Saturday, December 15

Christmas Get-to-Know-Ya

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper - there's something anti-climatic about watching someone open a bag.

2. Real tree or artificial? REAL - hello, this is Oregon. I think it just might be a crime to use something fake here.

3. When do you put up the tree? We get the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving; it takes a week or so before we drag it into the house.

4. When do you take down the tree? Usually the weekend after New Years.

5. Do you like egg-nog? Blek.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? The cheerleading outfit my mom made me when I was seven; the dollhouse/book shelf my dad made me that still fills one wall in my childhood room.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? A magnetic one. I think Fiona may have lost Jesus this year.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Dad or Mike.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids.

10. Worst gift you ever received? There's been some clothes given to me that, let's just say, didn't work well.

11. Favorite Christmas movie? While You Were Sleeping (does that count?).

12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? After Thanksgiving for the most-part.

13. Have you ever recycled a present? I'm sure I have.

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Everything but the oyster stew my family insists on making each Christmas Eve.

15. Clear or colored lights on tree? Clear on the tree; colored on the house.

16. Favorite Christmas song? Lots of them - O Holy Night; Mary, Did You know...

17. Travel or stay home? Almost always at mom's house; this year we're traveling & taking the folks with us.

18. Can you name all of the reindeer? Sure thing.

19. What is on top of your tree? A star we bought with a gift certificate that we received as a wedding gift from a little boutique in Gresham.

20. When do you open presents? Christmas (anything else is just wrong).

21. Most annoying thing this time of year? Bad Christmas music.

22. Favorite ornament theme? Theme? Is there supposed to be a theme? Our tree is a great mish-mash of homemade, antique, childhood, and a few specially purchased.

23. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Ham, Texas potatoes, homemade rolls, pie.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? I'm with Cherise - a clean house and a long nap!

I tag EVERYONE! Merry Christmas:-)


Jennifer Davis said...

I think "While You Were Sleeping" makes a great Christmas movie (or a great anytime movie, for that matter). Thanks for the list!

brenda said...

I love egg nog (especially with a little Kaluah in it) YUM, sorry I can't indulge this Christmas!

michael said...

Merry Christmas! Great get-to-know-ya list! I've lost track of you! But I found your blog again. This is off topic, but, I am going to Peru in a few weeks and I wanted to know where you bought your backpack when we went to Sri Lanka!?! E-mail me! Hopefully, you still have my e-mail address. Take care, Michael Benjamin

KMiV said...

OK, let's see.
Wrapping paper
Live and real (we have one of each)
Put them up about Dec. 1
Take down around Dec. 29
Egg Nogg = yessssss
Electric Football set
We have the Little People Nativity Scene
Hardest = Lori
Easiest = kids
Worst gift = a used shirt from a garage sale my mom gave me when I was first married
Movie = Christmas Story (BB gun show)
Shopping = 2 weeks before
Yes we recycled a present (that's what White Elephant parties are for!)
Fruit Cake is my favorite
Lights = both colored and clear
Song = Trans Siberian Orchestra O Holy Night
Stay home = it takes 2 1/2 days to drive to Missouri however its nice to go home every couple of years
Know all the reindeer even Rudolph
Star is on top of our tree
Open presents Christmas morning
Worst song = Live Aid Feed the World
Ornament Theme = Santa Clause
Turkey for Christmas
What I want = World Peace :) :)