Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Meme & Happy Holidays!

Here's wishing all of my readers Season's Greetings and a Happy 2007. I found this Christmas meme on LargeTony and thought I'd give it a whirl.

  1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate? Eggnog with plenty of rum or brandy to ensure a very merry Christmas.
  2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree? He just sets them under the tree, silly.
  3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Both. Depends on my mood. This year we have colored on the house and white on the tree.
  4. Do you hang mistletoe? No. In actuality mistletoe is a very unimpressive saprophytic plant. If I want to plant one on somebody, I just do it.
  1. When do you put your decorations up? Traditionally, the night before Christmas, but this year we needed some cheering up and did it the second week of December.

  1. What is your favorite Christmas dish? Honey glazed ham. Yum.

  1. Favorite Christmas memory as a child? When we were little kids, we snuck downstairs to wait for Santa to bring our presents. We hid under the living room couch and tried to be very quiet. We fell asleep and when we woke up, the gifts were there! What had actually happened is that mom and dad had already put the gifts there before we came down but it was too dark to see them. But, we ended up still believing in Santa.

  1. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don’t specifically remember, but probably some kindly kids at school enlightened me.

  1. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No. In my family we rarely wait even that long. LOL

  1. What kind of cookies does Santa get set out for him? When we were kids we used to leave him Viennese Crescent Cookies with walnuts in the dough.
    1. Snow! Love it or hate it? Love it. It is so pretty and I can ski on it.

    1. Can you ice skate? Absolutely. Skating was a passion for my father and he shared it with my family.

    1. Do you remember your favorite present? A bicycle that I got when I was a kid. It was metal flake green and I named it Dunbar. Don’t ask, I was just a kid. Of course, my brother took it out for a spin and crashed and warped the front wheel on the first day I had it. Eventually I was able to stand on the seat with no hands. I rode that thing all over Long Island with my brother.

    1. What's the most important thing about Christmas to you? Not Christmas itself, but the whole holiday season. I am not religious at all, but all faiths celebrate something this time of year and the primary theme is peace on earth and good will to all men. That is the most important thing of all.

    1. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Viennese Crescent Cookies

    1. Favorite tradition? Trimming the tree with our favorite ornaments.

    1. What tops your tree? A star.

    1. Which do you prefer – giving or receiving? Receiving. Just tell me where and when and I will arrive with my husband’s truck for pick up. Oh, that’s not the right answer? GIVING, nim nuts. In our family Christmas is for the kids and only they receive gifts. There is nothing like a wide eyed child getting a gift at Christmas. Christmas is also a great time for donating to the needy.

    1. What is your favorite Christmas Carol? I just love Christmas carols, even the religious ones. To listen to: Sleigh Ride. To sing: The Christmas Song. When I’m blue: I’ll Be Home for Christmas.

    1. Candy Canes? They look awfully nice on the tree, but my dogs would eat them, so no.


    Shaney said...

    Ahhh Sue you always make everything sound so wonderous...Christmas over there must be so much more than here in Aussieland, what with your winter, the snow capped tree's, everything looking so white & bright...No wonder I bloody hate X-mas here, we get to celebrate in the thick of the summer heat, everything is looking dry & dead (drought doesn't help) & amongst a society that could neither care nor be fussed to make it jolly...I so need to move to the US!!!!.... :)

    Sue said...

    That's an idea! Maybe some year you could come here for Christmas. All of the northeast is transformed into a winter wonderland this time of year. You'd love it! Right now it is way too warm for snow, but there is still time...

    Ryan said...

    i want 2 come 4 christmas hehe!

    Anonymous said...

    i love the little train ornament!

    and the viennese cookies!


    David said...

    I'll shut up and not be a "scrooge." That's my gift to you.

    Sue said...

    Ryan - hahahahahahahaha

    Sis - all of the ornament pics are from:

    David - I will treasure your gift always.

    Doug said...

    How 'bout a liter's worth of those bite size chocolates w/ rum inside. Would you reconsider?

    Sue said...

    Only if they were Belgian chocolates Doug. :)

    a boy said...

    nice post! ;) in response to your comment, i love do love dark chocolate and i just checked and it is dark belgium chocolate. the brand is 'chocolove' delicious!

    Sue said...

    Ah, you have great taste in chocolate too! Welcome A Boy!