I might as well jump on the Holiday survey bandwagon, shouldn’t I?
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
I never knew Santa didn’t wrap presents! Presents from Santa have always been wrapped in my house. In fact, my mom never kept any presents in the house before Christmas. She always brought them over to my aunt’s house because we could not be trusted. We were snoopers for sure and could be found scavenging through our parents’ closet, through the crawl space, in my mom’s trunk. You name it, we looked for it.
Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights all the way! I think white lights are so classy and elegant. The Husband wanted to get blue LED lights for the outside of our house, but I vetoed that incredibly quickly last year. Instead, we have white LED instead. Stayin’ classy folks.
Do you hang mistletoe?
What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My favorite holiday dish — oh gosh, that’s just too hard. My family always eats the same meal on Thanksgiving and on Christmas, so I have to say stuffing with gravy. I could eat stuffing every day. So delicious.
Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
When we were little, my brother sister and I would wake incredibly early in the morning. Okay, scratch that — my brother and I would wake up early and go wake up my sister. My parents had a “no presents before 6:30 AM rule”, so we would all jump into my sister’s bed and watch A Christmas Story until my parents would wake up and let us open presents in the morning.
Snow? Love it or dread it?
Love love LOVE it! While I hate driving in it, I think snow is so pretty. It also helps that I enjoy snow days as well. I think I was the only person in Chicago who, last week, was upset that our 2 inches of rain wasn’t the equivalent 20 inches of snow.
Real tree or fake tree?
Fake. Real trees make me sneeze. Plus, there are no pine needles to clean up. Win, win.
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Celebrating the birth of Jesus.
What is your favorite Holiday dessert?
Fudge! Or last year, my aunt made me a flourless chocolate cake. That was to die for.
What is your favorite tradition?
Everything about the holidays is a tradition for me. The Husband just doesn’t understand my need for traditions with everything. My family started a new tradition in the past few years of actually getting together on Christmas Eve instead of just on Christmas with our extended family. I think now since we’re all moved out and have our own families, it just makes sense for us to all go over to my mom’s, load up on Italian food, and open the presents we used to open as a family on Christmas morning.
What tops your tree?
A silver star. It’s simple and I think we got it from Target, but it’s pretty!
What is your favorite Christmas Song?
I seriously cannot choose. I love the classics like I’ll be Home for Christmas, but I also love the Christian Christmas songs that are on the radio as well.
What do you leave for Santa?
Nothing. I’m sure that will change when we have kids though. We used to leave cookies on a plate that was specifically for Santa. We would write a note too!
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?
I would rather shop at the mall the day after Thanksgiving and then do online shopping for the rest of the season. I don’t know what I was thinking, but yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to head out to a major shopping center. Yeah, crazy.
Question: Take your favorite question and answer it about the holidays!