Me and Christmas

I saw these great questions about Christmas on my friend, Sheila’s blog. It’s fun to share these things! Would love to hear how you do Christmas!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Maybe egg nog once … I prefer coffee

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
wrap, of course

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White and pre-lit on the beautiful artificial tree; no stress

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no, but I should

5. When do you put your decorations up?
first weekend of December; I like to enjoy Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
turkey & potatoes & gravy, then pumpkin pie

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
at our grandma’s house in northern Idaho … sledding, snow angels, snowflakes on my tongue, family in every square inch of the house

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
never really did believe in Santa

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Growing up we opened all gifs on Christmas Eve; but did it on Christmas morning with our own children. Sometimes when t hey couldn’t stand it, we let them open a gift on Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
this year … burgundy and gold balls, gold garland and always the four original ornaments for our wedding, the two kids and our very first Christmas ornament we received as a gift.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love snow … so peaceful and pure, but but don’t wish to drive in it on long trips

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
clock radio

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
being with family

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
pumpkin pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
a new tradition that has developed since our kids have grown up and started coming “home” to our house for Christmas is everyone putting our Christmas cards to each other on the tree when they arrive. We take the time to read them all before opening gifts.

17. What tops your tree?

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas and Joy to the World

20. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum?

21. Favorite Christmas Show?
White Christmas

Published by Candy Troutman

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3 thoughts on “Me and Christmas

  1. Loved the questions!!! Makes you sit and think about what Christmas means to me.
    1. hot chocolate
    2. started as sit under tree as my folks did then started wrapping
    3. white and prelit on artificial tree – simple and pretty
    4. no
    5. 1st weekend in December
    6. no specific; whatever hubby cooks is good!!
    7. the year we all got skis
    8. brother showed me where my mom hid presents when in 2nd grade
    9. did when kids were still at home
    10. all snowmen decorations
    11. love to watch it snow but as I get older, hate to drive in it much better than cold weather
    12. yes, would ice skate on lake and pond when a child and have fond memories of it
    13. cross w/small diamond from hubby when kids little
    14. being w/family
    15. homemade fudge
    16. spending Christmas Eve or Christmas (whichever day, kids have their kids) together with them
    17. nothing
    18. giving
    19. Silent Night (reminds me of my dad and makes me cry every time; even now as I think about it)
    20. love them or leave them no matter
    21. Miracle on 34th Street


    1. MariBeth ~ how fun to see what your Christmas looks like! I didn’t know you loved snowmen. I have a couple of other friends who also love them. I am glad to hear you’re doing well and continuing to recover. I look forward to seeing you at a crop soon. Merry Christmas, friend.


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