Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Random Tuesday . . .
A Christmas Get-to-Know You!!!


Well, I had pretty big plans for my post today. I was going to do a beautiful, awesome, amazing (or at least that's what it was in my mind!) scrapbook page based on the fun questionnaire I posted for today's Random Tuesday below. But, instead, yesterday . . . I got a killer headache (my head literally felt like it was swimming all day long, dizzy and yucky all afternoon and most of evening), I barely got anything done (I DID make supper and wash a gazillion loads of clothes--folding still to be accomplished!), and I just didn't feel like myself!

But last night I finally got this little questionnaire filled out (but it doesn't have all the bells-and-whistles that I'd planned for! sorry!) and I submit now to you as . . .

A Christmas Get-to-Know You!!

Submit your own answers, answer just one or two of them (I know it's kinda long), comment on my answers, or send us a link to your blog where you've done the quiz yourself.

I'd love to hear about all of your Christmas memories, traditions, and favorites! Here are mine . . .

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Absolutely hot chocolate! I also love hot cider!

2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa always just set the presents out under the tree when I was a child (nothing wrapped). Now he leaves presents in three different spots in the den for the girls.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White on the “formal” tree in the living room; colored lights on the more “casual” live one in the den. No lights on the outside of the house (we tried two or three years, but Gary was risking his neck trying to get them up--we have a very high roof!)

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No (although McKenna said this year that we need to, just in case some boys drop by!)

5. When do you put your decorations up? Throughout the season, really, but the living room tree, the mantle decorations, and Christmas collections usually go up right after Thanksgiving. The live tree goes up whenever we find the time to go get the tree.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? (Why can’t it be dessert? LOVE all those desserts—divinity, pies, decorated Christmas cookies!) I love all the casseroles! And I love Christmas breakfast!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I have a lot of different ones, but some I remember: We would travel each year to Texas during Christmas (from Fayetteville, Arkansas) and often spent Christmas Eve going from one grandparents’ house to the other. We’d sing Christmas carols to pass the hour’s time. Also—Mom and Dad would have 12 little “dollar” gifts for each of the days before Christmas and we’d get to open one up every morning. And—I remember the night Christopher tried to stay awake to see Santa (at Grandma and Grandpa Stuart’s), but he fell asleep.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I still believe!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We let the girls open up their gifts from us on Christmas Eve, then Santa comes with the rest the next morning. (We do gifts with my parents on Christmas Eve morning and then with Gary’s parents on Christmas Eve night.)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? White lights, glass and silver/gold ornaments, and angel on top the artificial tree. Colored lights, more crafty ornaments, handmade ornaments, and star on top the live tree.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it! I would love to see a White Christmas!

12. Can you ice skate? I tried and was awful at it!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Don’t really remember many specific ones from childhood, but I love all the gifts I get now. My parents and in-laws always get me great presents, and Gary is an Anti-Guy because he is a wonderful gift-buyer! I am spoiled!

14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? I love finding just the right gift for each person! And I love celebrating the TRUE meaning of the season—Christ’s birth.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? (Ahh, there's the desserts!) Decorated sugar cookies, Mom’s chocolate pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? A couple—our family Advent celebrations at home, exchanging gifts with Gary late on Christmas Eve (all by ourselves!), the great stockings from Mom, going to get our tree, making homemade ornaments.

17. What tops your tree? An angel on one tree, star on the live one.

18. Which do you prefer: give or receive? I love them both!!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night”

20. Candy Canes? Not really. Give me something chocolate instead.

34 comments:

Kathryn said...

Sounds like your Christmas' are fun! Hope you have a great one this year!

Jane said...

Had to smile at the I still believe!!! Love that Mariah Carey Song, it is so Christmassey!! (if that is a word)! :)

Robyn said...

Your Christmas sounds lovely! sorry about the headache, I hope today is better!

Andy said...

hey girl. that was fun. i posted my answers on my blog. i hope you're feeling better today. have a great day.

Stephanie C. said...

Cheryl, love the questions. My answers are here:
http://piecesofscrap.wordpress.com

Melissa L said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg Nog
2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Mommy & Daddy wrap presents and Santa just sits them out.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No
5. When do you put your decorations up? Thanksgiving week
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Sweet Potato Casserole. (It's not a holiday dish, but that seems to be the only time I get it.)
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? (Funniest) Our cat started acting very odd on Christmas Eve when I was about 7 years old. We had never had a cat before and thought she was dying. So we missed Christmas Eve over at my Great-Grandmother's house and took our cat, Frisky, to an emergency vet only to find out that she was just in heat.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I think I was in the 2nd grade.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We did open 1 present on Christmas Eve when I was little. Now it just depends on when everyone can get together.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Lots of lights, ornaments, ribbon, and an angel on top.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? LOVE IT. Only if my family and I are safe at home.
12. Can you ice skate? I have tried and failed. It's still fun though.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Daddy Bear. I got him when I was 6 and still have him to this day.
14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? I love decorating for Christmas and buy lots of presents. Now it's even more fun that Zac is here.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Pecan Pie
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I have always loved going out and looking at Christmas lights.
17. What tops your tree? An Angel
18. Which do you prefer give or receive? Give
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Jingle Bells (The Barbara Streisand version) and White Christmas (Bing Crosby style)
20. Candy Canes? MMMMMMM!!!!!!!

adrienne said...

Love your entry! I might do this one later.

Cheryl Wray said...

Kathryn--We DO have fun Christmases in our house. Mostly cause we act like little kids!
Jane--I DO still believe! I absolutely think that Christmassey is a word! lol
Robyn--My head is feeling better this morning. Thank goodness!!!
Andy--Going to check yours out right now!!
Stephanie--Checking yours out too! lol
Mel--GREAT answers!! I love it!
Adrienne--You need to do this and turn it into a scrapbook layout (that's MY plan!!)

NMOTB said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
He definately wraps em up!!! hehehe

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Coloured

4. Do you hang mistletoe?I have this piece of plastic miseltoe that i normally hang up but it has got lost somewhere (i think it is still hanging up in my old house - lol)

5. When do you put up your decorations? Normally on the 1st of December - I am alway eager to put the tree and deco up - It is the taking down that takes abit long - I only do that round January, Yes I know.......lol


6. What is your favorite holiday dish(excluding dessert)? We normally do all cold dishes for christmas lunch - I would say it is the Leg of Lamb and Sauce bean salad - and my fav dessert is TRIFFLE! yummy!

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: Spending Christmas Eve with my Oupa and Granny - Always tried to stay up to "catch" father christmas but never got it right!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? When I was about 9 or 10 and I started wrapping my christmas presents - lol but my kids believe in him as he always leaves muddy footprints on the floor and never finishes his milk - big LOL

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Only if the kids can stay awake but usually only on christmas morning

10. What kind of decorations are on your Christmas Tree? All sorts of decorations, big and small, things the kids have made, etc.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Dont get snow here in Africa - maybe once every 12yrs or so on the very odd occassion!

12. Can you ice skate? You bet ya I can, so can my kids!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?My Cabbage Patch Doll - Her name was Abigail!

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with my family, and going away on holiday to the coast for 3 weeks (sadly not going this year but the booking is made for next year).

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
If it is edible it is classified a favourtie - On a serious note - TRIFFLE

16 What is your favorite holiday tradition? Church services on Christmas Eve


17. What tops your tree?
An angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? I would say both although the older I get the more I like to give - just love watching my kids faces light up when they get something they really wanted!!!!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Drummer Boy

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?
Yummy!!! Yummy, of course!

Jennifer S said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Absolutely hot chocolate! I also love hot cider! Me too Cheryl!
2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa sets the presents out in the living room on each end of the couch for each of the girls
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored lights on the tree and white lights on the house.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Sometimes
5. When do you put your decorations up? The day after Thanksgiving if possible.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? All the casseroles and dressing.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? When I was 7 I got my first bicycle. I absolutely loved it. Now I don't even have to receive a gift, I just like seeing the girls and Ryan getting theirs.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? In the 4th grade a boy told me and my mother confirmed that evening.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Not usually. Our situation is different though. We don't have both of the girls until Christmas day in the afternoon. Melissa looks at her Santa stuff Christmas morning, then Nichole looks at hers that afternoon, then we open presents from us and with Ryan's parents after that. We've adjusted pretty well to that.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Colored lights, and all kinds of ornaments. Mostly what the kids have made.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it! I would love to see a White Christmas!
12. Can you ice skate? Yes. I'm not very good at it, but I like it.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Don’t really remember many specific ones from childhood, but I love all the gifts I get now. Me too Cheryl!
14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? I love celebrating the TRUE meaning of the season—Christ’s birth.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Too many to decide. I really like my m-i-l's pumpkin roll. Very good...
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The girls get to decorate the tree however they want to & sausage balls for Christmas breakfast. We'll be having a Christmas Eve service at 10am at church and I'm really looking forward to that.
17. What tops your tree? An angel
18. Which do you prefer give or receive? To give.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? “Please Come Home for Christmas" by the Eagles & "Go Tell it on the Mountain"
20. Candy Canes? Yes, love them.

Disney Scrapper said...

Good grief girl, that took forever to do ( but it was fun ). You can see it at my blog:

http://treasured-creations.blogspot.com/2006/12/christmas-get-to-know-you-got-this-off.html

RYAN said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate or Hot Cider; Now growing up my grandmother made an Egg Nog like drink that we just called boiled custard. It was basically Egg Nog without the almond or amaretto flavoring. It was delicious!!

2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? growing up, presents were just set out under the tree, in their original packages; still are today but everything is opened and assembled.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White on the “formal” tree in the living room; colored lights on the more “casual” live one in the den. Outsidelights are white
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yep! Get those kisses anyway I can. Mistletoe freaks Meg out, I'm not sure why.

5. When do you put your decorations up? As soon after Thanksgiving as possible

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? yeah, what's up with the dessert thing! Can't really think of anything. It's all about the desserts at Christmas.



7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Christmas eve with my family as a child, now with my inlaws. As a child, the journey to Tennessee to my grandparents house. All the wonderful food my Grandmother would make: the custard, coconut cake, roast beast (I'm drooling now). This was my Dad's family. My mom's mother lived two blocks from us. As she became older and had difficulty decorating for Christmas, I would go to her house and decorate her tree. We'd put on music and have a good time.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I AM SANTA CLAUS!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We have a large get together at my wife's parents' house. Dinner and gifts are exchanged. At home they get new Christmas P.J.'s and maybe a gift. Then it's the main event in the a.m.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Normally on our living room tree we have white lights with glass and heirloom ornaments. In the den we would usually have a tree with colored lights and all the Disney/cartoon/superheroes and handmade decorations on it. However, this year we have some new additions to our family, two felines and one lop eared lagomorph (go look it up or read on). They are a rowdy bunch and to preserve our glass and breakable ornaments, we have only setup the living room tree but put on our ornaments from the den. The cats have climbed the tree only two or three times. However the rabbit has decided he is going to live under the tree. I feel sorry for him once Christmas is over. Gifts by the way are being placed on the dining room table instead of under the tree because the rabbit is fond of chewing on paper.


11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? A little of both actually.


12. Can you ice skate? never tried it, never will.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Star Wars, Micronauts and Shogun Warriors. All KINDS of outerspace battles happened in the living room, especially cool because it was before they outlawed missile firing weapons. OW MY EYE!!


14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? The anticipation of it all. The celebration of the arrival of Jesus and Santa. The excitement in the air and the smiles of the children. My absolute favorite thing is getting to be Santa not just for my two kids but 100 or so underprivileged kids at our church's Christmas party. There are no words to convey how wonderful it really is and there is nothing to compare it to. I wish everyone could somehow experience this.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
all of them

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
We're very basic. I keep saying I'm gonna do advent and I keep forgetting but we participate a lot at church. I think just being with family as much as possible decorating the house, and family Christmas Eve
17. What tops your tree? A star

18. Which do you prefer give or receive?
Giving, It's always difficult for me to put together a Christmas list of "things" I want.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Golly, so many.
Traditional Hymns: "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World"

A little more modern: Anything by Bing Crosby, and Elvis singing "Here Comes Santa Claus"

Even more modern: Anything by Manheim Steamroller and some Trans-Syberian Orchestra

Feeling Wacky? Bob Rivers writes fantastic Christmas theme parodies, "I am Santa Claus" a parody of "I am Iron Man" or "All you need is Elves" a parody of The Beatles' "All you need is Love". He also did the popular, "Walking round in Women's Underwear" instead of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

20. Candy Canes? Yes as long as it's a standard peppermint candy cane!! Lately they've been selling bastardized Candy Canes in various flavors like fruit flavors, YUCK!!

Ryan said...

Corrections:

#3: I don't know how I snuck the word "live" in there when talking about our den tree. We don't have live trees.

#9: The "they" that receive p.j.'s are my two girls.

aimee said...

Love getting to know what you like about Christmas! I still believe too!

regina said...

Oh Holy Night is my fav, I posted my list last week!

Cinderella said...

I am with you on the sweets but I love my salads too, macaroni, potato (all homemade of course)=)

I decorate my tree with..

Candy Kanes, Tinsil, ornaments, colored lights, red bows and an angel on the top. My tree's are alive..nothing beats the smell!

Your answers were sweet. It's great getting to know ya!

Cinderella said...

P.S. Hot chocolate all the way!!! =)

Crazy Working Mom said...

I had tagged you for this Christmas Meme, and saw that you'd already done it...you go girl! : )

Brown English Muffin said...

So what's for "Christmas breakfast!"...this sounds like a nice tradition that I wouldn't mind getting into!!!

Ok off to my blog to try this little get to know you christmas thing you've got going on here!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

NM--Ooh, I love trifle too. You need to share your recipe with me, in case it's different than how we do it in the States.
Jenn--I'm also looking forward to church on Christmas Eve this year.
DS--Fun!! Going to check yours out as soon as I get off here!
Ryan--SO funny! Ok, kinda strange that Meg is freaked out by mistletoe! That egg custard sounds GOOD!!YES, I can only imagine how very cool it is to get to be Santa Claus!!!! Walking round in women's underwear is making my CRY with LAUGHTER here!!!! omg!

Cheryl Wray said...

Aimee--You GOTTA keep believing!!
Regina--My very favorite Christmas carol. Just gives me chill bumps whenever I hear it!
Cind--Sounds like you have some wonderful traditions too!!!!!
Muffin--hmm, how about some breakfas casserole (sausage, hash browns, egg, cheese), or my DH's famous omelettes, or even some stuffed french toast??

Gareth said...

I'll do this on my blog in a couple of days ;)

I like cider but 'hot cider' - what in the heck?! That has to spoil the taste of it, no??

Lisa L said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? No contest, hot chocolate.

2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Presents just left out unwrapped for that Wow when they first walk in.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White, but I’m beginning to miss the colored.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No
5. When do you put your decorations up? The weekend after Thanksgiving. I remember begging my Dad to let us put the tree up 10 days before Christmas!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I’m crazy about breakfast casseroles that we have on Christmas day.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? When I was little getting my Peaches & Cream baby doll (still have it) and barbies. But when I was about 12 (?) my Dad gave my Mom her first really special diamond ring and I will always remember her surprise that year. She was completely blown away.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I guess from my older cousin, probably sooner than I should have.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Pretty much everything except the kids Santa Clause. We’re with Leslie’s group around 5:00 p.m. and then my group around 8:30 or 9:00; it’s a late night.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? White lights and lots of different ornaments. I buy more every time we go to Gatlinburg. And all kinds that the kids have made.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it! I would love to see a White Christmas! Ditto &

12. Can you ice skate? I tried and was awful at it! Ditto
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I don’t but several stick out in my mind, that peaches & cream baby doll and my first jewelry and a mushroom shaped lamp (orange) that I got one year and a stereo with Eagle’s album In The Long Run.

14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? Christmas Eve is always the best, being around all the family and having a good time with them.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? It has to be the carrot cake (Southern Living recipe, oh my gosh)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? I love listening to Elvis’ Christmas album, that’s a must; and our entire group with Leslie’s family getting together to watch Christmas Vacation. Those are kinda twisted but it works for us.

17. What tops your tree? A star but I’m not crazy about it.
18. Which do you prefer give or receive? I love them both!! I’m always anxious about the receiving, what am I gonna get this year?
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? HARK THE HERALD, ANGELS SING (LOVE THE WORDS)
20. Candy Canes? Not really. Give me something chocolate instead. & DITTO

Jeff said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate (and my new obsession, Pepperming Hot Chocolate from Starbucks)!

2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa always wrapped, except for the bike when I was eight that just had a huge bow on it.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored lights on the tree, but small bulbs and never blinking. When we actually had a house in California for a few years we also did colored lights.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, never did (And I feel really old knowing that McKenna is saying that you need to in case boys drop by)

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually within a week of Thanksgiving and they're up through New Year's Day.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I'm with you, BREAKFAST! Will usually whips up eggs, sausage, biscuts, white gravy... very Southern, which is impressive for a California boy.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Oh my. That must have been our first Christmas in Alabama, 1978. I was 10. We were sorta broke, and I knew that. So there were very few things under the tree. I had to go out to the storage closet to get a hammer and nails to hang up a picture I had gotten, and out on the balcony of our apartment was the hugest stocking I'd ever seen. I had to crawl inside of it to get everything out. It was really amazing!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I'm not sure when that myth got broken for me... but truly I still believe too!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We're horrible about keeping secrets. We're lucky if they last under the tree until Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? These days it's silver beads, solid colored balls (that are sorta like disco balls in texture) and small colored lights.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? As stated recently in this blog... LOVE IT!

12. Can you ice skate? Yes, and do it often since I play hockey. But I also skate in Central Park a couple times during the witner.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A complete GI Joe playset when I was six or seven... and the bike when I was eight.

14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? I love all the sparkly lights all over the city.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? What's not a good holiday desert, seriously! Any and all.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Will and I always go visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. We've done that every year we've been in NYC. This Christmas will be #9.

17. What tops your tree? Nothing... I know, it's odd... but true.

18. Which do you prefer give or receive? both!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? "The Coventry Carol" by Allison Moyet. "Hark The Hearld Angels" by The Peanuts Gang. and the song the Whos sing in "The Grinch"

20. Candy Canes? Sure!

Miss 1999 said...

Yay!! That's a fun little "get to know you quiz!" I've never seen a Christmas one before! Everyone has had these cool "memes" on their blogs this week-- I might have to "borry" it from you!

Nancy said...

I did get to know you better! I still believe too and so do my children (ages 25 and 23)! They grew up knowing that as long as they believed... Santa would come! And he still does. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Wray said...

Gareth--I guess that hot cider is an American thing!! It's cider, but with spices (cloves, cinnamon, etc.) and it's heated. It's yummy--I promise!
Lisa--Love your answers! I really love the memory of your Dad giving your Mom that ring.
Jeff--Hey again!!! Love your answers!! The Peppermint Hot Cocoa sounds WONDERFUL!! Gotta try it. And everyone keeps raving about a Gingerbread Latte there too! Keep on rubbing it in about the Rockefeller Center, city in lights, etc. Sounds gorgeous!! (And, yes, we are getting old. McKenna is 14!!!)
Miss--"Borry" it all you want. I'll look forward to reading it!!
Nancy--I feel the same way!! Santa only comes and brings gifts if you believe!!!

Phats said...

Hmm I will answer some
Mistletoe- HECK YA! how else can i get my girlfriend to kiss me geesh.

SNow- NO THANKS! you in Bama can have it

Give or receive- I am selfish RECEIVE! hahaahha

Favorite carol- Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, or O Holy Night.

Have a good one :) make me some cookies

NMOTB said...

I will share it with you - I don't follow a specific recipe - I make it up as I go along - lots of jelly, custard, swissroll, fresh fruits and some - will email you a pic of the one I made last year!!!

beadinggalinMS said...

Hope you are feeling better today. :)
My tree is decorated with bulbs, lights white and colored, homemade ornaments, tinsel silver and gold, paper chain, lights with ponsietas around the bulb, candy canes pepermint and cherry ones, and beads and of course I have yet to string popcorn, I love doing that.
Hot chocolate and anyting made with chocolate are my favorite holiday treats.

Cheryl Wray said...

Phats--I'm selfish too! I love to give, but I love GETTING cool presents too! Kinda like a kid that way!
NM--Yummy! I would love the official recipe, and a pic would be awesome! I make one with layers of pound cake, whipped cream, fruits, puddings. So sounds kinda similar!
Beady--Your tree sounds GORGEOUS!!

Marg W said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Mmm, Hot Chocolate!!! Egg Nog?? (spitting and gagging sounds)
2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa wraps the presents. Santa has to make sure to use "special" wrapping paper that doesn't look exactly like Mommy's wrapping paper...
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Colored lights on the tree; white on the bushes/house.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No...everyone knows mistletoe can be infested with nargles. (Okay, every geek who reads Harry Potter...)
5. When do you put your decorations up? As soon as possible, which is usually much later than everyone else on the block, who usually do it Thanksgiving weekend!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Stuffing. Mmmm. Okay, really, it's dessert...who's favorite thing is NOT dessert???
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? When I was growing up in Georgia, my street was full of kids, mostly girls. After we opened up our presents and did the family thing, we would all be outside playing with our new toys together. Also, my parents and I always went to (or were in) a Nativity play and would drive around and look at Christmas lights on other houses.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Oooh, some mean older neighborhood kids. I remember that I was eight and my mom was FURIOUS.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Jace is usually dying to open one, so we let him!
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Colored twinkle lights; miscellaneous ornaments (the older Jace gets, the more handmade ones show up), fiber optic angel at the top.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Bah humbug! Okay, if it fell Christmas Eve, the kids could play in in Christmas day...and then it all magically vanished, I would love it.
12. Can you ice skate? I've never tried it but would like to!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Probably my skates (with racing wheels) in junior high.
14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? I love shopping...and I love the challenge of finding the perfect gift for everyone AND seeing the looks on my kids/friends/family's faces when they open their presents.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Is there a bad Christmas dessert?? Okay, wait...fruitcake. My favorite are the white chocolate pretzels (which have an actual name I can't think of at the moment)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The huge family get together/dinner/gift exchange.
17. What tops your tree? An angel
18. Which do you prefer give or receive? I love them both!!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? So many! We just watched Scrooged though so I will say Annie Lenox's "Put a Little Love in your Heart" Also, I love Adam Sandler's Hannukkah song...I guess that's not really a Christmas song, though, is it??
20. Candy Canes? Love candy canes. I always check the package...most candy canes come from Bob's, which is in Albany, Georgia and was only a couple miles from the house I lived in until I was four and we moved out to the 'burbs in Albany. :D

Bobby said...

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? EGG NOG, WITH OR WITHOUT ALCOHOL
2. Does "Santa" wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? NEITHER, SANTA PUTS THEM IN THE LIVING ROOM IN DIFFERENT STACKS FOR THE KIDS.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? COLORED LIGHTS ON TREE, SANTA LIGHTS ON THE HOUSE AND SOMETIMES ICICLE LIGHTS ON THE HOUSE
4. Do you hang mistletoe?SOMETIMES. BUT NOT IN THE LAST 3 YEARS.
5. When do you put your decorations up? WHEN MY WIFE AND KIDS FORCE ME TO.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I LIKE ALL THE CHRISTMAS FOOD. BUT I REALLY LIKE THE SNACK FOODS THAT ARE MADE AT MY HOUSE. MARINATED PECANS(HOT AND SWEET) OR HOME MADE CHEX MIX ALSO SPICY.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? WHEN MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS 10 HE WANTED A GO CART, HE WOKE UP CHRISTMAS DAY AND LOOKED AT HIS GIFTS. NO GO CART BUT HE HAD A YELLOW FLAG AND POLE KIT FOR ONE. HE WAS VERY UPSET. I NEEDED A SCREWDRIVER FOR SOMETHING SO I FORCED HIM TO GO DOWN STAIRS TO MY DADS TOOLS AND GET ONE. HE WAS SO MAD THAT HE STOMPED ACROSS THE BASEMENT STEPPED ON HIS GO CART GOT THE TOOL AND STEPPED ON THE GO CART AGAIN BEFOR HE REALIZED WHAT HE HAD STEPPED ON. WE RODE THE GO CART IN THE SNOW ALL THAT DAY. IT WAS ALSO THE ONLY WHITE CHRISTMAS I CAN REMEMBER HAVING.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? WHAT TRUTH ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? WE OPEN GIFTS WITH MY PARENTS AND SOME OF MY COUSINS BUT DO NOT OPEN GIFTS AT OUR HOUSE UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? WE LET THE KIDS DECORATE IT WITH ORNAMENTS AND COLORED LIGHTS.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?I LIKE IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE.
12. Can you ice skate?IF YOU CALL ICE SKATEING FALLING DOWN A LOT AND BEING VERY COLD WHILE WEARING RAZOR BLADES ON YOUR FEET.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? MY BICYCLE. IT WAS A MODE OF FREEDOM AND POWER.
14. What's the most exciting thing about the Holidays for you? WATCHING THE KIDS OPENING THEIR GIFTS AND LISTENENING TO THEIR REACTIONS.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? CHRISTMAS COOKIES
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? EATING BREAKFAST TOGETHER AND ENJOYING A FIRE IN THE FIRE PLACE AT NIGHT.
17. What tops your tree? AN ANGEL
18. Which do you prefer give or receive?BOTH, BUT I REALLY DO ENJOY GIVING. HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE I'M SO SELFISH.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY
20. Candy Canes?I WOULD RATHER HAVE A COOKIE

Carmel said...

great meme! I love the CHristmas desserts the most too!