Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I'm borrowing a quiz from Susan and a meme from Courtney for today's entry. Enjoy!

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 30%

You definitely have some Christmas spirit, and you enjoy the holidays as much as the average person.

You don't go over the top celebrating, and by December 26th, you're ready to pack away your decorations.

You have your own special Christmas traditions, and you tend to pick and choose what you like about Christmas.

The holidays are important to you, but you don't let them take over your life.

Actually this is pretty much spot on. I really do pick and choose what holiday "stuff" to do and it just depends on my mood and what's going on in my life at the time and how much time I feel like devoting to it. I also try to keep it different every year for more enjoyment.


Holiday Meme

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. I love the smell of (and grew up with) real trees but have switched to artificial down here.

3. When do you put up the tree? If I do, it's usually sometime during the week after Thanksgiving. If it's not up by then, I won't bother but will have a festive wreath and put lights on the ficus trees. I think about time investment. Do I want to spend a few hours putting up/taking down a tree or use that time to knit, read or do something else and put out less time intensive things instead.

4. When do you take the tree down? On/before January 1st.

5. Do you like eggnog? Just one small cup will be enough for the year.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie townhouse with the elevator. I loved that thing!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My husband unless he gives me ideas-he's pretty low maintenance. Plus, we both buy things we like for ourselves and each other throughout the year so it's sometimes hard to come up with "The Perfect Gift" for Christmas.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Me! This year is was some luxurious yarn! I don't think I'm finished with "me" yet.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? I don't think so, but it may be in the box of childhood Christmas decorations from Mom/Dad that I haven't gone through yet. I always loved the nativity scene my Mom would set up.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I prefer "Happy New Year" cards (snail mail) since the Christmas ones never seem to make it out on time.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Some exercise thing you hooked up to a door knob. It was from my Grandpa who thought he was being helpful with my fluffiness. It was something like this, but a 1979 version.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Elf.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The week of Thanksgiving.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I probably have, but can't remember a specific instance and wouldn't do it now unless the receiver knew up front. I've received gifts that way and have loved them, but the giver said something like, "I got this and I don't drink coffee, but know you do," type-thing. That kind of thing might make for a fun after Christmas gift swap!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies and goodies only made this time of year.

16. Lights on the tree? Yes....lots of them.

17. Favorite Christmas song? gosh...hard to choose just one...

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel. We usually spend Christmas with Mom/Dad at South Padre Island. This year we're actually waiting until the 26th to go down and then spend the weekend.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder, Blitzen, Rudolph. I think that's it.

20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? When growing up, we could open one gift Christmas eve, and the rest Christmas morning. Now it's pretty much Christmas morning.

21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People everywhere! It takes twice as long to do things because of the amount of people shopping or on the roads.

22. Favorite ornament theme or color? Blue/white/silver

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new digital camera, some books and some yarn. DH is getting the camera (I helped pick it out although its been wrapped for weeks and I can't remember what it looked like) and I'm buying myself the rest-its just easier that way and I am assured to get something I like! Of course I always like gift cards or anything coffee related.

24. Angel on the tree top or a star? I like the stars.

25. Favorite Christmas dinner? Ham, potatoes, etc-hmmm...guess that sounds more like an Easter dinner. This year we're trying a prime rib roast for something different.


At 12/24/2008 , Anonymous susan said...

Babe, let me send you some of my Christmas spirit. I think I've got too much. hehe


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