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losnana
12-08-2007, 08:04 PM
I thought some of you might enjoy this.

Welcome to the "Christmas Edition" of getting to know your friends.
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Just copy this entire email and paste into a new blank e-mail that you Can send. Change all the answers so they apply to you. Then, send this to a whole Bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.
it's the season to be cheerful!!!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Usually the first or second weekend in December
4. When do you take the tree down? Before Jan. 1
5. Like eggnog? Of course, it is fattening AND high in carbs
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Madame Alexander "grown-Up doll" This was pre-Barbie
8. Hardest person to buy for? Men
9. Easiest person to buy for? DGDS
10. Worst Christmas gift? Can't remember any.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail - but just a few
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Frosty the Snowman
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I'm inspired
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? My Nana's homemade fruitcake and ambrosia
16. Clear or colored tree lights? clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song? I love nearly all of them.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? go to son's or daughter's
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? traffic, long lines, people missing the real meaning
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? sometimes

Knitting_Guy
12-08-2007, 08:12 PM
Bah, humbug!

dustinac
12-08-2007, 08:28 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Would be real but I'm allergic to it...so we put up artificial and burn pine candles :teehee:
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? The Weekend after Thanksgiving or the following
4. When do you take the tree down? When dh says it's time usually after the first... that weekend
5. Like eggnog? Nooooooooooo
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? A baby doll I named Rachel...
8. Hardest person to buy for? The dads
9. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter and neices
10. Worst Christmas gift? ohh I was in prolly 4th or 5th grade and I got a teal sweater with long black fringe hanging off of it everywhere... mom made me wear that so much...think something might have happened to that sweater
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail..I love Christmas Cards... We hang them up
12. Favorite Christmas movie? To many!! Christmas in CT, Little Women (E.Taylor), White Christmas, The Christmas Vistor, Bishop's Wife, Miracle of the Bells, and more
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? January
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so... I'm usually pretty happy with what I get besides that teal sweater :teehee: ...
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? This Pretzel pie with strawberries that a friend makes for us
16. Clear or colored tree lights? I have clear on 4 and would on the 5th but everyone else here would have a fit so it has colored...
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Most of them...but Mary did you know is a great one...
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Well for Christmas we will be here... but then :woot:
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!

20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angels on them all...
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? People being grouchy
23. Bake at home or Buy? :rofl: buy
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? Yep and the kids have had a blast this year chasing one another when they are caught under the mistletoe

dustinac
12-08-2007, 08:29 PM
Bah, humbug!

:fingerwag: Read my #22 :rofl:

auburnchick
12-08-2007, 09:21 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper -- with fancy ribbon
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Week after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? January 1 during bowl games
5. Like eggnog? YUM! My grocery store has organic egg nog. Delicious!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie Dreamhouse
8. Hardest person to buy for? Sister
9. Easiest person to buy for? My children
10. Worst Christmas gift? Underwear -- when I was 10
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Neither the last couple of years
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Buy gifts all year
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? mil's dressing and cranberry sauce
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored on inside, clear on outside
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Breath of Heaven
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Always travel to in-laws
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Star
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Nothing
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? No

HollyP
12-08-2007, 10:23 PM
This is fun! You must need a:hug:Mason!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both. Mostly paper occasionally bag for the odd shaped presents
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Real in family room and fake in living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? First weekend in Dec.
4. When do you take the tree down? Right after the 1st of Jan
5. Like eggnog? ooh gross!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, I actually have a collection
7. Favorite gift received as a child? my cabbage patch doll Katie
8. Hardest person to buy for? my brothers
9. Easiest person to buy for? The women of my family Mom, sil, sis
10. Worst Christmas gift? I can't think of one
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail, this year we even wrote a letter to accompany the card since so much has change this year
12. Favorite Christmas movie? I can't think of a favorite love them all!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I see the perfect gift. Most of the time during the summer.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes but only as a joke
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? christmas cookies- nut crescent, little pecan puffs, spritz, shortbread - basically if it has butter, sugar and flour I'll eat it this time of year!
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored on family room tree, clear on living room tree, bathroom and bedroom colored, kitchen clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song?Mary did you know, Do you hear what I hear, Silent night . It's hard to pick jsut a few!
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Stay home!
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and do you recall the most famous reindeer of all Rudolph
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel on FR tree, stars and bows on the rest
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?One on Christmas eve, when we were kids it was always pjs so we would look cute in the pictures the next day. The rest on Christmas day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? people missing the real meaning, traffic everywhere
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade all the way, I can't let my culinary school training go to waste!
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? only when my friend Ralph brings it fresh from his parent's farm.

debinoz
12-08-2007, 11:08 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper. I love wrapping presents!
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial.
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? The Saturdy after Thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? Dec. 26th. There's nothing as depressing as a naked tree skirt.
5. Like eggnog? :ick:
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope.
7. Favorite gift received as a child? My big wheel. The ones with 2 wheels you cranked, not the pedal kind.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My brother. He has everything.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My nephews wife. She loves anything you give her.
10. Worst Christmas gift? I've had a few, but I loved them all.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail. I didn't want to though. No one sends me any.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Holiday inn, National lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Gremlins.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I have the cash.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can remember.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Peanutbutter fudge, chocolate fudge, and strawberry divinity.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Both. Red/clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song?Holly Jolly Christmas, White Christmas, and the little drummer boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Stay home.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen.
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Both. My family comes down on Christmas Eve, so we open those.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The weather!!
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade.
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? Nope.

jdee
12-08-2007, 11:37 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Depends on the shape of the gift.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial.
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? The weekend after Thanksgiving. (although we were late this year)
4. When do you take the tree down? Dec. 26th. There's nothing as depressing as a naked tree skirt. (I agree!)
5. Like eggnog? I've never tasted it.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? I can't believe it, but I don't. I'm going to have to find one.
7. Favorite gift received as a child? My first barbie doll. At the time, I felt like I was the only one it the world that didn't have one. Then there it was, on Christmas day, sitting on my nightstand. :woot:
8. Hardest person to buy for? Men. Even DH.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My sisters.
10. Worst Christmas gift? A couple of years ago, my DH's work gave a Christmas party, where everyone was supposed to bring gag gifts. It got a little raunchy, and I wished we hadn't even gone. I must not have been the only one, because they've exchanged ornaments since.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? How the Grinch stole Christmas. (the cartoon, not the movie)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually starting in fall.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, if I know someone who would enjoy it more than I would.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Any sweets
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Multi-colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? wow, too many to name.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Stay home.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, and Blitzen.
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? A big bow.
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Depends on our mood. It's just DH, and me.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Materialism Lexus comercials. Does anyone really give a car for Christmas?
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade.
24. Lights outside? no
25. Mistletoe? Nope.

The.Knitter
12-08-2007, 11:40 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? fiber optic
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Usually the first weekend in December
4. When do you take the tree down? Before Jan. 1
5. Like eggnog? I love it, it hates me
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? the year my Mom made barbie doll clothes for each of us (3 girls) and we never once saw her do it, until she was knitting them little sweaters using toothpicks!
8. Hardest person to buy for? DD, she is sooo picky
9. Easiest person to buy for? DH, he is happy with anything which is why I want him to have the best
10. Worst Christmas gift? don't remember
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? e-mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? whenever I'm not broke
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? no
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? my Mom's cranberry orange relish (I would give anything I had to sit with her and eat it one more time)
16. Clear or colored tree lights? red
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Pretty Papers.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? let them come to me, I do all the work!
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer & Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner & Blitzen, and Rudolph
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Boxing Day, so they can all go to in-laws on christmas day and no one has to rush their celebrations
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? people who get drunk and pick fights which ruins everyone's day
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? no
25. Mistletoe? sometimes

Eccie
12-08-2007, 11:44 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both depending on how hard it is to wrap the gift
2. Tree; Real or Artificial?
Real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
the weekend after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down?
Jan 1st
5. Like eggnog?
nope
6. Do you have a nativity scene?
no
7. Favorite gift received as a child?
Clip clop, a horse suspended by springs at the four corners who you could ride and bounce on
8. Hardest person to buy for?
My mother
9. Easiest person to buy for?
my daughter
10. Worst Christmas gift?
I've never really gotten a bad one, odd, but not bad
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?
hand deliver most, mail some
12. Favorite Christmas movie?
Rudolph
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
When i have some cash
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?
Yule log cake
16. Clear or colored tree lights?
clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song?
Snoopy vs. the read baron.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?
go across town to grandparents and parents
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?
Yup Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top?
sun
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?
Yule, for myself, my daughter and hubby Christmas day for the rest of the relatives
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
people who forget there are other holidays going on at this time of year too
23. Bake at home or Buy?
bake
24. Lights outside?
no
25. Mistletoe?
real in the tree in our backyard, fake in the house

auburnchick
12-09-2007, 12:26 AM
16. Clear or colored tree lights? red


My mom put red lights on her tree while we were growing up! I never knew anyone else who chose red!

HollyP
12-09-2007, 12:37 AM
My Grams did too!

brendajos
12-09-2007, 01:35 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both usually, but looking for something more sustainable for this year.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Thanksgiving evening or the next day.
4. When do you take the tree down? Depends on when i have to go back to work. I only do a tree at mom's so usually christmas night it has to come down. If it were at my house it would be after the wisemen come.
5. Like eggnog? not much
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Stuffed dog named Homer. :)
8. Hardest person to buy for? My Brother
9. Easiest person to buy for? Nephews and Nieces
10. Worst Christmas gift? Socket Wrench set.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? did a few but in general no. Decided they are bad for the environment.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Muppet Christmas Carol
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I get ideas as to what to buy.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yup
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Peanut butter balls
16. Clear or colored tree lights? clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Grown up Christmas List
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Go to Mom's
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? yup
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? star
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Both
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? people whining about issues with Christmas that aren't real issues.
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? nope

Jan in CA
12-09-2007, 01:43 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both depending on how hard it is to wrap the gift

2. Tree; Real or Artificial?
Artificial..after the two years of spiders we gave in. :shock:

3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
The beginning of December

4. When do you take the tree down?
No later than Jan 1st

5. Like eggnog?
No

6. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, but we don't put it up.

7. Favorite gift received as a child?
Don't remember, maybe a Barbie

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My parents

9. Easiest person to buy for?
Myself :teehee: Okay, I guess my daughters

10. Worst Christmas gift?
Don't really remember a bad one

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?
Snail Mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
Tough choice.. I love the old classics like Holiday Inn, but like Grinch, Miracle on 34th street....
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
November usually

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
No

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?
Can't think of just one.. :think:

16. Clear or colored tree lights?
clear

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
Again.. so many choices.. White Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock..

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?
Family all lives nearby so mostly we stay here

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?
Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blizten, but do you recallllllll the most famous reindeer of all... :teehee:

20. Angel or Star on Tree top?
Soft sculpture angel I made years ago

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?
When DH was working (firefighter) we often had to have it on Christmas Eve, now it's usually Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
It's just too busy!

23. Bake at home or Buy?
Bake

24. Lights outside?
yes

25. Mistletoe?
Sometimes

Sajomaro
12-09-2007, 03:02 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Paper

2. Tree; Real or Artificial?
Real

3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
Week before Christmas, usually Christmas Eve.

4. When do you take the tree down?
First week of January.

5. Like eggnog?
Yes! Yummy!

6. Do you have a nativity scene?
No

7. Favourite gift received as a child?
Not sure.

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My brother.

9. Easiest person to buy for?
Mom

10. Worst Christmas gift?
Can't remember ever getting a bad present.

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?
Mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Claymation)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
When I get inspiration.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
No

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?
Scotch Short Bread Cookies.

16. Clear or colored tree lights?
Colour

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
The Little Drummer Boy

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?
Stay home but we usually go to my sisters for Christmas Dinner.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?
Yes...

20. Angel or Star on Tree top?
Star

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?
One on Christmas Eve, as a kid we got a new pair of pyjamas and a book (so we'd look good in all the pictures and have something to distract us when we woke up to early). The rest on Christmas Day.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Nothing

23. Bake at home or Buy?
Bake

24. Lights outside?
Sometimes

25. Mistletoe?
no

beckyrhae
12-09-2007, 04:10 AM
Bah, humbug!

Yay! You can be Scrooge and I'll be the Grinch! :teehee:

cftwo
12-09-2007, 08:17 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial (allergic to real)
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? right after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? no set date - whenever I have time
5. Like eggnog? The taste, yes, but I can only drink small quantities (even of the non-alcoholic versions)
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but it's not up (yet) this year
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't remember.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad
9. Easiest person to buy for? my friend Sue
10. Worst Christmas gift? towel
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? very very early, if I find something perfect for someone in January, I start in January.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? no favorite, though sweets are good.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? the carols - Adeste Fideles, Once in Royal David's City, Silent Night, etc.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? travel, sometimes to 2 or 3 places
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? only if I recite the whole book
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? I live by myself, so I open presents whenever I feel like it - maybe the week before, or one at a time, or I wait until Christmas Day; When I visit, I open presents whenever they do.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? crowds in the stores - I can't even get ice melt without fighting the crowds
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? No
25. Mistletoe? usually, though I have only my tree up so far this year

nadja la claire
12-09-2007, 09:36 AM
Bah, humbug!

Ditto! I celebrate the Solstice. I've never been into Christmas because of all the things you "HAVE" to have and do. There's just not enough time or money. So you're rushed and frantic and on top of it all you're supposed to be happy, and if you're not into it all then you're made to feel like there is something wrong with you.

Beating_Earth
12-09-2007, 02:08 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Probably both if we had gifts to give this year
2. Tree; Real or Artificial?
Artificial ... I would feel bad about killing a tree just to decorate our living room
3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
The weekend after the American Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down?
Whenever we get around to it

5. Like eggnog?
No, but Hubby loves it

6. Do you have a nativity scene?
No

7. Favorite gift received as a child?
Don't remember

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My husband

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My daughter

10. Worst Christmas gift?
Don't really remember a bad one

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?
Both, depending on how we receive one

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story, you know, the one about the boy wanting the BB gun
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
When and if I have money

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?
Desserts

16. Clear or colored tree lights?
Multi coloured with different pattern settings

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
The Chipmunks Christmas song

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?
Cant afford to travel this year but we will probably travel a bit next year

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?
Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blizten, but do you recallllllll the most famous reindeer of all...

20. Angel or Star on Tree top?
Star

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?
Yule for our family, Christmas Day for Hubbys family and whatever day we can get there next year for my family

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Like another knitting lady said, people forget about other holidays at this time. Consumerism and greed bother the heck out of me too

23. Bake at home or Buy?
Bake

24. Lights outside?
Maybe next year

25. Mistletoe?
Nope

Ronda
12-09-2007, 02:22 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both!
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial - asthma and allergies!
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? After Dec 1.
4. When do you take the tree down? As soon as Christmas is over! December 26 isn't soon enough for me!
5. Like eggnog? Yes.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Does a hurricane lamp with the nativity scene etched in count? I want one of those Jim Shore nativity scenes!!
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Don't really remember one.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My in-laws.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My mother. She just tells me what she wants!
10. Worst Christmas gift? Can't really think of one.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? E-mail them - I hate the whole Christmas card thing.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the original one.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I find time.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No.

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Ham.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? We have clear because that's what DH likes. I like any as long as they don't blink.

17. Favorite Christmas Song? O Holy Night.

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Have to travel to visit family.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? "Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen" - Yea that. :)

20. Angel or Star on Tree top? I have had angels and stars - right now I have a big plum bow.

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The whole month is overwhelming.
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade

24. Lights outside? I like them, but we don't always put them up.

25. Mistletoe? Sure!

DQ
12-09-2007, 06:48 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? 1st December
4. When do you take the tree down? 1st January
5. Like eggnog? I don't think I've ever tried it...but I don't like the sound of it.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? I have a tiny nativity scene ornament that is on my mantelpiece.
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't remember :( My favourite thing about Christmas as a child was getting to come over to England and stay with my Nana.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My in-laws and my dads side of the family.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My son probably! He's only two so he's quite easy to please at the moment!
10. Worst Christmas gift? I don't know...I don't like getting sets of stuff with body lotion in - I don't use body lotion!!! >_<
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail them
12. Favorite Christmas movie? I don't know. I like 'The Snowman' (even though it makes me cry) does that count as a movie?
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I see a bargain!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't know O_o
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Lebkuchen
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Clear on the tree and coloured on the wall.
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Not strictly a Christmas song but 'A Winters Tale' by Queen.
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18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Stay at home, but as a child we used to travel.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Nope!
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? A sort of a star thing.
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day but I do like a little one on Christmas eve :teehee:
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? I love Christmas but I really don't like it when the shops start it too early.
23. Bake at home or Buy? Depends what it is.
24. Lights outside? No.
25. Mistletoe? No.

vaknitter
12-09-2007, 08:28 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? paper
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? weekend after Thanksgiving (if I put one up)
4. When do you take the tree down? once put easter eggs on the tree (waiting for dad to come home from sea)
5. Like eggnog? Negative
6. Do you have a nativity scene? No - haven't found one I like
7. Favorite gift received as a child? EVERYTHING
8. Hardest person to buy for? DAD
9. Easiest person to buy for? everyone else
10. Worst Christmas gift? athletic socks
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? MAIL (and no one size fits all newsletters)
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Peanuts, Frosty, Rudolph, Grinch
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? when the thought of having nothing to put under the tree panics me
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? not that I remember
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? dad's apple pie
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colors
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Angels we have Heard on High, For Unto Us a Child is Born
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? travel
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day (or whenever the family is together)
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? shopping
23. Bake at home or Buy? Bake it at home baby
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? once

Knitting_Guy
12-09-2007, 09:20 PM
Ok, ok.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

I usually wrap the gift bags with paper.

2. Tree; Real or Artificial?

Yes.

3. When do you put Christmas tree up?

That depends on when my neighbor leaves their's unattended.

4. When do you take the tree down?

When the cops show up.

5. Like eggnog?

No, more like an Egyptian.

6. Do you have a nativity scene?

I did but the cops took it back.

7. Favorite gift received as a child?

The chemistry set I used to blow up the garage.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

Bill Gates, he already has everything.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

Me, I know exactly what I want.

10. Worst Christmas gift?

Fruit cake from 1927.

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?

Sure, why not?

12. Favorite Christmas movie?

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13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

As soon as the security guard takes his break.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

Only the beer.

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?

Free.

16. Clear or colored tree lights?

Yes.

17. Favorite Christmas Song?

12 Days of Christmas by Bob and Doug McKenzie

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?

I travel around my home.

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?

Fred?

20. Angel or Star on Tree top?

Depends on what the neighbor used.

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?

You open them? Who knew?

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

They give all the panhandlers bells to ring.

23. Bake at home or Buy?

Steal from bakery.

24. Lights outside?

Yes, they improve my aim

25. Mistletoe?

Nah, gives me gas.

Krystal
12-09-2007, 09:40 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I prefer wrapping paper. It's nice to wrap things up so pretty and shiny. There is something that feels so last minute about bags.

2. Tree; Real or Artificial?
Whenever possible Real. Right now I cannot have real trees in my apartment complex, so I am stuck with artificial. However artificial has it's own pluses. I can decorate right at the beginning of November, and I save alot of money not having to buy a nice tree every year.

3. When do you put Christmas tree up?
The first or second weekend of November. (hey it's after Thanksgiving for me! haha) This year was the 2nd weekend as I had to buy new lights and Walmart was being oddly slow to get them on the shelves.

4. When do you take the tree down?
December 26th.

5. Like eggnog?
No, I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove egg nog.

6. Do you have a nativity scene?
Nope. I did have a tiny baby Jesus from my grandmothers oooold Nativity set floating around here somewhere... I think my mom has him now tho.

7. Favorite gift received as a child?
Little Mermaid Bride doll, when I was 7.
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8. Hardest person to buy for?
My Dad. He's near impossible. I can always think of something nice and thoughtful for everyone but him. So my brother and I just started to combine funds and give him a gift card to a restaurant he likes.

9. Easiest person to buy for?
Mom. She always gives hints over the year. Generally a bottle of Eternity is all she really needs... She loooooves it and won't ever buy it for herself.

10. Worst Christmas gift?
um, a pair of Rollerblades from my dad. I guess he is just as clueless when it comes to me.

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card?
Neither.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
Don't know how to pick. Frosty the Snowman has sentimental value... I was named after his wife... (tho I do NOT like the sequel.) And Rudolph... oh jeeze. I guess this year I will say Charlie Brown Christmas coz it makes me cry every time.


13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
This year I started and finished in November. Did all my shopping sitting right here. :) But it usually depends on if and when I have money.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Don't think so.

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas?
Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes, and Chocolate Covered Cherries.

16. Clear or colored tree lights?
Both. They balance each other out. All white trees are nice too, but soooo not me. If I had a big house and could put up multiple trees (i soooo would) I would then even it out... An all white tree here, an all blue tree there...etc. But my main living room tree will always be a rainbow.

17. Favorite Christmas Song?
I love all of them, but my always top 3 are still "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", "Silver Bells", and "Oh Christmas Tree - Charlie Brown Version"

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?
Always travelling in an at home way. Xmas day at moms, Boxing Day at MIL's, then random realatives between 27 and 30th. Somewhere in there I go to my dads, or he comes to me...

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.

20. Angel or Star on Tree top?
Angel. My dad was always a Star person, Mom always an Angel... I don't remember ever having a star on the tree at home tho. So I think my dad did that after the divorce.

I always found this to be kinda interesting. I always draw Xmas trees with stars on top, and yet I do not really care for the way tree's look with trees on top. On paper it looks good, but off paper, the angel looks better. I do not understand why.

DH was raised Jehova so he never celebrated Xmas until he met me, 2 years ago. He told me this year he prefers a star. So I told him next year we will buy a star and we will alternate every year.

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?
Christmas Pyjamas on Christmas Eve, and presents on Christmas Day.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
When people ask me WHY I am so happy about Christmas and they are ANGRY about it. I get this A LOT because I am so gung ho. But it's not like I run around in a Santa Suit attacking people with hugs and cheer. I keep it to myself, coz it's all for me.

A friend of mine actually bitched about it to me in November, saying "I figured you would have grown out of it by now?" My reply was, "Have you grown out of celebrating your birthday? And has Brian outgrown Halloween?" What's wrong with things that make you happy?

23. Bake at home or Buy?
Bake, Bake, Bake! I loooove to bake.

24. Lights outside?
Not yet. I have no way to really do that, no plugs or anything on my balcony, PLUS the door to the balcony is blocked by the tree.... Someday I would love to tho.

25. Mistletoe?
When I have a place for it.

Matdredalia
12-10-2007, 01:09 AM
Fact: I take Christmas way too seriously.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I prefer to be given gift bags, but I wouldn't like it if I didn't get to shred some paper for Christmas!
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Real, though I've only ever had one real tree in my life.
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Usually the day after Thanksgiving. I'm behind this year.
4. When do you take the tree down? *grins* I've only had my own house for a few years, and well...it's a long story, but the tree stayed up for over a year at one point. But, usually, sometime around late January - Valentine's day.
5. Like eggnog? It's one of my favorite things. Only sold from Thanksgiving to New Years, though, so I buy a couple extra bottles to last me a few weeks longer.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Not yet, and I'm not sure if I want one or not. Maybe I'll just buy 20 sheep and Baby Jesus and put that up.
7. Favorite gift received as a child? One year, my mom would go to each McDonalds in the area, to try and get me the whole collection of Happy Meal Christmas Mini-Cabbage Patch kids. It wasn't the most expensive or biggest toy, but it meant the most.
8. Hardest person to buy for? Anybody who isn't a geek or doesn't like food.
9. Easiest person to buy for? My hubbies. They think exactly like I do.
10. Worst Christmas gift? Makeup.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Snail Mail!!!!
12. Favorite Christmas movie?"How The Grinch Stole Christmas (both versions!)", "Trapped In Paradise", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas", Disney's version of "A Christmas Carol" & "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". I'm sorry, I can't pick one! I take Christmas WAY too seriously!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? September
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? My mom's baked ham & my grandma's Heavenly Salad
16. Clear or colored tree lights? It depends! (^-^) For my mom's house, I like it to be bright, vibrant, and very colorful. For my own, I prefer a traditional tree with red bows, clear lights, etc. However, I just got a White tree from my grandmother, so....I think we're adding some color this year. lol.
17. Favorite Christmas Song? HAHAHAHAHAHA. Just one? Yeah. Riiiiight. I start listening to Carols at the beginning of November and don't stop until Late January. Heck, I listen to them in July. *looks at her Christmas playlist* 161 songs. Be serious.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Travel to my Grandparents' house.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher & Dancer, Prancer & Vixen, Comet & Cupid, Donner & Blitzin, Rudolph
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Depends on my mood, lol.
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Commercialism, extreme Christians fighting about whether or not it's appropriate to celebrate, Scrooge's
23. Bake at home or Buy? Bake! Every single year: Over 500 dozen, every. single. year. *beats head off desk*
24. Lights outside? I can't afford them this year, but if I could, I'd light up the woods we live in.
25. Mistletoe? I wish! Can't ever find any around here!

Eccie
12-10-2007, 09:06 AM
Ok, ok.

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msoebel
12-10-2007, 11:12 AM
it's the season to be cheerful!!!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial...better for mama earth
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Somewhere around the 5th or 6th of December
4. When do you take the tree down? Day after Christmas
5. Like eggnog? EW!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? This doll I wanted so bad for months but I knew was too expensive. My parents bought her anyway.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad
9. Easiest person to buy for? My dd
10. Worst Christmas gift? Orange lipstick
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail - but just a few
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudoplh the Red Nosed Reindeer
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? September
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Sausage, eggs, potatoes...yummy!
16. Clear or colored tree lights? clear on the tree, colored on the windows
17. Favorite Christmas Song? It's Cold Outside
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? We always travel
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The mean people who get aggressive because they want a certain item.
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? Only in our bedroom.:teehee:

misha rf
12-10-2007, 12:28 PM
Mason, you crack me up!!! :roflhard::roflhard::chair:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Depends on the item.

2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Both. We have a small fake tree we bought a couple of years ago that we use for one of the other rooms. The real tree goes in the living room.

3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Sometime in the week or so before.

4. When do you take the tree down? Last year, it stayed up through most of Jan. I'm going to see if I can't get it down by the second week of Jan. this year. BTW, it was NOT my choice to leave it up that long.

5. Like eggnog? Yes

6. Do you have a nativity scene? No. I'm a happy little pagan.

7. Favorite gift received as a child? telescope

8. Hardest person to buy for? The Husband

9. Easiest person to buy for? Me :rofl:

10. Worst Christmas gift? A really hideous skirt/shirt combo that, if worn together, would make you look like a garden threw up.

11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail - did them yesterday

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Year w/o a Santa Claus

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Depends on the mailing deadline!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Custard pie

16. Clear or colored tree lights? both

17. Favorite Christmas Song? Religious: O Holy Night (yes, even the happy pagan listens to religous carols)
Secular: Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses)

18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? depends

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Sure. But since most everyone else has (MASON!), I won't

20. Angel or Star on Tree top? star

21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? too many people in the stores

23. Bake at home or Buy? Bake, if I have the time. I won't buy.

24. Lights outside? No. My neighborhood looks like Santa tossed his cookies as it is.

25. Mistletoe? No--I only want the real thing, and the cats would try to eat it.

stacyk9
12-10-2007, 12:39 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? I put mine up before Thanksgiving because my family comes to my house and it's the only time they get to see it decorated for Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? First week of January
5. Like eggnog? Yes. I love making Eggnog Bread!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Nothing really stands out. I guess they were all pretty good!
8. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad!
9. Easiest person to buy for? My son!
10. Worst Christmas gift? Don't think I have one.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Probably start around August.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Greek soup & pita
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? What Child Is This
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Travel
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Actually, we have a Santa on the top of our tree.
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crowds in stores!
23. Bake at home or Buy? Depends on how much time I have, but I would much rather do homemade
24. Lights outside? Yes
25. Mistletoe? Sometimes

starburst
12-10-2007, 02:06 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper or if it's a really big present, we steal the blankets off my parent's bed
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? artificial, no idea why though
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? We try to do it by new years, but our record was Easter
5. Like eggnog? Not in the slightest
6. Do you have a nativity scene? nope nope nope
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Probably my American Girl Doll
8. Hardest person to buy for? My brother in law
9. Easiest person to buy for? my mom
10. Worst Christmas gift? a mystery magic box stuffed with $20. I couldn't figure out how to open it, so my dad opened it and took the money!
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Neither
12. Favorite Christmas movie? I don't like christmas movies
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? um...Tomorrow! I swear!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? nope
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? um.....i don't remember
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored on the tree, clear, if we have time, on the house
17. Favorite Christmas Song? It's Cold Outside, The Hanukah song, Give The Jew-Girl Toys
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? I travel home
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Neither ever ever
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? xmas eve at home, xmas day at my sister's
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? weather
23. Bake at home or Buy? if we have time, either
24. Lights outside? sometimes
25. Mistletoe? nope. No sense on bring poison into a house with little kids

Dangles
12-10-2007, 06:22 PM
Haha, Mason! :rofl:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Faux. Kids are too young for real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? 1st weekend of Dec
4. When do you take the tree down? 1st weekend of Jan
5. Like eggnog? It's ok, won't go out of my way for it
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I dunno
8. Hardest person to buy for? Brother
9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids
10. Worst Christmas gift? Uhm..
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Charlie Brown Christmas / Wonderful Life (can't seem to decide)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Through out the year
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Nothing in particular
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Hmm, O Holy Night?
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? This year stay home (Yay, we usually go see the inlaws)
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudloph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, & Blitzen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? My 3 YO DD made a star this year
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Unruly people
23. Bake at home or Buy? @home when I feel like it
24. Lights outside? Nope
25. Mistletoe? Nah

cookworm
12-11-2007, 12:01 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Real
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? As close to before December 19 as I can
4. When do you take the tree down? After January 7 some time
5. Like eggnog? Mmmm...yes!!! Even the soy one is pretty good.
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Hard to say just one. We got a lot of cool Christmas gifts as kids.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My parents and my husband
9. Easiest person to buy for? My sister, we're twins, so we know what the other one likes/dislikes.
10. Worst Christmas gift? I can't recall anything I didn't like.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Used to mail, but I don't think we will this year or in the future.
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't really have one.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually at the last minute.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No.
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Meat!!! :oops: :rofl:
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Both!
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Any religious songs that tell of what Christams is really about.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Christmas Eve, we go to both sets of families, but on Christmas Day, we stay home.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph. (did I get them all?)
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The commercialism of the season, traffic, overcrowding at the stores and rude shoppers, and the focus on hedonism (overeating, overdrinking, over-precelebrating Christmas so that when it finally does come, people are already tired of it). I also don't like the "Happy Holidays"/"Seasons Greetings" mentality--I want to hear "MERRY CHRISTMAS"!
23. Bake at home or Buy? Bake at home
24. Lights outside? No (I don't want to take them down when it's cold outside)
25. Mistletoe? On occasion.

Feef
12-11-2007, 02:40 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Two weekends before Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? December 26
5. Like eggnog? Nuh uh
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't remember
8. Hardest person to buy for? My husband
9. Easiest person to buy for? My kids and grands
10. Worst Christmas gift? Can't remember any.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail - but just a few
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's A Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I'm inspired
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? My punkin bread
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas Song? O Holy Night
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? This year, I'm working
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Traffic, long lines, people missing the real meaning
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? No
25. Mistletoe? Sometimes

knitncook
12-11-2007, 08:48 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? You mean I have to wrap them too?
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Trees are for outside. Inside they are just cat fodder
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? See above
4. When do you take the tree down? See above
5. Like eggnog? Yummmmmmm
6. Do you have a nativity scene? We aren't Christian so wouldn't have one
7. Favorite gift received as a child? A wooden cradle my dad made
8. Hardest person to buy for? My middle child. She never wants anything.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Me :yay:
10. Worst Christmas gift? That would be the year I got measuring cups. Just measuring cups. (He's gotten better since that first year)
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Well, that would require organization, finding addresses (e or other) and actually taking time to do it now wouldn't it?
12. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Clause (the one with Tim Allen)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Better check my calendar on that one!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I'm Green. One should recycle as often as necessary!
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Fruit Salad
16. Clear or colored tree lights? yes! but only outside
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Let it Snow (like that will happen in Florida!)
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? go to son's or daughter's
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? YOu know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph! And don't for get Olive, the Other Reindeer.
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel? Star? My tree's pretty tall!
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Yule!
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Commercialism that is obliterating a religious holy day
23. Bake at home or Buy? Homemade
24. Lights outside? That would mean someone would have to take them down and the last time we did that it was St. Patty's day
25. Mistletoe? depends on who is under it ;)

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
12-11-2007, 11:22 PM
Welcome to the "Christmas Edition" of getting to know your friends.
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Just copy this entire email and paste into a new blank e-mail that you Can send. Change all the answers so they apply to you. Then, send this to a whole Bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.
it's the season to be cheerful!!!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper... with every available starting point coated with packing tape (yes, i'm evil! LOL!)
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial. I don't see the point in killing something just to make it look pretty while it slowly dies.
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? UP: sunday before thanksgiving.. decorated thanksgiving night (kitties)
4. When do you take the tree down? Jan. 1
5. Like eggnog? Gods no... break out the MEAD!
6. Do you have a nativity scene? NOPE
7. Favorite gift received as a child? an art kit my aunt put together for me.
8. Hardest person to buy for? 7 yo son, what do you get for the child that asks for only 3 things??? (an alarm clock, a guitar, and a magnifying glass!)
9. Easiest person to buy for? dh (video games!)
10. Worst Christmas gift? this godawful fleece shirt thingy from MIL
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail - i usually go through 2 boxes
12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas (brings back memories of my grandpa)
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? over the summer
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? nope. Return for store credit and get yarn!
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? don't have one.
16. Clear or colored tree lights? colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Silver Bells
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? stay home
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Dasher Dancer PRancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donder and Blitzen (Rudolph isn't one of them... he's not even on the float at Macy's Parade the buggers!)
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? stained glass Star
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day for the kids, Yule for dh and I
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? people forgetting how to drive in less than an inch of snow and being grouches in the stores.
23. Bake at home or Buy? Bake... i can't cheat, i have kids!
24. Lights outside? colored icicle lights around my porch, 2 light sculptures in my front windows.
25. Mistletoe? nope. I have kitties.

Eccie
12-12-2007, 09:02 AM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper... with every available starting point coated with packing tape (yes, i'm evil! LOL!)


In my family it is said that the harder the present is to get into the more you are loved by the person who covered it completely with tape :P

GinnyG
12-12-2007, 04:50 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? BAGS
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? REAL
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Week before Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? Before Jan. 1
5. Like eggnog? BLECH
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? plastic horse statue
8. Hardest person to buy for? MIL
9. Easiest person to buy for? SON
10. Worst Christmas gift? Toss up between a balance bean scale (the kind in the Dr's office) and a George FOreman Grill.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? MAIL-LOTS
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Christmas on 42nd St
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Oct
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Artichokes
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? What Child is this
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Home
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer & Vixen
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crowded stores
23. Bake at home or Buy? BUY
24. Lights outside? NO
25. Mistletoe? NO

cookworm
12-12-2007, 05:18 PM
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Greek soup & pita
Stacy--this wouldn't happen to be avgolemono, would it? If so, I'm coming to your house!!! mmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!:drool:

lelvsdgs
12-12-2007, 05:24 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
[/COLOR] 12. Favorite Christmas movie?
[COLOR=Red]Tough choice.. I love the old classics like Holiday Inn, but like Grinch, Miracle on 34th street....

I love Holiday Inn!!! One of my favorite movies any time of the year!

Jen17
12-12-2007, 09:12 PM
Hi Losnana,
I can not figure out how to paste and copy...can some one give me step by step instructions?
But, ONLY if it is easy for you to do that, otherwise I'll wait till hubby gets home tonight
Thanks,
Jen

starburst
12-12-2007, 10:14 PM
There are two ways you can do it
way one:
1. highlight the text that you want to copy (click at the start of the text that you want to copy and drag the cursor to the end of the text that you want to copy
2. right click
3. a menu should pop up and it will say "copy" somewhere in the menu
4. put your cursor where you want to paste it, and go to the same edit menu where you will now find the word "paste." Click paste!

you can also do that by clicking copy and past from the edit menu at the top of your screen

There are also keyboard commands where instead of going to the edit menu, you just hit keys on your keyboard and they do the same thing. Push the two buttons at the same time to get the desired effect:

Ctrl C = copy
Ctrl V = Paste
Ctrl P = Print
Ctrl Z = Undo
Ctrl Y = Redo
Ctrl X = Cut
Ctrl N = New (file, window, etc...)

or, if you're on a mac, you can do any of that by replacing the ctrl with the Apple key

If you want to highlight large amounts of text and don't want to hold the mouse down and drag it across all the text to highlight it, you can click once at the start of a text and then "shift, click" on it and it will select all of it

leedsfan
12-13-2007, 02:10 PM
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?Wrapping Paper
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? 12 days before xmas
4. When do you take the tree down? 6th Jan
5. Like eggnog? No
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes a glass one
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Dolls Pram
8. Hardest person to buy for? My Stepdad
9. Easiest person to buy for? My sons
10. Worst Christmas gift? A scarf which you have on your head,i gave it to hubby's nan.
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Dont watch them
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?At the last minute
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Christmas pudding
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Coloured
17. Favorite Christmas Song? We three kings
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?Stay at home
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Only Rudolph
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?Queues in shops
23. Bake at home or Buy? Buy
24. Lights outside? No
25. Mistletoe? No

Rabbitrescuer
12-14-2007, 04:44 PM
. Wrapping paper or gift bags?Depends on how hard it is to wrap
2. Tree; Real or Artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put Christmas tree up? Put it up last Saturday
4. When do you take the tree down? First weekend in Jan.
5. Like eggnog? No
6. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
7. Favorite gift received as a child? Dolls
8. Hardest person to buy for? mother in law
9. Easiest person to buy for? the dogs wait it said persons- the boys :lol:
10. Worst Christmas gift? really ugly sweater I got when Iwas a kid
11. Mail or email a Christmas Card? E-Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?Whenever I see a sale
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? My mother-in-law's Sweet potato casserole
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Colored
17. Favorite Christmas Song? Jingle Bells
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home?Stay at home
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer's? Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Donner, Vixen, Comet, Cupid
20. Angel or Star on Tree top? Angel
21. Open presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve?Christmas Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?Grumpy people
23. Bake at home or Buy? Take a dish to the in-laws
24. Lights outside? Yep
25. Mistletoe? Yep
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