Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas Meme

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
If I had to choose one it would definately be hot chocolate but I'd prefer a Starbucks' grande hot mocha, no whip with an extra pump of mocha, please

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
When I was a kid Santa's presents were not wrapped. And that is how we knew the difference between Santa's gifts and things from mama and daddy and grandparents.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
My kids wish I was fun enough for the colored lights but I have always done white. We did fun colored old fashioned lights when I was a kid.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Ideally I like to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving. Realistically, this year it still ain't up.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish:
I like to have finger foods and appetizers for Christmas Eve.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
We always opened gifts on Christmas Eve and my grandparents would take me and my brother driving around looking at Christmas lights while "Santa" brought our gifts. I always thought I was so special that Santa came on Christmas Eve and everyone else had to wait until Christmas morning. How I would love to climb into their car and do that again.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Age 6. Jumping on the trampolene next door at my best friend Tracy's house. She told me how dumb I was for believing in Santa.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open gifts on Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
The last coule of years it's been pastels in shabby chic style.

11. Snow: love it or hate it?
Hate it now. But loved it as a child. The one time a year it snowed.

12. Can you ice skate?
Barely. I love to ice skate. When I was 8 I was obsessed with Dorothy Hammill, had the haircut and everything.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My favorite was always a new babydoll.

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Time with family. Not just on Christmas day but baking, decorating, listening to Christmas music and shopping together. Seeing my children enjoy the season.

15.What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My granma's chocolate cake.

16. What tops your tree?
An angel.

17. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I love to find that perfect gift that makes someone feel loved.

18. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Joy to the World

19. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Its a Wonderful Life

20. What would be the best gift you could receive this year?
The budget to buy everything my kids want for Christmas.

I tag all my blog friends that would like to do this meme. I"d love to read your answers.

1 comment:

Shelia said...

Hi. I ran across your blog today and am really enjoying reading it. I thought I'd post my answers to your meme!

Christmas meme
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Egg nog...preferably Cajun Egg nog!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
When I was a child, Santa just sat them under the tree. That's how Santa is leaving Silas and Meredith their gifts now.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
My parents always had the colored lights, but now that I have my own tree I prefer white.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
I like to start decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish:
Hmmm...I don't think I have a favorite dish. I just like all of the appetizers and finger foods and of course the candy!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
I really can't recall one favorite memory. Christmas was always a magical time for me (and still is). We like to ride around and look at Christmas lights. One thing that comes to mind...I always left milk and cookies and a letter for Santa. I always thought it was so amazing how much Santa's handwriting was like my dad's!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I really can't remember how old I was, but it was from friends at school.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We usually open gifts at one of my grandparents' houses on Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Well, I wouldn't say I have a certain style. I like to keep it pretty traditional. I have lots of random ornaments, red balls, and red bows.

11. Snow: love it or hate it?
I live in Louisiana so I really don't know what snow is!! I wouldn't mind getting a little snow every once in a while. I do remember actually having a "snow day" once when I was in the 6th grade

12. Can you ice skate?
I haven't been ice skating in years, so I would have to say no.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Not sure this counts because it wasn't from "Santa," but when I was 18, I got a 1991 Mustang GT!

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Remembering the reason for the season, spending time with family, keeping traditions that I've had as a child and starting new ones with my children.

15.What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My grandma's fudge!

16. What tops your tree?
A bow.

17. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
Though it's sometime difficult to find that perfect gift, I'd rather give.

18. What is your favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night

19. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story

20. What would be the best gift you could receive this year?
My family's continued good health and happiness.