Friday, December 16, 2011

Favorite Christmas Things Link-Up

Happy Friday and Merry Almost Christmas!

Tonight I am linking up with Katelyn for My Favorite Things of Christmas!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate... I just got a recipe from Rebecca's mom for the best homemade hot chocolate! Yum!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? When I was a kid they were all placed out in our den.. My side is on the left, my brother's is on the right. Now Santa wraps them and puts them under the tree.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?  We used to alternate big fat old timey lights but now I think we use white? Our tree here has white lights. We'll see what my parent's looks like when I get home!

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Usually my mom makes my brother shoot down some real mistletoe out of the trees in our backyard. I'm sure when Tyler and I go home she'll have some.

5. When do you put your decorations up? We put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving here!

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Shrimp & grits + bacon wrapped dove/quail on Christmas Eve.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? One year we were on the way home from my aunt and uncle's house my brother screamed really loudly that he saw Santa in the sky... He immediately called my cousin to brag about it as we all laughed at him. You had to be there ;)

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Right before my Grandmother (Cha Cha) died when I was in the 6th grade, I asked for a keyboard. After I got it from Santa on Christmas morning, we got to her house and she told me how my parents searched and searched everywhere for it. As upset as I was, I am so happy that she was the one who told me! She passed away that March. I'm named after her :)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? I don't think so?

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Lights, an angel on top (my parents), a bow on top (mine and Tyler's), and lots of ornaments collected over the years!

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Used to love it. Now that I live in Illinois I am DREADING driving in it!!

12. Can you ice skate? Yes! Went a couple of times  (inside) as a kid. In January, Tyler and I went in DC outside and it was so so so so fun!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A golf cart and a basketball goal one Christmas!

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? It used to be time off of school to rest, but this year it is about being home with my family!

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Oh geez, so many. Caramel cake, my grandmothers fudge, chocolate roll, etc. I love sweets!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?  The layout of Christmas... Christmas morning = my house, Christmas lunch = mom's side at my grandaddys, Christmas dinner = my dad's side at his parents or his aunt and uncle's (it alternates between Thanksgiving and Christmas), and then the day after Christmas we go back to his parents for a big Christmas after! Mimi LOVES Christmas.

See? And this is only for 11 people.. Insane.. She's so generous!

17. What tops your tree? An angel at home, a bow at Tylers!

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? As a kid I loved receiving, duh. But now that I have my own cash flow and have understood the meaning of giving, I would say giving!

19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum?  Have to be in the mood!

20. Favorite Christmas show? A Boyfriend for Christmas on Hallmark (dad and I always watch it hehe) and ELF!

21. Saddest Christmas Song? Um I'm not sure the name but it makes Leah (one of my best friends) cry... Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire? 

22. What is your favorite Christmas song? All I Want for Christmas is You! Duh! Fav Church Christmas song is probably Joy to the World

Loved this linkup! What are your favorite Christmas things? Merry Christmas!

Ta ta,


Victoria said...

oh my gosh,i just saw that hallmark movie last week,it was cute :)

love your answers!!

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Great post! I love it.

By the way, is that your cat in your sidebar? She (he?) is SO CUTE! I used to have a white cat that looked just like that. Adorable!

Leah Davis said...

Have yourself a merry little christmas!