Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ooh!!! MY turn My turn! Like my friend Tabitha, I too cannot get enough of Christmas, even if Thanksgiving hasn't come yet (which is another holiday I am very much looking forward to).

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? - Uhh...Both. There are some really cool gift bags out there, and they look so cute with cool tissue paper...something Bart argues is useless and overpriced, but I beg to least about the useless part. :o) I also LOVE decorating packages with pretty paper and bows and all manner of beautifulness.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Uhhhh...Both. Te hehe, do I really have to decide. In all honesty, my favorite is a real tree that also has a function that when you clap all the pine needles magically disappear. Ahhh, that would be wonderful. We did get an artificial tree for free a few years ago and have been using it, but every year we long for the real clap-on variety.

4. When do you take the tree down? If it's real, pretty soon after Christmas because the mess only gets worse...if it's fake...hopefully by valentines day. ;o)

5. Do you like egg nog? LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. My first semester of College I blame all the weight I gained on egg nog.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Um...I don't remember. I just loved being with my family opening presents on Christmas morning.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? About a bagilion! I think I get a new one every year...which reminds me, I should put that on my Christmas list. Yay! I have one thing on my list now.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My Husband. He would beg to differ. He would be perfectly happy with any of the video games he puts on his list every year, but I just can't bring myself to do it! I want to get him something brilliant that even he hasn't thought sephiroth. Ah, why did I have to come up with a lizard the very first gift giving experience of our married life. I'll never be able to live up to that one again.

9. Easiest person to buy for? Addison, she's happy with everything.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Despite the fact that we have done email for the past two years. Hey! My husband's a teacher and we're poor. But I think we're going to do mail ones this year...assuming I can get on top of things. Which reminds me, we need everyone's mailing address, so can you please send me yours.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Ummm...I can't remember this either. Although the worst one I've given is probably a mug with a picture of Addison on it to Bart the Christmas after Addison was born. True, it was supposed to be from Addison, but it was my idea, and I remember even as I ordered it thinking, "Why am I doing this...Bart's going to hate it." He denies that he hates it, but I know the truth.
12 . Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful life. I LOVE watching this with my dad every Christmas. A Charley Brown Christmas is a close second.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year, but I get most of it done in December.

14 . Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I tried to recycle a white elephant gift last year, but still wound up with it...long story.

15. Any Christmas traditions? Oh My gosh, There is no way I have enough time to write all of them. A few of my favorites: Reading (or at least attempting to read) Christmas stories every day in December, white elephant gifts on the night before Christmas...getting presents from Eve...Scully....the Pot Heads...Rudolph...etc. Watching It's a wonderful life, Charley Brown Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty, etc. Making candy...especially Grandma's mints.

16 . Clear lights or colored on the tree? Ah, here's that both answer again.

17. Favorite Christmas song? That would be like making me choose which child is my favorite...well, it would be like that if I had more than one a million children. Although right now I would like to listen to Bare Naked Ladies' version of "We Three Kings." I think I'll go find it...okay back...I love this song.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? TRAVEL! Christmas is always better with tons of family, and we have to travel to see family, so TRAVEL!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prance, Vixen, Coment, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21 . Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Pajamas/White elephant gifts on Christmas eve, and the rest of the presents on Christmas Morning.

22. Favorite thing for Christmas dinner? Um....brain overload...too many good foods...Can't decide...I LOVE CHRISTMAS!


janae said... has this TO DIE FOR eggnog. I have to share the recipe with you:

The greatest part is, it calls for a dozen egg yolks (don't worry, you warm it enough to cook out bad stuff), and this TO DIE FOR angel food cake calls for a dozen egg whites:

I always make them together because I can use all the eggs up at once without wasting anything. I think I've died and gone to heaven just writing this ...

Dave.Loni.Peyton.Ava said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas enthusiam (? spelling)

I love Christmas too, I have been listening to Christmas music since November 1st.

It is the most wonderful time of the year!!