Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Favorites

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. I love wrapping paper and I love wrapping gifts!

2. Real tree or Artificial? I love real trees in theory but since we have limited space in our living room and I'm sort of a perfectionist - we have an artificial tree. The best part about it other than the fact that it fits perfectly in the room? It has lights already on it - and it's 5 years old and they're all going strong!

3. When do you put up the tree? I like to put it up right after Thanksgiving so I can enjoy it for a whole month.

4. When do you take the tree down? I try to take it down sometime during the week after Christmas and before we go back to work. My deadline is my birthday - January 2.

5. Do you like egg nog? Nope. Peppermint hot chocolate is my holiday/winter drink of choice.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My office supply set. It was the greatest. I still remember it vividly and I loved it.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No, but I'd like one. I've been looking since last year.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Parents. Casey's or mine.

9. Easiest person to buy for? Casey

10. Mail or Email Christmas cards? Mail - although this year, I'm not sure I'll be doing either!

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I plead the 5th.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas (closely followed by the Rankin-Bass claymation movies)

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think I have - although I'm not saying I wouldn't! Oh, unless a white elephant gift exchange counts - I've definitely recycled there.

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sausage balls

15. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear - on the tree, but I like colored lights a lot elsewhere.

16. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Depends on what you mean by travel. We don't go further than Waxahachie or Plano but we don't spend that much time in our home at Christmas!

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Of course!

19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

20. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I don't get annoyed easily. Oh, wait. Did I just say that?

21. Favorite ornament theme or color? I'm drawn to red and gold ornaments. My favorite ornament "theme" is the random collection of sentimental ornaments that were collected as my brother and I were growing up.

22. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? I like ham at Christmas but my favorite Christmas eve food is my grandma's curried meat pies. Can't have Christmas eve dinner without them.

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? Fun, relaxing time with family. Time off from work.

1 comment:

Lynn Leaming said...

Thanks Rachel. It was fun reading your preferences and then I used the same thoughts on my own blog.