Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Fun

1. Real tree or artificial?

I always grew up with a real tree. Never dreamed of having a fake one. But every since kids arrived, fake is easier to clean up.

2. When do you put up the tree?

Another reason we have artificial. I like putting it right away the week of Thanksgiving. If we had a real one, it would die WAY before Christmas.

3. When do you take down the tree?

Whenever I get sick of the cats knocking the ornaments off and having to redecorate it for the millionth time. Usually around New Year's Day.

4.Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Paper for the most part.

5. When do you start
Christmas shopping?

I start around June when I see things on sale. Noah's big present (mp3 player) this year was supposed to be his birthday present but it was back ordered so I bought it the last week of June. I usually buy one thing with every church check starting in September.

6. Who is the hardest person to buy for?

My 4 year old, Aaron

7. Easiest person to buy for?

My 6 year old, Noah

8. Angel or star on top of the tree?

Angel that we got for a wedding present 12 years ago

9. What is the worst
Christmas gift you ever got?

Fruitcake from the dance teacher I accompanied for in high school

10. What is the best gift you received as a child?

I don't know if was the best, but most memorable was the Pink Huffy that I named Strawberry Shortcake.

11. What is your favorite food to eat at
Christmas time?

My mom used to make this mint fudge that was awesome. Last year she tried but put nuts in it. Apparently she forgot that I have never liked nuts in my life and the fudge went in the garbage since Steve doesn't like it and the tin foil smelled like cigarette smoke.

12. What do you want for Christmas this year?

To pay the mortgage and to have the boys be happy with fewer gifts.

13. Do you have a Nativity scene?

See yesterday's post

14. Do your kids believe in Santa?

Aaron for sure. Noah asked since the discussion has apparently come up at lunch in the classroom. He said that a girl in his class doesn't believe in Santa and gets presents from her Mom and Dad. We told him that those who don't believe get presents from their parents. Those who DO believe get presents from parents AND Santa. That pretty much clinched it for him, given the sheer quantity of gifts for believing.

15. Favorite Christmas Movie?

I don't know if I have a favorite. We discovered two last year that were on a cable channel that we don't have any more but I want to try to find them. They had Steve Guttenberg in them as Santa Claus and Crystal Bernard as this girlfriend. I don't know the name, but Steve and I both wish we could see them again.

16. Favorite Christmas song?

Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I Hear

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


18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

One on Christmas Eve (plus new Christmas pajamas) and the rest the next morning.

19. What I love most about Christmas?

The whole ambiance.

If you want to play, copy and paste it and then delete my answers. Please let me know if you play along by signing Mr. Linky below. It really is a fun meme.


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Tammy said...

Ever since we had Aidan we went for a fake tree.

melanie said...

What a fun meme!! I may have to do this soon!! :)

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Kila said...

That was a fun one. I loved your answer at #14, about the kids believing in Santa, LOL. I may try using that one on my boys.

Same here with the tree--always had real, but it's too much mess with the kids. We got a fake one a couple years ago.

Jennifer said...

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My Wonderful Men said...

Christmas is a great holiday, I love real Christmas tree but I always have an allergic reaction to them.