I'm linking up with Michele from Fabulous in First for a fun Christmas Questionnarie.
Hot chocolate all the way, especially with some half & half or cream in it for a creamier texture. Yum-o!!!
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa always wrapped my presents as a kid & still does. :) So he of course wraps my little guys presents too, except the big stuff. Like last year he got a kitchen and a ride on fire truck, neither one of those got wrapped & this year his wagon is not getting wrapped either.
Colored Lights or White?
My dad's tree always had blinking multi-colored lights, but my mom's tree always had white lights and a lot of them, because she would put them deep into the tree. I like the way white lights look, but my hubby hates them, he says they're boring & prefers colored lights. But I have a problem with solid colored lights, so I've told him we can do multi-colored lights but absolutely NO solid colored lights.
When do you decorate?
Usually whenever we get our tree and that is dictated by my hubby's work schedule. This year we have nothing right now, he's been super busy between working and finishing the semester at school. I told my hubby though when we buy our new house we are starting to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving, so we can enjoy the season all month long.
Real or Fake Tree?
I've always had a real tree. As a kid my dad would alternate years between cut and bulb trees. We have high ceilings in our house & the years we would get a cut tree it would be really tall. Then on the opposite years we would have a smaller tree but it was a bulb tree that my dad would replant in the yard. I think there's 5 "former" Christmas trees in the yard now.
What tops your tree?
At my dad's house it's always been a star. My mom uses an angel. My hubby and I decided to stay with the star, though I really do like the look of a bow.
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
My family all goes to my grandparents (dad's side) house on Christmas Eve and Santa comes and hands out a gift from his bag to all the kids (from their parents of course, but we didn't know that as kids), and hands out the gifts from our family pollyanna. Because there were 9 cousins, we would do a pollyanna and just get a gift for one person. After Santa left we would eat and play with the toys we got and visit and have a grand ol' time. It is my absolute favorite day of the year, even more so than Christmas, now that I'm older. And now there are still 9 grandkids but we are all grown up now & 6 of us have spouses and 3 of us have kids of our own (6 great grands total), plus some extended family always comes and their kids have kids, so my grandparents house is going to be pushing 50 this year (her house is not meant to hold that many, but we wouldn't have it any where else or any other way).
|Christmas 2011, my little guys 1st Christmas|
When I was 7 my dad bought me a dry erase board, a pretty decent size one, like the one you would hang on your wall. I loved it because I could play school on it and felt like a teacher. I loved doing math problems on it.
Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Definitely giving. I LOVE to see the look on people's faces when they open what I got them, especially if I think it's something they're going to love. Like this year my little guy is almost 3 & I'm so excited for him to open his presents, especially since he keeps playing with the Imaginext Rescue City every time we see it in any store & Santa will be bringing it for him plus some accessories. I can't wait to see his face when he opens it.
What is your favorite Christmas Song?
That would be Nat King Cole's Christmas Song. My Poppop (my mom's dad) died 9 years ago & my mom always said she wishes he would of been able to teach me how to dance (you know the fancy kind; box step, Fox Trot, the Waltz or something besides shuffling around in a circle that we all do now) & every time I hear this song that's what I think of...dancing with my Poppop.
Candy Canes. Yuk or Yum?
Generally a yuk. I don't like to be sticky and I don't particularly care for peppermint, but I do like the life saver ones.
Favorite Christmas Movie?
Home Alone 1 & 2. I'm a 90s kid. I remember when those movies came out & I still love them today what 20 years later. I've also never seen any of the old, traditional Christmas movies.
Do you shop online or at stores?
I prefer to shop at stores, even though they're crazy and full of people, there's just something about finding that gift and buying it at the store. But if I can't find what I'm looking for in the store I will buy it online.
Photo Card, Letter, or Store Bought Card?
Photo Card. Here's this years.
I hope you'll link up with Michele, I can't wait to read every one else's answers.
Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays!!!