Rising to the Challenge

It’s not often that I respond to these info things, but since the Schnitzel gave me this one, I couldn’t resist.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I have to say that I go bags on occasion, because I am a horrible wrapper, but I do prefer the paper.
2. Real tree or artificial? Real tree fo sho! My brother & I used to sleep under the tree pretty much all of December! I just love the smell!
3. When do you put up your tree? We gave it a shot this week, but we’re missing the base (I am sad to say it is artificial). In future, I’ll get in early!
4. When do you take the tree down? If it’s real, then make it last. If it is a fakie, then as soon as you can be bothered packing up the decorations.
5. Do you like eggnog? I don’t know how often I have had it, but I’ll give anything a try
6. Favourite gift received as a child? Gosh, I don’t know. The boardgame “Cricket” was pretty fun. I don’t remember too many of my childhood gifts.
7. Do you have a Nativity scene? Nup.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My parents. They seem pretty well set up.
9. Easiest person to buy for? I don’t know. I think everyone is a challenge. But when you see the perfect gift, you see the perfect gift!
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I remember receiving a pen that looked like it might have been given as a cheap promotional freeby to the person who gave it to me.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? I’m about personal contact. Cards are nice, but I never get around to them.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? When Summer came to the North Pole. Really, anything by Rankin & Bass kicks Ass
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?We knocked off most of our shopping in November, but I am still doing little bits & pieces now!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nah. I think I would worry too much about being caught.
15. Favorite things to eat at Christmas? Gosh, everything is good at our house!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Coloured, pulsing..
17. Favorite Christmas song? “O Holy Night”, particularly the Brian Setzer version. Otherwise “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I’ll be heading to my parents place, but I’ll get there on the night of the 23rd.
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? I I could start with Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, vixen, & Rudolph, but I suspect I’d end up naming the dwarves from the Hobbit instead.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Whatever’s there. I got given some lovely ornaments from a family at Church. I can’t remember which they gave me, but I do remember it was cool. I’ll use what they gave me!
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning, for the family, then around lunch for everyone else.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I guess the fact that people like to attach a big myth/lie to the most important of truths. Surely it can only serve to cheapen the meaning of Christmas.
23. What is the “corniest” family tradition you do, or miss doing? For years my Aunt and I would mock-fight over our shared-favourite Chocolate from the box of “Quality Street” chocs that my Grandma would always bring.
24. Ugliest Christmas Decoration ever invented?Snow in a can. I ruined a lovely smelling Christmas tree one year, but essentially spray-painting it.
25. Which looks the best, theme trees or homey trees? What the hecki?
26. What does Christmas mean to you? An all-powerful God humbling himself to save a sinful people.
I don’t suppose Chels, J-Moff, and my big sister Amy want to be “Dobbed in”?

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