Christmas Meme

I saw this on someone else’s blog (wish I could rember whose) and thought it would be a good one to share.  Feel free to grab.  I’m using this for the Homeschool Kids Write Blog also, so if you want it without the answers swing by there to get it.  While your there check out some of the kids’ blog entries.  Not to many right now, but everyone is busy with holiday prep.


Wrapping paper or gift bags? both

Real or artificial tree? artificial

When do you put up the tree? Usually about a week before Christmas.

When do you take it down? We used to take it down on New Year’s Day, but since my daughter is a New Year’s baby, we take it down the day before so her day is all her own.

Angel or star on the top of your tree? We have an angle on top of the tree.

White lights or colored lights on the tree? We use colored lights on the tree, but various other kinds of lights are scattered through out the inside and outside of the house.

Blinking lights or solid glow? Most of the time blinking.

What are some of your favorite ornaments? My favorites are the ones that my children have made for us over the years.  I also really love a small plastic star that was part of a set my folks had when I was a little girl.  I’m pretty sure it is the last of the set.

Do your decorations follow a holiday theme? Sure does. I call it Down Home Modge Podge Eclectic of Anything that Strikes our Fancy.

Do you have a Nativity scene? There are many Nativity scenes set up through out the house and outside.

Favorite gift received as a child? I think I’ll have to say my baby doll that I wrote about here.

When do you start Christmas shopping? It varies from year to year depending on finances and sales.

Have you ever shopped the night before Christmas? Unfortunately, yes, for stocking stuffers. 

Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? No

Hardest person to buy for? My husband’s mom

Easiest person to buy for? My daughter

Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can’t really say that I ever received a bad gift, but a few years ago my husband and I didn’t exchange gifts and that was kind of hard.

Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Day? Traditionally, the kids open one package that has their new PJ’s in them the night before and the restof the gifts on Christmas morning.  My oldest still comes to the house Christmas Eve to participate in this tradition. If you look on my side bar in the ‘About Me’ section, the pictures of the kids in their PJs at Christmas are usually taken on Christmas Eve.

Mail or e-mail cards? Always mail because we send out an annual newsletter.

Favorite Christmas movie? ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Patrick Stewart.

Favorite Christmas song?  I love all Christmas songs, but my favorite is ‘Carol of the Bells’. 

Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? When I can get my hands on some, divinity fudge.

Travel for Christmas or stay home? We mostly stay home and my folks, who live very close come by in the morning to watch the kids open their gifts.

Most annoying thing about this time of year? The emphasis on material things and not spiritual things.

What do you love most about Christmas? I love almost everything about it, especially celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Can you name all of “Santa’s” reindeer? Sure can.  Can you?

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3 Responses to Christmas Meme

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love your Crafts!

    Congratulations on receiving the Homeschool Blogging Award nomination.

    You're part of a great bunch.

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    (Bloggers receive three entries by posting a link). Thanks.

    Robin @ HeartofWisdom

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  3. kellieann says:

    I'm going to be doing this one soon…as soon as I can get a minute….if one exists.

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