Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Meme

I've been tagged for this meme by Holly...and I hereby tag each one of you Proud Blog Owners to copy and answer these questions on your own blog. IMMEDIATELY. (And then let me know so I can check it out!)

If you have laundry to do, you can thank me right now.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I am obsessed with wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or artificial?
Fakey fake fake. I am still recovering from our last Real Tree Cut Down Experience. It was two years ago.

3. When do you put up the tree?
Right after Thanksgiving...although I started early this year.

4. When do you take the tree down?
Right after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog?
You bet...especially in a latte.

6. Favorite gift received as a child
That's a hard one...either the Cabbage Patch Kid (I am dating myself) or clothes (not much has changed).

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, and the Little People version is my absolute favorite.

8. Hardest person to buy for?
Brad...he has a love of expensive technology and still fits into clothes from high school. And wears them.

9. Easiest person to buy for?
Kiddos and my brother (he can never have too many collegiate hooded sweatshirts).

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I would say the Jimmy Buffet "Margaritaville" running outfit that matches my Mom's & Kari's. The colors are a little....tropical...for Colorado but that doesn't stop me from wearing it and pretending I am doing laps around the retirement home pond.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Definitely mail...this is one of my favorite traditions and I have gone so far as to handcraft the cards this year. But if I could find room in the budget, I'd order them from

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Classics: Miracle on 34th Street (always watched with my mom) and White Christmas. Current: Elf and Christmas Vacation

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I need to get going on that right this minute.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
I really don't think so, but I am not opposed to re-gifting in any way.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Well frankly, that is really a whole blog unto itself. But I would say Christmas cookies, chocolate pie, steak, sausage balls, breakfast burritos, rum cake, shrimp, and melted cheese...

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Clear, for now.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Please do not laugh when I say "Silver Bells" by The Judds.

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?
The only Christmas I was "home" was when I was in the hospital with Lilly.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Actually, we have a snowman and the children are not happy about it.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Morning. And I have VERY strong feelings about this.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Yards "decorated" with inflatable animals and creatures that have nothing to do with Christmas. Ok, fine. ALL INFLATABLES.

23. What I love most about Christmas?
I'm not going to lie: I love to give and receive presents. However...I also love that the kids are able to understand more and more of God's great gift to us each year.

24. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
You know, he is not a real big part of our celebration, but I do like to have fun with it.


Holly Schaefer said...

Nicole - Are you saying our giant blow-up santa and all his reindeer in the front yard is tacky?