1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate with marshmallows and cookies. I was just talking to Jon the other day about how I used to drink hot chocolate by the spoonful as a child. Apparently that is the way to do it as a kid because that is what Jon did too.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? We wrap them. Nothing really fancy, but unwrapping is much more fun.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? This year we have white on our tree and colored on the banister outside.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Where do you even buy mistletoe?
5. When do you put your decorations up? This year we put up our tree the second weekend in December.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Growing up we always seemed to have lasagna I always looked forward to it. This year I made lasagna the week before not thinking it through – then we were lasagnaed out so Jon made spaghetti and meatballs, yum.
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? Where I grew up in Connecticut on Christmas eve the entire downtown street is lined with luminaries. It is/was beautiful and one of my favorite small town holiday memories.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don’t know when I figured it out, but I remember wanting to still believe even though I knew the truth. I guess it was just more fun to be a kid and believe in the magic of it all. I not only left out cookies and milk for Santa, but also carrots and water for each reindeer with their name left for each with post its.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? When I was little we did. It was always new pajamas.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? We have somewhat of a blue theme I am not sure if you could tell though. This year Jon added plastic play dinosaurs from his birthday cake to the tree. Originally he wanted to add string to them and have them hang, but I thought that would look morbid so they are just sitting on the branches. They keep falling though and bringing down other ornaments with them. The other day we had two dinosaurs and two snowmen on the ground, I think they got into a battle. The dinosaurs are bullies.
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Neither, I miss it, only every once in a while. It would be nice at least once a year.
12. Can you ice skate? I haven’t in a long time, but I am sure I still can with no problem.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My parents/Santa got me a drafting/art desk when I was about 10. I still use it to this day making my jewelry. It is in my studio.
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Spending time with my family.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I can’t think of any that pop out to me, however my Mom made an awesome mint pie the other day for our early Christmas celebration (Mom do you want to write a post on how to make that?)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The Carter family has a tradition every Christmas Eve we watch the Walton’s Homecoming. Every year Jon makes a quiz for the next year of questions about the movie. We have a lot of fun taking the quiz and watching the movie together. Have you ever seen The Homecoming?
17. What tops your tree? A baseball that says Merry Christmas.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Both. I love to give to others especially when I know it is a gift they will love. I also like receiving because I very rarely buy things for myself so I really appreciate gifts from others.
19. Candy canes: yuck or yummy? Yummy, but maybe only one a season. I had one last night at Alli and Mark’s and it was starburst flavor and it made my tongue all tingly. That one was good until my mouth went numb.
20. Favorite Christmas show? I love A Christmas Story and Elf.
21. Saddest Christmas song? Merry Little Christmas
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
If you post this Christmas quiz to your own blog (with your own answers, of course), leave a link to it in the comments!
Today I am thankful for: Having time and enough energy to blog today, it has been a busy and exhausting few weeks.