Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas to All!

A Christmas card from our house to yours, Merry Christmas to all!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping or gift bags? Wrapping, lots of curly ribbons

2. Real or artificial tree? Love the pre-lit artificial, no muss no fuss

3. When do you put up the tree? The first week of December

4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years

5. Do you like eggnog? No, I remember seeing my mom make some when I was young, those raw eggs did it for me

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Bike - it was big and blue, and I could ride with no hands... ahh those were the days!

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, carved from olive wood from the Holy Land, brought back from a trip my mother took there

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Underwear - that was the year I sneaked and opened my presents, boy was I bummed out... I don't sneak anymore.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Old fashioned snail mail, Christmas stamps, Christmas letter, the whole 9 yards. We do print out the address labels though.

10. Favorite Christmas Movie? It depends on my mood, right now I am thinking Christmas Vacation, a real representation of the family holiday experience. Doesn't everyone have a cousin Eddie?

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The week after Thanksgiving. One track mind, one holiday finished before starting another.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cheese ball, sausage balls, ambrosia, stocking candy. I wonder how many Weight Watcher points are in sausage balls...

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? The pre-lit tree has clear (see #2) and that's fine with me

14. Favorite Christmas song? White Christmas - Bing does it up right, especially in the movie of the same name when he sings with Rosemary Clooney, classic.

15. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Luckily we only travel as far as next door for Christmas Eve, and stay home on Christmas morning.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Of course, everyone knows the lyrics to Rudolph …

17. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel, needlepoint made by my mom.

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? Christmas morning! It's all about the anticipation.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? TV commercials.

20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? Hand made, handed-down ornaments.

21. What do you leave for Santa? Well, it's been a while, but I remember milk and cookies.

22. Least favorite holiday song? Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas - I love all of John Denver's songs except this one!

23. Favorite ornament? Ones with the kids' pictures as babies.

24. Family tradition? Christmas Eve at the old family homestead, all the kids, grandkids, sisters, brothers, cousins, nephews, nieces, etc.

25. Ever been to Midnight Mass? No

26. Most memorable good deed you witnessed or participated in during the holidays? Well, I can't recall one, which is pretty sad!

Sent to me by Byron at Knoxville Trivia Blog

Rules for the game include:
Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share Christmas facts about yourself.
Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Passing it on to: Sandy, Joann, Jelly, Laurel, June, Kerri, and Bonnie.

Merry Christmas!


Byron said...

Nice job on your Christmas meme. Score another vote for Christmas Vacation! YAY!

Kerri said...

A blessed and merry Christmas to you and your family too Susan. Thanks for the tag. Not sure I'll fit it in though because I'm running behind, and we're going away for Christmas. I'll do it if I can find the time.
Loved reading your answers :)
I miss your perky posts when I don't have time to read my favorite blog friends! :)

June said...

Fun to see and learn. I'll have mine up by weekend's end.

andsewitis Holly said...

Fun finding out things about you. That's the great thing about memes. Merry Christmas to You, Susan!

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas Susan and thanks for tagging me...I'll try to get it up before Christmas, but I can't promise.

Best Wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's been a good year and I've really enjoyed getting to know you better and hope that we can remain friends for years to come.


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Merry Christmas, Susan, and a happy new year!