Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Survey

So this was a forward quiz sent to me by Taryn, and I decided it would make a better blog, because I hate to send forwards. Enjoy it, and if it sounds like fun, feel free to do this on your blog too! :)

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?  I have to admit that I think gift bags are one of the greatest inventions on earth, and then I have to say that I highly reccomend buying them at your dollar store or 99cents only stores, as you can pick up even large ones for like 59cents to a dollar, which is SUPER. However I have to say that for Christmas presents, nothing is quite like paper, to rip off as fast as you can, and make you feel like a kid again. Just don't tape the paper to the box!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Growing up, we had a fake Christmas tree that was actually older than I was. We had the same tree until I was like 15. It was about 5.5 feet tall, and my mom used to put it on top of her food storage boxes to make it taller, and of course covered the boxes with the tree skirt, so you couldnt tell. Then they got the wonderful 8 foot tree that they have now, which really looks real. But, it was not until I got married that I had my very first REAL Christmas tree. It was so beautiful. I was insistent on getting it all set up Before i had the baby (Scarlett was due date december 10). By christmas the tree was crispy and dead, and probably a total fire hazard, but it smelled WONDERFUL. Every morning I woke up thinking I was in a forest. That strong smell of fresh pine was so great. Of course I was pregnant so my sense of smell was magnified. Last year we got a real tree, too. However, this year I am not sure whether I will break down and buy a fake tree; We will probably get a real one just because we don't have the storage space for it after the holiday. 

3. When do you put up the tree? Any time after Thanksgiving, I feel is fair game, though, if I had an artificial tree, I would be tempted to put it up sooner just because it was already within my reach.


4. When do you take the tree down? HaHa! I am the worst at getting the tree out of my house, because I always need Joe to do it, and he is such a busy guy, so I hate to pester him to help me get it out. But again, ideally, no later than mid-january is acceptable.  


 5. Do you like eggnog? gotta say, no on this one.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?    A karaoke machine

7.  Hardest person to buy for?   I am pretty good at shopping for everyone, but some people I have to just get them gift cards, because doing their own shopping is what they love most.

8.  Easiest person to buy for?    Me, haha.


9.  Do you have a nativity scene?   yes, a few actually.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Post for sure.

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received?   I am easy to shop for, it is almost impossible to buy me something I won't like if you actually know me.


12. Favorite Christmas Movie?   Charlie Brown's Christmas, of course. It is a tradition, that and The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?  whenever I see something I think someone will like. Ive been known to start shopping 6 mos in advance, and then just tuck things in the closet.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Isnt that what the White Elephant is all about?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?   Candy Canes

16. Lights on the tree? Of course! I usually do white lights, because my mom always has lately, and she usually gives me her hand me downs.(yes, even christmas decorations)

17. Favorite Christmas song? I heard the bells on Christmas day.


18.Travel at Christmas or stay home?    This is the first year I have considered not being home for Christmas, because we have been thinking about visiting Joe's parents in Utah. I have never seen a white christmas, and am hoping to do that one of these years.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?  

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?   One gift on christmas eve, the rest on christmas day.

22.  Most annoying thing about this time of the year?   Rude people in stores. Come on people, have you forgotten that this is supposed to be a HAPPY HOLIDAY?!!?

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?   True Red, and lime green, mod style. Check out my christmas decor from last year post.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?   Nachos and mexican food for Christmas eve dinner. 

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? 
 I'm not really sure, besides my new calendar. Joe says he already has all my presents figured out, and I am very curious what they are.


26. Who is most likely to respond to this?   not sure...

27. Who is least likely to respond to this?    
everyone  :) ha, just kidding.


ZippityDoDaw said...

Whoa that is alot of Christmas information. I will have to settle for enjoying your answers! :)

Crandell Fam said...

Fun post to read!