I'm linking up with Michelle over at Fabulous in First for this little Seasonal Survey that she created. It's fun and I thought what a great way to get to know some others this season.
Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?
Hot chocolate most definitely. I'm not a coffee drinker or anything else really. (Not even sure if I've ever even tried eggnog to be honest? Hmm??) but hot chocolate will be just fine.
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree?
Growing up Santa always left them on the couch. I had one side, my sister had the other side. Now Santa still leaves some stuff out and wraps the rest. My mom gets into that.
We don't have any kids yet but when we ever do, Santa will definitely leave them out while they are younger.
Colored lights or white?
Always colored until this past two-three years it's been white lights. I like to change it up.
When do you decorate?
Normally the day after Thanksgiving. This year---um last weekend and it's only the tree. The hubby's back is out of wack so we could only get down the tree from upstairs. So I just put that up and called it a day.
Real or Fake Tree?
We tried a real tree when I was younger but my sis ended up being allergic to it. So from then on we've always had a fake tree, and now the hubs and I have had a fake tree all these years....so fake all the way! :)
What Tops Your Tree?
A bow this year. Again--only putting up the tree, all of my decorations are upstairs except for two boxes of ornaments. The angel that normally tops the tree is still upstairs. So I made a bow.
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
Well my parents divorced when I was 8, so it's always been a sharing time for us. It always worked out and we were able to spend equal time at each house but knowing that Santa visited each house was really neat. Also, just going to my grandma's houses and seeing all of my family.
And now that I've been married almost 9 years---having a third house to visit as far as parents goes has made it even busier-----so it's still up at 5 am to start Christmas morning.
Yes 5 am....and remember we don't have kids yet----and when we do.....everyone is taking a number or picking an hour and coming to our house! LOL
Do you remember your favorite gift as a child?
Not really. I remember lots of gifts but never had a particular favorite gift that I remember. I was so excited just to see everything. I love getting stuff in my stocking! That was/is always fun.
Do prefer giving or receiving?
Giving. I get so excited for people to open the gifts I gave them to see what their reaction is.
This is why I don't buy presents early----I can't wait to give them!
What is your favorite Christmas song?Mary Did You Know? and I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. It's hilariously stupid, but the funniest song to me. I introduced it to the kiddos this week...they kept wanting to hear but my IA was looking at me like I had lost my mind! :)
Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum?
I could really care less. I like peppermints sometimes, but just to eat a candy cane...nah I'll pass.
Favorite Christmas Movie?
Prancer is always good. The Santa Clause. And of course the classics---Rudolph, Frosty, and Christmas Vacation.
Do you shop online or at stores?
At stores. Easier for me personally and I'm a touchy person. I need to pick up stuff and turn it over and everything to check it out! :)
Photo Cards, Letter or Store Bought Card?
Anything. In today's world, getting real mail that is NOT a bill is so exciting! :)