Ookay, it's 5 to 8 on a snow day and I'm not sleeping in. You'd think I'd take advantage of this opportunity after having to get up at the crack of dead all the rest of this week.
Snagged this from germankitty
.1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate. I've never had eggnog before, and I don't think I'll start. I mean, nogging eggs...that's just wrong.2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
In all of my twenty-five years on this planet,
Mom and Dad
Santa has never wrapped a present he's put under the tree. When I was younger we had to wait until Mom and Dad got up to take stuff out of the boxes, though.3. Colored lights on tree/house or clear?
We used to put colored lights on, but for the past fifteen years or so we've used white. Except for Mom's purple/tacky tree. That gets purple lights.4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. Not even the fake, plastic mistletoe.5. When do you put your decorations up?
Normally we wait until a few days into December. But this year with Dad going back to Singapore, the Christmas roof lights went up the day after Thanksgiving. Mom put up the garland and the porch lights this week, but the lights decided to crap out on her after
she put them up. Looks like we're probably going to have to wait for Dad to come home to fix that problem. In-house decorations probably won't go up until either this weekend or next week. The tree normally goes up in the first part of December, but again this year we'll have to wait until Dad comes home.6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Taco platter.7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Hmm...don't have a specific favorite holiday memory. Although I do still remember the Christmas Eve where I set my hair on fire somewhat vividly. That's one I probably won't forget. Oh, and there's also the Christmas story I wrote for first grade. Our assignment was to write about Rudolph's nose going out and how he fixed the problem. Other kids wrote about Rudolph changing the light bulb in his nose; I wrote my first crossover by having TenderHeart Bear of the Care Bears using his Care Bear Stare to make Rudolph's nose glow again.8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
When I was in middle school. My mom basically sat me down in my room and asked, "You know there's no such thing as Santa, right?"9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We used to do it on Christmas Eve afternoon, before relatives came over to our house to celebrate (or we went to one of their houses). Now we actually do it on Dec. 23 so that we have more time on Christmas Eve to get stuff ready, since everyone just comes over to our house now.11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?:
Love it when I don't have to scrape it off my car and drive in it. Speaking of, I think my car's half-buried already...12. Can you ice skate?
Never tried.13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My favorite would definately have to be the CozyHeart Penguin plush (old school) I got a few years ago. When I was a little kid, CozyHeart was the only Care Bear toy I had, and Mom made me sell her along with a bunch of my other stuffed animals. When I started collecting Care Bears I always checked flea markets, but the only Cousins the vendors ever had were SwiftHeart, BraveHeart, LotsaHeart and GentleHeart. 14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Seeing the decorations out and stuff. It always makes the house seem brighter and more festive.15. What is your favorite Holiday dessert?
Ooh, boy. Tough choice between my mom's sugar cookies and her peanut butter Rice Krispie squares. And her peanut brittle. And peppermint stick ice cream is always good...mmm, peppermint stick ice cream...16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
We don't really follow through with it now, but since my dad's side of the family is so big we had to draw names for the gift exchange. There were two pools - one for the grandkids and another for the adults. We drew names when we had our Thanksgiving get-together. 17. What tops your tree?
When I was younger, we had a foil star that went up at the top of the tree. When we moved into our current house, we traded in the star for an angel. A few years ago we switched out the angel for a purple (naturally) needle.18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I like to do both. It's part of why I joined holiday_wishes
.19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
I like any Christmas song when its sung by the Muppets ;) In all seriousness, I'd have to say its a three way tie between "When the River Meets the Sea", "True Blue Miracle" (from Chrismas Eve on Sesame Street) and "Carol of the Bells" as performed by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.