Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Truths of the Season

Ginger Breadman tagged me so here it is!

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate, particularly the good stuff (not the cocoa) after a cold winter run
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Well, of course he wraps them, I love opening them and he knows that!!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I prefer colored, but I kind of have both on the tree and outside. Most of the ones around the house are colored though
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Yes, when I can find it!!
5. When do you put your decorations up? Thanksgiving weekend (although lights went up a little early this year, I love lights)
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? I can't think of a specific favorite, although I do like the potatoes that grandma makes on Christmas eve with the corn flakes on top!
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Maybe the year my sister and I got our barbie dream house...dad made it for us based on measurements from the real barbie dream house, and worked on it in front of us telling us it was a plant stand for great grandma
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Truth? What truth? That he's a very generous guy that comes around each year bringing presents to people around the world?
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, at my dad's families, we celebrate Christmas eve there, but none of the presents from Santa till Christmas day morning
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? A hodge podge of ornaments from over the years
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Both, it is pretty when it's coming down, and it's a nice evening, no wind and the big puffy flakes are there, and it's fun to run in, but I'm not big on the winter sports and cold, so I can most times leave it!
12. Can you ice skate? yes, I even took adult lessons a few years ago and learned a few tricks
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Probably the year I got the mini bake oven...it was what everyone wanted and I felt so lucky to have gotten one, either that or the barbie dream house as I played with that thing so much!
14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? time with family
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I don't think I have one, but I do love the cookies
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Probably brunch at my mom's mom's house...my dad's mom is there too, and it's a smaller group and easier to talk and good food and cheap wine (in honor of grandpa cause he liked his cheap wine, we always have a toast and think of him)
17. What tops your tree? an angel
18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? giving, at least when I have found the perfect givt to give someone
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I'll be Home for Christmas
20. Candy canes? Definitely!! And traditional ones!
21. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudolph and if Love Actually can count for a Christmas movie (it is at Christmas time)
22. What do you leave for Santa? cookies and milk, and if I forget to leave the milk out, Santa helps himself and leaves me a note to tell me! Sometimes carrots for the reindeer too

1 comment:

Ginger Breadman said...

I love stories like the barbie dream house, and you're dad making it right in front of you. It's amazing what you can get away with if you are nonchalant about it.