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Meme 1:How Do You Do Christmas?

(I have been tagged with MEMS GALORE . In order to catch up and get to all of them, this week is official Meme Week.)

I saw this on Terri Terri’s site and figured these might be fun to answer. I am not ‘tagging’ anyone, but I’d love to hear your answers in the comments!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Gift Bags.

2. Real tree or 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?

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?

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?

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.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

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

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

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  • I answered this one via email a while back. I’m a bit Grinchy about Christmas I think. 🙂

  • I LOVE A Christmas Story!!! There are so many great parts, but I ‘specially love it when they have to go out for Chinese food because the dogs ate dad’s beloved turkey!!

  • We have too many answers the same… so I changed the ones that weren’t!!!!

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

    4. When do you take the tree down?
    day after New Years

    5. Do you like eggnog?

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?
    can’t remember

    7. Do you have a nativity scene?
    yes… my dad made the stable before he died 🙁

    8. Hardest person to buy for?

    9. Easiest person to buy for?
    my daughter

    12. Favorite Christmas movie?
    The Grinch that stole christmas… cartoon version!

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
    A couple of weeks before.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    shortbread cookies

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

  • We too, had alot of the same answers…I stole your Meme and posted it on my blog…..It’s a fun one 🙂

  • Meleah


    You are NOT grinchy.


    It is THE BEST Christmas movie. Ever. (I want my own personal leg lamp)


    I loved! Thank you for playing with me!

    Chef Mom:

    Sweet! Ill be over your blog tonight to check out your answers!

  • The best friend

    You knew Dasher and Dancer
    And Prancer and Vixen,
    Comet and Cupid
    And Donner and Blitzen.
    But you didnt recall
    The most famous reindeer of all?

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

    He Had a very shiny nose
    (like a light bulb)
    And if you ever saw it
    (saw it)
    You would even say it glows
    (like a flash light)
    All of the other reindeer
    Used to laugh and call him names
    (like Pinochio)
    They never let poor Rudolph
    Play in any reindeer games
    (like Monopoly)

    Then one foggy Christmas Eve
    Santa came to say
    (Ho Ho Ho)
    Rudolph with your nose so bright
    Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?
    Then all the reindeer loved him
    (loved him)
    And they shouted out with glee
    “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
    You’ll go down in history!”
    (like Columbus)

  • OMG — I have a foodblog friend who emails me these things and I spent FOREVER answering her. JEEZ. Speaking of food — what the heck is “anti-pasta?” I have to know! Oh duh — I just saw the link…

  • Um…now I get it…antipasti. It looks SOOOOOOOOO good. I was thinking that because you can’t eat gluten that it was some kind of pasta that isn’t pasta just for you and I was going to say…Awwwwww…..now that’s a gramma.

  • Meleah


    Your so crazy. I love you.


    Your too funny. HA HA HA…ps… The Crazy 8’s you tagged me with will be completed and posted 2morrow.

  • What a great post 🙂 Isn’t it funny that some of us have a tradition of opening one present each on Christmas Eve. We have always done the same in our family. There is something really magical about Christmas Eve night that doesn’t disappear, even as an adult.

    And thank you for your kind words about my tree, your words really mean a lot to me and I appreciate them very much.

    Wishing you a very happy (or merry…lol!) rest of the week,

    Kindest regards, Graham x

  • Jodi

    Sooo ummm…Yes the boy Otto blushed when I showed him the comments and he saw yours…and then he wanted to know who Meleah is…and man he blushed eve MORE! LOL…

  • Loved your answers! Your one of the few people I’ve come across that is like me in wanting the tree down the day after Christmas.

  • Meleah


    Your tree is soo beautiful. I hope you have a fabulous week as well. Im in an all memes all week mode…. should be fun though.


    AWW..Now I am blushing!!!


    I cant stand it lingering around! hahahaha

  • Great post!!! But I can’t believe you outed my eggnog problem. Twins are supposed to look out for each other


  • cmk

    I posted the meme on my site. Hope you enjoy!

  • I have seen the leg lamps on ebay, it is my husband’s favorite movie and I have scoured ebay trying to find some sort of memorabilia to buy him. You should check it out! I am sure the folks would love that lamp as a contribution to their interior decorating, something that says “Meleah lives here now!”.

  • I love John Lennon’s ‘So This Is Christmas’ song… I could listen to it over and over and over without getting bored! Makes me kinda sad too… dunno why…

  • I love “White Christmas” for the dancing. My fave song is ‘O Holy Night.’ My favourite present ever was Hawaiian Barbie when I was about 8 or 9. I loved her!

  • Meleah

    Michael C

    I am looking out for you! That was a GREAT post! Its called link love baby.


    Yeay! Thank you for playing with me


    My friend/twin/fellow blogger MICHAEL C already OWNS the Leg Lamp I so covet. He sent me the fabulous links to buy the lamp and a link to buy it as a life sized blow up lawn ornament. Although I don’t think my mother will go for the lawn decorations!


    I know. That song has the same effect on me.


    Awww…Hawaiian Barbie.

  • Then in that case, I am feeling the link love…and thanks!

  • You and I are an awful lot alike! ;o) Love your answers.

  • Yeah I LOVE that song too 🙂

  • Meleah


    So now you can see why I stalk your blog so much.

    The having so much in common factor…yanno?

    Whats that old saying…”birds of a feather…flock together” or something like that.


    I knew YOU would.

  • umm, didn’t you forget the most important reindeer of them all?

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