Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Perfect Christmas

Questions about My Perfect Christmas, I nicked this from Chickens In My Kitchen , she said that was ok to do, and I liked it so much I did.

1.  Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I use both, I love printed tissue paper and the ease of bags, we use them over and over again.

2.  Real tree or artificial?
We always get a real one.  For years we went to places where you could cut your own but the trees we buy on the lot here actually shed less and smell better.  I love a real tree it always reminds me of being a child waiting for Christmas.

3.  When do you put up the tree?
As near to the first day of December as I can, I can't wait to put it up!

4.  When do you take the tree down?
Use to do that the day after Christmas, now I generally leave it up till New Year's Dayl

5.  Do you like eggnog?

6.  Favorite gift received as a child?
I can't remember getting it, but I've seen pictures of my sister Judy and I playing with it, so I'd say a doll house because I loved doll houses as a child and still love them.

7.  Hardest person to buy for?
My husband, he's not picky and will love whatever I get him, but I try hard to find things to surprise him with.

8.  Easiest person to buy for?
Usually my daughter but this year I've had a hard time.  I find the usual things she wants, check her Amazon wish list, but I always want to find that special something and this year I don't know if I've found it or not.

9.  Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, we've always had one, a couple of years ago I got a Bear Nativity Scene, nothing sacrilegious  intended, just thought it was sweet.

10.  Mail or email Christmas cards?
I always mail them, even to people, my sisters, who no longer send cards.

11.  Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I guess I'm just a Pollyanna, but I've never received a gift I didn't like or appreciate.  My greatest happiness is watching others opening the gifts I've given them.

12.  Favorite Christmas movie?
I'm not very fond of Christmas movies, can't stand It's a Wonderful Life, don't like Miracle on 42nd Street, barely tolerate White Christmas, but I do love The Snowman, like Chickens in the Kitchen it always makes me cry.

13.  When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually in September, but I always have my eyes out for gifts no matter what time of the year it is.

14.  Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15.  Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
The cookies I make, particularly the sugar cookies and chocolate chip ones.

16.  Lights on the tree, colored or clear?
We have colored and I like for some of them to blink which mine do, sporadically.

17.  Favorite Christmas song?
Song: Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Carol: Oh Holy Night
Also like the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas songs

18.  Travel at Christmas or stay at home?
Always stay at home, our daughter comes to us.  One year when my Mother-in-law was quite elderly we went to her, which tells you what a special lady she was because I never want to travel at Christmas.

19.  Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Unfortunately yes, I'd blame it on having been an elementary school teacher, but I knew them before I became a teacher.

20.  Angel, star or ribbon on top of the tree?
We have an Angel on a ribbon on top of the tree.

Chickens in the Kitchen says part two will be coming tomorrow.


  1. Interesting post, I'm with you on It's A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 42nd Street - awful, mawkish films! I love The Snowman too but my real favourite is one you probably won't know The Box of Delights was a BBC television serial many years ago and it was released as a video which I watch every Christmas Eve:) Must see if it's available as a DVD but I supect not so it's as well we have a machine that plays videos as well as DVDs:)

  2. Lovely to read your version. I'm even more curious about eggnog now, I'll have to google it.


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