2008-12-15

Christmas Meme

Hooty-hoo, I stole a meme from Everyday Adventures! YOu know I love a good meme!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Ooooh I love them both! But to me, Egg Nog is a special Christmas drink, so I love to drink a lot of it while I can... whereas hot chocolate is readily available all year around, even in the summer if I want it!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

He wraps them, except for a few special big ones he leaves unwrapped!

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white?

Colored, FOR SURE! I love as bright of colors as possible!

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

Not really... My mom does.

5. When do you put your decorations up?

Right around the beginning of December.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Uh, I don't think we have any specific holiday dishes in my family! My mom's family is Italian, so Italian food is pretty much the catch-all meal for all family gatherings! Although sometimes we get it catered from Brown's Chicken!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?

When I was 5 or 6 there was nothing I wanted mroe than a Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas. I asked Santa Claus for it so many times! Well, Christmas morning came, and there was no Cabbage PAtch doll under rhe tree. My parents kept asking me if I had gotten everything I wanted, and I said Yes, because I was trying to be sweet and polite. Anyway, we always went to my Nona and Bopop's house for Christmas morning, and Santa always left presents there, as well, for my brother and me! And guess what? Santa had left TWO Cabbage PAtch Dolls at Nona's house... a girl one for me and a boy one for my younger brother! I was in Heaven! As I got older I realized that Santa seemed to leave the most extra-special presents at Nona's house instead of at my house. It took me longer to realize, though, that Santa was really Nona and Bopop, and that they always bought the best things for us when my parents couldn't really afford much!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I really, really, really, wanted to believe in Santa, so I forced myself to believe until I was about 11. I think when my younger brother outgrew Santa, I was pretty much trapped into giving Santa up too!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
When I was little my brother and I were always allowed to open our gifts to each other on Christmas Eve, and sometimes one gift each from our parents. Now, usually, we open them all on Christmas morning.


10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
I love as gaudy a tree as possible, with lots of homemade ornaments from kids, and ornaments collected over the years.

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Its perfect when its snowing but it isn't TOO COLD OUT!

12. Can you ice skate?
Kinda. But my ankles are so weak, they snap!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
When I was little the Cabbage Patch Doll... and once a dollhouse... and once a pogo stick... and once a teddy bear that talked... and more recently, a digital camera!


14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Being with my loved ones, and carrying on traditions, and making it magical for the little kids!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Fudge! And marangue cookies.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
When I was little, my favorite tradition was when my dad would read us THe Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. Now I enjoy making reindeer food with my nieces and nephew, writing a letter to Santa Claus with them... and then eating the cookies after the kids go to bed!

17. What tops your Christmas tree?
At Diana's house, a star. At my mom's house, an angel. I prefer angels... for obvious reasons!

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving! I think I get mostly excited about Christmas because I get to give people things. Its a fun time of year for me to show everyone how much they mean to me, by trying to pick out things I think they'll love!

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Silent Night.

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
Yum! But I don't like the fruit-flavored ones.

21. What do you want for Christmas?
I do not know! I really don't! I have just about everything I need... except for a place to live. I'm so totally homeless.

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
No...

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ’s?
Neither. I wear, like, normal clothes, usually. Jeans. Maybe a nicer shirt than usual.


24. Do you own a Santa hat?
Nooooo

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
These days I seem to just roam around! Usually I spend Christmas Eve with Diana's family, stay the night so I can spend Christmas morning with them and see my nephew and nieces open presents, then go to my mom's house, then go with my parents to my mom's family's Christmas celebration, wherever it is. This year its actually at my mom's house. Jimmy's family also invited me to THEIR Christmas, and I'm hoping I can make it there too... because they even included me in their grab bag! Can you believe it? I made it into a GRAB BAG! I am STILL not allowed in the grab bag with my mom's family... my mom won't allow it. Wah.

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