I saw this on Jane’s blog, and thought it would be fun to do!
Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate all the way. I’m a chocolate fiend anyway, and I never pass up cocoa. Well I do now, thanks to my gestational diabetes, but normally I don’t. I like egg nog in small doses, but I LOVE cocoa!
Colored lights on tree/house or white? I think white lights are very elegant and colored lights are very fun. So it depends on my mood and the setting.
Do you hang mistletoe? Nope, I don’t. I don’t need a reason to kiss my husband and that’s really the only reason you hang mistletoe right?
When do you put your decorations up? Depends on the year and when we have time. This year they went up right after Thanksgiving since we’re not sure when baby boy will be making his appearance. It was either then or possibly never, so we opted to be on the safe side and put them up early. And I shouldn’t really say “we” since Mark pretty much did everything by himself. Thanks Mark!
What is your favorite holiday dish? My mom has always made a really good shrimp dip that she only makes during holiday dinners. I love it!
Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Sitting around the tree with my family opening presents. It was always fun when there was a huge mound of presents and my cousins and uncle and grandparents were there.
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don’t remember how old I was, but I started figuring it out when I noticed that Santa had the same wrapping paper and handwriting as my mom. I remember her telling me that was because Santa wanted to blend in, but I don’t think I bought it.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yep, we always got to open one present on Christmas Eve. I’d like to continue that tradition with my kids.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? With a bunch of random ornaments we’ve gathered over the years, and lights. We have a decent collection of sentimental ornaments, fancy ones, and kid-friendly ones. I’d definitely like to add to them though!
Snow! Love it or Dread it? Coming from the mid-west, it doesn’t feel much like Christmas without snow. I definitely missed snow when we lived in FL, OK, AZ and now Italy, where we very rarely get it. I definitely like having four seasons.
Do you remember your favorite gift? I honestly don’t, which tells me one of two things. Either I have a terrible memory, or it’s more the whole atmosphere that I enjoy. Although I took the Five Languages of Love test and my love language was giving and receiving gifts, so that kind of surprises me. Now I pretty much remember most things people got me/us and I can go around the house pointing out who gave me what, so you’d think I’d remember a favorite gift. I will say the year I was hoping Mark would propose, he got me a laptop instead. Haha! My co-worker asked me if I balanced it on my finger and said, “Look at the way that delete button shines!” *grins* (For the record, no, I didn’t… and he proposed in February!)
What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Puppy chow!! I actually was just talking to Mark about this last night and how I associate the holidays with eating puppy chow! (Crispix covered in chocolate chips,butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar.) I made some, even though I can only eat it in very small doses right now (due to the diabetes). That might be a good thing though because I could easily eat an entire bag of that stuff. SOO good!
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Again, just sitting around the tree with family, opening presents. I’ll miss having more family around this year, but Abbie is lots of fun to watch and we’ll have new little guy to keep us busy too. I also love going to the candle lit service at church.
Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? They’re not terrible, but not my favorite thing either. Again, I’m much more of a chocolate person.
Favorite Christmas movie? I don’t really remember watching many Christmas movies, besides Love Actually, so does that count? I need to watch some of the classic Christmas movies.
Saddest Christmas Song? For some reason I always cry when we sing Silent Night at church. Or songs about people not being together at Christmas.
What is your favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night. I love it.