Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Meme

I've been tagged by Amy for a Christmas meme.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I think wrapping paper makes a prettier gift, but sometimes only a gift bag will do.

2. Real or fake tree?
Well, it depends on the theme for the year and who will be here. If Daja is going to be here, I try for a real tree. This year I am doing a retro Christmas, so we're going all out with the aluminum tree and color wheel!

3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually about the second week of December -- especially if it is a real tree. Don't want it drying out!

4. When do you take the tree down?
Most often, the day after Epiphany.

5. Do you like eggnog?
YES! Especially mine. :-)

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Probably a pink mohair sweater the Christmas I was in eighth grade. Gorgeous! (I was so amazed that my parents could afford it. I'm sure they sacrificed to do so, which made it all the more special!)

7. Do you have a Nativity scene?
Certainly, but I'm still on the lookout for the "perfect" one for me. I haven't found it, yet. I've seen some I've liked, but the price wasn't perfect!

8. Hardest person to buy for?

My husband. We've made it pretty easy for everyone else. We now draw names and have a theme. Last year it was games. This year it is anything book-related.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
I'm not telling.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Maybe a few of each. I haven't sent out mass Christmas cards for years. It is on my 101 list to send out a Christmas newsletter. This wasn't the year to do so, though. Not much I want to share.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
This year it would be "The Nativity Story". Probably because I haven't seen it a "dozen" times like so many others!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Whenever. Sometimes I have gifts way in advance. Sometimes the *mood* doesn't hit me until the middle of December. I really don't have many to buy anymore, so it doesn't really matter.

14. Have you recycled a Christmas present?
Of course. Why not? If it fits the recipient better than it does me.........

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Peanut Butter Bon-bons, Snowflake Pudding, Chocolate Yule Log -- of course, all my favorites would be desserts!

16. Clear of color lights on the tree?
Depends on the year. This year, none. We've got that color wheel, remember?
17. Favorite Christmas song?
"Away in a Manger". Third verse always makes me cry. (My kids watch me on that verse to see if I'm crying.)

18. Travel or stay home at Christmas?
Usually, stay at home. I would love to rent a cabin in the snow next year.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Maybe on a good day.

20. Angel or Star tree topper?
Usually an angel. I don't know this year. I think our angel is too heavy for an aluminum tree. Besides, it really doesn't fit the retro theme.

21. Open gifts Christmas eve or day?
Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
All the politics about religion.

23. What I love most about Christmas?
Being with my family and celebrating traditions.
I don't know who to tag. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! Merry Christmas!


  1. I must be the only one... but what is a color wheel?

  2. It is a spotlight with a cellophane type wheel of colors that rotate in front of it. Turns the silver tree into different colors.

    I am sure you can imagine why these trees were only popular for about ten years. :-) But, during their time, they were BIG!


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