Christmas Q & A

I came across this Christmas survey on It’s a Crafty Life this weekend and I thought I’d fill it out for fun.  Here are 22 things you might not have known about the holidays at Heardmont!

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
I don’t think I’ve ever tried egg nog, so hot chocolate it is!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
He wraps them.  Once we have kids we’ll definitely follow the Santa tradition of using different wrapping paper for Santa only and disguising our handwriting on the tags.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
We like white lights on our tree, but again, once we have kids I can see us having colored lights for sure!

Tree Wide

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No, but we do have a gold-dipped mistletoe ornament given to us by the jeweler who sold Stephen my engagement ring.  It’s on the tree every year right near the top and reminds us of our first Christmas together.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
I was ready to put them up when my mom arrived the day before Thanksgiving this year, but Stephen said we had to wait until after Thanksgiving dinner.  He was sweet enough to pull them all down from the attic right after dinner though!

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
It’s a tie between Campbell’s green bean casserole and Paula Deen’s corn casserole.  Oh, and the sweet potatoes are good too. 🙂

Turkey

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
I loved it when Grandma and Grandpa would show up on Christmas morning with their boxes and garbage bags full of presents.  That meant the fun could begin! 

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I’m not sure on this one, but I have a feeling my older cousins might have had something to do with it.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
When we were little, my mom would let us open the “out of town” gifts (sent to us by aunts and uncles) the night before Christmas.  Now Stephen and I open our gifts to each other sometime before actual Christmas with our families. 

Gifts Christmas 2010

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
I like a combination of ornaments in a certain color scheme and sentimental ornaments all on the same tree.  Maybe one day we’ll have another tree just for personal ornaments. 

11. Snow! love it or dread it?
LOVE it!  In Arkansas we don’t get a ton of snow, so we love to see it on the ground.  Our pup Molly loves it too! 

Snow Jan 2011

12. Can you ice skate?
Yup – there’s an ice rink about 15 minutes from where we went to college and I learned to skate there my freshman year.  Skiing is another matter entirely though!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I remember being totally shocked one year when two bikes appeared under the tree one year for my brother and me.  I just couldn’t figure out how Santa could get presents as big as bikes in his sleigh! 

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Counting my blessings and celebrating the birth of Jesus! 

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
My mom makes a pretty mean pumpkin pie. 

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
In recent years it’s been heading down to the Fayetteville square to see the Lights of the Ozarks.  It’s a winter wonderland down there every year.

Lights

17. What tops your tree?
A capiz shell cross with the nativity scene in the center. 

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
My favorite is probably giving because I like making gifts or finding things our friends and family will love.

19. Candy canes: yuck or yum?
I like them, but my favorites are the fruity flavored ones! 

20. Favorite christmas movie?
White Christmas, hands down.  As a little girl, the singing and the dancing captivated me, and as an adult, it’s the movie that was on when Stephen proposed!

white_christmas

21. Saddest christmas song?
Blue Christmas

22. What is your favorite christmas song?
Let It Snow – it just makes you feel cozy!

I’m curious to see how you guys would answer these questions.  Do we share any favorite Christmas traditions?  If you play along, leave a link so I can come visit and see your answers!

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13 Responses to Christmas Q & A

  1. cassie says:

    this was so fun to read!!! i copy and pasted and added to my post for tomorrow- how fun! 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    My favorite song is Let it Snow, too! 🙂 And I would have to say, my least favorite is Little Drummer Boy…the Ba Rum Pum Pum parts just sound soooo serious!

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  4. nora says:

    I love the holiday season and your mistletoe story! That is so cute!

    Our favorite movie is “White Christmas” after the BF took us to go see it one Christmas.

  5. Morgan says:

    I love this! Green bean casserole and corn casserole are most definitely amazing. =) That is so cool that the jeweler gave Stephen the mistletoe ornament! It’s so sweet when people care enough to do meaningful things like that. And I love White Christmas! Such a good movie. =) I’m going to have to watch that one again with Eric soon – I don’t think he’s ever seen it!

  6. Tracy K says:

    I just started my blog so I’m not sure how to link up!? Hope you’ll still stop by!

  7. Jenny B. says:

    Funny you should mention White Christmas. My husband just asked me yesterday if I had ever seen it. Neither of us have, and he said he’s heard a lot of people say it’s their favorite. I’m thinking we might have to see it this year! 🙂 I just got Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol in the mail – two of my favorites.

  8. Kim says:

    I’m so glad you played along! Your tree topper sounds really pretty, I would love to see a close up of it. As for the snow, I live in Ohio and see waaaaay too much of it…I’ll try sending it your way next time instead! 🙂

  9. Adele says:

    We’ll have to serve you some eggnog, my dear, pasteurized of course!!

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  11. Laura O says:

    I love this! The Fayetteville Square is beautiful all lit up!

    I did a Q & A of my own!! http://lorrinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-q.html

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