1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags - I hate wrapping
2. Real or artificial tree? I prefer real, but I use artificial -cheaper and easier
3. When do you put up the tree---Thanksgiving or day after? Usually the day after Thanksgiving but this year I think Dec. 1
4. When do you take the tree down? Soon after New Year’s.
5. Do you like eggnog? love it!
6. Favorite gift you received as a child? hmm... Barbies, my Cabbage Patch doll?
7. Do you have a nativity scene? one for every room, a cloth one for playing with - and a few extras! :^)
8. Hardest person to buy for? my father-in-law and brother-in-law
9. Easiest person to buy for? my mother and kids
10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? can't think of any
11. Christmas Cards...snail mail or e-mail? both. I love real mail, but enjoy e-mail too
12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas and the Nutcracker ballet
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? the after-Christmas sales
14. Have you ever 'recycled' a Christmas present? I'll never tell
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies and my grandma's ham dinner
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? clear usually
17. Favorite Christmas song? Just one? "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella", "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day", the Nutcracker, and The Messiah are big favorites - but I love almost all of it
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? both. I enjoy travelling to spend a week with family somewhere, but don't like Christmas Day travel
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? of course
20. Do you have an angel or a star on top of your tree? that is a loaded question at our house - we have both - right now my tree has an angel, but all the little trees have stars
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? being broke :^)
23. Shopping...mall or online? online and in other stores...I try to stay away from the mall, haven't been there in months
24. Do you decorate outside for Christmas or just inside (or at all)? Both.
25. Favorite Christmas cookie? Ha! Russian teacakes, peppermint puffs, does nutroll count?...I love cookies!
26. Do you own Christmas clothing or jewelry? A few sweaters and a new pair of Christmas earrings each year (usually). This year I got new jingle bell earrings. I also have Christmas pins, and at least one bracelet. Oh, and I have Christmas sneakers too.
27. Do you believe in Santa? If it means that I get presents, I do.