Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Meme

I wasn't tagged; just felt like borrowing this from Laura.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. Because I enjoy wrapping presents and because my cats usually try to eat gift bags.
2. Tree--Real or Artificial? When I was living with my parents I always said real was the only way to go, because the smell was so important to me. But for now, an artificial one is more space- and cost-effective.
3. When do you put the Christmas tree up? Never ever until at least December 1st.
4. When do you take the tree down? Right after New Year's. And then Eric does a little jig of happiness.
5. Like egg nog? Oh yes. So much. But it's a problem for my cholesterol.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope. In our house, Santa Claus is the reason for the season.
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I got lots of good, memorable gifts. And honestly this question makes me nervous, like I'm forgetting a gift that was incredibly important to me. But I'm going to take a stab at it and say the bright red Barbie Ferrari.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My grandma on my dad's side.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom and my friend Nils are equally easy. With both of them, it's more about limiting what we buy than trying to find something.
10.Worst Christmas present? Couldn't tell ya.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Usually neither. I've mailed cards in the past, but it's been quite a few years.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Carol (any version, really; I just bought an NPR version on CD to listen to this year) and A Christmas Story.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Early December, during Employee Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble, when I get an extra discount on books.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Lutefisk and lefse. But I only get it on Christmas Eve if I'm with my dad's family.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Colored.
17. Favorite Christmas Songs? "Silver Bells," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," and, strangely enough for an atheist, "O Holy Night." Because the melody is haunting.
18. Travel during Christmas or Stay home? Travel. But I'm not a big fan of it. When we have kids I think I'm going to be torn between seeing family and having a relaxing Christmas at home.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? I just tried it, and apparently yes.
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? A nice, big, secular velvet bow.
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning. But because my birthday is December 22nd, I usually get to open my birthday presents from whoever we're visiting on Christmas Eve.


Blogger Laura B. said...

I'm glad you did this one! It was fun, wasn't it?!

12/11/2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Re. # 9
Oh, don't worry about limits!

12/14/2007 5:57 PM  

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