Christmas meme from SpookyRach

1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate mmm
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? usually unwrapped, if wrapped, wrapped in special Santa paper
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? color, the more the better
4. Do you hang mistletoe? we have one grownup and two kids — all girls — the only boy is the dog. We love him but we’re not kissin’ him. No mistletoe.
5. When do you put your decorations up? Whenever there is a break in the madness. The tree etc are still in the attic. The only thing “up” is the Advent wreath
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Spinach dip with water chesnuts, little smokies, crunchy chocolate peanut butter balls, “chicken stuff”
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? the elves delivering a bike while I was taking a bath when I was 6 and turning off the room lights to watch the bubble lights on the tree

8. When or how did you learn the truth about Santa? I recognized my mom’s handwriting (that’s why Santa doesn’t wrap gifts at our house)
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Sometimes they are all already opened. When the girls were very little, I thought it was not right for Santa to deliver and 2 hours later they had to leave the gifts and go to dad’s. So we called Santa to see if he would mind coming a little early. He has been very accomodating over the years. So Christmas Eve really is about Jesus and church stuff. And this preacher gets to sleep in on Christmas Day morning and so do the girls.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Every year the girls get an ornament each and I get a Peanuts ornament. They each put their’s on the tree, I put a few of mine on the tree. When they grow up and move out, their ornaments go with them and I’ll have all Peanuts.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I really don’t like snow. I get too cold. Cold hurts my bones. Of course, the girls love it.
12. Can you ice skate? Barely. But I choose not to any more, too cold and hurts my knees.
13.Have you ever fallen on the ice? yep.
14. Do you remember your favorite gift? A Snoopy phone, Vince Guaraldi’s Jazz Mass at Grace Cathedral CD, and football autographed by Steve Largent (Go Seahawks!)

15. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? 11 pm Christmas Eve service, good story for sermon, presents for the girls
16. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Chocolate Cheesecake
17. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Candles, carols, and communion on Christmas Eve
18. What tops your tree? a beautiful angel
19. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? giving, slightly more, but I squeal for the perfect gift
20. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant; Still, Still, Still; Christmastime is here; Away in a manger with cradle song tune; Happy Birthday Jesus sung by the Entertainer
21. CANDY CANES!! YUCK OR YUM?? mint of any kind, yuck! other flavors, yum!
22.What is your favorite Christmas movie? The Bells of St Mary’s (just dial O for O’Malley), Holliday Inn, White Christmas, and A Christmas without Snow
23. Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman or Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown. I always get goose bumps when Linus says, “Lights please” and then recites Luke 2


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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3 Responses to Christmas meme from SpookyRach

  1. SpookyRach says:

    Ooooh – bubble lights! Wow. Those were so cool. Like your peanuts tree! (BTW – That “why your lost” thing cracked me up!!)

  2. SpookyRach says:

    Uh, “why <>you’re<> lost”.Heh.

  3. revabi says:

    You are just one Christmas girl aren’t you. I love the bubble light thingies too.What no kissin’ the boy dog. We kiss our dogs and cats.there is no break in the madness.A football autographed by Steve Largent. Wow. I am impressed.I love Charlie Brown Christmas, we watch it over and over no matter what season.Can you be my friend? I like your answers.

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