Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I got this in my email and passed it aong a week or so ago...but Indiana Jane tagged everybody, too...so here it is....

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Diet Coke, Amaretto Sours

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? My husband insisted that his parents didn't "do" Santa, so he didn't want to do it with his kids.....turns out, he just found out about him at a very young age (he was the youngest). However, we haven't missed out on anything (not that we think anyone is evil who doesn't. We've had a lot of fun getting looks from people when we say we don't do it. Pretty similar to the three years we lived without a t.v. When I was a kid, I always knew it was from Santa if it was unwrapped. Santa didn't wrap. Personally, I hate wrapping presents and I think greeting cards are a scam orchestrated by Hallmark to make me feel bad because I always forget to send them.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? colored

4 . Do you hang mistletoe? No. I am such a Scrooge.

5. When do you put your decorations up? We put up manger scenes and such as Advent starts, but we actually don't decorate our tree until Christmas Eve...then we keep it through Epiphany. The trash men hate us.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Cranberry Compote and stuffing

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child: I don't know...it was always just a really nice time with family. My brother and sister were older and out of the house when I was still pretty young, so it was always a nice time to see them, and their kids.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? When I was seven or eight. Then in order to test it, I asked 'Santa' for a ten speed and asked my parents for a bike. I got a bike. But for years after, my mother insisted that if I don't believe in Santa, there will be less gifts, so I faked it, not that I was pulling the wool over her eyes or anything, just letting her have her fun. ;)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We've done both, depending on what the arrangement was with church services and family get togethers. Now, we do it on Christmas day. (but correct me if I'm wrong...its common thought that Jesus was born at night and that the shepherds found him at night...and that the Wisemen followed a STAR at night...nothing wrong with Christmas Eve).

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? We get an ornament or two each year that seems to symbolize that year. Our tree is full of 15 years of memories. We started with our first year dating.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? There is nothing wrong with 75 degree Christmases!!! Jesus was born in a Mediterranean climate.

12. Can you ice skate? kind of. I can eventually get around the rink a few times

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Jeff got me a stuffed giraffe the first year we were dating. I remember that it's head was sticking out of the box through a big hole in the wrapping paper. We also got engaged 2 days before Christmas, so that would probably be my all time favorite "Christmas gift"

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? That Jesus Christ was born in order to die on the cross for me and that he rose again so that I will too.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Jeff's family make these INCREDIBLE cookies. Jeff's grandmother acquired an iron from a guy who'd had a cart on Coney Island (the iron says Coney Island on it) that makes wonderfully thin waffle cookies. They are light and airy, very mild. Every day after Thanksgiving, they make thousands of them. I never have to make them...just get to enjoy them.... (LOL)

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Putting away the Christmas stuff. Usually, I'm more than eager for it to go away again. I told you I am a Scrooge.

17. What tops your tree? An angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Since I became a mom, giving. But I do like to see what others get me.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? hymn? Angels We Have Heard On High...In school the 6th graders always sang that one, so getting to sing it makes me feel "grown up" I love singing Glo-o-o-o-o-ria...in excelsis Deo. Otherwise, I really love Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven." I think that will be a classic.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Pretty cool, especially cherry flavored ones...but I like sugar cookies better.

1 comment:

4Js4HIM said...

Well, I like Coca-Cola, no diet, and I LOVE Amaretto Sours too! I haven't had one in quite some time though, as I just can't seem to hold liquor anymore. I get really silly, really fast! LOL!