Friday, December 4, 2009

Everything you wanted to know about 0ur Christmas

MamaHen from Long Days, Short Years posted this
questionnaire on her blog and said we could all use it.
I cherish my Christmas traditions
and love hearing about others' traditions.

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate WITH marshmellows.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Just sits them under the in the world would Santa have time to wrap ALL those gifts?!

3. Colored lights on the tree/house or white? White.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Don't have any, but I might hang it if I did...I'd love a good excuse to get a kiss :)

5. When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Usually the week of Thanksgiving, this year I did it the weekend before Thanksgiving.

6. Favorite holiday dish? I know these sound weird, but Lasagna (I'm Italian) and sausage balls (we had these on Christmas morning every year).

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Spending Christmas Eve lunch at one set of grandparent's house and Christmas Eve night at the other grandparent's house, then driving home to Atlanta late on Christmas Eve night.

8. When did you learn the truth about Santa? Around 3rd grade.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No way, that's what Christmas morning is for!

10. How do you decorate a tree? Lots of lights, some garland and tons of ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love snow, probably because I very rarely see it.

12. Can you ice skate? I can hold my own on ice skates.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? There isn't one particular one that sticks out to me, I loved them all!

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? Remembering the true reason for the season, Christ's birth.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Graham Cracker Brittle.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? There were so many holiday traditions that I loved growing up, but I'm looking forward to making new ones with my children.
17. What tops your tree? An Angel, but she won't fit on top of the tree in our new house, so she's sitting on the fireplace mantel.

18. Which do you prefer-Giving or Receiving? I get great joy from giving, but I also LOVE receiving too!

19. Favorite Christmas song? Love them all, but my absolute favorite of all time is Mary, Did You Know.

20. Candy Canes-Yuck or Yum? Yum, but only the traditional red and white peppermint flavor.

21. Favorite Christmas show? How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon version.

22. Saddest Christmas song? Christmas Shoes

I'd love to hear about your Christmas traditions too!


annaclaire0408 said...

well lets see...i learned santa wasnt real on the bus when i was in 2nd grade bc you and your friends were talking about how santa wasnt real and i overheard you!!!! And rudolph the red nosed reindeer is my fav christmas movie (we watched it today at the school i work at my request :)

Muthering Heights said...

I LOVE this meme!!! I too am a candy cane purist...peppermint all the way!

Mama Hen said...

Great List Christen! Go get you some fake mistletoe!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm one of Mama Hen's friends and noticed that you had completed the questionnaire, too! :)

Rachel said...

Great post! Mary Did you Know is my favorite too!