Those Christmas Questions

This is The Christmas Tag of Joy from Marnie. She didn't provide a cheat sheet so I guess I will have to provide my own answers. I am under the microscope. Wiggling.

(1) Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog?
I'm not choosy. Whichever one you're pouring.
(2) Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
I'm not sure. For years I've thought about hanging a "sold" tag around my neck and just lying around to find out if he wraps me.
(3) Colored Lights on tree/house or white?
On our tree Christmas Past, we have multi-colors. I've seen the total white effect and it is pretty, too.
(4) Do you hang mistletoe?
I have.. I didn't this year. That is because Vicki couldn't carry a shotgun and a ladder both.
(5) When you do put up your decorations?
I don't like to put up Christmas decorations. That means I have to take them down. Can I leave them up all year? That would solve two problems: taking them down this year and putting them up next year.
(6) What is your favorite holiday dish?
Oh Wow! - how much time do you have, and I don't think I've tasted them all, yet.
(7) Favorite Holiday memory?
Being a little girl- sitting in the dark living room with the Christmas lights plugged in and listening to the beat of my heart in time with Bing Crosby's Christmas album.
(8) When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't recall ever believing in Santa. That didn't stop me from standing behind the curtain with my face against the cold window pane watching for him. I still do that.
(9) Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
As a child I always opened on Christmas Eve. With our own children we were subject to the firefighters schedule.
(10) How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
I still have all the little school ornaments that the kids made. We have a hodge podge of decorations, such as a little brass fire engine. The decorating direction we have been going in the past few years is crystal and glass. We have blown glass icicles and quite an assortment of other glass and crystal ornaments that reflect the lights through the room and off the little faces of grand kids, should we be so lucky to have them visit.
(11) Snow! Love it or Hate it?
It is snowing as I write this. I'm a snow voyeur.
(12) Can you ice skate?
In my younger years. Now I try not to skate. That is why I have snow tires and YakTrax.
(13) Do you remember your favorite gift?
When I was little I received a blond baby doll. It was the first toy of my very own, that wasn't a hand me down. My sister Trish got the red headed one.
(14) What's the most important thing?
I'm of the opinion that Christmas is a cultural thing in this country. Spending time with family is important to all of us. (And I am sorry for those of you who haven't the had the family connection. You're welcome to spend time with ours.) In my heart I have a place that knows the importance of the Gift of His Son.
(15) What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Sour Cream Raisin Pie. Don't knock it until you have tried it. A family tradition for as long as I can remember.
(16) What happened to #16?
(17) What Tops your tree?
We have an Angel. Of course it is still in the storage box this year.
(18) Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I would love to be filthy rich and be able to shower everyone I love with "stuff." We have been told "money can't buy happiness." I would like the opportunity to prove the theory right or wrong. Anyway... back to the question. There is nothing more fun than watching the delight and excitement in a child's eyes when he or she opens a special present.
(19) What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Just sing. I'll like it.
(20) Candy Canes? Yuck or Yum.
Candy Canes are required. I prefer to hang them on the tree. My tummy wants chocolate fudge with nuts.

Most every blogger I read has shares this seasonal question and answer fun. If you have, thanks! If you haven't, let this be your opportunity. There are only four days left


(ps. I had to tweak this because my HTML was showing - and I have no reason to explain it except that blogger is messing with me)

Comments

BarnGoddess said…
I LOVE your favorite Holiday memory:
"Being a little girl - sitting in the dark living room with the lights plugged in and listening to the beat of my heart in time with Bing Crosby's Christmas album"

That is indeed a wonderful memory!


My favorite Xmas trees are the ones with homemade ornaments and ornaments that have a special meaning or story behind them
Bonnie B said…
My favorite Christmas memory was the year we all had pneumonia and my grandpa lay, moaning "die, die, die" on the couch.

If I don't get a chance, Merry Christmas and have a fabulous New Year.
Julie said…
This was great! I am going to do mine and post it tomorrow. What fun! Thanks for sharing!
Claudia said…
merry christmas!! I'll raise a glass of both hot chocolate and eggnog to you!!
Susan in va said…
Ooohhh!! It's snowing there? I'm so jealous!

I've enjoyed reading several of these Christmas q&a's today.....I just may have to do the same.
local girl said…
I have never heard of sour cream raisin pie. Is it a family recipe?
Stephanie said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE the kiddo picture!!!

The looks on their faces brought tears to my eyes!!!
Kathleen Marie said…
I did this a few posts back. Love your answers ☺ God Bless Your Christmas! Hugs!
Karmyn R said…
See you soon - good luck tomorrow with the tooth pull.

kar
SongBird said…
Great answers! Tooth pull? Yikes!! Hope that went well.....
marnie said…
Claudia's has no 16 either... it's a mystery! Love your answers.

Good eye.
Sunrunner said…
Very good Meme! Can I borrow it?

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas season!
Jenny said…
I so feel number 7.
Anonymous said…
tooth pull? candy cane? ivy

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