Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Questionnaire

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Filling out this Christmas Questionnaire made me realllly excited for the approaching holidays.
 Plus, Thanksgiving is officially over so all of you
people can't give me a hard time!

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? I've actually never had egg nog - something about the name creeps me out. Plus, hot chocolate is amazing.

Colored lights on tree/house or white? I prefer white lights, the husband prefers colored lights. Last year we compromised and settled on the classic, vintage colored lights (with the big bulbs).  

Do you hang mistletoe? I haven't but I think I'm going to this year. And I'm going to make B kiss me under it every day.

When do you put your decorations up? This year, we put them up the week before Thanksgiving.

What is your favorite holiday dish? Are mashed potatoes a dish? For me, Thanksgiving dinner revolves around the mashed potatoes. Turkey, corn, veggies, gravy - these are all just things that make the mashed potatoes taste even better.

Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I must have been 4 or 5 when my parents told me that they heard Santa could possibly be spotted in his sleigh around the neighborhood and encouraged me to go driving with my grandma to look for him. We didn't spot him. And when we got back to the house, I had a beautiful play-house waiting for me and my parents told me that I just missed him. I burst into tears and remember being so mad that I wasn't there to meet him. Ah, innocence. Looking back, this is my favorite memory.

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was almost 6 years old and the playground aide told me. {seriously, she did}

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We actually open all of our gifts on Christmas Eve night. There's something about the evening that makes it seem more magical. The tree is all lit up and the fire crackling. Christmas morning is when we would open our stockings and get our Santa present (which was generally the "big" thing on our list).

How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Last year, we used mostly red ornaments with gold ribbon wrapped around the tree and white lights. This year, we didn't really have space for a tree, so we decorated our fake indoor tree.
California Christmas Tree

Snow! Love it or Dread it? I live in Southern California so I'm a wuss with the cold. I like visiting the snow (but mostly that means I like sitting inside by a fire and watching the snow fall outside of the window) but I don't think I could live in it.

Do you remember your favorite gift? As an adult my favorite gift was my engagement ring. As a child, I got a white jewelry box one year that played music when you opened it and a tiny ballerina twirled around and around. What I wouldn't give to have that jewelry box back...I don't remember what happened to it.

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Pumpkin Pie (duh!)

What is your favorite holiday tradition? We've started collecting ornaments from every place that we travel. I can't wait to have a tree full of our travels and adventures when we are old and gray.

Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? YUM!

Favorite Christmas movie? I'm going to go with Love Actually. Brandon and I watch this every single year. It's also the movie we watched right before he proposed :-) I also adore The Grinch the Stole Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Saddest Christmas Song? Silent Night always tugs on my heart strings, I'm not even sure why.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Well this is an unfair question if I've ever heard one. I'm not picking just one (so there).
-All I want for Christmas
-White Christmas
-Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
-Santa Baby
-Baby It's Cold Outside

What are YOUR favorites? I'd love to read all about your traditions!


Jane said...

I am so stealing this and doing it too if that's okay. How Christmasy and fun. I love your tree, it's so southern California. And, I cannot believe your elementary school aide told you there wasn't a Santa Claus!! That is evil! :( Poor 6 year old you. lol

Amira said...

Jane, of course I don't mind! I would love to read yours :-)

And right?! Isn't she an evil woman?

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

"something about the name creeps me out." hahah, too funny.
Its true though! What a weird name.
i went grocery shopping with my dad once, and I guess I was getting annoying. So he told me to go find the "nog" for eggnog. and not come back until I found it. I didn't know it doesn't exist, and realized after asking a few employees. ughhhh

Kelly Anne said...

Was it Mrs. Hardy? She was Evil with a capital E!!

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