Tuesday, December 26, 2006

(stolen from my daughter-in-law)

'Tis the Season Meme

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
If it's spiked, eggnog. Otherwise, hot chocolate, spiked or not.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Puts them under the tree, assembled, with extra batteries in your stocking.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
In a convent? Not actually.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Day before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Entree: Rare roast beef with horseradish sauce, Other: Green bean casserole, stuffed mushrooms

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Buying presents for everyone else's stocking and sneaking them in when no one was looking

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Third grade. We moved from Florida to Maine and I sat on one of the gifts we were carrying. I got a smashed cowboy hat for Christmas... hmmm.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Nope. At the convent we unwrap a few each evening starting Christmas night.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Used to like theme trees (even when the theme was everything the kids have made since grade school) Now we just get it done quickly with whichever ornaments are unwrapped first.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it when it's falling. Hate it when it turns to slush.

12. Can you ice skate?
Sort of. (Weak ankles)

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Have had so many...

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Remembering those I don't get to be with all year.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Anything with whipped cream.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Christmas day afternoon nap :)

17. What tops your tree?

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
They are interrelated... some mysterious symbiotic relationship

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
A Stable Lamp is Lighted

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or yummy?
Yuck. Give me dark chocolate

21. Favorite Christmas Movies?
Wish I could remember... anything heartwarming and not too trite

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