Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Meme

Can you feel it? Can you feel the Christmas spirit? Well of course not! It's not even Thanksgiving yet! But I'm feeling the fun, so here's a meme, thanks to Far Out Mom!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? gift bags anymore

2. Real tree or Artificial? we had fake for years, then switched to real. Now we go to my grandmother's at Christmas and don't put up a tree. The kids are pretty ticked about it.

3. When do you put up the tree?A week or so before Christmas if it's real

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually the day after New Year's. I'm tired and tired of Christmas by then

5. Do you like eggnog?Oh. My. Word. I have the BEST eggnog recipe EVER. Email me at fleabyte at gmail dot com for the recipe. It's to die for, people. Seriously.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably my long haired Barbie head. I learned to braid and practiced for what seemed to be hours.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Adults in general. I love to give gifts but always find it difficult

8. Easiest person to buy for?Daughter - always anything musical will do

9. Do you have a nativity scene? no - and I really wish I did. Wait - I have a tiny ceramic one with pieces missing, so I think it's seven pieces instead of nine. Got it at the Dollar Store when I first got married.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?I love to mail cards and photos, but have gotten really bad about it over time.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Heh. Let's start with my burning down a kitchen on St. Patrick's Day of 1991. Move to many years later when my MIL's gifts to me were a fire extinguisher and oven mitts. Yeah.

12. Favorite Christmas movies? Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, How Ernest Saved Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Depends on the year and the funds. This year I started early

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes

15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, Christmas soup (Bigos)

16. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Going to grandma's!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? I can sing 'em - does that count?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Santa

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? BOTH

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People start to get really snippy and angry

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? not red - did that on the tree one year and never heard the end of the Bloody Christmas Tree

24.Favorite dinner food? Red beans and rice

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? new pajamas

That's all, folks! Take it and run, but especially J the Grockle. Can't WAIT to see your answers!

Until I write again ...



Karen said...

OOooh, how fun. I'm decorating next week, for the first time ever before Thanksgiving.

Love the oven mitts and fire extinguisher. I shouldn't laugh, but I am.

Mental P Mama said...

I am sorry, but I kinda like how your MIL rolls. Bloody Christmas Tree?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, you had me at egg nog!

Flea said...

One year I decided to decorate the tree the way I wanted to, instead of with MIL's hand-me-down stuff. I bought red ornaments and lights and red TINSEL. Looked like blood all over the tree. Horrid.

The egg nog? Mmmm.

imbeingheldhostage said...

aaaack. You do this to make sure I get you with the next one, don't you :-)

I think a bloody tree would be beautiful.

Hey, what's with the evasive answer on recycled gift, I want to know more!!!

faroutmom said...

Ha! I also kind of love that your MIL got you a fire extinguisher and oven mitts. I think it means she loves you.

Thanks for playing.

Mom Knows Everything said...

Ohhh a Christmas meme!!! I'll be back to snag it.

Daryl said...

Okay .. if it fits in an envelope in a baggy can I have some nog please?

NO not the recipe .. puleeze that would cause me to go into the kitchen.

I shudder to think.. hell I shudder even not to think

Maybe Fred & Bessie will be with us for Football


Karen Deborah said...

I think the bloody tree sounds pretty was it really that bad?

Jan Parrish said...

We were just talking about worst presents recently. I once got a scale from my MIL. I really believe she didn't mean anything by it. LOL. I still love her.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Had fun reading this!


Karen said...

Oh, this was so much fun to read!!! I may have to do this one in few days when I have two seconds to myself.