It's in the air...

Though it is all gone today, yesterday there was a dusting of snow on the ground when I got up --


so Christmas is in the air. We're going to get our tree on Saturday. So this seems a good time for the Christmas meme that is going around.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? 
Wrapping paper. I don't make fancy bows like I used to though.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real! I live in Maine, after all.

3. When do you put up the tree? 
It varies, but soon after we get it. Probably Saturday the 6th this year. Or maybe Sunday or Monday. 

4. When do you take the tree down? 
Sometime between New Year's and Epiphany.

5. Do you like eggnog? 
No. My mother used to make it, sans alcohol, as a way to get me to eat eggs. I wasn't fooled and developed a deep aversion to the taste.

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

7. Hardest person to buy for? My son-in-law

8. Easiest person to buy for?
My husband

9. Do you have a nativity scene? 
We used to when the kids were small but it disappeared somewhere along the line. We're not religious so I'm not sure why we had one in the first place.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? 

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 
My ex-mother-in-law once gave me some ugly slippers crocheted badly in China -- in the wrong size.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 
"A Christmas Story", and I confess I take dark pleasure in "Bad Santa".

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Any day now.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? 

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? 

16. Lights on the tree? 
Yes. We got LED lights last year

17. Favorite Christmas song?
I like "Good King Wenceslas"

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

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer’s? 
But of course!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? 
We have one of those pointy toppers -- red.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas Morning-- Sata comes Christmas Eve

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? 
Trying to work out when the kids will be here

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? 
Red -- and sparkly

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? 
Prime rib roast, roasted potatoes, broccoli, chocolate cheesecake

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? 
I already got it -- a new camera.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? 
I've no idea

27. Will you bake any cookies? Yes, but I will plan to make more than I actually do.

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