Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Little Christmas Fun!

My sweet friends Teri, at Face Down and Angie, at By Faith, did this little meme (there's that word again!) on their blogs and it looked fun, so I am gonna play along!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate for sure ... egg nog is YUCK!

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He sets 'em under the tree so mommy and daddy don't have to spend all day putting em together!

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white? We have white, because it is a pre-lit tree, but I like the colored lights too.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Whatever it takes to get a smooch from my man!

5.When do you put your decorations up? I try to get them up the day after Thanksgiving - at least that is when I start ... depends on if Hubby has to work!

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Mashed potatoes - but only cause you wouldn't let me pick the frozen cranbery dessert that my Grandma used to make (and that my mommy makes me now!)

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Waking up on Christmas morning at my Grandma's house. I always slept with her, so I would have to "sneak" out of bed to go peek ... I think she knew!

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Ummm, what are you talking about? (actually, by big brother is a big dope, so I learned pretty early.)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I used to BEG my parents to let us open one. Now I like to wait (while I shake every gift and try to guess). But we do get our new jammies on CHristmas Eve!

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? It is a mixed bag of fun and trafitional. Lots of Coca Cola ornaments, antique glass balls that were my Grandma's, an ornament for each of our family, an ornament from each year of our marriage, and now all of the fun ones that Hattie makes at church and school!

11. Snow. Love it or dread it? I love it in Dec and Jan...not so much in April.

12. Can you ice skate? Does wobbling in a semi straight line while holding onto anything within reach to keep from falling count?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? There were two - a Fisher Price doll house and a coat that my Grandma made me - she made one for each of us girl cousins! LOVED IT!

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you? You mean besides the fact that it is the birthday of my Lord and Savior? That would be my fRamily!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Cranberry Yum!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The children make a cake on Christmas Eve and decorate it. After church we sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus and then have cake before bed. When the girls get a little older, I am hoping to give "gifts" to Baby Jesus.

17. What tops your Christmas tree? A big beautiful Angel from my Hubby!

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving, no question! I'd be lying if I said I don't like to receive, but if I had to choose, I would give - especially to my kids and my man!

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? For traditional, I like O Holy Night - when it is sung well! For contemporary, it is either Breath of Heaven or Strange Way To Save The World

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck? YUM-OH!

21. What do you want for Christmas? A good Christmas for my children and my man. (and a cell phone with a QWERTY keyboard ... hey! Texting is cheaper, I am just trying to be practical!)

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party? Yep, a Birthday part for Baby Jesus - in my kitchen!

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's? Dress up for church, then new PJ's for bed!

24. Do you own a Santa hat? Yep - one for each of us!

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with? Grand parents are invited over to see the girls open gifts on Christmas morning and then we usually host for Christmas dinner. I love to have my family around me - the more the better!

So, now I am supposed to tag people ...

I pick YOU (yep, that means you!) If you have a blog, leave a comment so I know to come see your answers. If you don't have a blog, leave your answers in the comment section.

I specifically tag
Marla and Kate (because you BOTH need to post more often, so I am giving you a topic!)

3 of ya left some love:

Rachel said...

Great this is what I get for Reading your blog!! Merry Christmas Becky :)

Teri~Facedown said...

Sweet! Thanks for playing!

Becky said...

Nice to learn more about you for the holiday. I'm working on this one too. Have a lovely evening.