Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Getting to Know You.......Christmas Edition

My friend, "the Boss" sent me this questionnaire relating to Christmas. I love these "getting to know you things". I am addicted to learning more about people. Please, leave your answers in the comments or let me know if you post on your blog. I am curious like that!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!......Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags unless it calls for a wrap (and I have some pretty paper and ribbon I am dying to use), which some do.
2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial one but I have candles that make my house smell like the real thing.
3. When do you put up the tree? weekend after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Eve
5. Do you like eggnog? Hate it!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Any Barbie stuff and my Madame Alexander doll, Ashley. Oh, and my bike.
7. Hardest person to buy for? The men in my life. And my MIL
8. Easiest person to buy for? Sister Sledge and my mom.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, a few
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Email, tacky! Unless of course it is some forward interactive card which my kids love. But actual cards I mail. And I love to get them. I save each year's. The cards go on my Christmas tree.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A talking flowerpot that sang the Macarena song. I gave it back the next year! Take that! Ha!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story. OBSESSED (and my family and friends know this). I also am a big fan of the animated cartoon, Nester. I would advise tissues.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Throughout the year. Can begin the day after. I am done well by Thanksgiving. I hate crowds.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes that flower pot....
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the homemade goodies the women in my family make. And what my friends and neighbors send my way.
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, lots!! Who has a dark tree?
17. Favorite Christmas song? I love 40's era tunes, Marshmallow World, Santa Baby, Blue Christmas....those but I also love Faith Hill's one from Grinch and Jimmy Buffet Christmas Island and have mercy- All I want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan for by Kenny Chesney. I get nostalgic listening to Christmas in Dixie.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I'm very thankful that we don't have to travel and get to stay at home.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Only if I sing the beginning of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!!!Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Big bow and a star
21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? That people loose sight of what the holiday really means.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I collect blown glass ornaments. I like the color of them. My fav's are the ones with an island theme. I also have some vintage glass balls that I love.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Peace, really. .......and a cruise to Mexico and the virgin islands. Its not asking a lot. Is it?

10 comments:

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oooh interesting reading, you know what tho number 25 is what I would like...need a lottery win though!

Sarah

Mari said...

That's a fun one! I think my daughter had that same singing flowerpot! I'm planning to do this one - maybe next week.

giants fan said...

I love this! I already have my post up for today, but I will do this tomorrow!

Nicolle said...

I collect blown glass ornaments also. You must post pictures of yours. I will try to do the same when I get them out! :))

Polly & Steve said...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper unless I just have to use a bag.
2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real
3. When do you put up the tree? Day after thanksgiving but this year I am going to start the weekend before...maybe
4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years
5. Do you like eggnog? Yukky!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Swinn Bike in 5th grade
7. Hardest person to buy for? My Son and use to be MIL
8. Easiest person to buy for? My husband- anything Alabama and he is happy.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. I love to receive them.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A Tacky Jacket blue and white and then the next christmas a orange and white one just like the blue one I didn't like!!!!haha
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Wonderful Life. I feel just like he did sometimes.....sob!(smile)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Through the year but I have turned to a online shopper. Hate crowds also.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes. But I'll never tell.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries and Christmas Cookies with a ton of pecans in them.
16. Lights on the tree? Yes,Tons
17. Favorite Christmas song? I like them all but Santa Baby makes me laugh.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We use to go to My Moms and Steve's every year and now that they are gone...I miss going.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yep,,,,,Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and and the most wonderful raindeer of all....Rudolph.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas eve or morning? Christmas eve.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? That Jesus is the reason for the Season.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the ones my son make in school and the ones people have given me over the years, I name who gave me what every year!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Peace, Win the Lottery and go to Hawaii for a month!

I love this
Polly

Bama Belle said...

Love it!!! These are so much fun. I did not put my answers here b/c You read them already! LOL
I cannot wait for Christmas and to see your pics of the Holiday!
xoxoxo
Jess

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't see a #24, so I added my own -- come see mine Kristin's GTKY (Getting To Know You) Christmas version

Thanks Leigh! That was fun reading yours and filling in my own.

Zinnia said...

1. Wrapping presents unless it's an odd shape and I can't figure out how to wrap then I have to get a bag.
2. Real but I'm looking for an artificial one
3. No specific date, whenever I find the perfect one, or as close to perfect.
4. January 7th (the day after the day of the wise men)
5. No
6. a Rainbow Brite doll
7. My hubby
8. mom
9. No
10. Mail and I have to write something on all
11. There's no worst gift but many unusual ones
12. Miracle on 34th St with Maureen O'Hara and White Christmas
13. All year, day after thanksgiving I start shopping for clothes for the kids
14. yes
15. whatever my family makes
16. yes, it's a fire hazard
17. White Christmas with Bing Crosby
18. Stay home
19. No
20. Angel
21. Christmas eve at mom's with family. Christmas morning at home
22. Rude people, but that's a year round annoyance
23. color, ice blue, white, silver and clear ornaments
25. Peace of mind

Anonymous said...

CHISTMAS 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both, (Bags are so much easier for me)

2. Real tree or artificial? artificial....we have two...a small fiber optic and a larger pre-lighted one......

3. When do you put up the tree. When I can get to it after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? When I can get to it.

5. Do you like eggnog? I can take it or leave it! Depends.

6. Favorite gift received? Anything from the heart.(Leigh is so good with this)But, I tell them not to buy for me.....I have all that I need.No need to spend more $$$! They don't listen, though!

7. Hardest person to buy for? my adult children and adult grandchildren.

8. Easiest person to buy for? the youngest grandchildren

9. )Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but not the traditional ones you see in the store......tall figurines I've put together myself with greenery, lights and pinecones.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story (simply love this one....I still laugh every time I see it.....the Dad reminds me of some of mine and J.B's putting up the tree....I've called him a scrouge)!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Again, when I can get to it!!!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? There is just too much I like!!

16. Colored or clear lights on the tree? I love the colors in my fiber optic tree (they change constantly) and we have clear on the larger tree......

17. Favorite Christmas song? "Mary did you know"? By Kenny Rogers. I get chills everytime I hear it...along with tears....very moving.


18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home!!! Everyone comes here on Christmas Day

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I think I can!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I've had both...whatever I can get to stay on top....again A Christmas Story scene!

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morn.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? traffic & crowds:)!!!(I agree with Sandie...hate it...takes all the meaning out it! (S.R.)

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? No theme

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I've tried different things for the great feast....I get tired of turkey, so I'm not sure this year.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Just peace, good health and happiness for all my family and friends...

MOm

Anonymous said...

CHISTMAS 2008


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or artificial? artificial....we have two...a small fiber optic and a larger pre-lighted one......

3. When do you put up the tree? about a week after Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Day!

5. Do you like eggnog? My gosh, YES!! Especially with some NOG!!

6. Favorite gift received? Anything from the heart.

7. Hardest person to buy for? my adult children and adult grandchildren

8. Easiest person to buy for? the youngest grandchildren

9. )Do you have a nativity scene? no, never found one I liked:(

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? this year I'm late due to buying a house

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Hate to admit it, but I'm sure I have at one time or another.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? my homemade almond rocha

16. Colored or clear lights on the tree? I love the colors in my fiber optic tree (they change constantly) and we have clear twinkling on the larger tree......

17. Favorite Christmas song? "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt:)


18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home!!! I hate to travel during the holidays!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? nope

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? changes

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? one on Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning for the kids.......

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? traffic & crowds:)!!!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? No theme; Cheryl has all the ornaments I made a few years ago plus ones she's received as gifts for the boys on the large tree........I have silver and frosted on my fiber optic tree.....

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? prime rib, green beans or broccoli, mashed potatoes, strawberry, banana, nut, sour cream salad,... and cheese cake...served with a good wine and later a good coffee drink made with liquers:)

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Just peace, good health and happiness for all my family and friends...

Sandi F.