Happy THREE days before Christmas!
Though you wouldn’t be able to tell it by the weather WE’VE been having! It’s been crazy with sporadic storms and yesterday, it got up to 75 degrees with tornado warnings! Umm, happy first day of winter?
Anywho, I’m not sure if you guys have seen this survey yet, but when I spotted it over on Amanda’s blog yesterday, I just KNEW I had to snatch it up…I’ve been having a bit of a hard time getting (and staying) in the Christmas spirit this year, but I have to say seeing Spoons all done up in red and green, did put a little twinkle in my eye!
Do you send out Christmas cards?
When I was married and felt like I had to be all domesticated and stuff, I did, but since then, I usually don’t even remember until ohhhhh today! Whoops?
How soon do you start shopping?
I’m notorious for waiting until the last-minute (usually the week of) but for the last couple of years, I’ve been scoring deals on Cyber Monday so I guess that’s my new thing now. Gotta love a bargin…and being able to shop in my pj’s!
Do you have a lot of gifts to buy?
No. Typically, I only shop for my parents and my sister…and of course now I have the man-friend! <3
Do you bake cookies?
Negative, ghost writer. But wait, do PANcookies count?
Do you put up a Christmas tree?
Usually…but year, I opted for something a little non-traditional…
Behold: Christmas Bob!
If so, is it fake or real?
Honestly, I always grew up with fake trees (I think we had a real one ONCE), but I just don’t think they’re worth the extra work. I’ll just stick to my pre-lit tree with my evergreen scented plugin behind it!
Do you like tinsel?
Oh this one makes me laugh! Growing up, my dad was ALL ABOUT the tinsel…although we called them “icicles”…the tree was not finished until it was COVERED in those damn things! And you never could get them all off the tree afterward! Nowadays, I wouldn’t even THINK of ruining my crisp
green plastic branches with them!
Do you use homemade or store-bought ornaments?
Do you put Christmas lights outside your house?
Unfortunately no, but I’ve always always ALWAYS wanted to. I know I’m an independent woman and we are SO beyond the times of gender-specific roles, but I can’t help but always think of that as “the man’s job”. I think it would be the best thing ever if I came home one day to a fully decorated house…hint hint WINK WINK, man-friend!
Do you put lights on the tree?
Two words: PREEEEEEEEEEEE LIT! Never will I EVER string lights on a tree again!
How about popcorn and cranberries?
And waste perfectly good popcorn and cranberries? How about a bowl for eating WHILE I decorate the tree with something the mice WON’T eat!
Is there a wreath hanging on your door?
Not this year…I know, no tree, no wreath…I sound like such a Scrooge, but it’s really hard to appreciate all that stuff when you live alone AND work nights.
Do you celebrate it?
Yup! The tradition growing up was that every Christmas Eve, my sister and I would open ONE gift (which would always be Christmas PJ’s) and then, after we put them on, we would meet my mom on the couch and she would read The Night Before Christmas to us.
Do you hang up your stocking?
Yep! And every year, it’s filled with cuties, travel sized bath stuffs, makeup, and other mini-sized goodies!
Have you ever left cookies out for Santa?
We always set out Oreos before going to bed when I was little…mom somehow just KNEW they were Santa’s favorite I guess!
A Christmas Story! I LOVE that it marathons every year on Christmas Day!
Character from any Christmas Movie?
Honestly, it’d be easier to pick my LEAST favorite song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus…makes me CRINGE!!
I entered an essay contest one year through my mom’s work and won a train set with an engine that blew real “smoke”! My dad helped me put it together and we spent the whole night playing with it at the base of the Christmas tree!
Back when I DID bake cookies (and give them as gifts), these candy cane cookies I found in a little recipe book in the check out lane of the grocery store have always been my favorite…they’re almond shortbread with crushed candy pieces on top!
THIS OR THAT
Give or Receive?
Give…I LOVE seeing the look on people’s faces when they open their gifts!
Ham or Turkey?
We typically do turkey on Thanksgiving and ham on Christmas, but this year? This year, we’re doing BRUNCH!! Cue happy dance!!
Star or Angel?
I always grew up with an angel, but every tree I’ve decorated since living on my own, I’ve put a big bow on top!
White Lights or Colored Lights?
I think white lights look a lot prettier…and they don’t clash with all my ornaments.
Blinking Lights or Still Lights?
Still…blinking lights make me antsy.
Were you Naughty or Nice this year?
I’d like to say I was nice, but well, I don’t know if Santa would approve of my language!
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Well, I already told you guys that!
When do you open your gifts?
Usually on Christmas Day…unless our schedules clash and we have to celebrate early/late.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten?
What’s the worst gift you’ve ever gotten?
You know those paddles with the rubber ball attached to them by a string? Well, every year, my grandmother would get us kids one for Christmas and every year we would try to hide them from our parents so they didn’t end up seeing our backsides! Lol
Do you like wrapping gifts?
I usually procrastinate and complain about doing it, but once I get in the middle of it, I’m like a gift-wrapping NINJA! I love it!
Can you name all the reindeer?
♫ Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen…but do you recaaaaaaaaaaall the most FAMOUS reindeer of alllllllllll?!?! ♫
Have you ever gotten a kiss under the mistletoe?
Yep! My mom hangs some above the entry to the kitchen every year!
Do you go caroling?
Umm, does anyone outside of a Lifetime movie ACTUALLY do that?
Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights?
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Almost. We had a HUGE snow storm a few years ago a week before Christmas, but it was pretty much all melted by the 25th…boo!
Who do you celebrate Christmas with?
My mom, dad, my seeeester, Tori…and the man-friend!
Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa?
Who hasn’t! Aww, I wish I could find one to share!
What part of Christmas do you look most forward to?
Christmas morning! But not because I want to tear through some wrapping paper. I just love the feeling in the air…the love, the giving…there’s just something so great about that!
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
What’s the BEST gift you’ve ever received?
Feel free to answer any of the other questions too!