Friday, 14 December 2007

Christmas MeMe

Cant' be bothered to blog other stuff at the moment so thought I may as well do this.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? - Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? - Artificial, I bought it last year, white fibre optic job

3. When do you put up the tree? - I did it today, because I had to get something else out of the loft, so grabbed that at the same time

4. When do you take the tree down? - Usually New Year's Day, to me, Christmas is well and truly over by then, and I'm not superstitious!

5. Do you like eggnog? - Not sure if I've ever had it, if it's the same as Advocaat then yes, yum.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? - Probably my dolly, Susan, with blonde curly hair, or maybe Paul another year, who was a life-sized baby doll, and mum had knitted him a blue romper suit!

7. Do you have a Nativity scene? - No

8. Hardest person to buy for? - My mum, she's got everything she needs apparently!

9. Easiest person to buy for? - Emma, anything edible is fine by her

10. Worst Christmas Gift you ever received? - I can't really think of anything

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? - Mainly by mail, one or two email

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? - The Snowman

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? - Never before the first week of December, usually later, most of my stuff has to be posted though, so can't leave it too late.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? - Yes, quite a few!

15. Favorite thing to eat/drink at Christmas? - Christmas Cake/Baileys with ice

16. Clear lights or coloured on the tree? - Clear

17. Favorite Christmas song? - Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea, always makes me smile and sing along.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? - Stay at home.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? - Nope, I know Rudolph, Donna and Blitzen, no idea of any others, is that bad?

20. Angel on the tree top or a Star?- Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? - Christmas morning always!


Anonymous said...

Ive always felt bringing a real tree into the house is kind of incredible. Like we bring in flowers all the time but a tree! and also making a fire in the fireplace is also rather strange. So I kind of like to do that just for the weirdness of it.

oldcrow61 said...

Reading about your dolly, Susan, brought back a memory I had forgotten. When I was just a little girl, someone my grandmother knew in England sent me a doll. A boy doll, my first, and she had knitted an outfit for him. I called him Peter. I remember being awestruck as he came from so, so far away. I can picture him now. What memories!

Jan said...

Lol OC - I can picture Susan and Paul. Susan was the first "soft" doll I had, ie made from polythene or whatever, and like yours, with proper rooted nylon hair, it must have been about 1960 I reckon. She developed a wonky eye in later years... I wonder what became of her, and Paul for that matter. I think mum still has a few of my toys in a cupboard somewhere, will have to ask.