Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Meme

This has beeen done by several other people-Tara, Jenster & Cindy (links on the sidebar) among others. I saved mine for today.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Both, but not at the same time.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Both.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? We had white for years because it was Husband’s preference, but now we’ve colors inside and out.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Not unless I can find the real item.
5. When do you put your decorations up? First week after Thanksgiving
6. What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Mashed potatoes and gravy
7. Favourite Holiday memory as a child: See post below.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Don’t remember. Third grade maybe??
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes, after midnight service.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? :0 UH..with ornaments and lights? I prefer the tree to be very green and open- as opposed to being so laden with trinkets that one cannot recognize the tree for all of the stuff on it. Mostly the children hang the ornaments after Husband has done the lights.
11. Snow Love it or Dread it? SNOW. Lots and lots and lots and lots of snow. Not that I get it in our current location.
12. Can you ice skate? Nope. Love to watch others.
13. Do you remember your favourite gift? My grandmother made me a beautiful quilted satin multistriped formal skirt to wear to holiday parties with them. It was gorgeous & I felt very grown up.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being together with the kids and our family.
15. What is your favourite Holiday dessert? All of them. ;) Pecan pie and ice cream, I suppose, if I can only choose one.
16. What is your favourite holiday tradition? Midnight mass. Driving around looking at everyone’s lights. I like the entire season, really.
17. What tops your tree? This year there are several large snowflakes. Other years we’ve had a star or an angel.
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving, by far.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Gabriel’s Message & Once in Royal David’s City
20. What is your favourite Christmas movie? I don’t have one, really. The Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol. Eloise at Christmas. A Christmas Story.


Alison said...

I thought you could ice skate?! Didn't we used to ice skate on frozen lakes in the northern climes? Maybe that was a different sister...maybe I'm losing my mind...Either way, I have fond memories of ice skating. Much better to feel the bumpiness of natural pond ice than the smoothness of a rink. Plus I hate going around in circles. Too much strain on that right ankle.

CindyS said...

Mashed potatoes and gravy used to be the be all and end all but now I need the turkey and the stuffing. Man, I'm hungry and it's 1:30am! I hope the turkey turns out real good!

I have not heard of your Christmas Songs but I'm thinking they are more from in church? I love trying new music so after the hussle and bussle I will search them out and take a listen!

And aren't Grams the best!

We are sooo in the snow zone and we have none! If I can't have snow then all I want is a sunny day. Actually on Christmas Day I don't really notice the weather as we are usually having way too much fun inside!

In case I didn't in the last comment, Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Tara Marie said...

We watched Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol, yesterday morning. It is a good one.

Hope your Christmas as fabulous.


Bookwormom said...

Alison- Er..I don't remember ice skating hardly at all. Maybe you mean the other sister?? lol

Cindy- The music is from church. There are clips on youtube. Hope you had a great day with the family. I'm surprised you don't have any snow, though.

Tara- Thanks for the good wishes. I hope you all had a wonderful day.