Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Quiz

Which I took from Devona.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

I've never tried eggnog. Hot chocolate sounds good in theory but never quite lives up to its promise. I like milk.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?

EVERYTHING must be wrapped. If Santa won't wrap the gifts, then he can't come. I even wrap gifts for myself.

3. Colored or white lights on the tree and/or house?

White. Colored are (usually) tacky.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

We have a cardboard cutout of a foot with weaponish toes, but we don't actually hang it up.

5. When do you put your decorations up?

When I get the chance. I prefer right after Thanksgiving, but that hasn't happened lately.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Crabs in cocktail sauce on Christmas Eve. Not that we do that out here. But it was yummy when we did.

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child.

Sitting alone in the dark in the living room with the Christmas tree lights on and soft music playing.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

No one really believed in Santa at our house. After awhile we stopped leaving out milk and cookies for him and started leaving out veggies and dip for the Grinch.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

I prefer not to. But sometimes it's hard to avoid.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

By hanging ornaments on it, of course.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?

I love it if I don't have to drive in it.

12. Can you ice skate?

Yes, even backwards! No fancy spins, though.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?

A certain telephone call from the Duke a few days after Christmas four years ago was pretty memorable, although not technically a present. Other than that, though, things tend to be more of a happy blur, and it hardly seems fair to pick out one present over the others.

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?

(Humming) TRADITION! (Oh wait, wrong religion.)

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Cookies. Krumkaka are required to be the favorite cookie, but after that, perhaps peppermint spritz.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Anything that involves little kids.

17. What tops your tree?

Nothing, this year. The ribbon ran out before we got to the top and I haven't decided what kind of star I want on it. It looks just fine without anything.

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?

Both. Either one by itself is not nearly as much fun.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Secular, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Sacred, "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or yum?

Yum for the first three licks. After that, yuck.

And now I really must stop procrastinating and go clean the bathrooms.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Have you ever noticed that "O Little Town of Bethlehem" fits perfectly into the melody of "The House of the Rising Sun"? I think I heard it originally on a parody disc of some kind, but now I actually like it. :D