Friday, November 30, 2007

25 Christmas Questions

I got this from Skyepuppy who got it from Bekah. The questions are fun and I wanted to play along.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper with curling ribbon and little presents attached. I love making the gifts look beautiful.

2. Real tree or artificial?
I love real trees and I usually have one of each. The real one in the living room and the fake tree in the family room.

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

4. When do you take the tree down?
January 2nd

5. Do you like eggnog?
I love it, but it has to Land O Lakes Brand. That's the best!

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
A cassette tape recorder. I was 12 and I also got a Barry Manilow and a K-Tel Greatest Hits tape. Yes, I was cool!

7. Do you have a Nativity scene?
Yes, I have a few of them. The old traditional one handed down from my Polish grandmother goes under the real tree in the living room. When we were little my brother and I got to set it up, placing the Holy family in the manger with all the animals scattered about. Every day we would move the 3 wise men closer to the manger until they arrived on Christmas Eve. Nice memories.

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My sister-in-law

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My husband, he loves every thing I give him.

10. Worst Christmas Gift you ever received?
A work gift exchange w/ a $25 limit. I received a handmade Santa Claus ornament. Cheapo!

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?
I still mail Christmas cards. I would never email someone Christmas greetings.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
A Christmas Story and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas (the old one)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
January 2nd! I buy stuff all year. I offically start the day after Thanksgiving. Yes, I'm one of those nuts.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
My mothers kolachkies (I think I spelled that right), the pineapple and raspberry ones are mine!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
The real tree has red and green lights with red, green and gold glass ornaments. The fake tree has colored lights with all types of ornaments.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
I love all Christmas music and don't really have a favorite. If I have to pick it would have to be Elvis Presley's "Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me" and Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree".

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Stay at home.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

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

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
We open presents at my in-laws Christmas Eve. When Christopher was little he wore me down and we let him open one at home Christmas Eve. Most everything else Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Hearing "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer". I seriously don't like that song.

23. What is the 'corniest' family tradition you do, or miss doing?
It's not corny but I miss it. Going to Christmas Eve mass when Christopher was an alter boy.

24. Ugliest Christmas Decoration ever invented?
Those lighted wire reindeer people put in their yard.

25. Which looks best theme trees or homey trees?


Bekah said...

Hey Janice! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading your answers...I need to be good like you and start adding more than a bow to the top of my gifts. I have a candy cane theme this year, so you'd think it would be an easy year to start that business!

And you are GOOD on the shopping. Even if you are crazy for the day after Thanksgiving shopping.... ;)

janice said...

Hi Bekah,
I loved the 25 Christmas questions as a blog topic, and you need to post photos of your 6 trees!

I started the Thanksgiving Friday shopping tradition about 15 years ago. Back then stores (JCP, Big Lots and Target) gave out snowglobes, $10 off coupons and ornaments to the early birds. I'm happy to say I got my 8th JCP snowglobe this year!

I'm going to post pictures of my old Nativity set, the JCP snowglobes, my brother and me on Santa's lap (circa 1970) and the house once I finsh decorating the second tree today.