Wishing You a Meme-y Christmas

My friend Lisa sent me a fun Christmas meme over the weekend. She, as it turns out, is my psychic twin. :)

Anyway, you know how these things work. I’ll share my answers, in hopes that you’ll also share yours. It’s fine if you want to post here, or you can pack up the questions and take them over to your blog. Just be sure to give us a link so we’ll know where to find them! I truly enjoy these glimpses into other people’s worlds.

Oh, and this is geared toward Christmas, but feel free to convert it to anything you’d like it to be.
And you don’t have to answer all the questions, if you’d rather not. Far be it from me to instigate any stresses. Not on purpose, anyway.

On to the Christmas (or other holiday or anytime of year) Meme:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I use a combination of both.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Macrame, which I guess makes it artificial. It’s hanging on my bulletin board. I got it at a yard sale for $1.00 last fall. :) I do have a tabletop tree–two of them, in fact–and decorations, but I usually don’t bother putting them up.

3. When do you put up the tree? Sometime in early December, I think. When it involves a thumbtack and a macrame tree, it doesn’t really register as an “event.”

4. When do you take the tree down? We’re supposed to take them down?

5. Do you like eggnog? Nope, it’s Memaw’s Boiled Custard for me, which is eggnog without nutmeg and cinnamon, but with the addition of vanilla. My grandmother serves hers with floating orange slices and has been known to lace her glass with “something stronger.”

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first 10-speed bicycle. My friend Alan got one too, and we spent most of a warm-ish Christmas Day out riding. I think I was 14 at the time.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad- has everything, wants nothing

8. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom- never met a gift she didn’t love

9. How do you decorate your tree–matchy-matchy or hodgepodge? When I do put up an official tree, it’s hodgepodge all the way, mostly ornaments friends have made for me

10. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve

11. Favorite Christmas song? Oh, Holy Night

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

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? September-ish

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes, I’m pretty sure I have.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies! Fudge! Big ol’ southern style Christmas morning breakfast! I like those bbq smokies, too!

16. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home, well seven miles south of home, which doesn’t quite count as travel even though it’s in another state.

17. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph. (I could also probably name the seven dwarfs, if pressed, but I’m embarrassed to admit I probably couldn’t name all 12 Apostles. I suppose that says something about me. Something possibly not nice. Does it count that I could probably name at least half of them? Well, there’s time to work on it before Easter, which is pretty much the only time some of them get any attention. But I digress. :))

18. What do you want to do for Christmas this year? Peace of mind. I’ll work on the rest of the world next year.

And that’s it for me! I’m dashing out and about, but this time I’m remembering to take my iphone with me. Your responses could save my line-standing sanity! :)


0 thoughts on “Wishing You a Meme-y Christmas

  1. 1) Bags! Sooo much easier!
    2)Artificial. No needles,looks real
    3)2 days before Xmas(if I'm lucky)
    4)Sometime before Next Xmas!
    5)Love eggnog, hate the calories!
    6)Easy Bake Oven!
    7)No problem…Gift/Gift card/Cash.
    8)The cats!Love to play with gift bags and wrapping paper!
    9)Ribbons/Ornaments/Lights MUST match!
    10)Christmas Day
    11)Jingle Bell Rock
    12)The Polar Express
    13)2 Weeks before, love the rush!
    15)Pies with real whipped cream!
    17)Always forget 1 or 2 ! :-(
    18)This year, rest & DVD's after volunteering!
    Wishing you the Best this Holiday Season!

  2. Ok, I'll try to do this quickly.
    1. both, I don't discriminate, grandkids love to rip the paper!
    2. 2 Artificial trees, one up in the upstairs family room, one in the downstairs family room.
    5. forgot the questions fro 3 & 4, but hot apple cider. Additives, too, if calories allow.
    6. 3 speed bike when I was 8
    9. Matching this year.
    10. Christmas Eve
    11. Please Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas by John Denver. My kids substitute Please Mommy. :)
    12. White Christmas
    15. English Trifle
    16. Home this year, PHoenix next. We alternate Christmas and T'giving

    That's all I can remember, and thanks to dadivastreet for reminding me of some of the questions. I'm old, my memory has faded. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. 1. Both. This year I’m trying to do without as many boxes so less waste. I also reuse a lot of gift bags.

    2. Real

    3. Mid December

    4. New Years Day at the latest. Some times before, never after.

    5. It’s ok, not my favorite.

    6. Hmmm… not sure. But probably my red Schinn 3 speed bike.

    7. My mom’s husband.

    8. The Little Miss

    9. Not to matchy matchy, but it all has to go together.

    10. Christmas Eve with The Husband’s side of the family and Christmas morning with The Husband and The Little Miss

    11. I love them all except for Santa Baby

    12. Love Actually, if that qualifies.

    13. Around Thanksgiving

    14. Yes.

    15. Homemade toffee

    16. Home although next year there’s talk of getting out of dodge and making it really quiet.

    17. No. I have too much other stuff to remember.

    18. Patience, serenity. Over all simplicity of my life.

    Thanks for this… it was fun!

    And Merry Christmas!

  4. I'll give it a shot too :)

    1. Wrapping
    2. Artificial
    3. Thanksgiving weekend
    4. A few days after Christmas
    5. Not really….
    6. Cabbage Patch Doll with Corn Silk hair (remember those?!)
    7. My mother in law (she doesn't like ANYTHING)
    8. Me
    9. Hodgepodge all the way
    10. Christmas morning
    11. Jingle Bells
    12. It's a Wonderful Life – I love that movie!
    13. Um…. the week before :(
    14. Yes :)
    15. All those bad things I shouldn't have that contain sugar
    16. Stay home
    17. No… Rudolph is the only one I can remember.
    18. Get through the holidays without gaining!

    Have a great holiday! I also wanted to tell you I got a chance to look through your befores & afters and they are something to be proud of!

  5. 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper with deceptive, oversized packaging. I like to punish myself and the recipient. Share the love.

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. One day I will own many aluminum trees.

    3. When do you put up the tree? Couple days after November.

    4. When do you take the tree down? I leave that to the househusband.

    5. Do you like eggnog? Depends on the brand/recipe. Most store-bought nogs are toxic corn-syrup infused concoctions.

    6. Favorite gift received as a child? Simon, the electronic game.

    7. Hardest person to buy for? The husband. He prefers obscure things that can only be found in stores outside an immediate 100-mile radius of our home. Jerk.

    8. Easiest person to buy for? My sister and niece.

    9. How do you decorate your tree–matchy-matchy or hodgepodge? There's a theme there. A retro, punk-rock, scary santa ornaments theme. With candy canes.

    10. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.

    11. Favorite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York by the Pogues, and Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney.

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story

    13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday!

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Oh yes.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies

    16. Travel at Christmas or stay home? In the middle, we travel, but only about 30 miles away.

    17. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? What Cammy said.

    18. What do you want to do for Christmas this year? Not a thing. Someone else to serve me eggnog, cookies and presents. Never works out that way, though.

  6. Happy Holidays! I definitely only ever use bags. Or I wrap things in the newspaper that I write for. Tehe.

    I saw a theatre performance of It's A Wonderful Life last month and it was great! I've always enjoyed that story.

  7. Just popping in to say, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all that jazz! Oh, and thanks for explaining the Boiled Custard thing for me. :)