Holiday Survey Says!

I usually don’t answer these survey things…in fact, I have only done it once in my life. However, who can ignore the call of Winter Holidays and be a grinch now? Not me!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Oooo, love both, can’t choose.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
All presents must be wrapped. Even small ones like a pencil. If I have time, I wrap things separately just to give people more to open. Who doesn’t love surprises?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Colored on tree is tradition. Though the cat is starting to love attacking them, uh oh. Addendum: I use white on my tree

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
I stand against it as a practice.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
The question isn’t when do you put them up, it’s when do you take them down?

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
I don’t have one. I love them all.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
SNOW!!! I am indiscriminate, too many good ones to pick. But if there is snow involved, I am even happier!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Oh, I remember this exactly! Let me preface this with a “I LOVE Christmas!” and never wanted the fun of it to end, so… I was 10 years old and doing the dreaded sit on Santa’s lap in the mall. Now, this was due to younger brothers needing to keep the illusion alive, but still I disliked doing it because I knew the real Santa was much too busy to be in every mall. But when the man said I should ask him a question, I asked the first one that came into my head. “How do you get around the world in one night?” Scientifically speaking, I never did figure that one out until the concept of time zones came into play.

Anyway, so Santa looks at me like I am crazy and says with serious disbelief in his voice, “How old ARE you?”

Cringing, I felt slightly stupid. Not his fault really, but I knew then that something was up. So I asked my mom, and then I got the dirt on Santa.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes, we got to open one and it was usually a new shirt or sweater for Christmas service the next day.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
With as many ornaments as possible! Addendum: I use only red, gold, white and green on my tree.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
I have already answered this question. Please see #7.

12. Can you ice skate?
Yes. I was lucky enough to learn as a kid. Adults bodies don’t move right, too stiff and falling actually hurts.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I had many, but I remember the first one…It was some small keyboard computer thing. I learned to play my first songs on that blue plastic instrument.

14. What’s your favorite thing about the holidays?
The whole package.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
I don’t have one. I love several.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Oh goodness, I don’t have one…I love several.

17. What tops your tree?
A star, but in a pinch, it has been a weird plastic snowman star. I am still frightened of that thing.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Depends. I generally prefer giving, but receiving is nice too because you get to see what others wanted to give you. Kind of fun. Especially little kids that give you pictures they drew and want to know that you think it is a masterpiece. And let’s face it, all of them are.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
O Holy Night. And yet, I can’t stand most versions of it. Go figure.

20. Candy canes yuck or yum?
Love Candy canes!

21. What’s number one on your Christmas list this year?

And no one asked me this question but my favorite Holiday movie is White Christmas. I have to watch it every year!

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