly stole this - I loooove Christmas! (Except, right now, for that bit about writing Christmas cards...)

    I loved your answers :)

  9. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to be sure and post this. :)


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