About the TREE....
1. When do you put up the Christmas tree? First weekend of December
2. Real or Fake?? Real, always! I need the smell...
3. Lights? What color? Plain white.
4. Garland? Yes
5. Theme or no theme? No theme.
6. What kind of topper?? Star made of interweaven straw.
7. What's your favorite ornament? We have a collection of small, mostly broken wooden ones. They're my favourite becuase I have them for so long.
8. What does your tree skirt look like? Red paper.
9. Where do you put your tree? In our living room, by the window.
10. Who decorates the tree? The whole family.
11. What's "under" the tree?? No presents until Xmas morning. The only presents there are the kids presents to the family.
12. Do you put candy canes on your tree? No.
About the FOODS....
1. What's your favorite Christmas cookie? My grandmothers. lol
2. Do you bake cookies and give them away? Nope, can't cook at all!
3. Any "special" foods or candy that you only have at Christmas time? My Grandmothers cookies, that fizzy grape juice, and Celebrations.
4. What do you eat Christmas EVE?? Take-away Chinese! It's tradition!
5. What do you eat on Christmas day?? The usual turkey, sprouts etc.
6. Do you like Eggnog?? Yeah
7. Do you like candy canes? We don't have much in Ireland!
1. Where do you hang your stockings? By the fireplace.
2. Do you put lights on your house? Yep. In my room, and the front room's windows.
3. Got any outside lawn decorations? No.
4. Do you put up a nativity (crèche)? Yes
5. Do you hang mistletoe over the door? Not after the "Great Aunt" incident of 98.
6. Got a wreath on your front door? Yes, made by my mother.
7. How long does it take you to decorate? We do it in sections. Early on in December we decorate the bedrooms. Later we do the rest of the house and finally we do the tree.
About the movies/shows? .....
1. Favorite Children's Xmas TV show/cartoon? Arthurs Perfect Christmas/The Snowman
2. Wonderful Life / Miracle on 34th Street / A Christmas Carol (scrooge)…which
is the best? It's A Wonderful Life.
3. Favorite Christmas movie?? The Santa Clause, Wonderful Life, The Snowman.
4. Have you ever seen the Nutcracker Suite Ballet live? No
5. Ever been to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show?? No
6. Ever gone to the movies on Xmas Day? No
Other Christmas things....
1. Favorite Christmas book or story? Pingus Christmas (lol), and a wonderfuly picture book called "a xxxxxx xxxxx(cant remember name!) Christmas!"
2. Do you stuff your stockings with any types of food? Oranges and nuts.
3. Do you go to church on Christmas Eve? No
4. Have you ever gone Caroling? Nope.
5. Favorite Christmas Carol? The Holly and the Ivy. (It's the first on the CD, so it reminds me of tree decorating, which we always do with that CD).
6. Do you believe in Santa? You have to.
7. Do you leave Santa cookies? Yep, and a carrot for Rudholf!
8. What about Rudolph...leave him anything? See above, lol.
9. What was your best Christmas gift? A ticket across the water to see my football (soccer for you) team play. It sounds stupid, but it meant a lot.
10. What was the worst/most odd gift? My Grandmother has a skill for picking these out. Maybe the book about saints?!
11. Do you go to a "work" Christmas party? Nope.
12. Do you hate going? n/t
13. Do you send Christmas cards? Yes
14. Do you make a "list"? Yeah!
15. Do you check it twice? Sometimes more.
16. Have you been "naughty" or "nice"? Bit of both
17. Who's on your list this year? Ah, the people....
18. When do you start shopping? December.
19. Do you shop on Black Friday? I don't know. It doesn't change our minds if we're going to...
20. ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? Oh so very!
Well that was a lot of fun, thanks!