Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tag--I'm It!

I hated tag as a kid. I could never keep up. Some things never change ...

But this tag is different! Fun-ner! Thanks Rich!

Come along into my secret fantasy life:

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Irish coffee, decaf, with Jamesons, no whipped cream. Got that?

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Of course wrapped! Badly wrapped, I might add.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White lights inside. A house? You have a house?

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Of course. I'll take it however I can get it...

5. When do you put your decorations up? One week before Christmas. If I had my way (which, come to think of it, I generally do), it would be Christmas Eve. The way it's supposed to be.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Sweet potatoes, in any form, whatsoever (yes, even with gross melted marshmallows).

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When the fighting stopped? Then again, that was rare. Don't have one.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Huh? What are you talking about? What truth?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Always. One gift, and it must be p.j.s The way it's supposed to be.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Motley collection of miscellaneous ornaments. Nothing matching--ever! The way it's supposed to be.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it! SNOW DAY! (Ok, it never means this anymore, but it's burned into my brain that snow=staying home. Used to, anyway.)

12. Can you ice skate? Disaster waiting to happen.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Every handmade thing Number One Daughter has ever given me (that's the virtuous answer). Non-virtuous answer: Haven't received it yet. There's still time, people!

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Music, friends, Advent, religion.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Buche de Noel. Tough getting that regularly, though. Especially since I'm not usually cooking ...

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Queuing up at 4 a.m. in the cold outside the Kennedy Center for the free Messiah-sing-along tickets! Then, dragging various people to the Kennedy Center to attend said sing-along. If I do nothing else, this is it. The way it's supposed to be.

17. What tops your tree? An old broken down angel. The way (say it with me now) it's supposed to be.

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? (Hmmm, do I go virtuous, or not? Not!) Getting doesn't feel so bad, I gotta say.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Easy! "See Amid the Winter Snow," from the album, CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM OXFORD: Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford. Followed by "Once in Royal David's City." (I'm such a music snob.)

20. Candy canes? Eh.

21. Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Story, with Major Award!

22. What do you leave for Santa? A great big mess.

Now, I tag:
Black Knight, Thomas NEW! LBTEPA,
Anita, and last but never least, Bold.


nancytoby said...

"Favorite holiday memory as a child? When the fighting stopped? Then again, that was rare. Don't have one."

Omigod. We are indeed kindred spirits!!! That sounds precisely like our holidays!!

Bolder said...

is this guaranteed to put me in the christmas spirit?

capital 'G'?

Anne said...

Wow, some of our responses are quite similar -- pj's on Christmas Eve, tacky (but much loved) tree ornaments,... but I draw the line at mistletoe.

Just12Finish said...

All the right answers. eh? I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

Dori said...

Can you get that buche sans sucre? I hope you get the perfect gift this year. Or a bottle of Jameson. :-)

Black Knight said...

Now I am infected and I have just done it to other 4 bloggers. Happy happy Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the blog, hope you keep updating it - Blogs I visit seem to dissapear often :(

Thomas said...

Jeanne, I tagged you first, remember? You can't just tag me back!

You've got strong feeling on the way it's supposed to be, don't you?

21st Century Mom said...

I think Santa is really going to like that lamp.

I'm also glad I'm not the only one who has no special childhood Christmas memories.

a.maria said...


i've never done misteltoe.

but dang do i want to!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

oops I should have read down the page further and I would have seen you were already Silly me.

IHateToast said...

oh there you are! i need to pay more attention to names, not photos!
i finally introduced my aussie hubby to randy and ralphie.
did you know that house is now purchased by a CS fan and is being done up as a museum to the movie?!?! in cleveland. you must go and see it for me. scope it out!