Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Christmas Survey from LaLaLudwig

My friend Lisa sent this to a whole bunch of people via e-mail. I enjoy silly surveys. Feel free to share this...and Merry Christmas!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper with lots of ephemera (bows, bells, etc.)

2. Real tree or artificial? I love a real tree but we have two artificial trees.

3. When do you put up the tree? The weekend after Thanksgiving (this year we were a week late!)

4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Day.

5. Do you like eggnog? I used to but now it makes me gag.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Atari.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes! My mother made it in ceramics class and gave it to my Grandmother. She handed it down to me and I cherish it!

8. Hardest person to buy for? Everybody. I HATE Christmas shopping. I think I buy the stupidest presents!

9. Easiest person to buy for? Me and Jamie. We normally buy things for the house. Kitchen gadgets, etc.

10. Worst Christmas? I don't remember having a bad Christmas.

11. Mail or email Holiday greetings? Mail. I still like that bit of the good ol' days.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? "White Christmas"

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The weekend after I get my Christmas bonus from work. Normally two weeks prior to Christmas.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes.

15. Angel on the tree top or Star? Neither. A silver bow on one tree and a pointy looking ornament on the other.

16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Homemade pierogies (I'm making them this year) and Christmas cookies.

17. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Well, our two trees are themed: one tree is red/green/clear lights & ornamants; the other tree is blue/silver lights & ornaments. I like to say that one is our Christmas Tree and the other is our Hannukah Tree.

18. Favorite Christmas song? "I Want a Hippopotomus for Christmas"

19. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? I go to my Mother's house in the morning for breakfast, her Mother's house for brunch, my Dad's Mother's house for dinner and sometimes my Dad's house the week before/after.

20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen...but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

21. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Stressing out about money.

22. What I love most about Christmas? The cozy feeling I get from the lights, scents, sounds, and being with my family.

23. Best Christmas? I don't know if this is the "best" but it certainly is the most memorable: My sister and I woke up early and opened our stockings in her bedroom (it's a tradition!) We noticed that the stairway leading down to the livingroom was baracaded off with bubble wrap (this really peaked our interest and anticipation of what HAD to be down there!) My Mother and Stepfather told us that it was going to be a "light" Christmas because money was "tight". We understood but couldn't justify the bubble wrap on the stairway. We thought they HAD to be teasing us. Anyway, we woke them up and we were told to wait upstairs until they called us! We did. Finally, after a few minutes, we were allowed to come down but we had to stay solely in the living room. We saw LOTS of presents beneath the tree. (Money was tight...ha!) Well, it turned out that all but THREE presents under the tree were for my Mom and Stepdad. Well, to make a long story even longer: the two presents under the tree were garbage cans for each of our bedrooms and one box of can liners to share!! We were VERY and visually upset...whining like babies! The strangest thing was that the presents we bought for each other weren't even under the tree! Needless to say, we were told to go turn on the Christmas lights to "celebrate the day" and, begrudgingly, we did so. It was to my amazement that my sister started screaming. I ran to her and saw our "Florida Room" FILLED TO THE BRIM with presents for me and Katie. We stopped pouting immediately.

24. Plans this year? Same as past years. Read answer to #19.

25. Yearly Special events or traditions? Read answer to #19

Merry Christmas everyone!!


Anonymous said...

Hey Joe
How about exchanging some of those pierogies for some homemade Christmas cookies? Bitch Bake-off Sat. Dec. 15 at Aunt Hellys' noonish. Be there or be cookieless. love you Chris

Michael said...

Mr. Demerly- It's Donder, not Donner.