Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Survey?

I totally got super dooper excited when I saw this little survey floating along the blog world... I used to be obsessed with surveys (remember Myspace!? woah.) and I'll admit that I still kinda am. :) 

So here goes! A fun little Christmas one...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I prefer wrapping paper- I just think they are more fun to open and I feel like gift bags are sotra like gift cards... copout ha even though sometimes that is the only thing I can think of to get certain ppl.  Next year, I am requesting LISTS from anyone that wants a present from me! Its so much more fun to shop when you have an idea of what someone likes/wants! :) {consider yourself warned ;)

2. Real tree or Artificial? Reallll all the way! It is a MUST for me and always has been.  There is NOTHING like the smell of a fresh tree- not even a good candle can completely mimic that smell although some come close. 

3. When do you put up the tree? Never before Thanksgiving but it honestly just depends on when I have time to a)buy it and b)put it up. I think 2 years ago we didn't get it up until about a week before Christmas so I left it up until Valentines Day... oh and my mom was coming in town that year and I wanted her to see it too ha! The sooner its up the sooner its down, the later its up, the later it comes down... you get the picture! 

4. When do you take the tree down? see previous question

5. Do you like eggnog? I don't think so but honestly I don't even know what it tastes like and can't remember the last time I had it ha! 

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first bike!! and a little ballerina doll- I think she was called My Ballerina? (she stood on a stand and could point her toes and move like a dancer!)

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes! Its my favorite thing I brought back from Guatemala! 

8. Hardest person to buy for? This year almost everyone who we drew names for... plus I didn't feel like I had a lot of time or energy this year to be creative. :(

9. Easiest person to buy for? RG! I could get her a million and one things if I had all the money in the world! 

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? MAIL!! (although, this year they will be more like New Years Cards...oops!) 

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't consider any gift bad.  I really love watching people open gifts that I have given them more than I like getting things

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Movie... um, probably Lampoons Christmas vacation! I just saw it for the first time this year! Also, Four Christmas's (totally my life) ha!, the Grinch and Love Actually... the oldies are all goldies too in my book- think Home Alone, Miracle... etc... (wow, for a person who doesn't watch movies a lot I sure listed a bunch.)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The most enjoyable time I had shopping for Christmas was when I started after New Years and worked on it a little all year long.  I hate last minute shopping. Its not nearly as enjoyable! (esp with a newborn! sigh)

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh White Elephant parties! :)

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Um... like candy? or food? I love the cranberry jello stuff we have.   and oh! The Little Debbie Cakes that are Christmas trees that I posted about! 

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Well... Growing up we always had colored and a tree full of homemade ornaments and sentimental ones. I loved our tree but always thought the plain white lights and ornaments were so elegant.  When K and I got married we didn't have any ornaments so we used a gift card we got for our wedding and bought things to make an "elegant tree".  We now have received our childhood ornaments from each of our parents and put up a small "Charlie Brown" tree with colored lights and our "sentimentals" :) so...
my answer is BOTH! ha! :-P

17. Favorite Christmas song? Not sure... I heard something today by Toby Mac that I loved but now I forget what it was (it was a classic song he did a cover of)... It used to be Christmas Shoes but HELLO OVERPLAYED--ugh! 

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? I think I could if I sang the song and you told me how many there were total ha!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I think angel. But we don't have one so our's is ...bare. ha!

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Well K's family does Christmas Eve but I have always done Christmas morning with my family.  We (as kids) always tried to talk my parents into letting us open JUST ONE on C.Eve but rarely did that actually happen :) 

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The traffic and crowed malls... oh and the Scrooge's!

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? ornament: my birth ornament-- has birth date, time, weight and length. :) 

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? to be honest... I already have her :) 


ps-- if you want to see something fun go to google and search Let it Snow :) 


  1. Oh fun! I may have to do this later after baking - I'm a huge fan of white lights on a tree, but Rob loves colored lights ... I caved and let him put color lights up outside, but think I'm going to have to take that back in the future - white lights just look like beautiful stars in the night! Merry Christmas :)

  2. Ok seriously I could say "me too" to almost every question up there! HA! :-) I LOVE Lampoon's Christmas...HILARIOUS! And I agree about the two trees :-) this year we just have our "pretty" one up though...that's all the time/energy I had haha And I'm pretty sure we got the BEST Christmas presents ever this year ;-)


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