11 December 2008

Christmas Meme

No pressure...who ever wants to do it can.

I got this from Peach who got this from Flea...

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

Does Santa wrap presents or set them under the tree?
Sets them under the tree although I've had to answer the question many, many times how come the kids' presents weren't covered with snow and shouldn't Santa have wrapped them> They did not buy the theory that Santa had a big ole plastic tarp on his sled..

Colored lights on tree or white?
This has always been a contest between Michael and me. I like all white...he likes all colored. This year I did 2 strands white and two strands red.

When do you put your decorations up?
Usually the beginning of the week after Thanksgiving.

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
The Italian beef I have fixed for every Christmas Eve since I was an adult.

Favorite Holiday memory as a child.
Being at Grandma's with all the cousins. Being an only child I didn't get the chance to play with kids often.

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I honest to God don't remember but I hated it when the Santa gig was up. I really loved believing!

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
No, not now. When the kids were little, they got to open one and it was always their new Christmas jammies so they would be wearing them for Christmas morning pictures.

How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Before this year, it was all the ornaments I bought the kids every year and the ornaments they made in school and Sunday School over the years. Last year I gave the ornaments to the kids and bought new ones this year.

Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love-love-LOVE snow! It's pretty, it's peaceful and it's magical. And snow ice cream rocks!

Can you ice skate?
Never could, which made NO SENSE because I could roller skate with no probs.

Do you remember your favorite gift?
My Creepy Crawler maker when I was in grade school. I could sit for hours and bake rubber bugs.

What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Midnight Mass. Coming out of Mass it is usually lightly snowing and it is Christmas, the reason for the season.

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Chocolate cherry nut bread.

What is your favorite tradition?
Doing my Christmas cards while listening to Christmas music and smelling the Yankee candles I have burning.

Which do you prefer, Giving or Receiving?

What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
I can handle one per year.

Ever recycled a Christmas present?


kim-d said...

Chocolate cherry nut bread??? Chocolate cherry nut bread???

What would one have to do to get that recipe because that sounds scrumptious!

And I am glad you love doing your Christmas cards because I sure loved receiving mine from you. Getting Christmas cards is right at the top of my list of things I love about Christmas, right on par with the music! This year I did not do cards, and it just doesn't feel right. Schoolwork AND regular work should be outlawed during the holidays :).

Mary Ellen said...

You and I must be the same age - I remember the creepy crawler maker. I LOVED it. I can still remember pulling the gummy creatures out of their molds. They just don't make toys like that anymore!

I'm with Kim-d on the recipe. We need it.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Yes what kim says.... recipie...this sounds delish!
I love my card too! and was tickled pink when it came and am slowly getting mine together... Cory had a creepy crawler maker we did have fun with it LOL
love n hugs Laura

kimmy said...

Hi Ness, I've been thinking about you and your family. Hope you are all well.

BTW - love this Christmas Meme. I'll do it next week!


Alice said...

Love this!! Sorry I've been MIA - Christmas at the Children's Home is busy, busy. But I hope you all are well. Sending lots of love!