Friday, December 21, 2007

merry christmas

my friend whitney did this meme on her blog, and it looked like fun, so here you go!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? i love the look or crisply wrapped presents, but i am *horrible* at it, so i do a lot of bags.
2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial, i can't stand the mess of real ones or the stress of keeping it watered
3. When do you put up the tree? we're supposed to have a set time? i'll do it whenever robby gets the stuff out like i asked him to 1 week ago
4. When do you take the tree down? last year i think it came down towards the end of january, it just made me too happy i didn't want to ever take it down
5. Do you like eggnog? yup, i could drink gallons of the stuff -- i need to put it on my shopping list
6. Favorite gift received as a child? my barbie ferrari (although it was actually a corvette) and my american girl doll
7. Do you have a nativity scene? yup, i have a couple.
8. Hardest person to buy for? all of the men in my family, brother, dad and brothers in law!
9. Easiest person to buy for? aidan - he'll like anything i'm sure
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? none, am i supposed to do that now? most likely i'll be blogging it
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? hmmmmmm ... i don't know but i'm sure it was from my grandparents
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? christmas vacation
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? when i feel like it, usually in october or november
14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? not yet
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? egg nog and english toffee
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? i light clear lights and robby likes colored
17. Favorite Christmas song? hmmm, i'm generally bah humbug about christmas music, i think they start playing it WAY too early
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? anywhere where my family is, usually close by.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yup: dasher, dancer, prancer, vixen, comet, cupid, donder and blitzen, and of course rudolf (and yes, it's DONDER, not donner, it drives me crazy when people say donner)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? giant bright red star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? christmas morning, but we open presents at every place we visit
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? way too much christmas music, i get burnt out on it
23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? no themes or colors, some matching ornaments and tons of random ones.
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? a serger

1 comment:

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

This was fun to read - I think I'll try it on my blog, too.

As for the Donner controversy, according to this site (
library/blgermyth05.htm) the name was actually Dunder, then Donder, then Donner.