Christmas Meme

1. Does your family send out Christmas cards? Yes, and I’m terribly behind on them this year waiting for our pictures to come.
2. How soon do you start shopping? Usually the week before Thanksgiving I start looking. The earnest shopping is usually between Thanksgiving and December 1 and then it’s picking up little stuff between the 1st and 25th.
3. Who do you shop for? Jim, Robert, Mom, Donald, Erika, Cosmo & Harley and a few friends.
Decorations
4. Do you put up a Christmas tree? Yes
5. If so, is it fake or real? Fake. When Robert is older I want to go out and do the whole kill your own tree thing.
6. Do you like tinsel? Hate it. It gets in everything and you never get it all cleaned up.
7. Do you use homemade or store-bought ornaments? Right now they’re all store bought, I’m sure that will change in the years to come.
8. Do you put Christmas lights outside your house? Not yet. Jim says next year.
9. Do you put lights on the tree? It’s pre-lit. 10. How about popcorn and cranberries? No.
11. Is there a wreath hanging on your door? No, just didn’t get around to it this year.
Christmas Eve
12. Do you celebrate it? Yes. Every year we go to my Mom’s in the afternoon and stay for dinner then we got to the 11pm service at our church, come home, open gifts and then sleep in. The gift opening will change in the next few years I’m sure.
13. Do you hang up your stocking? Yes.
14. Does your family read “Twas the night before Christmas?” Yes.
Favorites
15. Christmas Movie – A Charlie Brown Christmas
16. Character from any Christmas Movie – Snoopy
17. Christmas Song – Mr. Heatmeister
18. Christmas Memory – There are too many. The most recent one would be the time my Dad went to the 11pm service with me Christmas Eve and the time we had in the car.
This or That
19. Give or Receive? Give! Give! Give!
20. Eggnog or Cider? Cider
21. Red or Green? Red
22. Ham or Turkey? Either
23. Star or Angel? Star
24. White Lights or Colored Lights? Colored
25. Blinking Lights or Still Lights? Blinking
26. Were you Naughty or Nice this year? A little of both
Presents
27. What do you want for Christmas this year? I don’t know, I have everything I could ever want.
28. When do you open your gifts? Christmas Eve.
29. What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten? Too many to name.
30. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever gotten? I got a vest from my Grandma one year … it had huge sunflowers on it… I’m not exactly a vest wearin kinda gal anyway…
31. Who gives you the most gifts? Jim
32. Have you ever had a secret Santa? No.
33. Do you like wrapping gifts? I love wrapping gifts. One of the reasons I’ve resisted giving the niece and nephew money for so many years is I like to wrap things.
Random
34. Do you put change in those red buckets? Every time I pass them.
35. Do you burn a yule log? I burn a gas log, is that close enough.
36. Can you name all the reindeer? Yes
37. Do you bake cookies? Yes, it’s the one thing in the kitchen I’m actually quite good at
38. Have you ever seen your mommy kissing Santa Claus? No
39. Have you ever gotten a kiss under the mistletoe? No
40. Do you go caroling? A long, long time ago.
41. Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights? I want that to be a family tradition. And we get to the Plaza every year too.
42. Have you ever left Santa cookies? Yes
43. Have you ever sat on Santa’s lap? Yes.
44. Who do you celebrate Christmas with? My family.
45. Where do you celebrate Christmas? Christmas Day is either here or at Aunt Barb’s
46. Have you ever had a white Christmas? Oh yeah.
47. What part of Christmas do you look most forward to? Being with family and laughing
48. Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa? Yes
49. Does your family always take a picture at Christmas? Yes we do. We even do the matching sweater thing. Except this year we just “coordinated” since we couldn’t get a matching sweater in Robert’s size.
50. Have you ever heard the song “Thank God For Kids” by The Oakridge Boys? Yes.

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