Got this from my friend Meg's blog. Since I've been a bit blog-challenged lately I decided that these questions were just the thing I need.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper.
2. Tree - Real or Artificial? Real. We go to a local tree farm and pick the perfect tree.
3. When do you put the Christmas tree up? Sometime between the 20-23.
4. When do you take the tree down? After Epiphany.
5. Like Egg Nog? Love it. Especially spiked and topped with real whipped cream and fresh grated nutmeg.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? A couple of them
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I'm not sure. Probably the baby doll and carriage that I got when I was about four. Or maybe the guitar that I got in seventh grade.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My youngest brother-in-law. He's single and really lacks nothing that he wants.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Bethany. Hands down.
10. Worst Christmas gift? Can't say. :)
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail. Ideally. When I get them done. Which isn't often.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after TG
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? shhhhhh--yep!
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Cookies!
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? probably Hark the Herald Angels Sing
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Stay home as much as possible. For the first fifteen years we were married we lived out of state most of the time, so we had to travel, attend less-than-stellar Christmas services, and cram in tons of stuff into a couple of days. We vastly prefer to be at home, relax and enjoy our church services!
19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer’s? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, Rudolph - but then Meg had them done already.
20. Angel or Star on tree top? Angel, now, but I want a star.
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? All of the debates, blather etc., about the secularization of Christmas. The commercial Christmas season is secular. It's become a part of the American culture. But nothing anyone else does or doesn't do can secularize the season of Advent or the Christ-mass that we celebrate. I enjoy both parts for what they are!
Now the tagging: I'm feeling lazy. I may come back and do real tags later, but for right now, if you read this, consider yourself tagged.