Thanks to LP…
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Definitely hot chocolate. We make our own special blend that often appears as Christmas presents; be warned…
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa wraps. Growing up my brother and I had the unique tradition of stapling and duct-taping brown paper bags shut as wrapping… Santa wraps normally for everyone else.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Little white ones. I just think they’re classier.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No–holly and evergreen. It’d have to be fake anyway given the cat and the kids… It’s ok–plenty of kissing goes on without it. :-D
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Well, Advent in an academic household always sucks. We’re either taking exams or grading them or doing millions of services. So things get up whenever the hell they get up.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
I’ve always been partial to a great cheese tray.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Christmas dinner in the dining room and my brother whaling away on the dog–who had crept into the dining room where she knew she didn’t belong–right in the middle of a drawn-out blessing. The sheer dissonance of it…
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I forget but I have an older brother. That pretty much sums it up.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Naked. Um, no… We put lights and ornaments and such on it.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
12. Can you ice skate?
Yes. I just choose not to.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Hanging out with family and going to rockin’ liturgies.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Attending Midnight Mass at Rosemont.
17. What tops your tree?
A Martha Stewart angel thing that Lil’ G picked out last year.
18.Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
I’ve got little kids and a cat, so definitely giving.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
O Magnum Mysterium
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
I tag bls, Gracious Light, and anyone else who still reads me…