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Meredith

I need to look into that Robert Benson reading! Fun list, Joanne. I hope your Christmas is a white one too!

Nikki

Okay, I hope we're supposed to respond here:

. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Definitely HC

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa doesn't bring us presents. DITTO!

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white?
Depends on the room!

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No

5.When do you put your decorations up?
Usually sometime during the weekend after Thanksgiving.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
What do you mean, excluding dessert? Whatever!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
The whole family squeezing into Grandma's house for the day.

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't remember exactly, but that's one of the reasons we don't do Santa.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Always!

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Mostly folksy or homemade decorations.

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Can I say both?

12. Can you ice skate?
Not on your life.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
A real doll house (and we're going to fix it up to give to our little girl someday!)

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
Jesus. Amen.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
All of them. I mean, homemade peanut butter cups and turtles.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Christmas Eve Services.

17. What tops your Christmas tree?
There's an angel on one, a bow on another.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Unto Us This Night a Child is Born (Garth Brooks) (yeah, I'm a hick at heart)

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
Depends on the day

21. What do you want for Christmas?
A healthy family would be nice!

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
At our neighbor's house, for the block, every year!

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
Dress up for church.

24. Do you own a Santa hat?
No

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
Family.

Carolina Mama

How timely is that - it's 60 degrees here today! :) Somehow shoveling snow sounds fun when it's this warm. Now shoveling it in April - not so much. Enjoy!

Farm Fresh Jessica

I participated. I love Christmas. And I love Memes. Most of the time.

We don't do Santa either & in fact, our speaker at MOPS today was talking about the trust factor w/ Santa & mommies...

Hope your day is plenty happy w/ lots of coffee (and the clock plays no more tricks on you!)

Fuzzytop

Hi Joanne!

This was fun.... I posted mine on my blog.

Adrienne

michelle

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Egg nog turns my stomach and hot chocolate doesn't do the trick. Mulled cider for me please.

2.Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrapped.

3. Colored lights on house/tree or white?
White.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope, but I've cut it down from trees so that young people could sell it in front of a grocery store.

5.When do you put your decorations up?
When all of the holiday craft sales are done and I can focus on Christmas being Christmas.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Lasagna!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
This is weird, but a tree fell on our house in a wind storm and my parents still made the most of the holiday though we were in a hotel.

8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was seven or eight and an older cousin told me.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Sometimes.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Family heirloom ornaments. Ornaments gifted over the years and always a garland made of paper that is new each year.

11. Snow. Love it or dread it?
Loved it when I lived in the mountains or Spokane. Dread it in low lying areas that don't know how to drive in it.

12. Can you ice skate?
Yep! Took it as a class in college!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Books. Embroidery kit.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
Jesus.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
When my grandmother was still with us, haystack cookies.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Telling stories about family. Leaving the church in silence.

17. What tops your Christmas tree?
We don't have our tree yet!!! But when we do, we put the baby of the manger there until Christmas eve.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Silent Night

20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
Only smashed and made into other things.

21. What do you want for Christmas?
Cookware

22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
For work, yes. With friends, on occasion.

23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ's?
Casual for church

24. Do you own a Santa hat?
No, but I do have a Rudolph nose.

25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
Boyfriend and his daughter, my family

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