I'm not feeling creative enough to write much these days, so I just stole this from Mary.
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate, especially if it has peppermint or cinnamon in it. And it should definitely have whipped cream on top.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps them unless they are too big.
3. Colored lights or white lights on tree/house? Colored on the tree. But they can't blink or be those big bubble lights.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No. I'm certain the cat would find some way to get a hold of it and poison herself.
5. When do you put up your decorations? First or second weekend in December.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Probably mashed sweet potatoes...which are suspiciously like dessert.
7. Favorite childhood holiday memory. Being up early with my brother and sister to check out the presents when it was still to early to get our parents out of bed.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I was probably around 8, and I think I figured it out at Easter. The Easter Bunny seemed less realistic than Santa.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Yes.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? We did the lights first starting at the bottom, then the ornaments.
11. Snow: love it or dread it? Love it. If it's going to be that cold, it damn well better be snowing.
12. Can you ice skate? Sort of. I don't fall over, but I don't think I look particularly graceful doing it.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Not one in particular.
14. What's the most important thing to you about the holidays? Getting to see family and friends.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Anything with apples.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Baking goodies while listening to Christmas music. I'd also like to start a tradition of doing a Christmas walk like last year . I'll have to work on Brian to go with me next weekend.
17. What tops your tree? Right now, a stuffed monkey named Weed.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving gifts? Giving. I love picking out presents for people. Not that I have any complaints about receiving gifts.
19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I love "Silent Night." I think that's because just hearing it makes me think of the end of the Christmas Eve service with everyone singing by candlelight. Although I've also been enjoying the tunes on the Brian Setzer Orchestra's Christmas albums this year, especially their version of The Nutcracker.