Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Fun

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, New York Ci...Image via Wikipedia

One of my "blogging buddies" did this on her blog and I decided it might be fun to do the same on mine. Hope you enjoy!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate, definitely!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Not only does he wrap or bag them, HE has them all color co-ordinated. I mean, isn't that the way it's suppose to be done?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White! There's just something about white lights! They remind me of little stars shining brightly and they make me very happy when I look at them.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I use to hang a mistletoe ball in our foyer and when it began to show it's "wear and tear" I never replaced it and haven't thought about it in years.

5. When do you put your decorations up? A few days following Thanksgiving and have been known to take them down Christmas afternoon. I'm always as ready to get them down as I was to get them up.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? I have several but Sweet Potato Casserole would be at the top.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I have a lot of great holiday memories, but one that comes to mind is when my youngest brother (he's 12 years younger than me) turned about 3 years old, he would always sleep with me on Christmas Eve. We did that until he was 6 years old and I got married. It was so much fun to share that excitement with him as a small child.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? It's funny but I was never told there was a Santa or there wasn't a Santa. We talked about him, but my parents just let us think what we wanted to and to this day, I still think that Santa plays a "fun role" in Christmas.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? It is usually when we have our Christmas when possible. But, since the kids have married, sometimes it is necessary to do it at another time and that's okay too. I just enjoy it when we can all be together and open our gifts to each other.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Over the years we have had traditional trees, fancy trees and everything in between. Now, I have what I like to refer to as a "fun tree." A lot of fun ornaments in lime green and red. I came up with this look when I thought about what our Grandchildren might enjoy.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? It's just fine as long as life goes on in normal fashion. Don't think I would ever enjoy being a "snow bunny."

12. Can you ice skate? That is something I have never tried, but use to want to as a child.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? There have been many, but hubby gave me a Cuckcoo Clock about 15 years ago and I absolutely loved it and still do. My Grandmother always had one and I was so fascinated by it and Tommy remember how much I loved my Grandmother's and decided he would give me one. I was shocked beyond belief that he came up with the idea all by himself and it was a total surprise to me.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? I try to always keep the Birth of Christ in the forefront of the season and I also find great pleasure in the gathering of family and friends.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Icebox Fruitcake rates real high and the funny thing about that is that I CANNOT stand traditional fruitcake.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? We always read the Christmas story as a family before opening our gifts. When the children were growing up we always had a Birthday party for Jesus and we will begin that tradition again in about a year when our Grandchildren will be old enough to enjoy it and begin learning the true meaning of Christmas.

17. What tops your tree? Glittery red and green sticks surrounded by large red and lime green bows.

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? At this point in my life, I mostly enjoy the giving. Of course, I do enjoy receiving, but not like when I was younger.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I have so many, but in recent years I have grown to love Mary Did You Know.

20. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? I can take 'em or leave 'em. I love the peppermint taste, but don't care much for hard candy. Could be because of so much dental work over that years that hard candy just does not agree with. :o)

21 Favorite Christmas Show? "White Christmas" the single greatest Christmas movie of all time!!!!

22. Saddest Christmas Song? Just not sure about this one, but there is one that I've heard on the radio the past 4-5 years that I think is called "Mother's Shoes" or something like that and it is just terribly sad. But, I don't normally think of Christmas songs as being sad.
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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

1 comment:

  1. You love White Christmas, too! Chris sleeps through it with me every year! I practically have the movie memorized. I love the costumes, the songs, everything!!!

    I also think the best gifts are the kind Chris has come up with totally on his chickens! I shows he has listened and knows what would be meaningful to me!


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