Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas MeMe

My recent swap partner, Valerie, posted this meme on her blog last week and since tomorrow is the big day, I thought it would be nice to post my answers to this one. Enjoy!

1. What is your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Hands down, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. And my hubby can't stand watching it. So, I watch alone and laugh until I cry.

2. What is your Least favorite Christmas Movie?

I know I'm going to catch flack for this one, but, it's A Christmas Story.

3. What is your favorite Christmas song?

I adore Michael W. Smith's version of "Angels We Have Heard On High".

4. What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?

I abhore that Cheech & Chong Santa bit that always seems to haunt my radio stations.

5. What is your favorite Christmas Drink? (ie. egg nog, hot chocolate)

Hot Chocolate!!!

6. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

This year, my girls were going to have their picture taken with Santa and the look of sheer excitement and awe in their eyes almost brought me to tears. They thought he was the real deal and couldn't wait to sit on his lap and have their picture taken.

7. What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

The only gift I remember receiving as a child was the My Little Pony stable when I was about 9 years old. I distinctly remember coming out of my room around midnight and it being under the tree from Santa and my Dad letting me see it for a minute or so before telling me to go back to bed.

8. What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

My (wish I was joking) crazy mother-in-law once gave me a brass urn for a gift one year. Not sure what message she was trying to send with THAT gift.

9. What do you LOVE about the holidays?

Baking and shopping for gifts for loved ones

10. What annoys you about the holidays?

That we get so wrapped up in checking things off a "to do" list and forget to stop and enjoy the magic and joy of the season.

11. Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?

We have a Disney tree every year and rotate between a Mickey Mouse topper or Snow White topper. This year, it's Snow White.

12. What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?

My grandma's Christmas cookies!

13. Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?

A Who!!

14. Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?

Love to drive around and look at them but haven't yet done one in our yard. If we ever have a beautifully landscaped yard, then I'll be more apt to dress it up in lights.

15. Santa's at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?

My experience has been creepy for the most part.

16. Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no?


17. What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?

Seeing the excitement and joy through my kids eyes.

18. What is the worst thing about Christmas?

Some people's attitudes while shopping

19. When do you put the tree up and take it down?

We usually get it up the week after Thanksgiving and taken down the week after New Years.

20. Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your truelove to give to you?

Five Golden Rings of course!

21. Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?

They have a bad habit of leaping in front of cars in this neck of the woods.

22. Who is your favorite reindeer?


23. Do you believe in Santa Claus?


24. What is your favorite smell at Christmas time?

Cinnamon and Nutmeg

25. What would make you happy at Christmas this year?

Taking a carriage ride with my hubby & 2 girls in our downtown area.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


Cousin B said...

That was fun!

Shelley said...

I hope all your wishes come true this year. Merry Christmas.

Melissa said...

I'm am laughing hysterically (not at you, but with you) that your MIL gave you an urn for Christmas! That's original. That sounds like a gift I would get from my hubby grandma (who hates me for some reason....16 years and I still don't get it).

I have that picture as my desktop background at work! Good taste, Angie. Although, I tried to pull off that it was my home decorated for Christmas. I don't think anyone believed me anyway.

I hope your Christmas is very merry!!!! Celebrate Jesus!
Love ya!

Angela said...

Merry Christmas lady!

I love MWS too. I could not find his version of Angels on iTunes - what album is it from?

PS also try his song "Christmastime." I love that one too!

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas, Angie!

This is a fun meme... although I could really go for some hot chocolate right about now. And some Christmas music.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Love this...can we join you on the ride downtown??

Merry Christmas, y'all have fun!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

that was great....loved your list...So glad to be back to reading my favorite blogs....and off a ladder decorating trees...
I am so glad that I joined the blog world....and have made so many sweet friends....Blessings in 2010

CrystalChick said...

I love Christmas Vacation! And don't like Christmas Story so much either.
And we both have MIL's who we just don't get. LOL Atleast you got a gift to open, okay, a brass urn is pretty odd though. LOL I got a box of chocolate this year for Christmas and it was one of those assortment boxes where I had to break open a few pieces and put them back in the box as I can't do caramels, or peanuts, or peanut butter and don't like jellies or butter creams either. I think there was a couple choco covered pretzels in the mix though so I gagged a couple down and was upset with myself for not being more appreciative. LOL

Valerie said...

Ha! Glad you did it!! I always enjoy stuff like this lets us get to know people a little better!!! Hope you had a great Christmas!


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