One thing I love about the blogging community is feeling like you are "my friends". I talk about you to my husband and co workers like I know you for real. I don't think I am delusional, I just feel like I know you and I LOVE IT!
So, I am joining in on the fun with "my friends" for some more holiday fun! Thanks for Fabulous in First for starting this.
Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?
Hot chocolate. I love the marshmallow gooey-ness that goes along with it.
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree?
Santa wraps them up. I remember one year he didn't, it was nice, but just not the same.
Colored lights or white?
White on the inside, colored on the outside.
When do you decorate?
Normally, after Thanksgiving. This year it took me a little longer to get into the spirit. We didn't decorate until the 13th because we had a party in my house on the 14th.
Real or Fake Tree?
Fake. I cannot handle all the needles on the floor. Pre-lit as well, no reason to mess with lights when they are done for you!
|This is my youngest. He is a show off!|
What Tops Your Tree?
A Santa. Nothing special about it, we saw it a few years ago at our local grocery store and bought it. Yep, a grocery store.
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
Growing up, my mom worked shift work as a nurse. She always worked the holidays because of the extra pay. One year, my siblings and I were anxious and kept bugging my dad to open presents on Christmas Eve before she got home. "Just one, pleeeeeeaaaaasssseee!" is what I remember us all begging my Dad. (we were teens by the way) My dad was a push over (in a loving way) and he gave in, with moms permission though. I bet we called her a hundred times that night. When she got home at midnight, we just stayed awake and opened presents. That began a long tradition of celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve. We did that until we all had small children and stayed at our own homes for Santa.
Do you remember your favorite gift as a child?
No, I am 42. Sometimes I can't remember what I had for breakfast.
Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Both. I will be honest. I LOVE getting presents. I love making gifts though and giving them.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Oh Holy Night. I love when a male performer sings it too.
Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum?
Yum! I love all kinds!
Favorite Christmas Movie?
Christmas Vacation, of course. I mean, that is funny any time of the year.
Do you shop online or at stores?
Stores for the most part. I am not a shopper though. I dislike crowds a LOT! I should do more online shopping, but I am a procrastinator.
Photo Cards, Letter or Store Bought Card?
Photo cards this year. I didn't include a letter. I love getting photo cards as well. I like the whole family included though, not just the kids.