22 December 2007
Well, it's seasonal, anyway
As requested by Bareheaded in Biloxi:
- Wrapping or gift bags?
No preference, really, although I have noticed that the people who do wrap for me do a bang-up job of it, preserving this presumably-lost art.
- Real or artificial tree?
My current tree is a genuine fake, but it looks vaguely real if you don't look too closely.
- When do you put up the tree?
First weekend in December.
- When do you take the tree down?
26th of December at 12:01 am.
- Do you like eggnog?
- Favorite gift received as a child?
Hard to say. There weren't that many, but pretty much everything I got, even a pair of socks, was appreciated because there were times when we were lucky to get that.
- Do you have a nativity scene?
No. I think I was ruined on these by the parental units scolding me for not closing the door properly: "Jesus! Were you born in a barn or something?"
- Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Not applicable. See #6.
- Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
No preference: it's the thought that counts, not whether you spent 41 cents on postage. (Although I did appreciate the photo of Jay and Deb's brood.)
- Favorite Christmas movie?
Miracle on 34th Street.
- When do you start shopping for Christmas?
About three minutes after the tree goes up (see #3).
- Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
I'm okay with just about anything, actually. Regular reader and old friend wamprat sends over the World's Finest Fruitcake this time of year: that's not a slogan, that's an assessment of quality.
- Clear lights or colored on the tree?
This year it's clear; last year it was colored. Next year, who knows?
- Favorite Christmas song?
I'm going with "Silent Night," simply because I like the idea of peacefulness, especially given the nasty, frenetic winters we've had here. (It's snowing as I type.)
- Travel at Christmas or stay home?
I'm at an age now where I'd just as soon stay home, and should anyone come to visit, well, that's just dandy.
- Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Including Bruce and Marvin, too.
- Angel on the tree top or a star?
Having once precipitated a crisis with an angel and a mischievous elf on a corporate tree, I stick to stars.
- Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
I wait until the morning.
- Most annoying thing about this time of year?
"This time of year" now begins around the 26th of October.
- Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color?
No specific theme; it's whatever I can find from last year plus any new stuff.
- What do you leave for Santa?
Coca-Cola and polar-bear repellent.
- Least favorite holiday song?
José Feliciano's "Felix Navidad," not because of any intrinsic faults but because it's so horribly overplayed.
- Favorite ornament?
The one I get next year.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have to go hang up a pair of these and see if Santa will fill them up with something suitable.
Posted at 2:00 PM to Screaming Memes
» My Christmas from Lynne ydw i
Taken from Dustbury since I had nothing else to post, and it was enjoyable :)
Oh good grief, I was tagged by Lissa days ago to do this thing, and I never noticed. Sorry hun, I blame the sciatica :wave: ...[read more]
» Christmas questionnaire from Anywhere But Here
Courtesy of CGHill over at Dustbury. 1. Wrapping or gift bags? I prefer to wrap....[read more]
"Bareheaded in Biloxi" is priceless, Charles!
He tagged me too, and it's a good thing I went over there to read Hatties', otherwise, you'd have gotten twicetagged, by me, too.
Which isn't as bad as regifting...
Humm that would be a great question for the next Christmas tagging tradition: Ever regifted?
A Merry Christmas to you and yours, Charles, and a very fine new year as well.
Ol' Hatless used to have a big disclaimer at the top of the page about not actually being in Hattiesburg; I wondered out loud if, on top of that, he really did have a hat, and things just snowballed from there.
On regifting: I did it once or twice before there was a formal name for it. Now it just seems churlish.
"Bareheaded in Biloxi" - that's great! i might have to use that sometime.
"...and i strongly deny having ever owned a hat, senator."
:D :D :D
p.s. happy new year