Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Ummm....How about neither. I will take Hot Apple Cider!

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa doesn't come to our house. But we all wrap the gifts and put them under the tree.

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white?

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No. We are a "kissey" enough family with out it!!!

5.When do you put your decorations up?
Soon after the "Santa Clause Parade". Was in early Nov. this year.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Turkey stuffing

7. Favorite Christmas memory as a child?
I liked it when my Granny came to our house for Christmas. Also Dad bought us lots of assorted candies and layered them in a huge jar. Always a highlight of my Christmas. He was pretty great at the "gift thing"!

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was in Grade 2 and it was traumatic! Because of this (and other reasons) we have chosen to not do "Santa" with our kids.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open ALL the gifts on Christmas Eve. This is due to my German heritage. We did this as kid's and my husband thought it was we kept the tradition going! On Christmas morning the kids come into our room, we all sit on our bed and open our gift at a FUN!!!

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Shaun (husband) puts up the tree. Then the kids and I decorate it.

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Most of the time I love it. But. Last year it snowed EVER day (for months). That was TOO MUCH!

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
A ring when I was 16 from my parents.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
my mom's hard rum sauce that goes on Plum Pudding. Although I have not had this for probably 25 years....I adored it as a kid and was never allowed to have much??! hahaha....

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I like all of them! The decorating, the making of the goodies, eating them, getting together with family, the gifts.....

17. What tops your Christmas tree?
An Angel that Shaun's mom made and gave to us as a gift for our 1st Christmas (15 Christmas ago!)

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Finding the "right" gift is so fun for me. I love getting the kids gifts that I know they really, really want. I also like receiving gifts. Especially from Shaun because he is a great gift giver!

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I like so many...Oh come let us adore Him and Mary, Did You Know?

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
They are OK. My dad used to get my sister and I HUGE ones each Christmas. So I kinda overdosed on them!! :)

21. What do you want for Christmas?
Kitchen Stuff

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
Well, Shaun's work party and a few friends invite us over! :)

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
We will dress up for church.

24. Do you own a Santa hat?

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
Shaun and the kid's and my Parents.



Rhonda said...

That was great Holly! I enjoyed reading your answers.

Maureen said...

I can relate to the rum sauce on the plum pudding.