Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

I sometimes want to shout that from the roof tops. Of course, I would have to actually stand on a roof top and that ain't gonna happen. So I'm shouting it from here:

Robin Caroll sent me this email about Christmas. I was supposed to forward it to others and share a little about myself. But at the time I was in a deadline so I couldn't get to it. Now I have a little breathing room and want to share with you all.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial-my husband has an allergy to pine trees.

3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend

4. When do you take the tree down? Day after New Year’s Day

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes—especially my mother’s homemade eggnog

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My bike—I rode everywhere

7. Hardest person to buy for? My mother-in-law

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Several—one from my childhood

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? None

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th Street

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I find something a person I know would like or need

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, I have this fruitcake that has made the rounds--just kidding.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ham

16. Lights on the tree? All white lights on one tree and multi-colored on another

17. Favorite Christmas song? The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay at home—family is all here

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? No, I can’t even remember how many there are.

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

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas day? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Too commercialized

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Ornament--one the kids made me and from my childhood

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham and mashed potatoes (my husband makes great ones)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing

So what are some of your answers to these questions?

Have a blessed Christmas. Keep safe.


EllenToo said...

I'll answer a few of these questions:
1. both
5. I like eggnog without liquer in it
6. roller skates
7. both my brothers and their families
9. no
15. a cranberry-whipped cream dessert my sister-in-law's mother makes
18. travel to my older brother's house
19. yes

Margaret Daley said...

Thanks. I didn't realize I'd skipped a question. I'll check it out.


EllenToo said...

Didn't mean to make you feel bad about it. Just wanted you to know.

PamelaTracy said...

I laughed when you said your mother-in-law was the most difficult to buy for. I have teenager nephews. My husband says "Gift cards for gas". Great answer, but I'm of the "They have to have at least one thing to unwrap" generation. Truly, no clue, what to buy them.

Margaret Daley said...

Ellen, you can never make me feel bad. I've enjoyed getting to know you.
Pamela, I don't have a clue what to buy teenage guys unless you can afford a car.

buddyt said...

It is always interesting to read about other peoples Christmas habits.

There seem to be soo many we all have in common and also there is always that one that seems eccentric and unique to that particular family.