Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Getting to Know You *CHRISTMAS EDITION*

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both... depends on the item and where it is going. I try to condense as much as I can when driving to Toledo so most everything is wrapped.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial... I want to get a pre-lit one but I love our big full tree that my grandma gave us. One of these years I do want to do the real tree thing though, probably when the kids are older.

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year it took longer cause I haven't been in the Christmas spirit and we really haven't had the time. It was finally decorated on Sunday.

4. When do you take the tree down? After we get home from Toledo

5. Do you like eggnog? Nope

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My sister and I got bikes one year... I remember sneaking down stairs and seeing them before we were supposed to

7. Hardest person to buy for? Myself

8. Easiest person to buy for? Lexi, I could find something for that girl every time I am at the store.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? We do, it has been out all year, on our mantel

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail them, much more personal that way

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I always appreciate everything I get just sometimes wish people would stick to the list they ask for

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Santa Clause (the first one)

13. When do you start shopping? The day after Christmas

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I have, and I am again this year

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chex mix

16. Lights on the tree? Yes, but I wish they weren't such a PITA. One of these days we will get a pre-lit one with white lights. This year they are colored.

17. Favorite Christmas song? I really like Silent Night, I used to sing that as a lullaby to my babies. I also LOVE Christina Aquillera's 'This Christmas"

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We go to Ohio and visit about 12 different places... ok, so not quite that many, but it feels like it sometimes. We haven't had a real Christmas morning in quite a few years.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, Rudolph, Olive and Chet (Olive = Olive the Other Reindeer, and Chet is from The Santa Clause 3)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We have both... this year we did the star to match the lights

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both... we usually do gifts Christmas even at my in laws, not sure about this year though. And they usually get at least a couple things Christmas day. Santa visits our house either before we head up north or after we get back. This year he will be here Sunday.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Rude people at the stores

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? We bought a ton of blue & silver stuff on clearance a few years ago and have yet to use it since the ornaments are glass. I think that will be my favorite when we finally use it. I really like it when a tree is completely decorated by kids too.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham is definitely the winner, it's tradition

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Really, there is nothing I really HAVE to have, except an extra battery for my camera.


Penz said...

How fun! I think whether we admit it to ourselves or not, we all like to regift... have a good day.

Tiffany said...

I know that I LOVE regifting! It's not as mean as it sounds really. I just like it when a gift that maybe wasn't "meant" for me finds a new home with someone who will actually love it. Better than giving it to goodwill IMO!

A Blue and Silver theme would be sooooo pretty!!