And I have nothing creative to write since I am busy prepping for four Christmas get togethers in a 24 hour period, three of which are at my house.
Sooooo. I'm stealing this from Swistle and others.
Eggnog or hot chocolate? Eggnog makes me want to never drink anything ever again. I enjoy a small cup of hot chocolate but usually end up with a stomach ache.
Does Santa wrap the presents or leave them open under the tree? Wrapped. Always wrapped. Unless they are oddly shaped or just too big.
Colored lights on a tree or white? All white lights. I'm not a fan of colored lights. And I really don't like them mixed. The husband bought blue lights for our red house and I promptly took them back to the store this year. I'm anal.
Do you hang mistletoe? No.
When do you put your decorations up? The weekend after Thanksgiving. Our anniversary is around that time so we celebrate by picking out the tree. It always sounds romantic until we start bickering about finding the decorations and how to decorate the tree, both of which I tend to take over.
What is your favorite holiday dish? Does dessert count? My mother makes these bon-bons that are delicious. I once entered them in a cookie contest at work and won. There was a huge controversy because some people didn't think they were actually cookies. It was ugly. I still won.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? When we were little, we opened a present from my parents and it was always our Christmas pajamas. (I'm 29 years old and I still get Christmas pajamas from my parents.) My sister and I also exchanged presents. Now, the husband and I are lucky if we even make it to Christmas Eve before we give each other presents. He already has one (a new cellphone) of his and I have one (a heated mattress pad) of mine. Don't think I haven't pointed out the inequity.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? I am Christmas tree snob and must have a theme. We go with white lights, different colored balls, ribbon and twirly things. The husband asks what I will do when Peanut wants to make ornaments and put them on the tree. My response? She can have her own special tree.
Snow: love it or hate it? It's fabulous and whimsical and romantic if I'm sipping coffee looking out our front window. It's a pain in the butt when I'm trying to get to work or fly to Florida to meet The Boy for the first time (I'm looking at you blizzard of March '08. Don't think I haven't forgotten.)
Can you ice skate? No. Nor should I ever try. I once worked at an ice skating rink for a winter break in college. I told them I would only take money and pass out skates. They got desperate one night and begged me to referee the rink for awhile. After watching one trip around, my bosses pulled me off the ice snickering the entire time.
What is your favorite holiday dessert? See above.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Does shopping count? I love buying gifts. I love trying to find great deals and still get really cool presents for people. I also love wrapping the presents. Ooh, and Christmas music. And decorating. And Christmas baking. And seeing family.
Candy canes: Yum or yuck? Not bad. Not great. I actually haven't had any yet this year.
Favorite Christmas show? Love Actually. It was one of the first movies the husband I saw together. I cry every time when the kid runs through the airport. I thought for sure he was going to run for the hills when he saw me cry. (He really likes the movie too).