Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Questions

Actually, I was supposed to put something about myself on the Dragon Bloggin' this week as this week is my turn to be front and center in the Motiv8 review. But I couldn't think of anything to post. This morning I got the Christmas Version of Know Your Friends. So I'm using that. I like the idea of looking forward to Christmas. I'm still full of Thanksgiving turkey, but not too full to contemplate the coming season. Christmas means a lot to me. I love the idea of giving. But as I have grown older, older, older, I have come to appreciate God's Gift above all others.
Still there is nothing wrong with the "fun" of Christmas. So, hear are the questions and answers.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial upstairs. It is 12 feet tall and is really my daughter’s family tree. Real downstairs in my Hobbit Hole. It is a Norfolk Pine.
3. When do you put up the tree? Day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? New Year’s Day
5. Do you like eggnog? Love it! (without any liquor added to it.)
6. Favorite gift received as a child? A tiny grandfather clock.
7. Hardest person to buy for? My son-in-law
8. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Several. One is carved in olive wood. My mother picked it up in the Holyland. It is out all year round. When I was a teen, I cleaned and painted a large nativity set. In college, I took woodworking and made the crèche.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Not much of either.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Box of diet candy
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Scrooge (musical with Albert Finney)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I begin with the after-Christmas sales
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, but I’m not saying what or who gave it to me.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? turkey
16. Lights on the tree? White upstairs, colored downstairs
17. Favorite Christmas song? “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”
18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Most often stay at home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, Blitzen, Donder, Cupid, and the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.
20. Angel on the treetop or a star? angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One Christmas Eve, the rest in the morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Christmas music that is in poor taste. 1.) the lyrics degrade the meaning of Christmas 2.) the quality or style of the performance is grating on the nerves
23. What theme or color are you using? Snowmen
24. Stockings or no! Stockings
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A relaxing CD of instrumental music.


the lion hearted said...

That's so awesome about your Nativity Sets! Great job on the reindeer naming. (All I know is...uh...Bullwinkle?) It was good getting to know you a little better, Mrs. Paul. Merry Christmas!

DragonRider said...

Angel on the treetop or a star?
teddy bear puppet

Pais Charos said...

I posted this on my blog, too, with my own answers! Check it out if you want:

~ Connie (Iluvhorses)