Monday, December 08, 2008

Welcome to the Christmas edition of me writing this down on my blog just for the heck of it.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping Paper all the way. Gift bags are only for kid birthday party that you only remember the day of and you buy a present an hour before dropping your child off at the party.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
100$ real. Growing up we always had a fake tree and while I don't think I really cared much as a kid, I love the smell and picking out the tree.

3. When do you put up the tree?
First week of December. Usually on or around the first. This year we were late, we didn't get it up until the 7th.

4. When do you take the tree down?
Sometime around New Years.

5. Do you like eggnog?
I do. But I find have to cut it with milk, otherwise its too thick.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
The two I remember. The year we moved from Golf Street to Krug Park Place, a 3 story turn of the century mansion. We didn't have a lot of money, and all the kids got a single present : ice skates. I remember us kids knowing it was a tight Christmas and us wrapping some of our toys to give to each other. The other is the year later I got a chemistry set and microscope. I remember fondly sitting in my room burning sulfer and looking at the single cell ameoba from the pond.

7. Hardest person to buy for?
Hmm. Probably me for other people. Stac is easy, jewlry from Sundance.

8. Easiest person to buy for?

9. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, more than one but I honestly don't know how many.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Email all the way! Its like asking me whether I write snail mail letters any more? No! I'd never get it done otherwise.

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I think it had to be when I was 21 and I got home off my mission after being gone for 2 years right before Christmas and I didn't get a stocking cause my Mom thought I was too old. I was way dissapointed.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
A Christmas Story. "You'll shoot your eye out!"

13. When do you start shopping?
Not till mid Nov through first of December.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
No. Wedding presents yes, but Christmas never.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Pumpkin Pie

16. Lights on the tree?
Absolutely! What else would you put on your tree?

17. Favorite Christmas song?
I love the "oldies", Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole. I grew up on all of those. But I love love love Charlie Brown Christmas.

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home?
When we finally got a home in California. I decided that "home for the holidays' was our house. No more traveling. I wanted our kids to have their own memories and traditions in our own home. Come down our stairs in the morning etc.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
On Dasher and Donner. On Cupid and Blitzen.... um nope.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
One gift Christmas Eve : PJs and everythign else Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Just like Thanksgiving. Turkey and all the fixings.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Nothing really I pretty much already have everything I like.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this?
I don't really care. :) I am doing this to record my Christmas thoughts and memories this year.

27. Who is least likely to respond to this?
See #26.


Blogger thom said...

1) You know you want some outdoor gear.
2) Do not under estimate the power of a real letter, snail mail and all.
3) Good call on the when to open presents.

cheers and happy holidays to you and your family

8:12 AM  
Blogger Heath694 said...

Mark, you're too funny! Nice post to help you remember how you feel about Christmas.

8:51 AM  

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