Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Q&A.

I am seriously lacking good blog post ideas. So today, I'm jumping on the Christmas survey bandwagon. :)

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both. I love to wrap presents and make them pretty. But some stuff just goes better in a bag. 

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real-- definitely. I don't have a real tree in my house this year, but it's absolutely my preference. My mom's is gorgeous as always.

3. When do you put up the tree? Ideally, the weekend after Thanksgiving. Or earlier if it's a late Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime around New Years (or you know, whenever I get around to it...)

5. Do you like eggnog? I don't think I've ever had it, but I don't feel the need to try it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?  Oh wow... I got some cool stuff when I was a kid, so it's hard to pick my favorite.  But I vividly remember coming downstairs to find all five of these beauties under the tree for me.

Yes, my parents got me the NKOTB dolls, and I was beyond excited about them!

7. Do you have a nativity scene? I have a little one that my mom bought me this year. It's super cute and not a huge multi-piece one that would take up way more space than I have.

8. Hardest person to buy for? It's a toss up between my brother and my dad.

9. Easiest person to buy for? This year it was Donny-- I had a million ideas for him and had to stop myself from buying everything I found. Even after we exchanged gifts last weekend and I was shopping today for my family, I found more stuff for him. Haha

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Neither although I love getting them in the mail. :)

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? One year my aunt and uncle gave me a "scarf," which was literally a piece of felt that my cousins had cut "fringe" on the end. True story.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Charlie Brown Christmas-- I watch it every year and LOVE it!!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It varies. This year, I am super late, but I've been done at this time of year before.

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? I'm sure I have, but I don't remember what it was.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My birthday cake! (Yes, I was born on Christmas Day)

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? White/clear lights-- definitely.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Christmastime is Here

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I always stay home. 90% of my family lives within 20 minutes of each other, so we have never traveled far. It makes things so much easier. 

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Let's see: Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixin, and Rudolph!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A ribbon bow.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning-- we used to go to one of my grandmother's on Christmas Eve, but not anymore. My parents, brother and I do Christmas morning at my parents' house then head to my other grandmother's house for lunch on Christmas Day.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Hands down-- traffic. I live very close to a huge shopping area in my city, and it gets insane this time of year.

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? I've done a blue/silver theme and a red/silver theme. I loved both of those, but I think the red/silver is my favorite.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? If I could have anything, it would be plane tickets. Or an iPad. Or a Nikon D3100. You know, nothing big. :)


  1. I love the Christmas survey posts because you learn so much. For instance, I didn't know you were born on Christmas! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!


  2. those trees are beautiful!
    merry christmas and happy birthday!

  3. I was expecting those New Kid dolls to be Nsync dolls :). I enjoyed your survey answers and a happy birthday to you and Jesus!

  4. Next time NKOTB go on tour you need to go to the concert with us!