Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Tag

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1. What is your favorite Christmas film?
     My favorite "Christmas" movie has always been White Christmas. That was a tradition I had with my mom where we would watch it together. I also love some of the classics like It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street. I like To Grandmother's House We Go starring the Olsen Twins as well as The Santa Clause. I like the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas and of course, Rudolph and Frosty. I also consider Home Alone 1 & 2 as Christmas movies so add them to the list as well. {Note: I did a post on Holiday Movies in 2009 on my old blog. It's hard to read because I lost access to it. I'm still mad, Google. I still haven't seen the two I said I wanted to see then. Doh!}

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
    I probably did as a child. I really don't remember any as a teen or adult. But, I don't like snow so it would be a repressed memory anyway.

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?

     As a child, I went to either my maternal grandparents' or my uncle's for breakfast. This was a time just for eating and socializing; no presents. For lunch I went to my paternal grandparents'. Then for dinner we went back to my maternal grandparents'.

     When I had my oldest daughter, we had to change it up a little. At first, my in-law's would have us over for breakfast and then they changed it to in between lunch and dinner for a dessert type thing and presents. Now, we live out of state and don't travel back to our homestate for the holidays so it's just us alone on the holidays.

4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

     I'm not a fan of Christmas music. However, I like Carol of the Bells and Silver Bells.

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

    I allow the kids one present on Christmas Eve and that is the "Christmas Eve Box". It's a new set of pajamas for each kid as well as a Christmas movie (although this year we are getting the movie through Amazon Instant Video) and a Christmas book. Then we have hot chocolate and popcorn and watch Christmas movies.

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

    You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And then Rudolph.

(I sang the intro to Rudolph when I typed that)

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

     We already did the Speedway Christmas thing. We are doing the Christmas Eve Box.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

    I had a real tree once. Never again.
9. What is your all – time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?

    Reese's Peanut Butter Trees. And no, I have no complaint about the shape.

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

      I think we all like receiving gifts even just a little. But, I prefer to give better.

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

       I have pick just one? I loved my Polaroid Camera I got when I was about 7 or so. I thought it was the best thing ever. I have gotten several stereos during my pre-teen and teenage years. I loved the TV and VCR I got when I was 10. My Letterman's jacket when I was 14. My Hope Chest. I got a ring every year when I was a teenager. My own phone line when I was 12 or 13. See, it's really hard to choose a "best" gift.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

      Hawaii?? Remember, I don't like snow. Or maybe, Disney World.

13. Are you a pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
      I'm a perfectionist so I mastered gift wrapping before I could drive.

14. Most memorable Holiday moment?

       Probably my oldest daughter's first Christmas. That was the first time I truly understood Christmas as something other than being about me.

15. What made you realize the truth about Santa?

       I found a bunch of gifts in my mom's closet when I was around 8. I asked who they were for and she told me my cousin. I got them on Christmas morning from Santa. I figured it out then. 

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