I saw this over at Starr Circus and couldn't resist playing along. So, here goes...
1. egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate. Specifically Trader Joe's Hot Cocoa
2. does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrapped in a different wrapping paper for each child
3. colored lights on tree/house or white?
We had white lights until a couple of years ago now we have colored LED and I love them
4. do you hang mistletoe?
We have a kissing ball made of mistletoe that we got from North Pole, Alaska. I love it.
5. when do you put your decorations up?
Weekend after Thanksgiving or the next week depending on what we have going on.
6. what is your favorite holiday dish?
All of it. I just love it all.
7. favorite holiday memory as a child?
So many...but I loved going to my Nanny and Granddaddy's with all my cousins. We had such a fun time. Also, going for a drive to see all the Christmas lights.
8. when and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
It really wasn't a big deal. We did Santa but Jesus was at the forefront with church and our Christmas play. Even at school there was a focus on Christ.
9. do you open a gift on Christmas eve?
When I was growing up we opened new pjs on Christmas Eve and we have carried that tradition on with our kids
10. how do you decorate your Christmas tree?
No theme. Almost every ornament on our tree has significance from our childhood, our children, or our marriage. We have another small tree for Jesse ornaments.
11. snow! love it or dread it?
LOVE IT!! I hope it snows here soon.
12. can you ice skate?
::snort:: Yeah, in my dreams.
13. do you remember your favorite gift?
I got a boom box in the 6th grade and thought I was hot stuff. I loved that thing to death...literally. When I finally got rid of it there were buttons missing and it looked pretty ragged.
14. what's the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Jesus and family
15. what is your favorite holiday dessert?
Pretty much all of them:) My Mom makes a great cheesecake that I love.
16. what is your favorite holiday tradition?
Spending time with my family. We go to breakfast on Christmas Eve. Reading and talking about Jesus.
17. what tops your tree?
A star made of cardboard and aluminum foil that Mike made. You would think it was made of solid gold when we pull it out of the box every year and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
18. which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
I love to give gifts. It's so fun.
19. candy canes: yuck or yum?
20. favorite Christmas show?
Do I have to pick one???? White Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Nativity....and more. I can't choose just one.
21. saddest Christmas song?
I'll be Home for Christmas by Josh Groban
22. what is your favorite Christmas song?
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing