Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas "Getting to Know You" Meme....

Cara over at The Momentum of Motherhood tagged me in a fun Christmas meme! And since my blog and brain are dry as a bone....well...I thought it would be fun to post my answers.

(Thanks, Cara, for the nudge I needed!)

1. Have you started your Christmas shopping?
Umm....no. Not really.

2. Tell me about one of your special traditions.
Big holiday dinner on the Sunday before Christmas, and then again on Christmas Eve! Santa comes and we open our family gifts on Christmas morning. We have a birthday party for Jesus and then free time-maybe a movie(?) on Christmas night.

3. Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
Heck no!

4. When do you put up your Tree?
Between Thanksgiving and December 1st.

5. Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
Only an hour away on the Sunday before Christmas and again on Christmas Eve.

6. What is your funniest Christmas memory?
When I was very young, my dad dressed up as Santa and came into my grandmother's crowded celebration. I sat on Santa's lap and after he left, I remember thinking (not sure if I said it out loud) that Santa wore the same aftershave/cologne as my dad! (I didn't put it together until several years later....)

7. What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
It's a Wonderful Life....hands down!

8. Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
Oh, yeah! I make cookies and lots of them. Today I'll be mixing dough for Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Cream Cheese, Fudge cookies w/vanilla chips, and mint chocolate chip w/pecans.

9. Fake or Real Tree?
Both. Prefer real but some years we resort to the 'tree in a box'.

10. What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
It varies. Today is the last day of school until January 5th. I have a feeling the panic will set in very soon. Maybe even tonight....

11. Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Yep. Usually a long marathon of wrapping, locked away in my room by myself. Which is okay. Really!

12. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
I don't know. It just depends. It always relates to the kids because, well, it just does.

13. What Christmas craft do you like the best?
The baking and tree decorating! Not really a craft though...

14.Christmas music. Yes or No? If yes what is your favorite song?
Um...No. Bah Humbug. I don't dislike Christmas music but I don't want to hear it 24/7 from Thanksgiving to New Year's. My favorites are the more contemporary Christian songs or versions by contemporay Christian artists.

15. When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
Probably Christmas Eve. Can you say....PROCRASTINATOR?!?!

OK and I will tag:


Bobbi Janay

Chocolate Lisa




  1. Love the Christmas memory..that is classic! My favorite Christmas movie is also IT's a Wonderful Life! I think we also bake some of the same cookies also!

    Thanks for tagging me, I do enjoy someone remembering me! If I forget about this...since I am running around quite a bit, please don't hate me! :)

  2. LOL Well thank you!! I'll either put it up today or tomorrow. Depends on how bored I am at this moment. Yeah...most likely today.

  3. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Happy Aloha Friday! You should totally participate with us.

    Thanks for tagging me. I might be busy working on this over the weekend. I'm with you on the Christmas music!

  4. You're quite welcome for the nudge I needed one too when I did it!

    Now get wrapping! lol


  5. Nice blog. Just gone through your question and found it to be great. I will be posting my set of question very soon. Ihampers.co.uk

  6. Hey friend,

    Just wanted to say Hi and that I was thinking of you. Thank you for your post and encouragment about Eliana. (((Lisa))) I'll reply more there later. I know it will be alright -and I know you remember how hard it was to make a decision too.

    Hope you are having a Merry Christmas!


  7. Hi Lisa!!! I wanted to drop by and say "Merry Christmas" to you and your family!

    Can you believe that I had never seen "It's a Wonderful Life", until a few years ago?! I didn't think I would like "old black & white" movies. But it is my hubby's favorite holiday movie, so we watched it together, and I loved it! We watch it together every year now :)


  8. That is such a funny memory about the aftershave. My favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life too. My husband has never seen it, but this year I am MAKING him watch it!


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