Christmas Meme

I got tagged by NeoNurseChic, and I’m happy to play along.


1. Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog?   Hot chocolate, by a mile.  Egg Nog is vile.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?   Santa is a realist: little packages are wrapped, but big and unwieldy things (like bikes) are assembled but not wrapped.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?  None.  I need to fix that someday…

4. Do you hang mistletoe?   No, looks a little too much like poison ivy.  Besides, just have several drinks and kiss ’em, you don’t need the branch of a plant.

5. When do you put your decorations up?  December 1 is the earliest.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?  Christmas ham.

7. Favorite Holiday memory?  My kids, clamoring for us to get out of bed so they can open presents.  Why?  They can wake up early and get out of bed!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?  Elementary school sometime; those darn worldly kids.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?  Nope.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?  I’ll ask my wife.  I’d use a tape measure and t-square, so I’m not allowed.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?  Bring it!  But, as I have lived in Texas and Cal for my life, very few white Christmases.

12. Can you ice skate?  No, but I can fall without grace, so it’s almost the same.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?  10 speed.  High-speed freedom.  Fun.

14. What’s the most important thing?  Remembering why it’s a holiday, and remembering that the gifts are fun but not important.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?  My sister in law’s pecan pie.  Unreal.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?  Flexibility.  I grew up in a house that usually had to work on Christmas, so we had Christmas after the 25th usually, and the trick is to enjoy the Holiday, and not to fixate on the date.

17. What tops your tree?  A pretty angel.  

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?  Giving, every time.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?  The Christmas Song.

20. Candy canes, Yuck or Yum?  Big Yum.


Whom to tag?

Kim at Emergiblog

Sydney at medpundit.

Scalpel at Scalpel or Sword.

Tim at symtym.

That was easy, and fun.


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  2. Nice one! I like it! I read it yesterday, but I didn’t feel good, so I didn’t spend long enough online to leave comments! :) Thanks for playing!

    Merry Christmas,
    Carrie :)