1. Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate, of course! Have I not mentioned before that I have a problem with the consistency of food/drinks?! That included eggnog. Plus, it has raw eggs in it. ICK!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
He wraps EVERYTHING!! Santa's a smart guy and knows how much we all like unwrapping presents.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I know that this isn't going to make sense to most people... but I like both. My tree/house will always be white light only (unless future hubby is adamant about colored lights). I like colored lights. Just not on my house; I'm a purist. :-)
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. A. It's poisonous to dogs. B. I have no one to kiss!!
5. When do you put your decorations up? It varies each year. Some years I'm really into Christmas; some years I'm not. This year, is very minimal...and the only tree is at my parent's house. *whimper*
6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Hmm. Now that I think about it - I don't have a favorite.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Let me start by saying that I adore both sides of my family. But Christmas' with my dad's family were a smidge more memorable because they were out west, and outside the "norm". My two biggest Christmas memories: A. The year we slide backwards (in a car!) down a mountain in New Mexico. B. The year we started the morning with a rare snowfall in TX & got to end the day with running through the sprinklers. :-)
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was 9 or 10, and I found out at school. I was devastated! Once I found out, I became Santa's bi-otch and was put in charge of wrapping presents.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Nope! It's never been our tradition to do it...but I envy all the families that had the Christmas Eve pj present-opening. :-)
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
At my parents house is all the ornaments that I got as a child. My tree is usually just red and white ornaments. I like simple!
11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
Actually...both. I love to see it snow. However, I don't particularly like to drive in it, and don't trust other drivers in the snow. Guess New England isn't the place to be living, huh?! :-)
12. Can you ice skate?
It's been a few years since I've tried...but I think so!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I love all the gifts that I get. I think my favorite so far has been the industrial model of the Kitchen-Aid stand mixer! As a child, Cabbage Patch Kids topped my list for a few years.
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
It's not a single thing...it's the accumulation of ALL the things! The cookies baking, presents wrapping, shopping, giving and getting Christmas cards, hanging with family...ALL of it!
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
The holiday desserts that are made, I still pull out and make in the summer...so perhaps I make them less special than they ought to be. So I don't have a favorite!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I really like driving around and seeing all the Christmas lights. Sometimes I drag others with me...sometimes I go alone. But I need so see the displays. It's really funny to see some of the garish things people put up mixed in with the astonishingly beautiful displays their neighbors have. :-)
17. What tops your tree?
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
GIVING!!! I love giving gifts.
19. Candy canes: yuck or yum?
Definitely "yum". Mint is one of my favorite flavors.
20. Favorite Christmas show?
I love watching "It's Christmas, Charlie Brown" & "Prep and Landing". I also really enjoy seeing some of my favorite shows do Christmas episodes. It's fun!
21. Saddest Christmas song?
The Christmas Shoes
“He said, I wanna buy these shoes, for my mama, please. It’s Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size. Can you hurry, please? Daddy says there’s not much time. You see, she’s been sick for quite a while and I know these shoes will make her smile and I want her to look beautiful, if mommy meets Jesus tonight.”
22. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
I love most of them! I love the Chipmunk Christmas song, All I Want For Christmas Is You, I’ll Be Home for Christmas…
If you do this little quiz, let me know!