I usually try and igonre memes unless I’ve been tagged by someone I know can take me out. But since Anne is my running soulmate, I had to do this one. Play along if you like.
Egg nog or hot chocolate?
Coffee and Irish Crème
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
If it’s shaped funny, it’s from Santa.
Colored lights on tree/house or white?
This year colored, and the more the merrier.
Do you hang mistletoe?
Of Course. Over the kitchen table like everyone else.
When do you put your decorations up?
Usually the week after Turkey Day, but I take them down Dec. 26th.
What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Does an entire meal count?
Favorite holiday memory as a child?
One year we were waiting for my Dad to get home on Christmas Eve, we were really young still, five and four I think, and when Daddy came through the door and we noticed a lump under his jacket. He told us this wonderful story of Santa coming out of the sky, parking his sleigh next to the car and asking if he knew of any good kids who would like the best gift he had to offer that year. When Daddy unzipped his jacket a puppy popped his head out. We named him Chipper.
Oh, and the year we put my sister in the clothes dryer . . . and turned it on. That was fun, even if it wasn’t on Christmas.
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
3rd grade, older kids walking down the hall at school being mean.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
I don’t, but my Kenza opens a gift and every year exclaims “I hope it’s not pajamas this year!”
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
A hodgepodge of old and new.
Snow! Love it or dread it?
Love it on Christmas day only.
Can you ice skate?
Do you remember your favorite gift?
Michael is the most thoughtful gift giver in the entire world. I don’t know how he does it but every gift he gives is always perfect.
What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Friendship, family, love, kindness, and the hope that someday we will all coexist in peace.
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
All of them.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Opening gifts. I’m shallow, I know it.
What tops your tree?
A paper star-like looking thing. I’m not sure what it is.
Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
Is this a trick question?
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Anything my Kenza sings.
No, not really.
Favorite Christmas movie?
“A Christmas Story.”
What do you leave for Santa?
Cheese and Wine. Very, very good wine in very large quantities.