Friday, December 01, 2006
Holiday Ho-down Me Me
Took up the me-me challenge on this one.
Got it from the darling (look at that baby picture) PAMKITTYMORNING and laughed til a candy cane flew out of my nose at Happy Zombie.. First time to her blog.. but I will return!
chiggedty check em out!! And let me know if you are hopping on this bandwagon.
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee is a staple, ladies.. I assume that the question is what do I put in my coffee? Make mine a mocha. The hub gets the egg nog latte
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
wraps. Although when I was a kid my littlest sister refused to believe that Santa had come because he wrapped in my mom's paper. She was 3. You should have seen my mom squirm. After that we left out milk, cookies, carrots for reindeer AND paper.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Colored on the tree. I know I am a tacky whore. I dress tastelessly too. My classy sisters do white. I ( being less sophistcated) am drawn to the "preeetttty colors".
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Umm.. I am a whore. So if I can find some I generally hang it. But I may switch to the X-rated DVD like Happy Zombie.. sounds fast acting and long lasting.
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Depends. The Hub is Jewish... so this year they are already up because we will spend Xmas at my mom's and the weekend before at his mom's, eating the latkes, which will seriously limit my tree time. When Hannukka ( or is that Chanukka) falls after Xmas and/or I am hosting the festivites I will put it off a week to give the house a week off from hard care decor.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
STUUFFFFFFINNNGGGGG!!!! What is that? herbs and bread and a stick of butter per spoonful.. Dang, what is not to love?
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
My mom never let us look at the tree until we were dressed, after breakfast. The tree was in the same big room as the breakfast table and we were seated with our backs to it and were escorted to our seats, eyes covered. If we looked, a present would disappear. The adults sat across from us, carring on about what they could see " Oh my goodness, who do you suppose that big one is for??" etc) , having extra coffee, torturing us.
Anticipation. It is the thrill that kills.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't remember. But we never discussed it with my mom. We played along until I had a kid of my own. At 27. How's that for milking it?
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Never!!! Unless it is a new pillow or PJs.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
With lots of animal ornaments and a collection of the german glass numbers, glass icicles, and all the goodies from Jacob's Crafts of Christmas past.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it.. It never falls here so we take it on as a field trip.
12. Can you ice skate?
Like you would not believe. Speed skater though.. Not Ice dancing. That is for sissies.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
3 years ago my step dad passed along a big hunk of his inheritance so each of his daughters were able to buy a house.
He gave us security, and homes to raise our kids in, and taught us again, what generosity can mean.
14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with our families and friends.. and all the preeeetttty colors.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
My incredibly superior biscotti.. I will be sharing a tutorial.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
That horrible anticipation thing. Now i do it to my kid.. But he gets his stocking in his PJ's, so we softened it up a bit.
17. What tops your tree?
A moon for the solstice..( Go pagan tree worshippers!!)
18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
Giving.. But getting a really good ( thoughtful, meaningful,tear jerking) gift is good too.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song (s)?
I want a Hippo-Potamus For Christmas.. and Adeste Fideles... and Father Christmas by the Kinks.
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Good a swizzle sticks for the bevvies. But I dig my mints with chocolate.