I saw this survey over at Lindsay's blog, and I thought it would be fun to play along! Only 3 days until Christmas!!! Are you ready? I think I am, just 1 more gift to wrap. Oh, and lots of baking to do tomorrow :)
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?? Definitely hot chocolate. I had egg nog for the first time earlier this month and it wasn't my favorite.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? We rarely did "Santa" gifts growing up, but when we did, they were wrapped.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I love colored lights, that's what we have on our tree. I think it looks so festive. But, I also think white lights on a tree with some fancy decorations is stunning as well!
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, I don't think I ever have!
5. When do you hang your decorations up? We usually put up our decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year, I had everything up then except for my village set (which may or may not get set up tomorrow!)
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? My mom and Grandma's homemade stuffing. Nothing beats that!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Oh my, I don't think I could pick just one. I loved when my parents would send us on a scavenger hunt for our "big" present, hiding clues around the house. I also like getting wooden shoes with goodies in them from my mom on Sinterklaas Dag.
8. What is on your Christmas Wishlist? A lot! Some things I asked for included: a BOSU ball, a foam roller, a heart rate monitor, running socks, a jump rope (notice a trend here?)
9. Do you open a gifts on Christmas Eve? Yes! Growing up, my family always did presents on Christmas Eve, right after the church service. It's perfect because Mike's family always celebrates on Christmas Day, so we can celebrate with both our families.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? This year we have a new tree which has pinecones in it, plus we put some colored lights on it. We have a colored star on top and all kinds of ornaments. We both have ornaments from our childhood as well as the ones we gave eachother last year. I have a few colored balls, but it's mostly special ornaments.
11. Snow? Love it or dread it? I love snow for Christmas and about a week afterward. After that, I'm ready for summer!
12. Real tree or fake tree? We have a fake tree now. Growing up we typically had a real tree, so I miss the evergreen scent!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I have received so many incredible gifts, I can't choose just one!
14. What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? Celebrating the birth of Jesus with family and friends!
15. What is your favorite Holiday dessert? I have to choose just one? I really don't know...I can't think of a dessert that we only get around the holidays!
16. What is your favorite tradition? The candle-light service (now just the last song) at church on Christmas Eve, followed by going to my parents' and preparing a feast of appetizers and dessert-type foods. Then we read the Christmas story and open gifts.
17. What tops your tree? A colorful star...I took it from my parents :)
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving! I love picking out gifts for people and seeing their reactions when they receive them!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? A tie between Christmas Shoes and Breathe of Heaven.
20. Candy canes, yuck or yum? Peppermint--yuck! Fruity--yum!
21. Favorite Christmas Movie? I have so many: Elf, Mary Christmas, Polar Express, The Santa Claus (all of them!), How the Grinch Stole Christmas...
22. What do you leave for Santa? Nothing...lame, I know!
23. Do you have a Christmas morning tradition? Usually cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
24. Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall? Both! They both have advantages, but I did the majority of my shopping online this year!
25. Christmas letter or Christmas card? Card...I should probably get them in the mail...