I saw these wonderful Christmas questions over at Sara's blog Simple Thoughts from a Simple Girl and I am totaling stealing them and filling them out! I just finished my one and only final exam so now I am truly free from class until 2011! After my exam I went to the mall to wander around and Christmas shop. I got two of my sisters presents and I had to convince myself not to buy anything for me quite a few times! I hope everyone else is having a good Thursday, make sure you check out Sara's blog and feel free to steal these questions again! (PS- Sara, can you make cupcakes like that?)
1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?
I love love love hot chocolate. With extra marshmallows on top!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or set them under the tree?
At my mom's house, Santa wraps all the presents. At my dad's house, Santa sets them in our "specific" seat, which is the same each year
3. Colored lights or white lights on the tree/house?
I love white lights. They look so clean and simple and pretty
4. Do you have mistletoe?
I do not have mistletoe, I should invest in some though!
5. When do you start putting your decorations up?
We always pull out our decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. It definitely sets the mood for Christmas
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? (excluding dessert)
We usually cook the same Christmas dinner as Thanksgiving, which I don't complain about because I only eat those dishes twice a year. My favorites would be green bean casserole & sweet potato soufle
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Growing up my dad was a police officer and always had to work Christmas day so when I was little we would always wake up at like 3 am to open presents before my dad had to go to work. Even though he had a demanding job, he never missed a Christmas.
8. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
I spend Christmas Eve with my mom and her family and my cousins and I exchange gifts that night. But those are the only presents we get to open Christmas Eve
9. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
In sixth grade, I woke up super early and was so excited about Christmas I started to run to my parent's room to wake them up. Well, my dad and I collided in the hallway as he was carrying in presents that had to be wrapped, from Santa! But these days, I have to pretend to still believe because my youngest sister is 8
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Our tree is decorated with red and gold ornaments and my mom made red and gold bows to also put on the tree
11. Snow! Love it or hate it?
I love snow! It hardly snows in the South so every time is does, I do my best to take advantage of it!
12. Can you ice skate?
Actually, I am proud to say that I can ice skate!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My favorite gift was probably my car. I was not expecting to get a car at all and my parent's completely surprised me! Dad wrapped my keys up in his Rolex watch box so I actually thought I was getting a Rolex, and I was kinda disappointed there was no Rolex with the keys inside haha
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
The most important thing about the holidays for me is spending time with those I love. Having divorced parents can get stressful this time of year because I truly want to be with everyone all of the time.
15. What tops your tree?
Our tree is topped with a big gold star and some gold sparkly things haha
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Favorite holiday tradition is going over to my dad's house early Christmas morning and waking up my sisters. I get them a new pair of Christmas pajamas every year and they always wear those and we blindfold them and bring them all downstairs to open presents
17. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
I love giving presents, especially when I know it is a surprise and something that is really wanted! Receiving presents is always nice, but I love watching other people open their presents
18. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Favorite holiday dessert would be Chocolate Chess pie, puppy chow and these amazing Paula Dean cookies I make every year. (I'll do a post of recipes soon!)
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I don't think I have one favorite song, but there are albums I listen to every year. Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey & N'SYNC all have amazing Christmas CD's that I play every year
20. Candy canes! Yuck or yum?
Candy canes are delicious! I love the peppermint Hershey kisses!
21. What is your favorite Christmas movie/special?
I have more than one favorite Christmas movie! How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Four Christmases, The Holiday, Charlie Brown's Christmas & all the old claymation movies that come on ABC every year