Friday, December 19, 2008

I double dog tag you!!!

Since it's been slow at home, I decided to follow through with Beth Ann's tag. =) I love my family!

Wrapping paper or gift bags?
both. It really depends on the gift, and who it's going to... but after watching Jody wrap presents the other night, my efforts are so amateur, I may stick with bags from now on. I can't compete!

Real tree or Artificial?
Artificial.... and we actually have a tree this year! We never really had a "spot" to put a tree in, so it's been years since we've had one. Jody and I decided to put one up.. It's pretty. =)

When do you put up the tree?
Well, we put it up about a week before hand this year.. who knows what our next years will say?

Do you like eggnog?
Oh boy, do I ever! It can be "virgin" or not, doesn't matter. I keep looking at it longingly in the cooler every time I go to the store... maybe I'll pick some up tonight.

Easiest person to buy for?
It's supposed to be easy? When the kids were small, it was so easy, now that they have their own opinions and are pretty much grown up, not so easy. *sigh*

Hardest person to buy for?
I'm going with Jody... In fact we had the convo last night about what each of us would like, and we can't decide... so we're putting it off for us, and focusing on the kids.

Do you have a nativity scene?

Mail or email Christmas cards?
ummm, neither? I think I need to at least do an email, shouldn't I? My life is just pretty boring, no news to report, so why bother? I don't know. *sigh*

Worst Christmas gift you every received?
I don't think I've received a bad one.. I did get a Michael Jackson doll the year I was into Boy George... BUT, It's the gift I most remember in my life, and it was from my AMAZING younger brother, and I toted that thing around for years, even though it was missing legs and arms.. and probably clothing. It's one I cherish.

Favorite Christmas movie?
"A Christmas Story" isn't that everyone's?

When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually the first week of December.. sad to say this year, I haven't even started yet. AKKK!

Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Errrr, ummmmm, no. What a novel idea. =)

Favorite thing to eat a Christmas?
Spiral ham.... deep fried turkey... pumpkin pie. Pretty much the same as Thanksgiving. *we are having a club dinner tomorrow night, and Jody is making the Sweet Potato casserole. I thing this is my NEW favorite.*

Favorite Christmas song?
"Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer" if I could only find my cd!

Travel at Christmas or stay home?
I've pretty much stayed home at this time of year.... however, I'll be in Virginia Beach for the weekend after. I'm so excited!

Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Yup. and it only takes one try ;)

Angel on the tree top or a star?
Snowflake/star type thing... something that a family member made for Jody years ago.

Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Morning... we used to do pj's for the kids on Christmas Eve, but they out grew that tradition. AND we used to open presents for Yule on the Solstice, but since the family has split up, that tradition is kinda gone too. *sigh*

Most annoying thing about this time of year?
".... There are alot of ism's in this world, and the worst of them is commercialism"

Favorite time for Christmas dinner?
I prefer around 2pm. Dunno why.. I guess so we can nosh the rest of the day away.

What do you want for Christmas this year?
Haven't given that much thought. Ask me on the 26th. =)

Ok, so now the rest of the family has been double dog dared to do this tag!


Beth said...

Marie, I'm so glad you did the tag. It was kind of fun, huh. Well, at least it gave me something to blog about. Love ya, older sis.

Kate said...

i PROMISE i didn't do it on purpose, but i forgot to get your christmas card in the mail. chances are, i would leave at least one person out, right? anyway, the rate that it takes me to get things in the mail, you will be better off getting it when you come to visit! :) so, you will have to wait just a few more days. sorry, sis! i do love you! :)