Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This Made me REALLY Excited for Christmas.

I saw this on Jess's blog and, since I'm a sucker for memes (always have been) you all get to enjoy it!  If you decide to do this as well, please leave me the link in your comment so I can check it out.  Happy Holidays!


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate all the way. One year I got really sick after drinking eggnog and threw up all morning, so I can hardly smell the stuff now.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Doesn't he ask my mom and dad to wrap them and that's why their handwriting is on the tag?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White lights look classier, more solemn to me...colored lights look far more fun and festive.  So I vacillate between the two.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Probably the first or second weekend in December. 

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Turkey, mashed potatoes, this dish my grandmother makes that we all call "pink stuff" (cottage cheese, cool whip, jell-o, fruit...I don't know, it's delicious though).

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? One of my first memories ever (I was maybe 3 or so) was sitting in the bathroom with my older sister at around 4 am staring at the clock waiting for it to turn 7am, when we could wake my parents up.  In more general terms, opening all my gifts with my sisters and spending the day with my cousins.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I asked my dad if Santa was real, half-joking and fully expecting him to say yes, and he broke the news to me.  I think I was 9.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Nope, it was strictly against the rules in my house and I don't think Rob's family did it either.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Rob and I have continued his family's tradition of buying one Hallmark ornament every year.  We also have some gift ornaments and a lot of filler ones we bought at Reny's (though Cypress has chewed most of those).

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I love snow from Thanksgiving until December 26.  After that I am over it.

12. Can you ice skate? Psh, I live in Maine, what the hell else do we do all winter? I lived on a lake so I was ice-skating as soon as I could walk.  This doesn't mean I'm good at it.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? As a child, I got a troll dollhouse one year that made me super happy.  

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being with my husband and my family.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Meh, I can't eat any of the pies anymore so I guess brownies made by my grandmother. 

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Decorating the tree, hanging out with my sisters on Christmas Eve (sadly not doing that this year).

17. What tops your tree? A star.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Well, I like gift giving but it can be really stressful too. And once you're past the age of 12 or so Christmas gifts usually aren't that exciting anymore.

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? I like the ones that are sweet rather than pepperminty.  

20. Favorite Christmas show? Show or movie? I like "It's a Wonderful Life," "Christmas Vacation," "Love Actually" (totally a Christmas movie) and the claymation Rudolph story.

21. Saddest Christmas Song? Silent Night, duh! Does anyone else feel really sad when they show that Pampers commercial with "Silent Night" playing?

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Any of the standards sung by Bing Crosby, especially "The First Noel." I used to sing all of those songs in chorus/music geeky things in high school so I like all of them (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and the like). I also like Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is You." I think that's the only song that our generation will have contributed to the list of standards.


  1. Wow, I'm totally going to do this! I shall post it up in the near future (as I have scheduled posts for the next couple of days) but you'll find it over at www.ialwaysbelievedinfutures.blogspot.com


  2. I love your favorite memory as a kid...we used to do the exact same thing!

  3. i love this! when it comes to christmas, i feel like buddy the elf because i'm in the christmas spirit all year long, i just don't get to keep up the tree, listen to the music or wrap presents, because, let's be honest, people would think i'm nuts!

  4. My husband has been asking to decorate the house since November 1st, but I've maintained my stance on waiting until after Thanksgiving. However, it's becoming increasingly difficult to be firm ... between shopping with my sister yesterday (and finding several Christmas items I wanted) and your post, I don't know how much longer I can hold out, haha.

  5. I'm stealing this too!

  6. Oh, Christmas atmosphere starts to come in our houses and our hearts finally :) I love this particular time of the year!
    I think I will steal this for my blog too :P I started a new blog just a couple of days ago, when I also started to follow you and some other bloggers :)
    come, have a look and join in if you want!

  7. this picture is adorable! i haven't seen many pictures of you without your glasses, but you are so beautiful both ways! :)

  8. My boyfriend's family opens gifts on Christmas Eve and I find it grossly inappropriate. It's not Christmas yet, people!

  9. A troll dollhouse sounds like the best toy EVER! I used to have billions of (probably more like 10) trolls!! I loved their hair, their little outfits... their oddly shaped feet! What can I say, I was an odd child! Haha!

    I love this meme! I can't wait to answer the questions!

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

  10. That pic of you and Rob is so cute! How old is it? He looks a lot different (older?) now I find! You look a bit older too! I love ice skating. And I agree with you completely- after Dec 26th snow loses it's appeal entirely. Actually, maybe January 2nd. That's when the holidays are TRULY over around here!

  11. Stole! http://heather-allyouneedislove.blogspot.com/2011/11/im-so-ready-for-christmas.html

  12. I did this!!! ^_^ http://www.lariatsandlavender.com/2011/11/christmas-time-is-here-again.html

    I love your answers!!! Especially Christmas Vacation. ;)

  13. I had so much fun reading your answers, I decided to do it, too! We have a lot in common. Here's a link to my post.


    Thanks for sharing!!


  14. How fun are these? I'm a huge sucker for these kind of posts too. Will have mine up by the end of the day!


  15. Sheesh. That took much longer than I thought it would. :) ---> http://ballisticgypsy.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-starting.html

  16. Did mine! :)

  17. what a bummer having to wait to christmas day to open! getting one gift one xmas eve was always a good teaser!

  18. I love this, totally just did it! Here's my link!


    Also, I want a troll dollhouse *jealous of your child self*

  19. I love the tradition of buying one new ornament every year. My boyfriend and I are trying to start that one.

    Awesome questions! I had to do this over on my blog.



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