Christmas Getting to Know You.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Christmas Getting to Know You.
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Thu, 12-03-2009 - 12:58pm
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real tree or artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
4. When do you take the tree down?
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. What about Fruitcake?
7. Favorite gift received as a child?
8. Do you have a nativity scene?
9. Hardest person to buy for?
10. Easiest person to buy for?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
12. Mail or email Christmas cards?
13. Favorite Christmas Movie?
14. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
17. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
18. Favorite Christmas song?
19. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?
20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?
21. Angel on the tree top or a star?
22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
23. What is the one present you want most this year?
24. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
25. What I love most about Christmas?




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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 12:13pm

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? The wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or artificial? It's artificial due to allergies/asthma.

3. When do you put up the tree? Any time within the first 10 days of December. I would love it up the weekend after Thanksgiving but that has rarely happened.

4. When do you take the tree down? The first weekend after the New Year.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not really.

6. What about Fruitcake? Not the stuff they label Fruitcake in America but the kind my Nana made (and now my cousin makes) is delicious)

7. Favorite gift received as a child? I had a doll that my mom had restored with an aunt. I loved that china doll. After that I think it would be the tape recorder I got the Christmas I turned 8 I used it to pretend to be a spy, a singer, etc in addition to listen to the music my dad copied over to the tapes for me.

8. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.

9. Hardest person to buy for? My dad because his birthday is on the 20th.

10. Easiest person to buy for? Lindsay

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? The smelly soaps an aunt use to insist my grandma send with her package of stuff to us. It stunk, caused sweaters and slippers Grams had made for us to smell and always ruined whatever baked goods she'd included. Grams was a fantastic baker too.

12. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.

13. Favorite Christmas Movie? I have to pick one? A Christmas Carol.

14. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I say I am going to start early but rarely start before mid November.

15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not as a Christmas present. I've passed on the expensive bath products and a few more ornate picture frames. I have a bad memory for who gave me what and I know I'd end up giving it back to the person who gave it to me.

16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sausage rolls.

17. Clear lights or colored on the tree? I like clear on the tree but the kids like colored so we have colored.

18. Favorite Christmas song? We Three Kings

19. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Traveling. Both sets of grandparents live within a mile of each other so we head down for a few days.

20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes.

21. Angel on the tree top or a star? We have a star.

22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both. With my family we open the on Christmas Eve. It is something that started when Grams came to live with us. It was hard for her to get up in the morning and she wanted to see us open our presents so we started doing that right after everyone left my mom's open house. It is now one of the things as an adult I love. I get to open gifts with my family and then on Christmas day with dh's family.

23. What is the one present you want most this year? Nothing.

24. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The crowds of people rushing around and forgetting their manners/common courtesy. I had a lady yell at me because she turned left in front of me without her turn signal on and then she wasn't able to clear the intersection because of the cars in front of her. How is that my fault?

25. What I love most about Christmas? The lights decorating the houses in the neighborhood.