Christmas Meme

I saw this on several blogs, so I stole it.

Christmas Meme

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?   Wrapping paper. When I was in high school I got all involved with learning to make fancy bows and I did that until I had kids. Then came the stick on bows. Then came the no bows because kittens and kids took them off. 
2. Real or artificial tree?   Real. My father sold Christmas trees during the Depression -- I heard the stories every year when I was growing up. I ended up being somewhat perfectionistically committed to finding the most nearly perfect tree possible. But artificial is just a no-go for me.

3. When do you put up the tree?  Any time after Thanksgiving.This year it will be this week. I think we'll get the tree tomorrow.

4. When do you take it down?  New Year's Day or sometime before Valentine's Day.

5. Do you like eggnog?  Only the kind I make.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?  a Madame Alexander doll which was Jo from Little Women.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?  No.

8. Hardest person to buy for?  My son.

9. Easiest person to buy for?  My husband.

10. Worst Christmas present you ever got?  A box of dishwasher detergent. My ex-husband thought it was a joke. The humor of it evaded me.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail but only a few.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?  A Christmas Story followed closely by Elf.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?  When the spirit moves me.

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

15. Favorite thing to eat on Christmas?  Roast beef.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?  Clear and this year we have new LED lights which are kind of yellow like candlelight.

17. Favorite Christmas song?  Good King Wenceslas

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Stay at home. But this year, we will go to my daughter's house Christmas Day. Because i am a good and flexible mom.

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

20. Angel or star on top of tree? Neither
        21. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning.  Morning.

22. Most annoying thing this time of year?  Too much hype

23. Do you decorate your tree in any theme or color? Nope.  Lots of ornaments from my childhood, my kids' childhoods, things we have gotten along the way. Combination of breakable and unbreakable. We buy a new ornament every year.

24. What do you leave for Santa?  Used to be cookies and milk.

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