Friday, December 14, 2007

I swiped this meme from Mindy. Visit her for gorgeous, deeply inspiring posts from her study of the scriptures.

Wrapping paper or gift bags?
For what? I'm assuming you mean for giving presents, because I think eating them would be a bad idea. I like to receive my presents wrapped. I like to give them in gift bags for people other than family, it's easier. Ok, I confess: it's not because it's easier, it's because my family doesn't care if their presents look like they're wrapped by an elf who had his mittens fused to his hands.

Do you have a Nativity scene? Not made of real people, I don't. I have a beautiful little one that has the donkey broken. I think he's been reglued, and my mantle would be the perfect place to put it--if my fireplace had a mantle.

Do you like eggnog? Silk Soy Nog all the way, baby!

Favorite Christmas movie? Mine? Anything with Christmas in it, including "While You Were Sleeping". I love Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, but my favorites are Elf, The Santa Clause (seen on my first date ever!) and Frosty the Snowman. My dad loves to quote the bad guy from Frosty and I remember hearing him saying, "Busy, busy, busy!' Oh, and I love those cheesy Christmas romances that are on Lifetime and Hallmark this time of year.

Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Umm...I used to mail. Last year, didn't. This year? Maybe a Christmas email.

Easiest person to buy for? Princess. I used to be a little girl, so I know what would make her more excited than anything.

Real tree or artificial? How about artificially real? I tried to bend the branches the right way to make it look realish. The base is a dead giveaway, since I haven't found the tree skirt I got on clearance last year yet. That may not be a bad idea since our hugs dog likes to try to lie under the tree. If there was a "blanket" there, he would try harder. I actually caught the tree as it was going over yesterday.

Angel or star on the tree top?
How about a "Star of David" that's too heavy so we have to wind the branches around it to make it stay? Right now it's pointing...let me look over my shoulder...northwest.

Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? I honestly don't remember.

Favorite Christmas song? Hands down, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

Do you travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home in the morning, travel 45 minutes to my parents for the afternoon. MUST have Christmas morning in our house!

White lights or colored on the tree? White now, as I decided a few years ago I liked nothing but. This year though, I felt a sudden nostalgic pang for the colored lights of my youth. Maybe the after Christmas sales...

Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Food, not anything else no matter HOW good the candles smell. We have begun a tradition of sorts of having Italian food for Christmas. I love my raspberry shortbread, Russian Teacakes with pecans, and crinkle cookies. Yummy!!!

Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yes, I can. Can you?

When do you put up the tree?The goal is always for the weekend after Thanksgiving, but it usually ends up being much later. This year was pretty good, I got it up this past Monday.

What is your favorite place to go at Christmas? Church, and a park here where they put up this gorgeous light display that goes for around a mile. You drive around the park and see it all threading through the trees.

Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? My husband's family used to open pajamas Christmas Eve. I think we used to open one on Christmas Eve when I was a kid now and then. We're only doing that if I get the kids pajamas. They don't have many presents this year (financially AND by choice) so we don't want to ruin Christmas morning.

What do you love most about Christmas? That we celebrate Christ's birth, and being with my family. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't have my family. People have always been the most important at Christmas. If I were alone, I'd go to the shelters and help make Christmas for others. When my kids are old enough, I plan on all of us going.


Kimberly said...

What a sweet meme...nice to learn more about you.

No Cool Story said...

My favorite thing to eat is also food!
This meme is so fun :)

mindyluwho said...

I'm glad you swiped the meme!

I'm not sure I could do Italian for Christmas. My husband is thinking of doing a prime rib this year instead of the traditional turkey *gasp*!

Growing up we had an artificial tree that we'd pull out of the box a few days before Christmas. It was missing a couple of branches so we had to creativly "fix" the other branches to fill in!

Michal said...

thanks for posting this. i am loving your blog. i believe that i found you through kim, but i can't be sure anymore. i think we could be great friends and i wish that we could get our kids together once in a while as homeschoolers. too bad we are half a country away.
my favorite thing to eat at christmas is definitely food. see what i mean? kindred spirits!