Monday, December 21, 2009

Another Christmas Meme...Just for Fun!

So, are y'all up for another Christmas meme?

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate, hands down. Egg Nog....yuck.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Usually wrapped, with an occasional glorious goodie in open splendor.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White icicle lights on the house and multi-blinkie lights on the tree. I prefe the calm of all white lights but the family out-voted me this year.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Yep, but it's fake. (Looks kinda real, though.)

5. When do you put your decorations up?
We usually put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving if we're doing fake. If we decide on a real tree, we wait a week or two. All decorations go up with the tree.

6. What is your favorite Christmas dish?
My mom's southern stye chicken and dressing. I'm still not sure why we only have it during the holidays....

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
My great-grand parents Christmas celebrations. Crowded with cousins, lots of food and gifts, Silver tree with purple and blue glass ornaments. Every family member got a small brown bag with fresh fruit, nuts, and peppermints. My great-grandfather gave us kids a silver dollar.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Santa brought me a really nice tape recorder one year. I loved it! My uncle commented on it during a visit and my dad told him where 'he' found it and what a great deal 'he' got on it. ( I was like, wha?!?! Huh?!?!)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We've always opened gifts on Christmas Eve with extended family, then Santa comes, and then family gifts on Christmas morning. (Although the kids beg and beg to open presents on the way home from Mamaw's Christmas Eve night! And Daddy always says it's up to me, making me the bad guy!)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Gold and red with a crazy assortment of special ornaments that we've collected over the past 23 years.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it! But then, I don't have to get out in it. All I have to do is keep supplying dry gloves and hot chocolate!

12. Can you ice skate?
Um....no. I fall down just walking so....no.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Wow. This is a tough one because all of my childhood Christmases were filled with great gifts. I don't think I ever had a Christmas when I didn't get exactly what I wanted, plus extras. One year my dad bought me a clock radio. I was about 7 or 8. He wrapped it in aluminum foil with a big blue bow. I remember sitting by the tree and holding it. It sparkled and glimmered and was so heavy. It was THE most beautiful present under the tree....
As an adult, I received my engagement ring on Christmas.

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
The reminder and celebration of the birth of Christ, along with the gift we've all be given. The family fun and festivities are an added bonus!

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
I'm not sure about this one. I would have to say the goodies. I make lots of sweet breads, cookies, and such during the Christmas season.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
We have a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas day.

17. What tops your tree?
A light colored metal and frosted glass cross.

18. Which do you prefer - Giving or Receiving?
Well, it's fun to get a little something, but I'd much rather watch my kids open the gifts we've chosen for them.

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum?
Yum! They are all over the tree....

20. Favorite Christmas Show?
Show....Shrek the Halls. H-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s!
Movie...It' a Wonderful Life.

21. Saddest Christmas Song?
Elvis singing "Blue Christmas".

22. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
"Mary, Did You Know?"

I found this meme at Stop and Smell the Chocolates. I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to grab it and play along!

Merry Christmas! (It's almost here!)

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