Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Survey

ooh... I love holidays... I'm not sure I can wait until Friday to put up the tree. I keep telling myself that I have a toddler in the house and it will just be better to wait and put it up as Traditional. The idea of yelling at the Ogre Child to not eat the tree is enough to delay the tree til Christmas Eve. She wouldn't mind... right?

So... just for J... I'll participate in the Holiday meme in the hopes that I can keep my rabid holiday spirit at bay for a few more days.

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Either... or say... trash bags... dish towels... and in an emergency... walmart bags!
  2. Real tree or Fake? Fake... while I truely do appreciate the live Christmas trees I grew up decorating... I must say that they would not look nearly as pretty if I wrapped them in plastic wrap through the holidays. Scratching your head? Well, I'm a barefoot person... I'm also half-nudist and a floor-sitter... while you may believe nothing is as painful as a cedar needle in your foot, I assure you there are much more painful things.
  3. When do you put up the tree? While I'd love nothing more than to pop that baby up the week before Halloween... I have this OCD affliction that insist one holiday must pass before you can begin decorating for the next. Therefore... my tree will go up on Friday... after the doorbuster sales have been tackled!
  4. When do you take the tree down? January 2nd after I sober up!
  5. Do you like eggnog? Never had it
  6. Favorite Christmas dinner drink? The Queen's iced-tea... don't ask me why... but no one makes a glass of tea like her.
  7. Hardest person to buy for? Hands down... Dad
  8. Easiest person to buy for? Hands down... ME... oh wait... MOM!!
  9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes... I inheritted it from an evil Gorgon. I didn't burn it because I have great childhood memories attached to it. And though I'm not into that religious stuff... I still put it up every year.
  10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Are you serious? Mail... well... at least I buy them... they don't always make it to the mailbox.
  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't look at Christmas that way... I take it back... I got a baby doll from DNA Provider's mother... when I was 14!! Needless to say, she fell victim to my Goth Fad a few years later... now I think she's pretty cool and I put her out at Halloween!!
  12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Carol... with Polar Express coming in pretty close
  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December 26th... This is the first year that I'll still be shopping December 1st (unless I get super lucky Friday morning)
  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I recall... but I have recycled Christmas wrapping paper.
  15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade noodles
  16. Lights on the tree? tons... colored.
  17. Favorite Christmas song? I Want a Hippopotomus for Christmas... I'm Gettin' Nuffin' For Christmas... and Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer!!
  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? It depends on the year and who we're having Christmas with. We have Christmas at our home either Christmas Day or the 26th.
  19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.... And Randolph the Roo-Tootin' Reindeer!!
  20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A star or a bow!
  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Some Christmas Eve... Other's Christmas Day... some on various other days depending on how many Christmas's we have to attend.
  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The bell ringers... no... worse than that is greedy, unappreciative children.
  23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red... but all our 'family ornaments' get placed in with the theme regardless of whether they fit.
  24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Goose... but I'll settle for ham.
  25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Everyone else to be happy with their gifts. I don't want for much... though TV, Computer, DVR Recorder, and Sewing Machine are all on my 'down the road' list.
  26. Favorite thing about Christmas? My parent's visiting
  27. Favorite gift received as a child? so many great gifts... a puppy... rice candy from Hawaii every year... chaps & spurs... my senior ring... my charm bracelets... a million other things that my Mom got me even when we didn't have much.
  28. Favorite Christmas decoration in your house? The Christmas ornaments from my childhood.
  29. Best store to shop for Christmas gifts? Even though I'm a WalMart girl... last year I got some of the best deals on sale at K-Mart... which is a real shocker considering their usually way more expensive than other places. But I got oversized throws for $5, a King Size comforter for $10, wine glasses BOGO, and $10 off a Wii game.
  30. Black Friday shopping...yes or no? Definately... Nothing is more fun than standing in line outside a store in the freezing cold at the butt-ass-crack-of-dawn


Farmer*swife said...

This is awesome! And, I sware you are my twin -- but, that's not possible as i know we have separate mothers and you are a few years younger than I.

I bet you are a hoot to hang out and drink wine with!

I agree/feel the same about almost every answer! Though, I think we might "break the age old rule" and put the tree up tomorrow. Kids are home from school with nothing to do and it will be rainy.

Family is coming in on Friday through the weekend so we can't do it on Friday. So, we might just get it done tomorrow!

Farmer*swife said...

Oh, FYI? "The Last Unicorn" was one of my all time favorite movies when I was a young girl. I purchased it for my kids as soon as they were old enough to watch it without being scared by the bull.

That movie and, "Lady and the Tramp," of course.


THe very old Queen..mother of Twins said...

Um... no actually I got prego real young and was prego with twins for a really long time... one came early... that second one just wouldn't get here... You really are twins.. but you FW... we sent to live with your other real family.. while the Princess was kept as my slave child until she built an ark and broke free.

She knew... you didn't....

The Queen... said...

and then you got me off track.. I stopped in to say..

What the hell happened here.. part of you header is gone.. one of your little girls must of ran away.. and

fw picture is hanging lop sided...

but it's a damn cute place to visit..

I'm see the wizard...

J... said...

You are so right! Standing outside in the freezing ass cold at the butt-crack of dawn is one of the best holiday traditions that I enjoy!

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