Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Survey

Okay, I'm feeling a little brain dead so I’m doing the Christmas getting to know you…All about Brynn. Things you never wanted to know.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper for Christmas. I use bags almost exclusively for birthdays because I’m always wrapping at the last minute—because I’m a last minute shopper.

2. Real or fake tree? I prefer real and…if I can get away with it…none at all.

3. When do you put up the tree? As close to Christmas as humanly possible. Once I even put it up on Christmas eve, after the kids went to bed. The tree isn't a big, warm, huggy thing at my house. It’s where the presents go.

4. When do you take the tree down? The first week of January.

5. Do you like eggnog? I really love it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I don’t know if I have one. My mom and dad always gave great gifts.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Several.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My grandma.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My husband.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever got? The prize-winner on Sommer’s blog. Moldy oranges that arrived three weeks after Christmas. Runner up…the monogrammed silverware I got my sophomore year of high school. Monogrammed with the initial for my maiden name.

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail or hand deliver.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? October.

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

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Nut roll.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear or all blue.

17. Favorite Christmas song? (Gotta do more than one) Carol of the Bells, Mary Did You Know? Do They Know It’s Christmas?

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? My brother’s on Christmas Eve. Stay home on Christmas Day.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Absolutely.

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

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Trying to do my regular shopping.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Traditions and togetherness.

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Anny Cook Winter Hearts
Sandra Cox Boji Stones
Bronwyn Green Ronan’s Grail
Heather Hiestand Cards Never Lie
Barbara Huffert Deal of a Lifetime
Amarinda Jones Mad About Mirabelle
Kelly Kirch Time for Love
Cindy Spencer Pape Cowboy’s Christmas Bride
Brynn Paulin Fallen
Jacquéline Roth Access Denied
KZ Snow Mrs. Claws
Lacey Thorn Earth Moves


Bronwyn's Blog said...

I promise never to give you moldy oranges...or silverware.

LynTaylor said...

OMG! I used to love that movie (Rudolf ;)) I was only saying the other day 'I wish they'd put on the good ol' Christmas shows. Remember Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer?' and my husband just looked at me blankly. Yes, he's younger than me *rolls eyes*

anny cook said...

Moldy oranges are just sad on so many levels. We used to always get one in our stocking... orange that is, not moldy.

No real trees at our house, alas. The pine does a number on my breathing.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Amarinda Jones said...

I can name Santa's reindeer too -
- Wally, Ronald, Arthur, Leticia, Dulcie and Manfred. No? prove me wrong then

Kelly Kirch said...

Don't know the reindeer and didn't grow up on rudolf. In the desert it just doesn't seem so important. Give me a sandstorm warning device anytime. I hate those things.

And moldy oranges.... well, I just can't comment on that.