Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Christmas Meme

Here's a quick Christmas Meme to kick off my Christmas season:

Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags: they're reusable, storable, quick, & easy!

Real tree or artificial? We've had an artificial every year we've been married but this year we're going real. We're excited!

When do you put up the tree? When we can set aside a night. It requires gingerbread men, egg nog, and lots of Christmas music.

When do you take the tree down? Usually before New Year's. I get tired of everything by that point.
Favorite holiday theme? I'm not sure what this is asking. I have a lot of snowmen and snowflakes if that counts.

Favorite gift received as a child? Either my Felicity (American Girl Doll) or the year I got a lot of Barbie furniture that I had thought was for my sister (I was with my mom when she bought it).

Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, several. One is cloth for the girls to play with.
Hardest person to buy for? Our dads and grandpas.

Easiest person to buy for? My girls!

Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can't think of anything specific although I can remember a few years I got gifts that were not age appropriate.

Mail or email cards? Cards should come in the mail and they should have pictures! I don't care whether you went to the Bahamas on vacation this year or your husband got promoted but send pictures of the little ones, people!
Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas. I always watch this at least once.
When do you start shopping for Christmas? We try to keep our eyes open all year 'round but we start in earnest after Thanksgiving.

Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, but it was thoughtfully recycled.

Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My Mamaw's fudge. I can make fudge but I can't make her fudge. Also, Peppermint Bark, which I buy at World Market every year.
White lights or colored on the tree? White. I like the big, retro colored ones but I can't buy any right now.

Favorite Christmas song? No Eye Had Seen - Michael W. Smith, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, I admit to loving most Christmas music. Although I don't like "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" or "Winter Wonderland".

Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Both (sigh).

Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and of course, Rudolph.

Angel on the tree top or a star? Retro white star.

Open the presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Both. Christmas Eve is a big get together at my grandparents' house with my aunts, uncles, & cousins. Christmas Day is go to my parents house with my other set of grandparents. We open presents for about 7 days before and after "the" day.

Most annoying thing about this time of year? The pushing, shoving, grasping, snapping, snarling...and that's just at the grocery store.

What I love most about Christmas? For about a 1/2 second everyone thinks about God's most incredible gift. I feel the awe and wonder the shepherds must have felt 2000 something years ago: God's Peace is on earth with us.

Let me know if you play along, I'd love to see your answers so consider yourself "tagged" if you're reading this! (H/T: In Beauty and In Grace)

1 comment:

KAlexaLott said...

Thanks for playing along! I enjoyed reading your answers and your girls are beautiful by the way!

Kim

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