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Thursday, December 15, 2011

christmas lists and quiz

 So, it is time, y'all. Time for me to post my Christmas LIST. [cue music da duh DAAAAAAHHHHH!]

I have a few things on my list this year that I've been eyeing for quite awhile.

1. Tripod. I need one of these way bad. Why? Well, as you can see, I haven't really been posting outfit shots that much... and my lack of tripod is why. So, hopefully, if Santa brings me one, I'll start back posting outfit shots.
2. The Office Season 6. I have seasons 1-5 and I need to continue the trend, HA!
3. Marcel Iron/Curling Wand. Whatever you call it. I need one of these babies like, way bad.
4. Reese's Trees. Something about Reese's being in the shape of a tree makes them BETTER.
5. Ballet Flats. Y'all know I have an obsession with ballet flats. So, why not feed the obsession with more?

 I stole this snazzy little quiz from Bekah over at The Matters of Merrymaking. Here are my answers to the quiz. If you decide to post your own version, leave me a link in the comment section and I'll check out your answers!!

Christmas Quiz
If you post your own Q+A's be sure to let me know so I can check out your holiday answers.

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? I don't think I'd like eggnog. Mostly because it's called Eggnog. Gross. Sometimes, I just call it 'Nog. :) So, definitely hot chocolate, extra chocolatey with mini-marshmallows.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Well, in my household, we opened gifts from each other on Christmas Eve. These were wrapped. Then we got unwrapped gifts from Santa on Christmas morn. Since Santa doesn't come once you start paying taxes, my sis and I mostly fill each others' stockings and leave those out  on Christmas morning. Sometimes my parents will leave out a gift that they didn't wrap up. There is always candy involved on Christmas morning.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Um, we ALWAYS had colored lights everywhere growing up. Now I have a mixture of white and colored...but never just plain white.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Not really. It was never a big deal in my family.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? My mom makes some killer potato hash casserole stuff. I also love the little hors d'oeuvres that my family has on Christmas Eve. Sausage balls, bagel bites, chips and dip, fudge, pigs in a blanket, fruit/cheese tray, veggie tray, homemade candy, etc. It's a traditional Christmas Eve feast!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? All of my childhood Christmas memories are so good. I've always loved Christmas Eve the best. Good food, gifts, candlelight and Christmas lights, putting out the snacks for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer) and then waking up at the crack of dawn to see if Santa had come and eaten the snacks. My sister and I are generally fairly jovial with each other during this time. Even when we were younger and wanted to kill each other. T'was the Christmas spirit, after all.


8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What truth about Santa? You mean that he doesn't really have a Naughty List?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? All of them. :) Except for what Santa brought on Christmas morning.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? My tree at MY house is very girly with purple tulle and pink, purple, lime green and electric blue ornaments. My parents' tree (and thus, the tree that I had growing up) is a mixture of antique, family heirloom ornaments, bronze and copper balls, colored lights and pretty icicles. It's beautifully coordinated to their living room's “colors”. I love it!

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it.

12. Can you ice skate? Yes. I used to be quite good at it. But it's been awhile...

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A Pink Pony Surprise. It was the Tickle Me Elmo and Furby of the early 90s. I also remember getting one of those animal backpack purses. Mine was a dalmatian dog.

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? 3 things: celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ (and thus the transformation of the world as we know it), honoring traditions and being with friends and family.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? D. All of the above. No, but my fam makes these delicious Reese's Cookie things that are amazing. My cousin Tammy makes amazing traditional Christmas cookies in different shapes with homemade icing. GAH. I'm drooling. Oh, and we make these delicious things with Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter sandwiches dipped in melted white chocolate. Seriously, it will make you want to slap your mama, it's so good. Can you tell I have somewhat of a sweet tooth?

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Church on Christmas Eve and then food afterward.

17. What tops your tree? Always a star. Sometimes a bow. Never an angel.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? I absolutely love finding the perfect gift for someone and when I do, I relish the act of giving it to them. I usually never go for your standard gift but enjoy thinking long and hard for exactly the right one!

19. Candy canes: yuck or yum? I mean, are they dipped in chocolate?

20. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas, Elf, The Holiday. In that order.

21. Saddest Christmas song? Hands down, it's “Stille Nacht” by Mannheim Steamroller. I guess it's not as sad as it is reflective. It's beautiful and haunting and quiet all at once. The song is so beautiful that it makes me want to weep. Does that make sense?

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? This is very hard. Religious song, I'd say “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. It's haunting and melodic and tells the story of the Savior that has come to ransom us from captivity. I also love Carol of the Bells and Silent Night. Secular song, I'd say would be White Christmas. (the Bing Crosby version ONLY)



2 comments:

  1. 1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? I have never had Nog so I will go with Hot chocolate.

    2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Santa always wraps my gifts and put tags on that said from Santa...Santa writes an awful lot like my mother!

    3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I like multi-colored lights. My tree I have came with white lights on it and the tree was a gift but I have multi-colored ones in my window and around the French doors inside.

    4. Do you hang mistletoe? We used to at home and I keep meaning to buy some for my place but I always forget.

    5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

    6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Hmmm cookies...any kind really!

    7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Well it was not the happiest moment at the time but I will never forget the year the cat knocked over the entire Christmas tree. I really thought my mother was going to kill that cat! Funny I woke up to the same at 3 am this morning, luckily I have a 2ft tree not the 7ft one we had back then! LOL!


    8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was a pretty smart kid, I think I figured it out on my own. Or maybe it was that I snooped in my parent closet and then got the same gifts from Santa. LOL!

    9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? All of them. :) Except for what Santa brought on Christmas morning.

    10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? I have a silver tree with white lights. It is 2 ft tall and there are a bunch of tiny decorations on it. It is not my ideal tree but it was a gift from a friend who did not read #7 to know why I did not have a tree!

    11. Snow! Love it or dread it? HATE IT!

    12. Can you ice skate? A little bit. I am much better on wheels though!

    13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A Barbie dream house. It had 3 floors and a pink elevator you could make go up and down by pulling a string.

    14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Remembering what it is really about.

    15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? My friend Diane's Aunt makes the absolute best cookies. She gave me and my mom a plate of them in 2008 and we ate the whole thing in one sitting!!

    16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Hmmm I don't think I have any. I am never with my family for Christmas so I don't know what they do.

    17. What tops your tree? A star.

    18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving for sure!

    19. Candy canes: yuck or yum? YUCK!

    20. Favorite Christmas movie? The Grinch (animated not the Jim Carey one) and ELF!

    21. Saddest Christmas song? The Christmas Shoes

    22. What is your favorite Christmas song? I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!

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  2. 1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate with peppermint or cinnamon.

    2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? Growing up we didn’t do Santa Apparently, my parents thought that Santa undermined the true meaning of Christmas. However, in my own home, Santa wraps one gift for each of my kids in special paper that only Santa uses.

    3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White.

    4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope.

    5. When do you put your decorations up? 2 weeks before Christmas.

    6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Granny Smith Coffee Cake. It is our traditional Christmas breakfast.

    7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? One year we didn’t have a tree because my dad was a Scrooge. Finally, on Christmas Eve, I pointed out that just because he didn’t like Christmas didn’t mean he should take it out on us (I was a very wise 8 year old). He went to Eckerd Drug Store and bought a fully decorated 3 foot tall display tree, plopped it down in the living room and said “There’s your tree!” We were thrilled and that was the last year he was Scroogey.

    8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? As I said, I grew up sans Santa. My childhood rebellion was to believe in Santa until I was 12 despite what my parents said.

    9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No. Each of the kids gets a new ornament when we put up the tree but everything else is saved for Christmas morning.

    10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? White lights, gold and burgundy balls, personal ornaments (mostly Hallmark).

    11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it as long as I can stay home.

    12. Can you ice skate? No and I can’t roller skate either.

    13. Do you remember your favorite gift? The Get in Shape, Girl! Gymnastics Ribbon. Ah, the 80s.

    14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Making sure it’s magical for my kids.

    15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Linzer Cookies.

    16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Going to McAdenville and then Krispy Kreme, followed by a reading of Homer Price and the Doughnuts by Robert McCloskey.

    17. What tops your tree? An angel.

    18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving.

    19. Candy canes: yuck or yum? I like them as a stirrer for hot chocolate or crushed up in chocolate chip cookies.

    20. Favorite Christmas movie? It’s a Wonderful Life.

    21. Saddest Christmas song? Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – The original Judy Garland version from Meet Me In St. Louis

    22. What is your favorite Christmas song? The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole’s version please.

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