This is actually an e-mail survey that my sister-in-law sent me yesterday - and just in the nick of time, too! I'm having some dental surgery today (oy, long story) and I suspect I may not feel up to blogging tonight. So instead, here I am blogging ahead, lol!
If you'd like to grab this meme for yourself, be my guest!
Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I love gift wrapping. I can work with both mediums. ;)
Real tree or artificial?
I have always had and loved real trees. But then I had a child with sensory issues and cats with a penchant for eating (and promptly throwing up) greenery. Moral of the story: we now have a fake tree. It's nice, but I do miss that smell.
When do you put up the tree?
The Sunday after Thanksgiving.
When do you take the tree down?
Ideally it would be Epiphany, but sometimes I get itchy and we take it down on New Year's Day.
Favorite holiday theme?
Woodland, of course. :)
Favorite gift received as a child?
The flannel nightgowns I received every year on Christmas eve.
Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes - one the children can play with.
Hardest person to buy for?
I don't want to say because I know he (or she) reads my blog. ;)
Easiest person to buy for?
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Honestly, I can't think of one.
Mail or email cards?
Oh mail, definitely. I love the whole process - the holiday stamps are available in October, the cards are purchased in November; the signing begins after Thanksgiving, the mailing happens (hopefully) in the second week of December ...
Favorite Christmas movie?
It's a Wonderful Life - though I admit I do love A Christmas Story, too.
When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually in the fall, but in earnest after Thanksgiving.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Not that I can recall.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
My cousin Sue's iced butter cookies and my mum's penuche fudge.
White lights or colored on the tree?
White. Though I have extremely fond memories of the large multicolor bulbs of my youth.
Favorite Christmas song?
OK, I must name a few:
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel
- The Carol of the Bells
- Sleigh Ride
- The Nutcracker Suite
Travel for Christmas or stay at home?
We make everyone come to us, lol.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?
Yes- I just hummed the opening stanzas of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer to be sure.
Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star (red, punched tin).
Open the presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Always on Christmas Day (except when I was little my grandarents always had *A* gift for the kids to open after dinner).
Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Commercialism. Disrespect. The mall.
What I love most about Christmas?
The anticipation and all the happy preparations. :)
Have a great day, folks! I'm off to take some pre-emptive Motrin. ;)