Friday, December 7, 2007

What are Your 24 Favorite Things about Christmas?

A while back a friend emailed me this questionaire about Christmas. I wanted to share this with y'all. Copy/paste the questions, but add your own answers and email to friends. If you care to share them here leave a comment.

  1. Real tree or artificial? Foil tree when I can afford it I'll get an aluminum tree. If you’re gonna go artificial ya might as well go all the way.
  2. Foil or Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
  3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving Day, but I have been lazy this year.
  4. How is the tree decorated? Mostly glass balls from Family Dollar and “inherited” ornaments, “tres retro.” The carousel horse from when I was a kid is a must to go on first. My dad’s old Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas record playing, during this ritual.
  5. When do you take the tree down? Jan 8, Elvis’ birthday
  6. Do you like eggnog? Love it, a little spiked plus nutmeg
  7. Favorite gift received as a child? My first Barbie. I don’t remember what year I got her. But I remember that it was the 1978 model Malibu Barbie. I still have her, along with my Malibu Ken.
  8. Do you have a nativity scene? Just a little knick knack size from Family Dollar.
  9. Hardest person to buy for? I don’t buy presents. I make them. My dad, and his dad are the hardest to figure out what to make for.
  10. Easiest person to buy for? Mom
  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? There is no worse. I treasure them all.
  12. Mail or email Christmas cards? E-mail
  13. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Christmas Story marathon is a must.
  14. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I feel like it.
  15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, but I do use recycled “parts” for the presents I make.
  16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Stuffing smothered in gravy
  17. Clear lights or colored on the tree? I have red lights, they came with the tree my cousin gave me and I am too lazy to switch to multi
  18. Favorite Christmas song? I love them all! But my fave is Brian Setzer’s rendition of Oh, Holy Night. It mixes classic and new with an electric guitar.
  19. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Sometimes
  20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? No
  21. Angel on the tree top or a star? Tacky retro glass tiered thingy.
  22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning
  23. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Nothing
  24. What I love most about Christmas? For the past 15 years every year I leave Christmas Eve Church Services Oh, Holy Night is always playing on the radio, no matter where I live. Only God can explain that one.

1 comment:

Sydney said...

You make your gifts too! I haven't gotten too creative with it yet, and they're only psuedo-bought. For example, last year I bought a sketch-book for my father and customized the cover with scans from art he did back in high school.

Family really is the best part of the holidays. My favorite part of Christmas is sitting down and watching the Christmas Classics with my dearest loved-ones.

This season I can just pop the magic into the DVD player. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman and four more holiday classics are all available in one beautiful keepsake package: The Christmas Classics DVD Box-Set. It even comes with a bonus music CD! You can buy this wherever DVDs are sold, but it’s also available at I only know about it because I work with the company, but it’s something my family and I will treasure for many holiday seasons to come.

Happy holidays!