Sunday, December 16, 2007

just for fun: a holiday meme

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It has been a fantastic weekend. The hubby C usually spends Saturdays at the barber shop, but they were closed this weekend because of the winter weather. We got to spend the entire day together and had so much fun. We did a little shopping, went to see a matinee showing of This Christmas (we both loved it) and got dinner together. Not having much time together always seems to make it extra special when we can spend a day together like that.

I recently came across this holiday meme. Since I'm trying to distract myself from neck pain and a cold, I thought this was a great time to complete and post it.

Wrapping paper or gift bags? I usually prefer wrapping paper, but sometimes gift bags make the most sense.

Real tree or artificial? Artificial. I love real trees, but I can't possibly deal with the mess.

When do you put up the tree? Usually right after Thanksgiving, but we're not putting it up at all this year. We fought Felix last year to keep him from climbing the fake tree trunk, and I just don't have it in me to do it again this year.

When do you take the tree down? In the first week of the new year.

Do you like eggnog? No.

Favorite gift received? A trip to Maui.

Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. I have two of them.

Hardest person to buy for? My dad, hands down. He never wants or needs anything, so I have to be very creative.

Easiest person to buy for? C. I always know exactly what he wants.

Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I received a creepy gift from an anonymous giver when I was a freshman in college. It was odd and the gift was crappy. I don't know what that was about.

Mail or email Christmas cards? I love to make and send real holiday cards, but this year I designed a card to send by e-mail. It was more practical this year considering how awful I'm feeling. The card turned out very, very cute.

Favorite Christmas movie? For classics, I adore White Christmas and Holiday Affair. For more modern flicks, I like Love Actually and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

When do you start shopping for Christmas? Sometime in November most years.

Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so, but I'm not staunchly opposed to that.

Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Dressing, sweet potatoes and pie.

Clear lights or colored on the tree? I prefer white, but C prefers colored. He usually wins.

Favorite Christmas song? White Christmas by Bing Crosby and O Holy Night by Nat King Cole.

Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel a short distance to be with my family.

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yup, I sure can.

Angel on the tree top or a star? We have a star, and I like it quite a lot. My parents have a very pretty angel on their tree.

Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve.

Most annoying thing about this time of year? The crowds.

What I love most about Christmas? Spending time with family and friends.

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