Singular Stitches: Christmas Cheer

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Cheer

We've been having unseasonably warm weather of late, and most likely won't have a White Christmas, even one that we can claim on the technicality of spying one or two snowflakes floating in the air. So, to get into the holiday spirit, I saw this on Erin's blog:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper - shiny silver paper with wide burgundy ribbon

2. Real tree or artificial? We really haven't put up a tree in the last two years. I'm boycotting until we buy a pre-lit model. Here's our tree this year, which was made for us by DH's Aunt.

3. When do you put up the tree? The day after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Day.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not really, but if I indulge, I choose the spiked version.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Back when I was in high school, one of those 80's vintage tower stereos, with the stacked components, the two glass doors in front and a record player on top.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? DH's Aunt (from question #2) hand-made us a set as a wedding present. We even bought the buffet with our dining room set specifically to put the Nativity set.

8. Hardest person to buy for? DH!

9. Easiest person to buy for? DSis - Victoria's Secret gift certificate and she's done!

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Really, nothing. Growing up, my sister and I would make detailed lists, with catalog page #s, stores listed that had the best price, etc. We would make the list longer than what we knew we'd get so that at least there'd be some surprise as to what we'd get off our lists.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, and typically hand made cards.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation (Where's the Tylenol?), Love Actually, and Miracle on 34th Street

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I try to start my hand-made gifts early, though I don't really start shopping for the 'store-boughts' until after Thanksgiving, which is always done online.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, I really haven't!

15. Favorite thing to eat and drink at Christmas? Traditional turkey dinner, which must be accompanied by Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce. It just isn't the holidays without the can marks on the edges. (I almost was thrown this year, when I went to buy it a couple days ago, I almost missed it because they changed the can labels after all these years! :o)

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear lights ONLY!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Do They Know it's Christmas (Band Aid), Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano), Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (U2), and White Christmas (Bing Crosby). Honorable mention: The Twelve Days of Christmas (The Muppets)

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Just to Mum and Dad's house.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dopey, Sleepy, Doc... Whoops! Better lay off the eggnog! ;o)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither, we put a little nest with a cardinal in it at the top of the tree for good luck.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve, so we can sleep in on Christmas Morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Traffic, traffic and traffic!!

23. Favorite thing about the Christmas Holidays? An over-abundance of merriment, and fun.

24. Most Memorable gift? The kitties!!!

25. What's the one thing you seem to never get done at Christmas time? Keeping the house clean.


Anonymous Jenna said...

Your hubbie's aunt is VERY talented! :)

Saturday, December 23, 2006 12:24:00 PM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great questionaire and answers, thanks. Merry Christmas, CJ

Sunday, December 24, 2006 1:26:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Sunday, December 24, 2006 7:16:00 AM  
Blogger Carto said...

Aww what a great post sweetie. Hope you're ok and ready for Christmas. Aww your puddys get cuter every time I see them! Was there something in the bag that rooted them to the spot? Have a great Christmas xxx

Sunday, December 24, 2006 9:20:00 AM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

I think they were just looking at the bottom of the bag.

They're cats...

Sunday, December 24, 2006 10:36:00 PM  

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