Sunday, December 18, 2011

T-minus 7 days

Christmas is only 7 days away and needless to say, I am still not done with my Christmas shopping completely.  Although, I am nearing the end.  I probably will finish up December 24.  Actually I will probably completely finish shopping for gifts sometime after Christmas because I will not be seeing some of my friends till after then.  And after Christmas sales are the best!

So tonight I am joining the masses and doing this Christmas survey.  Sorry if you are sick of this. 

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Santa never used to wrap presents and he would always visit while we were at Christmas Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.  When we would arrive home our gifts would be laid out by the tree.  Now Santa wraps the presents and they got placed under the tree right away.  Which is probably best because I have been known to be a snoop.  In fact, one year I found both my brother’s and my gifts.  I’m sneaky like that.

Colored lights on tree/house or white?

My parents have always done colored lights both outside and on the tree.  Outside we’ve always done the big colored lights and some smaller colored lights.   In the last few years my dad has scaled down the outside lights.  Something about getting old… (just kidding Dad!)  I used to hate the colored lights and really wanted white lights because I liked them better, but now I decided I really liked the colored lights.  And I think they are coming back in style.  Just proof that all trends come back around ;

Do you hang mistletoe?

Nope. 

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Hmm, the menu changes every year but I definitely love my dad’s 7-layer lettuce salad and my aunt’s homemade mac’n’cheese.

Favorite Holiday memory as a child?

A real toughie.  One year I got a roller skating doll and I loved that thing!  But I always loved coming home after church and seeing what Santa left us.

Snow? Love it or dread it?

I have a love hate relationship with snow.  I love when it is snowing and when it’s first on the ground because it looks so pretty.  I really love skiing in it!  But I dislike driving in it a lot and I don’t like that it gets all brown and dirty and then it just looks disgusting.

Real tree or fake tree?

Fake tree. We’ve never had a real tree and I don’t think I ever will.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?

The birth of Jesus and spending time with family.

What is your favorite Holiday dessert?

Just about everything.  Peanut butter balls, sour cream cookies, fudge.  If it has sugar I will probably eat it.

What is your favorite tradition?

Spending the day with my family.  And in the past couple of years, my extended family has been doing a gift exchange game.  It can get pretty heated at times with stealing of gifts.  It’s a lot of fun and usually everyone ends up with something they like.

What tops your tree?

An angel.

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

My favorite would probably be Silent Night, however, I like a lot of other songs as well. 

What do you leave for Santa?

Some sugar cookies and milk.

Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?

Nope, usually around noon we head down to my grandparent’s house.

Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?

I have been buying more and more things online.  It’s so much easier to shop from my couch in my pj’s.  When I go to the store I usually aim to go outside the busiest hours, like 9 pm on a Friday night.

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