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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

24 Christmas Questions

Borrowing this from Jo-anne at Blooming Lovely who borrowed it from someone who borrowed it from someone.....

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?   If it's a box and easy to wrap, then paper.  Bags otherwise.

2. Real tree or Artificial?  Artificial 

3. When do you put up the tree?   When the kids were little, we waited till after our daughter's Dec 5th birthday.  I tend to dawdle these days still, but am going to try harder from now on to get things decorated earlier.

4. When do you take the tree down?   I have been known to start taking things down late on Christmas day!  Usually a couple of days after the 25th.

5. Do you like eggnog?   YES!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?  A doll I received when I was 3.  I still had her when I got married!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?   Yes, several.

8. Hardest person to buy for?   My husband!  Most things he wants I can't afford!

9. Easiest person to buy for?  The grandkids

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?   Neither

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?   The year I was 21.  We had just moved into a new house and Darrell got me a hanger for my iron and ironing board, a recipe box--I hate to cook (but I still have the box), and a holder for aluminum foil, plastic wrap etc.  He does lots better nowadays!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?  The original Miracle on 34th Street

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?   Usually sometime in November.  Haven't even started yet this year though!

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes but don't tell anyone

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?  Can't think of any particular thing

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?  Used to change every year or two.  But our tree now has pre-attached lights that are clear.

17. Favorite Christmas song?   Mary, Did You Know?

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Doesn't everyone? They are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolph.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?  Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Darrell's extended family comes on Christmas Eve to open presents, but we as a family do it Christmas Day.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The crazy people in the shops and the ones that go overboard with their political correctness. Christmas is for the kids and for family & they tend to suck the fun out of everything. (This is Jo-anne's answer and I can't improve on it!)

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color?   Several we bought for our first Christmas tree
24. What do you want for Christmas this year?   To see my two oldest grandchildren!  They'll be here Christmas night and stay a week.  I tear up every time I think about seeing them again.  It's been 7 months.


Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I too have been known to take our tree down on Christmas Day (in the evening). We get a real tree, so I take it down before it can get too dried out. But even the year we had an artificial tree, it was down the day after Christmas.

Your #11 reminds me of DH's gift to me one year for Valentine's Day. A hand-held vacuum. And he couldn't understand why I was upset about it. I can laugh about it now, but it was not very funnty at the time.

Joyce said...

#11 was funny! I don't take the tree down until sometime around New Year's weekend.

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Thank you for showing me a new Rascal Flatts song (they are my favourite band). I've never heard that one before and it is just beautiful.

6L's said...

ha! #8, same for me....i know everything he wants but way too expensive, he is!! #11, maybe that was a hint, lol?

Mary said...

I can definitely relate to things the husband wants being too expensive! Guys are so hard to buy for!

Sweet Tea said...

Those were really bad gifts, but at least he tried. Sort a.
Husbands do better after they've had some training. ;-)

momof3girls said...

I laughed so hard at your worst gift, to funny! I had to to have the "talk" with my husband after our first Christmas together that if it is "practical" or an "appliance" -to me it does not qualify as a gift. A gift I explained to my hubby is something you don't "need" but want ,but probably wouldn't buy for yourself because it's not practical!

Tami said...

Love your worst gift entry! I once got a microwave bacon rack from my well-meaning husband - the year we got our first microwave. And it tells you something about my age that I remember before they were common. :)

We had Christmas with our oldest daughter on Thanksgiving because she won't be able to be here this month. We hadn't seen her or the grandsons since early March. The moment the boys (5 & 7) spotted us, they ran down the gangway into our arms. It was the best moment of the year!

Have a Merry Christmas!

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