Saturday, December 20, 2008

How I Roll (or Wrap)

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I got this from Susan at Fordy Days and Nights and I thought it would be fun. You should "play" along too! Let me know if you do!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapped presents only. I'm a sucker for beautiful bows, although I can't make them very well.

2. Real tree or Artificial? I love real, but they are a real mess and not very cost or environmentally friendly. So, we go artificial.

3. When do you put up the tree? The Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend.

4. When do you take the tree down? I'd like to leave it until the 6th of January, but it just is too long. Usually ends up just after New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog? No.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Easy Bake oven/an Esprit sweater once I got into clothes

7. Hardest person to buy for? Stephen's parents, he helps me none.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Cavett.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, 2. A Willow Tree set that my Mom started for me and then a white porcelien set that was Stephen's grandmothers. I let the kids play with both. Even if they are broken, I feel it is important to let them "re-arrange" the set as they like. This is his latest arrangement. It isn't even on the creche stand.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of one.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's lame, but I like Elf. Maybe the Nativity Story will become my favorite, I haven't seen it yet and I hope to watch it Christmas Eve Eve/ or Christmas Eve.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Typically after Thanksgiving.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Only for a white elephant party.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? CHRISTMAS BREAD!!!!

16. Lights on the tree?! Though bubble lights hold a special place in my heart (my Dad loved them!)

17. Favorite Christmas song? There are so many, but lately the words of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" have got me. Sting's version of "I Saw Three Ships" gets me rocking. I have had my XM/Sirrius radio set on 79--love that channel!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? This year at home until after Christmas morning, then travel.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Prefer star, but I have a bow.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? All the "pop" Christmas music and the lack of the true meaning of Christmas.

23. What theme or color are you using? No theme, unless you count my stockings that I made. They are 12 days of Christmas. Guess we need to have 2 more kids.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Greenberg turkey, yes, again.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A silver ring from Nelle and Lizzy with my boys names engraved on them.

26. Do you have a favorite ornament, what? Most all of my ornaments are handmade by my grandfather, mother or me. They are all wooden and painted in primary colors.

27. Gifts from Santa? Wrapped or Unwrapped? Both. The big, difficult to wrap one will be unwrapped.


Anonymous said...

You are gonna like the Nativity Story! I thought it was way good!

CC said...

A Willow Tree Nativity?? How awesome!!!

We do artificial tree too, but have taken a free real tree on occasion. ;) It's all about cost.

And since we don't really do Santa, I don't need to answer that question. ;)

Claire said...

It was fun reading about your Christmas fun...check out mine too!