Friday, December 21, 2007

Meme for the Holidays

Courtesy of Chris P . Share your answers!

*1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Paper! I like looking for funky looking paper. MMmm....shiny!

*2. Real or fake Tree?
A fake looking fake tree, but will be real as soon as I don't have to drag it up 4 flights.

*3. When do you put up the tree?
The weekend after Thanksgiving. I fricken love Christmas.

*4. When do you take the tree down?
Maybe a week or two after New Year's eve.

*5. Like eggnog?
Awwwwwww yeah

*6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Interestingly enough, the Smaller Homes & Gardens dollhouse (pictured). I was a huge tomboy (errr...AM a huge tomboy), but for some reason I loved this girly present

*7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No - I celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday

*8. Hardest person to buy for?
Parents.....they already have a ton of stuff. I mean, they're 67 years old and have been married for 45 years - what could they possibly need? I usually get them gift cards.

*9. Easiest person to buy for?
Moi

*11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
I mailed a few this year for the first time in about 10 years. I love getting them, too. Electronic ones are OK, but not from close friends or family.

*12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It's a Wonderful Life (black and white, dangit!) or Polar Express. Polar Express is the type of thing I would have fantasized about as a kid.

*13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Before Thanksgiving, all online. I won't set foot in a mall or any store except the grocery until after New Year's eve.

*14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
No.

*15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Cookies!

*16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Either-or. I have colored lights this year that flash in different patterns - you can push a button to change the pattern.

*17. Favorite Christmas song?
Trans Siberian Orchestra's Wizards in Winter.

*18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Home!

*19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Sure...but why?

*20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Angel this year, but I prefer a star - less religious connotations. I woudl really like an FSM tree-topper, though.

*21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
This year will be the 23rd and the 25th. Most of the time on the 25th.

*22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Crowds

*23. What I love most about Christmas?
Knowing I got the perfect gift for someone.

1 comment:

Jean said...

*1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both - bags for awkwardly shaped gifts, paper for the square ones.

*2. Real or fake Tree?
Perfer real, but I'm not around enough to water one.

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

*4. When do you take the tree down?
Day after New Year (or the following weekend, depending on where I am).

*5. Like eggnog?
even better with brandy

*6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Nothing particularly stands out, but the programable tank was in the top ten.

*7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No

*8. Hardest person to buy for?
Nephew - his grandparents buy him every toy under the sun, and clothes are dull.

*9. Easiest person to buy for?
My mum

*11. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Mail

*12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Movie??

*13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Sometime in November whenever my credit card cycles so I can split it across two bills. (Online all the way!)

*14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes

*15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Blueberry cake

*16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Both

*17. Favorite Christmas song?
Carol of the Bells

*18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Travel (no snow here!)

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

*20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Tree tart!

*21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Morning

*22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Presents from people you weren't expecting and can't reciprocate

*23. What I love most about Christmas?
Connecting with old friends