Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Fun Christmas Meme

I saw this at Our Really Empty Nest and In My Mind It's Always Funny and thought it looked like fun. Feel free to take this away and post it on your blog too. It's a fun way to get to know a little more about each other.

(1) What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Three way tie It's A Wonderful Life; A Charlie Brown Christmas; A Christmas Story. Honorable Mention: Trading Places (hey, it's set at Christmas!)

(2) What is your LEAST favorite Christmas movie?

I didn't know there was a bad Christmas movie

(3) What is your favorite Christmas Song?

Top of my playlist, Sugar Rum Cherry by Duke Ellington

(4) What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

(5) What is your favorite Christmas drink?

Egg Nog
(6) What is your favorite Christmas memory?

Going to see the window display at Wolf and Dessauer Department Store.

(7) What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

A Pulsar watch that my husband gave me on our first Christmas together. I still have it, and it still works.

(8) What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?

A horrible polyester pantsuit from a boyfriend's grandmother. It would have been lovely on her, and I really appreciated the thought, but I was 17!

(9) What do you LOVE about the holidays?

The lighting of the Square; the Christmas stroll; the time spent with my family. But mainly the looks on little one's faces on Christmas morning.

(10) What annoys you about the holidays?

Pushy, nasty people when shopping. A friend of Cait's who works at Walmart (bless his heart) actually took a baseball bat to work. And he saw a woman get so angry at another woman for taking the last one of a particular toy that she actually threw a bicycle at her! I mean really, ho ho ho and all that jazz to you too!

(11) Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?

We have a reproduction vintage tree topper thingy - not sure what it's called, but I love it

(12) What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?

Cranberry bread; monkey bread

(13) Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?

I'd like to think I'm a Who

(14) Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?

I love Christmas lights! I prefer all white, but I like to see what everyone else does. And I love a particular street in our neighborhood, they go all out!

(15) Santas at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?

I love mall santas - especially the one they used to have at Barton Creek Mall when Cait was little. (I still think that he really was Santa and not just one of his helpers)

(16) Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no? Yep!

(17) What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?

The spirit of giving. This year has been rough for alot of people. We decided to not have our company Christmas party this year and instead donate the money that would have been spent to a local charity. We chose Eagle Locker, which provides clothing, personal care items and school supplies for homeless children in our school district. We're going to have a potluck dinner at the clinic instead of the usual bash at a restaurant.

(18) What is the worst thing about Christmas?

Keeping the cat out of the tree!

(19) When do you put the tree up and take it down?

Day after Thanksgiving; New Years Day

(20) Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your truelove to give to you?

I was going to say the eight maids, but only if they clean. I don't drink milk.

(21) Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?

Santa forgot his designated driver?

(22) Who is your favorite reindeer?


(23) Do you believe in Santa Claus?


(24) What is your favorite smell at Christmastime?


(25) What would make you happy at Christmas this year?

To have my brother and his family be able to come from Florida. They won't be able to, because they are planning on coming for Cait's graduation (Lord willing) in May!

This was fun! Feel free to take this and answer it on your blog too. If you do, leave me a comment so I can read your answers! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas with no crazy Walmart ladies!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so cute! I enjoyed reading your answers. You sound like quite the Christmas girl. I am, too! :-)



xinex said...

Hi Kathy! So much fun to read your answers. Don't you just love Christmas (except for the pushy shoppers:-(). I can't believe Cait is graduating already. Time sure does fly....Christine

DesignTies said...

That was fun!! I'm going to do it too :-) I'll let you know when the post is up.

I tried something new for a Christmas topper this year -- I'll post some pics soon :-)

I absolutely CANNOT wait to get the kitchen done!!!! It feels like a never-ending project, but now that we've picked a colour for the cabinets, the end is near!!


Anonymous said...

So cute! Love reading the answers. What a crack up about the polyester pant suit :)

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

There are reasons why you're married and I am not.

Out first Christmas as a married couple, my husband (rest his soul) bought me TWO polyester pantsuits — same exact style, two different colors — one blue and one yellow. I think he forgot he married the hippie chick! lol

This looks fun, think I'll do this tomorrow.

BTW, the pictures of the guitars in production were awesome! I once had a boyfriend who made me butcher-block style cutting board out of guitar woods for Christmas. Guess I should have married him! lol

Amy said...

How fun. I need to listen to 'Sugar Rum Cherry' I don't think I've heard that song before. Your Santa at your mall when Cait was little must of been the same Santa that was at our mall when Aubrey was little. I know he was the real deal and you can guess...I too believe in Santa!!

Calming Scents said...

cool answers. I like your idea of giving to the community. so much need continues and it dosnt seem to be getting better despite what they say.

Our really empty nest said...

Kathy, Thanks for stopping by, and I am so glad you did the little meme too! I loved your answers, and I swear a santa at a local mall was the real one too, he just had to be, it was amazing!I want to check out that song, I have never heard of it! Sue

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I played along and it was so much fun and brought back so many great memories. Thanks for posting this Kathy!

Christmas Fun

Lee said...

My there are so many old movies, but of the newer ones "ELF" I must admit sometimes I am a little Grinch!? Especially if it is so materialistic, and commercial. Even children are so spoiled it takes the fun out of giving gifts... we just do charity and our Grand daughter. We have everything we need and so do our families. Great post.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kathy!
Very fun meme! If I have a chance I'll try to do it...I've been having major computer problems today,though, so I may not get the chance. I think Santa should put a new computer under my tree for me....lol

I have to admit I never heard your favorite Christmas song before listening to it on your playlist! Nice jazzy beat! :-)

Hugs, Pat

easternsparkle said...

Hi Kathy - my answers are up!Hope you have a great Christmas!


Melissa Miller said...

I enjoyed reading all of your answers Kathy! I love the smell of cinnamon too. Yummy!

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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Robin said...

I really enjoyed reading all of your answers! I love this MeMe!


Robin :o)

Maria Berg said...

Now I have done it!


have a few questions for you,

Maria Berg, Sweden