Posted by: malia | December 21, 2006

a christmas meme

from here.

Wrapping Paper or gift bags? i like gift bags. easy to wrap, easy to reuse.

Real tree or artificial? real trees smell nice but i still don’t see why it needs to be cut down just so we can put it in our house and then throw it out later. why not just let it grow in the forest? i don’t know. i just don’t see how it relates to why we have christmas. let it grow in the forest as big as it can! let the animals have their home back! don’t bring it into the house and cause a fire hazard and leave lots of rubbish and then have to find a place to mulch it later. just let it live! [/soapbox]

When do you put up the tree? after that rant, what do you think is the answer to this question? 😉

Do you like eggnog? yes, i do. i especially like the eggnog shakes from jack-in-the-box.

Favorite gift received as a child? hmmm. i can’t remember–one doesn’t really stand out. i think i got a doll practically every year 😉

Do you have a nativity scene? no, i don’t.

Hardest person to buy for? practically everyone. i’m so used to knowing someone liking something, going out and searching high and low for that thing…then gifting it, and learning that they don’t like that thing any more. i gave up! i now just give them money because they can go out and get what they want! they’d like that more. i especially have a hard time getting things for boys. girls can be easy with the cutesie hello kitty stuff, but boys? ugh. hard.

Easiest person to buy for? well, giving money makes it very easy. 😛 but to buy an actual present…then that’d have to be my son, because i know what he likes, and when he changes what he likes. plus, he just tells me what he likes, and he’s so thrilled to get something, no matter how small, that it’s rather easy to get a gift for, even for someone who doesn’t know what he likes.

Mail or email Christmas cards? i don’t send christmas cards, but i do mail thank you cards out.

Worst Christmas gift you ever received? i can’t think of one.

Favorite Christmas movie? i think i might’ve only seen the christmas story. does home alone count? if so, i think i’ve only seen 2 christmas movies. oh wait! i did see the polar express. so that makes it three 😀 and i think that would be my favorite.

When do you start shopping for Christmas? i usually start the friday after thanksgiving (“black friday”). i didn’t this year, though. i’m still only halfway done, when i’m usually all finished by now.

Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? i don’t think so.

Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? mochi

Clear lights or colored on the tree? again, none for me. but as to others’ trees…well, it doesn’t matter actually. if it is colored, i like it better if it’s all the same color.

Favorite Christmas song? lots…that i answered below.

Travel at Christmas or stay home? we travel, but it’s not like going to another state or anything, which is what i think of when i hear “travel.”

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer? 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 the red-nosed reindeer…

Angel on the tree top or a star? at my mom’s house, they still use the angel i made in 4th grade!

Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? christmas morning. kids have it too easy nowadays.

Most annoying thing about this time of year? people.

Favorite ornament theme or color? well, if i did have a tree, i’d make everything blue and have dolphin ornaments, i guess.

Favorite Christmas dinner? steak. my aunty’s been making lamb the past few christmas dinners–pretty good.

What do you want for Christmas this year? that my mom has a healthy year next year.

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