Hummm…. what to wish for this week. I already covered my holiday wish list and I am thankfully not fighting any IT Band or other running injury related issues this week and since Christmas is only four wake ups away, I think I will wish for a …brown Christmas. Haha – I know, scrooge of me, but I am just NOT ready to start shoveling and driving in the snow… I know I am probably in the minority here but buying a house a few years back has given me a totally new un-appreciation for that white stuff… time to figure out that move to Hawaii I think!
Present transport is much easier without snow, FYI
But to continue with the Christmas theme, I have seen this Christmas survey around the blog world lately and thought it would be fun to add in my two cents…
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa always wrapped/wraps presents. Santa was also always smart enough to buy fresh wrapping paper that only Santa used because a certain someone (aka ME) would have figured it out otherwise. Santa also had different hand writing for a similar reason… #toosmartformyowngood
Colored lights on tree/house or white? White. White. White.
Do you hang mistletoe? Um, no.
What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? What do you eat on holidays that is not dessert? Kidding! I always really like the snack fest we have every Christmas eve. Taco Dip and Shrimp cocktail are two of my favorites!
Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I actually have a lot of Christmas memories from when I was a kid but my favorite is probably always going to my Grandma Weaver’s house on Christmas day and having the BEST sugar cutouts ever. No one can make them quite like she used to… I also remember the first year we lived in our new house in Appleton, we got a tree that was probably 15′ tall! I still remember feeling SO short next to that huge behemoth! This was also the Christmas I got my first American Girl doll, which at the time was pretty much the highlight of my life!
Snow? Love it or dread it? Used to love it. Currently DREAD it!
Real tree or fake tree? Um, real. Sorry, its not a “tree” if it is plastic. Sorry to offend
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? Jesus’ Birthday! And being with family.
What is your favorite Holiday dessert? Cookies. Duh!
What is your favorite tradition? Even though Christmas day was when we got the majority of our presents when I was younger, Christmas Eve was and is my favorite night of the whole entire year. The anticipation in palpable, snacks abound, Christmas Eve church is magical and driving around looking at neighbors Christmas lights is just plain entertaining! We have been pretty consistent about this routine ever since I can remember and hope we keep it up for many more
What tops your tree? Currently a red star. But that changes based on the “theme” of my tree at the time!
What is your favorite Christmas Song? Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Folgelberg. It’s actually kind of a depressing song but for some reason, I like the originality of it compared to other holiday songs or something!
What do you leave for Santa? Cookies and milk, of course! And don’t even think about putting the cookies back in the box… I check.
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition? Normally opening presents and having cookies for breakfast But also driving to Minnesota to visit the extended family.
Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall? From here on out, online and online only! I no longer have the patience to brave the shopping crowds at this time of year (or really any time of year…) #oldlady
Like this survey? Keep it going and answer for yourself on your blog! I’d love to hear your responses