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How Do You Do Christmas?

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Gift Bags.

2. Real tree or artificial?
Artificial.

3. When do you put up the tree?
1st weekend in December.

4. When do you take the tree down?
Day after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog?
No. But this guy sure does.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
My ‘boom box’ in the height of the 80’s when break-dancing was all the rage.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No!

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My Father.

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My Son.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
The year I received nothing.

11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
Both.

12. Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
The day before.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Nope.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Gramma Ev’s anti-pasta

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
White / Clear

17. Favorite Christmas song?
John Lennon: So This Is Christmas.

This is my REAL favorite Christmas Song:

Christmas In Hollis
by Run D.M.C.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Stay At Home. We do Christmas Eve up in our house. As it is also my father’s birthday.

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

20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
Star.

21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Morning. But we open ONE on Christmas Eve.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Traffic. Parking. Shopping.

So tell me in the comments…How Do You Do Christmas?

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  • Nice quiz! 🙂

  • Not surprized at all, but we have mostly all the same answer. I want some of your auntie’s pasta, I’m soooo hungry.

  • I had no idea I could do Christmas.

    ‘Scuse me, now.

    Off to buy condoms.

  • I love Christmas – Even with all the craziness and complete insanity trying to get it all done – I still love it!!
    Here are a few things that I do year after year.
    Bags
    Real Tee up early in the December
    Family Dinner Christmas Eve
    Gifts Christmas AM
    Tree Top is a Bow – Thanks to Kristy who went to bow classes as a kid
    Mail photo cards
    Love Egg Nog but only home made on Christmas Eve
    Music – Amy Grant Christmas CD

    Here is a little Christmas insight into my Holiday Life.

    Happy Holidays!!

  • 1. Maker’s Mark paper, of course!

    2. Avocado

    3. While cooking Thanksgiving turkey.

    4. Easter?

    5. I used to as a child, but I was a fat child, so…not anymore.

    6. Hmmm….roller blades, perhaps? I remember being so excited I immediately strapped them on and went outside to skate…in the snow and ice. 😉

    7. Nope.

    8. My father (impossible!)

    9. Myself, clearly. I always know just what I want!

    10. Hand-knitted anything from my grandmother.

    11. Mail.

    12. A CHRISTMAS STORY!

    13. The week before…on Ebay.

    14. Several.

    15. Pancakes, perhaps?

    16. Both.

    17. I truly despise Christmas music, in all shapes and forms. Makes me an awful Rev., I know, but…it just makes my teeth crawl.

    18. Travel. Every. Year.

    19. Nope.

    20. Star.

    21. Christmas morning, of course. Anything else would be blasphemy!

    22. Shoppers. Children. Christmas music.

  • 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    Wrapping paper – I used to work in the gift wrapping area at a local boot store when I was a kid.

    2. Real tree or artificial?
    Artificial.

    3. When do you put up the tree?
    Usually the weekend of Thanksgiving, but this year we had to wait until a weeknight after that weekend because we were out of town.

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    The weekend after Christmas

    5. Do you like eggnog?
    No. Our son does though … ewwwww

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    You know … I love giving more than I like getting the gifts. My favorite gift to GIVE was when we surprised Zac with a new bike. It’s tough to get a gift up to my Mom’s without him knowing and we wrapped it up (already put together in a big ass box) and had him put a tag on it that said to GRANDMA from us. He had no clue it was actually for him. I’ll never forget that moment.

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    No

    8. Hardest person to buy for?
    … uh … probably Cathy from our site – haha

    9. Easiest person to buy for?
    our son Zac

    10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
    A Blue suede jacket … from my step mom. I never wore it.

    11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
    Neither … we usually do a New Years card.

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    A Christmas Story.

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    In January 😀

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    Yes … a salad spinner – used it for a white elephant gift – haha.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Everything my Mom makes … but the leg of lamb is always awesome.

    16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
    clear

    17. Favorite Christmas song?
    Santa Baby

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    Depends on the year

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

    20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
    Neither … I put a big bow up there.

    21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    Both .. we do Christmas Eve with my Dad’s side of the family and Christmas Day with my Mom’s.

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    Traffic. Parking. Shopping.

  • I hibernate! — yeah I wish! I almost wet my pants yesterday when someone said Xmas was only 8 days ago! I got all panic… 8 days?! I screamed and tore down the calendar… oh now there are only 7 days ago. How did it happen?!!!

  • I hate the whole Christmas shopping season. It bites.

    However, I love to sit in the dark and look at my tree.

    I hope you’re having a beautiful week!

  • 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    Combination of the both.

    2. Real tree or artificial?
    Artificial.

    3. When do you put up the tree?
    1st weekend in December.

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    Day after Christmas.

    5. Do you like eggnog?
    No.

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    A Teddy!

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    Yes

    8. Hardest person to buy for?
    Would have to agree with you, My dad is mine too!

    9. Easiest person to buy for?
    My Son, same again!

    10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
    I’m always happy to get a gift no matter what it is. I just love presents!

    11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
    Both.

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    Miracle on 34th street.

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    Since early November

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    No.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Dessert.

    16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
    Clear, Although Joe likes the colored. I feel like look too old!

    17. Favorite Christmas song?
    Dean Martin-White Christmas

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

    19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer?
    I know Rudolph’s one.

    20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
    Not this year, need to get a new topper.

    21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    Christmas Morning

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    It goes by too fast & I have to go to work 🙁

  • This was fun thanks!

  • Wow.

    Way to alienate your Jewish readers.

    Nice job.

    Merry Christmas!

  • I do clear light with an accent color, this year is red. and I don’t let then twinkle only still lights for me thank you. 🙂

  • I do Christmas by not being at work. Beyond that it’s probably a lot like everyone else’s. This year is going to be special – I’m taking Boxing Day off work too!

  • email and gift cards… i am kind of a ba humbug christmasteer……

  • 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    bag

    2. Real tree or artificial?
    Artificial

    3. When do you put up the tree?
    Good question

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    same as 3

    5. Do you like eggnog?
    yep!

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    race cars

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    No

    8. Hardest person to buy for?
    Jamie Kennedy

    9. Easiest person to buy for?
    Me 🙂

    10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
    shaving kit

    11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
    Both

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    A Christmas Story

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    The day before

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    Oh YES!

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    pie

    16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
    color

    17. Favorite Christmas song?
    Speedcat Holiday

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    Stay At Home (within 30 miles)

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

    20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
    Nothing

    21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    both

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    COLD

  • I did this list at work… and told the whole office that my worst gift ever was the purple and black lace nightie purchased for me by my IN LAWS. My FIL was so proud. Said he “knew you wouldn’t spend money on yourself for something like this, so we did.”

    I sold it with the tags still on it in a garage sale the following summer.

  • I admit it – i love surveys. Reading them and filling them out. Marry my love of surveys with my love of Christmas and I can barely contain myself!

    Great job – i want to know more about the shaving kit someone gave you…there HAS to be a story….

  • dcr

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    Both.

    2. Real tree or artificial?
    Artificial.

    3. When do you put up the tree?
    Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving.

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    The main tree gets taken down usually a weekend or two after Christmas.

    5. Do you like eggnog?
    Sort of.

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    Yes.

    11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
    Oops.

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    It’s a Wonderful Life, but not the colorized version.

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    Sometimes in summer.

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    No.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Food.

    16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
    Colored on the main tree.

    19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer?
    Yes. RT @meleahrebeccah: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.

    20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
    Which tree?

    21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    Christmas Eve, but one present and stockings on Christmas morning.

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    Christmas music, advertising, etc. before Thanksgiving.

  • Meleah

    Thank you everyone for playing along with me!
    This was FUN!

    xoxoxox
    🙂

    I also PROMISE to write a REAL POST with REAL WORDS and not just a meme or tag within the next 24 hours. I that know I have been SLACKING in the blog department. And, I will be dedicating a day to visit ya’ll too!

    *I’ve just been all consumed with my pleasant distraction aka The New & Perfect Man in my life!*

    PS:

    mooog35:
    HA HA HA
    I am hysterical laughing over your answers.
    Get your condoms!
    And, dont worry. I will make it up to my Jewish Readers on Sunday.
    I think that is when Hannukah starts?

  • Meleah – if your absence has been caused by spending time with a guy who is treating you right, then I can only hope you stay gone. I’ll totally miss you, but I’ll be happy for you in the meantime… 🙂

  • Mmmm antipasto

  • Meleah

    SoLow:
    Thank you! You freaking Rock!
    And, I will NOT stay GONE…I’m not even really taking a break from blogging, I’ve just slowed down a bit. (temporarily)
    xoxoxox

    Oscar:
    oh! I know! I know.
    🙂

  • “Love doth wither thine bloggeth, yet maketh hopeth for dost heart …

    Speedcat Hollydale book of Prose

  • Jay

    Oooh, a boom box. Nice. 🙂

    My holidays are way too non-traditional for this meme!

  • Hmm… how do I Christmas???

    I don’t.

    I’m not really into the whole “Christmas thing”… or “holiday” thing. I like eggnog though. Last year we bought 4 gallons and froze it. You can laugh now, but none of our neighbors could say they got to drink it in JUNE! Of course none of our neighbors outgrew their pants as rapidly as we did. Pluses and minuses…

    here! here!

  • You and I…I thought we were separated at birth, but if I hear “So This is Christmas” one more time, I’m going to poke out my eardrums with an ice pick.

  • Meleah

    Speedy:
    I love YOU your blog back!

    Jay:
    xoxox

    Jillian?
    OMFG
    You are ALIVE!!
    Whoooooooo hooooooooooooooo

    Momo!
    Actually in all HONESTY?

    This is my REAL favorite Christmas Song:

    Christmas In Hollis
    by Run D.M.C.

    (album: Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983-1991 (1991), Greatest Hits (2002)

    Run:

    It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark
    When I seen a man chilling with his dog in the park
    I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
    Looked at his dog, oh my God, an ill reindeer
    But then I was illin because the man had a beard
    And a bag full of goodies, 12 o’clock had neared
    So I turned my head a second and the man had gone
    But he left his driver’s wallet smack dead on the lawn
    I picket the wallet up then I took a pause
    Took out the license and it cold said “Santa Claus”
    A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of G’s
    Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease
    But I’d never steal from Santa, cause that ain’t right
    So I’m going home to mail it back to him that night
    But when I got home I bugged, cause under the tree
    Was a letter from Santa and all the dough was for me

    D.M.C. :

    It’s Christmas time in Hollis Queens
    Mom’s cooking chicken and collard greens
    Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
    And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
    Decorate the house with lights at night
    Snow’s on the ground, snow white so bright
    In the fireplace is the yule log
    Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog
    The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl’s
    But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carrols
    (Christmas melodies)

    Run-D.M.C. :

    Rhymes so loud and prod you hear it
    It’s Christmas time and we got the spirit
    Jack Frost chillin, the orchas out?
    And that’s what Christmas is all about
    The time is now, the place is here
    And the whole wide world is filled with cheer

    D.M.C. :

    My name’s D.M.C. with the mic in my hand
    And I’m chilling and coolin just like a snowman
    So open your eyes, lend us an ear
    We want to say

    Run-D.M.C. :

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • I can name the reindeers too!

    acid, placid, speed, and weed and the drunk red nosed one too.

    (ha ha my dad was a hippie)

    Why did you get no presents – you must have been super bad? You weren’t OJ Simpson bad or something? You can tell us… it’s not like the FBI reads blogs.

  • I like number one you look pretty there.

    #2 you are on a bed or something… anytime I see a bed or something in a profile pic I think webcam worker.

    #3 like you are going to lecture people- although you look good in glasses, the tilt of your head is like a Dear Abby look

    #4 is really cute but too far away for a profile picture to get I think

    #5 it’s just me but I think it’s weird when people have profile shots of them looking down… i see a lot of those.

  • Meleah

    Michelle:
    “acid, placid, speed, and weed and the drunk red nosed one too”
    LOL LOL LOL

    As for the photos on the bottom on the page? I am trying to choose my 2009 Profile Photo for ALL my pages. This is tougher than I thought it would be. This is a tough choice for me because I usually keep my profile photo the same for a whole YEAR so, it has to be Just Right. Yanno?

  • Not being from a Christmas family I have never celebrated Christmas. Well not the way u guys do anyway. While in school I would have participated in such activities; in a play I was Joseph at the age of 7 and Santa at the age of 13!

    This Christmas I will looking forward to a day of rest and maybe some vodka.

  • I like this post! May I steal it?

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    Both. Depends what I have on hand.

    2. Real tree or artificial?
    Artificial.

    3. When do you put up the tree?
    Depends how into Christmas I am that year.

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    When I think of it.

    5. Do you like eggnog?
    Sure do! I get the best…Premium. MMM!

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    I was a spoiled only child so hard to say. Mini pool table maybe.

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    No, parents use to.

    8. Hardest person to buy for?
    Everyone.

    9. Easiest person to buy for?
    Aunts. We usually exchange gift certificates.

    10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
    “The year I received nothing.” WHAT? May I ask what happened?

    For me it might have been when I grew up and hardly got any gifts after being lavished with them all my life. Bummer!

    11. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
    Mostly snail mail.

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    It’s a Wonderful Life.

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    Depends on my mood.

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    Yes! I give them out at work when needed.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Shrimp, home made pies, mixed nuts, eggnog. Black olives are a tradition. I use to love them as a kid & put them on the tips of my fingers & eat them. Got to have black olives!

    16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
    Colored!

    17. Favorite Christmas song?
    Bing Crosby: White Christmas. Bing is one of my favorite top 3 singers of all time. Cher & Karen Carpenter are the other two.

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    I usually go over to both Aunts house, (Rochester).

    19. Can you name Santa’s reindeer?
    Yes. I know the song. ;o) Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Speedy, Donner, and Blitzen.

    20. Do you have an angel on top of the tree or a star?
    Star.

    21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    Both. I usually go to one Aunts on Christmas Eve & open up presents. Then the other aunts Christmas day & do the same.

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    When Santa gets his tummy stuck in my chimney. You think he would have learned by now!

    P.S. So glad that you have a “pleasant distraction”! ENJOY!!! ;o)

  • My answers are quite similar to yours but the worst gift I ever received was a purple cashmere sweater with a huge velvet dalmatian appliqued on it. My Mum was really offended I didn’t like it. I was 18 at the time. My friends would have completely disowned me if I’d worn it!

  • How could you not like eggnog? It’s the best! (Ok, so I wouldn’t take it that far…but it pretty good. I don’t mind an eggnog latte every now and then. Tell ya what I hate though, that damn traffic I have to deal with just to get to the coffee house!)

  • Meleah

    Roshan:
    Now that’s a great way to spend Christmas!

    AIR:
    Of course you may STEAL this!
    xoxox

    Selma:
    ha ha ha ha

    Ricardo B:
    Ugh. I cant with that!

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