A Christmas Meme

Here is a fun Christmas meme that has been sighted on numerous blogs. Please feel free to participate if you have ten minutes of time between wrapping, mixing, entertaining and celebrating!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I switch it up. This year it is more wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or artificial? Now artificial. A wood stove and a dry tree just didn't mix.

3. When do you put up the tree? The first week of December.

4. When do you take the tree down? In February some time. I switch in January and do a whole winter theme with silver and blue decorations. I put out snowmen and snowflakes. It helps beat the winter blues.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes... and this year I tried a new vanilla spice nog that is very tasty.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first desk that I found under the tree Christmas morning.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. I brought the one I received as a child with me when I left home. I still have it, but got another one a few years ago also. If I had more space to display I would love to collect Nativity scenes.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My husband's friend G.H.

9.Easiest person to buy for? my sister

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I got some earring and a choker a few years ago... the earrings laid down on my shoulders and the choker did what is was supposed to do... it choked me.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try to pick up stuff throughout the year, but mostly between October and early December.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes... and they were well received.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mom's spritz, fruitcake and Nuts and Bolts.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel, White Christmas, and Grown-Up Christmas List

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel to visit family in Idaho.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Believe me, I sang that song so much in music class in elementary school I could recite them in my sleep.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A springer spaniel angel in honor of my first dog Nikki.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve, the rest on Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? When stores are out of things everyone needs like ornament hooks, candles, and blue candy canes ( a request from my students).

23. What I love most about Christmas? I love the music, the gathering with family to prepare meals and celebrate together, hearing from old friends, and singing Christmas carols in my little church.


  1. We have a neighborhood open house and do a Yankee swap but all the presents HAVE to be recycled ones. The less shopping the better. I love me a good fruitcake.

  2. Looking at the poinsettia reminded me that I heard the "story" behind it. It is a tradition that comes from Mexico.


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