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Holidays: Christmas Fun

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? 
Well, the Colonel usually wraps the gifts and he does such a great job!  
I tend to use gift bags.  
I just don't have the patience. 

2. Real tree or Artificial? 
Artificial again, patience.
I want the tree up the day after Thanksgiving and if we used a real one, 
it would be dead by Christmas.

3. When do you put up the tree? 
Usually the day after Thanksgiving, this year, a few days later.

4. When do you take the tree down? 
Usually New Year's Day.
Ever since I was pregnant with Olivia, I have that tree down 
as soon as I can after Christmas. 
I must have been in that nesting phase that first Christmas when the tree 
was down and a few days later I went into labor with her, 6 weeks early!

5. Do you like eggnog? 
Oh my I love eggnog...YES! 
But I only just discovered it about 6 years ago. 
I grew up with eggnog at Christmas time, served it for my guests but never tried it until 6 years ago.
What I was missing all those years!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? 
This is hard, but I love that designing set my brother gave me when I was in 6th grade. 
I had a dream 0f being a fashion designer. 

7. Hardest person to buy for? 
Well, it use to be my dad...would give anything to buy him a tie this year!

8. Easiest person to buy for? 
Probably my husband...he prints out pictures of what he wants.

9. Do You have a nativity scene? 
Yes and I love it!
Purchased it the year I was pregnant with Olivia and it cost around $50 
and I remember thinking that was so much we didn't have, but I wanted to have one now that we were ready to have children.

10.Mail or email Christmas cards? 
Mail...but not this year, sorry.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 
A basket full of Easter soap at a Ladies Christmas party gift exchange at church. 
Don't even ask.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 
Its A Wonderful Life...watched it for the first time 
last year with Olivia...she loved it!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? 
December 26th, does that surprise ANYONE??

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? 
Well...see #11, just kidding...NOT.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? 
My mother's rouladen...hadn't had it in years.

16. Lights on the tree? 
What a silly question...of course!

17.Travel at Christmas or stay home? 
This year, our house!

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? 
Christmas Eve...we started doing this 2 years ago 
because I hated rushing through opening them 
on Christmas morning, packing up and leaving the house 
to get somewhere or having to hurry up and clean up because company was coming. 

Let me know if you want to post your answers on your blog.
I promise to come for a visit.

I'll probably come for a visit anyway!
I love my blogging friends!



  1. Great answers, I love #8, my son does the same thing!!!!

  2. I posted this! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Lois,
    I just posted my answers! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs

  4. Morning Sunshine,
    Cute list of Christmas questions.
    If I have time I might do it later today or tomorrow. Gotta go make breakfast for now.
    Hope you are all having a great time over there.
    It is rainy and dreary here, good day for cooking and wrapping so guess that will be what I do today.
    Blessings and Merry Christmas dear,

  5. I enjoyed reading your Q&A.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Merry Christmas at your house.

  6. I love this - I think I'll give it a try next week. You have been on my mind lately...hope all is going well. Did the Colonel get off okay? Hope it is a peace-filled holiday for you -

  7. Ok - well...I obviously don't read posts every day and, so, I tend to miss things! I was just reading Nellie's post and learned the Colonel is home for Christmas!! How exciting!! I am happy for all of you - make it a great memory makin day:) still have been on my mind lately:)

  8. Lois, great post! I learned so much about you. The Easter soap is funny! I guess it was the thought that counted! lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Much love, Liesa

  9. just posted my Q&A on my it from Loretta @ Under the Wild Cherry Trees...thanks for letting us play along!

  10. Awesome post..if I have time I'd love to post the Q&A on my blog. Enjoy your weekend with your hubby!!

  11. Oh how I enjoyed this...I have come down with stomach flu and am trying to divert myself. I can semi lay in a chair with my lap top. THIS is my Christmas week-end so I am wondering just what the Lord is going to do with this. Please pray...Thank you.


  12. Too cute ... I just happened to get to your blog from another and love the Q & A ... so I posted on my blog too...Aren't the holidays too fun!! Have a great weekend! Blessing, Lisa

  13. so glad that your colonel gets to be home for christmas...enjoy the day and make it last..:)

  14. This was fun! We do our gifts on Christmas eve too. It's so cozy!

  15. Gosh, I can't believe you didn't like all that chipped and dusty Easter soap you got...reminds me of those wonderful carols, "I Saw Three Eggs Come Sailing In," "Up on the Chicken Coop," and my favorite, "Hopping Around the Easter Tree."

    Honey, just be glad it wasn't Easter CANDY...

    I enjoyed your post!

  16. Snow! WE are just getting the rain and cold yuk here but It's getting better...smiles~

  17. Oh my Lois! Sorry I said that about the Sweet Pea. Bath and Body Works claims it's their most popular scent so it must be me. She'll probably love it. My nieces love it! Hope your not getting too much snow. We're in for 6-10 inches, and possibly more on Christmas day! Merry Christmas!!!

  18. This was cute, loved reading your responses.
    Merry Christmas
    from Thistle Cove Farm.

  19. That was a fun read! I'd like an artificial tree (a white one) but my husband insists on a real one. I too like to take everything down New Years Day. By then I'm just tired of it all!


  20. Good Morning.
    I posted too.
    :o) Trish


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