Once again I have nothing better to do than steal posts from CB.....
Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider?
Apple Cider, definitely. Though for me, it's more of a fall thing in general, not just Christmas.
Turkey or Ham?
Definitely neither. Not a meat eater.
Do you get a Fake or Real you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
I have one of those cute little fake trees that have the lights already in it. You just unfold and decorate! Insta-tree!
Decorations on the outside of your house?
Snowball fights or sledding?
Snowball fights! Remember the kick-ass one we had with the boys in Apt 8 that year CB??
Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
I do enjoy shopping during the holidays...the crowds, the songs...its all part of the holiday experience I think. Lately because of shipping issues, I've gone most of mine online and I've actually started to miss the insanity.
Favorite Christmas song?
Anything on the Ella Fitzgerald Christmas Album.....she's amazing.
How do you feel about Christmas movies?
Every year my mom and I watch "A Christmas Story" just for the laughs, but I don't really care about any of the others at all.
When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
The day after Thanksgiving is the first day it's ok.
Stockings before or after presents?
Presents on the 24th, Stockings on the 25th.
Carolers, do you or do you not watch and listen to them?
Go to someone else's house or they come to you?
Christmas Eve we stay home, Christmas Day we go to the family.
Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
Yes, Chrismtas Eve night.
What do you do after presents and dinner?
On Christmas Eve we do earlyish dinner, then church, then home and do presents into the night, then Christmas Day we get up and do Stockings and then drive to Chicago to see the family.
What is your favorite holiday smell?
Cookies baking in the oven
Ice skating or walking around the mall?
Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
My parents also follow the German tradition of Christmas Eve for presents with stockings on Christmas morning.
Favorite Christmas memory?
The blackout where we had to open our presents by firelight.
Favorite Part about winter?
Kissing during a snowfall...and snowball fights!
Ever been kissed under mistletoe?
No. Any volunteers?