Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Even though I'd like to write about our fun, snowed-in weekend in Boston a few days ago, there's no way I'm going to have enough time to do that today or in the following days, so this fun little Christmas tag that most of you have probably either seen or done will have to suffice for now! I sincerely wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmases during this special time of year. See you in a few weeks!

1.) Wrapping paper or gift bag? Wrapping paper

2.) Real tree or artificial? Real

3.) When do you put up the tree? The first Saturday in December

4.) When do you take the tree down? By the weekend after New Year's

5.) Do you like eggnog? Mmmmm, yes!

6.) Favorite gift received as a child? This probably wasn't my very favorite, but my most memorable gift was when I got a desk for my room in 5th grade. It was much bigger than any of the other presents that Christmas morning, which made me feel totally triumphant over my siblings. : )

7.) Hardest person to buy for? My parents-in-law

8.) Easiest person to buy for? Peter. All he ever really wants are books and Lindt chocolate truffles.

9.) Do you have a Nativity scene? Yes, four of them

10.) Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Mail

11.) Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A red knit classic "Christmas sweater," complete with a white pom-pom tail on the back of it.

12.) Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life

13.) When do you start shopping for Christmas? Late October/early November

14.) Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? Possibly, when I was younger and poorer.

15.) Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade cake truffles from Kate's Cakes in Granby, CT

16.) White Lights or Colored Lights on the tree? White

17.) Favorite Christmas song? I like most of the Christmas songs. One of my favorite religious songs is "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing," and one of my favorite fun songs is "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas."

18.) Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

19.) Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yes, usually, unless I'm having an early-onset senior moment.

20.) Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21.) Open presents Christmas morning? Of course!

22.) Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Consumerism that becomes the focus rather than what should really be the focus.

23.) Favorite ornament, theme or color? I'm a traditionalist, so red, white, green, gold, and everything classic.

24.) Favorite part of Christmas dinner? Our tradition is to have a nice dinner for the two of us on Christmas Eve. Peter makes prime rib and delicious side dishes. It's wonderful!

25.) What do you want this Christmas? To see Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker." I got it!