Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Getting to Know Your Friends - The Holiday Version

I was tagged in e-mail, but I decided to answer here rather than by e-mail. I am *much* more likely to post on my blog on any given day than to answer e-mails, although I have no good reason for that.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Egg Nog. Preferably with spiced rum. Or Hot Chocolate, with Mint Chocolate Baileys. I'm not really that picky, as long as there's alcohol.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps them.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Coloured on the tree, none outside. Blinking obnoxious coloured lights on the tree, to be exact.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? No.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Tree goes up whenever we get around to getting a tree, which usually means we wait until The Husband's parents get theirs, and tag along with them. Decorations go up as we get around to it. Sometimes, they don't even make it up. It's strange, considering how much I love Christmas, but the decorating thing just doesn't get my mojo going.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Squash and cheddar casserole.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When my brother knocked over the Christmas tree when I was 2 or 3.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I have no idea. I think my mother's handwriting on Santa's tags gave it away. Hence why I don't put tags on Santa presents now.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Monkey always gets a book and a set of PJs. Nothing for the "big kids" (aka The Husband and I).

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Tons of lights and as many decorations as will fit.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it love it love it. We don't get much here, but we're under a heavy snowfall warning right now and there's already over a foot on the ground and I'm ecstatic.

12. Can you ice skate? Have you ever fallen on the ice? Not well. And yes, a lot of falling.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My parents got my brother and I our own shared phone line, which then became my own line when he moved out. I absolutely loved it.

14 What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being a kid again with my daughter, and spending quality time with family..

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I have no idea. Probably peppermint cheesecake.

16. What are your favorite holiday traditions? Crafting and wrapping.

17. What tops your tree? A star.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving. Especially when it's a homemade gift.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I have way too many favorites. I love them all. I'm a total Christmas music junkie.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or yum? Yuck! Yuck, unless they're crushed and put in hot chocolate. That's a yummy treat for by the fire on a cold night.

Now I tag Andrea, Birch, Bryan, and anyone else that wants to play along.

1 comment:

Birch said...

My answers would be really boring since I don't do most of the stuff on that list (I don't own any decorations, for a tree or otherwise, for example). I'm not as grinchy about Christmas as I used to be, but it's still not a huge thing for me.