1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper! It makes presents look so pretty under the tree.
2. Real tree or Artificial? Both. The “big” tree, which is 10ft, is artificial and pre-lit (thank goodness! ha) and occasionally we get a real tree to put elsewhere in the house…real trees smell SO good!
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the weekend right after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? New Years Day or the day after
5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A “talking” doll house
7. Hardest person to buy for? Boyfriend or Mom
8. Easiest person to buy for? Dad
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, of course.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Once, when I was young, I got a pair of earrings from a family member…….and my ears weren’t pierced.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? This is difficult…I like so many. I guess Home Alone 2.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I get the chance…its usually mid-December. Yikes!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No…
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? No idea…I guess just trying all of the cookies that I bake over the holidays.
16. Lights on the tree (colored or clear)? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells, Trans Siberian Orchestra-style…
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay around home…luckily all of my huge family lives nearby!
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s? Maybe…
20. Angel, star or ribbon on top of tree? Ribbon
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning…we’ve never done the Christmas Eve gift thing
22. Favorite children’s Christmas song? O Christmas Tree?
23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Overcrowded stores!
24. Favorite ornament theme or color? Blue, White, Silver
25. Turkey or ham on Christmas day? Either
26. What do you want for Christmas this year? I have a short list…see earlier post re “My Wish List”
27. Does anyone in your family dress up as Santa? No
28. Age you discovered who Santa was? I was really young…all the fun was spoiled for me!
29. Eggnog, hot chocolate, or apple cider? Cider
30. Traditional colors (red and green) or other colors? Traditional + gold or silver
31. Do you have any Christmas decorations on your roof? No…
32. How does Santa get into your house? Chimney or magic key? Chimney
33. Do you prefer gifts or gift cards? Gifts, if people know what to buy for me! If not, gift cards to Starbucks or Barnes and Noble are totally legit ;)
34. Favorite children’s Christmas Cartoon? Frosty the Snowman