November 17, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas Meme

I saw this over on Jess's blog and figured I had to do it. I am so in love with Christmas, it isn't even funny. I love everything about it. I know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but I do so I hope you don't mind my sharing!

To accompany my answers I will throw in a few pictures from our Christmas last year.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate. Egg Nog is sick. The only up-side to Egg Nog is if it has rum in it, but I'll just put a little Bailey's in my cocoa.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I'm with Jess, elves wrap the gifts. Santa is obviously really busy.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Both! I love twinkly sparkly lights! I'm not a huge fan of the 70's looking giant bulbs, but whatever floats your boat.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I have before, maybe I will again this year. There can never be too much kissing.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Sometime after Thanksgiving. Last year I majorly slacked, but I think Lily will be in to it this year so that will be more fun.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? This isn't necessarily Christmas related, but my mom makes this amazing crab dip. I could eat the whole plate.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Every Christmas morning my sister and I would run upstairs to my parents' room being careful not to sneak a peek at the living room. Then when my parents said they were ready we would walk into the living room holding hands to see if Santa had come. (Spoiler alert: he always did.)

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? WHAT TRUTH?! Actually, I don't know how old I was, but I was suspicious so I thanked my mom for a doll I got "From Santa" and she said "You're welcome." Crushed.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? One of my grandmas always gives us Christmas pajamas, even now :)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Sometimes just lights (I know, but we had a baby). We are slowly building our ornament collection. My parents have so many they can't fit them all! The colored lights are enough for me honestly. So pretty in the dark. I love laying under the tree and looking up at them. Lily and I will definitely be doing that this year.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I LOVE SNOW! Snow day, hello!

12. Can you ice skate? Um... sort of. I took a couple of lessons and could skate backward at one point. Now I could really use those ones with the double blades...

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? When I was like 2 my parents gave my sister and I a play kitchen. It was awesome. Lily may or may not be experiencing this sometime soon.

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family and friends (who are basically family anyway.)

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Everything.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Driving around to look at lights and saying "ooooh...aaaaaah" with my family.

17. What tops your tree? A sparkly spiral thingy.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Both! :)

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Yum, but sticky.

20. Favorite Christmas show? The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

21. Saddest Christmas Song? Ummm, that one about the Christmas shoes where the mom dies or something.

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night by 'NSYNC. I'm not kidding.

If you join in the Christmas meme, let me know!


  1. totally loving the answer about the desserts.. everything! lol

  2. Shannon (sitting in a tree)November 17, 2011

    laying under the tree and looking up at the lights? that's a must for me every year too!! i'll have to show taylor when she's older!

  3. Cutest list ever! & I'm a huge fan of the Grinch too. Deep down, we're all softies :)

  4. What?! NO eggnog...NO Charlie Brown? No John Lennon! What sort of Christmas is this?! Your saving grace is your cute Christmas baby. I don't have one ;)

  5. I want to do this! I will probably post it next week

  6. Emily JohnsonNovember 17, 2011

    Look how little she was!! I forget because she seemed so big at the time! I remember when I knew for sure about Santa was when I snuck up into the den like a week before Christmas and saw all of our wrapped presents with cards that said "From Santa". Those tricksters!

  7. I thought I had you and Emily fooled the whole time:(

  8. yummmm rummmmm! and i totally get you about the egg nog.


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