My friend, Joanne, did this meme last week and I thought it looked fun! You're welcome to play along too if you'd like!
Colored lights or white lights? I like white better, but we've used colored in the past because John prefers colored lights on our tree!
Real tree or fake tree? Always fake...we have allergy issues.
What is your least favorite thing about the holidays? Stress and the extra pounds I tend to put on from eating all that yummy food.
What is the one thing that you would like to see under the tree this year? A Fernando Ortega cd.
What is your favorite thing to do/build in the snow? Sledding at Toboggan Hill. Or tubing at Winter Park.
What is your favorite holiday drink? Spiced tea.
What is your favorite holiday smell? Cinnamon. Or Christmas trees. Or both.
Who is your favorite reindeer? Probably Rudolph.
What is your Christmas Eve ritual? We usually go to church, eat a snack supper, sprinkle reindeer food, leave cookies for Santa, read the Christmas story from the book of Luke, and read the Night Before Christmas, stack everyone's gifts in individual piles and put our stockings close to our gifts, then tuck the kids in bed. John and I usually wrap some last minute stuff then spend some time together on the sofa either talking or watching one of our favorite movies.
Are you a Friday after Thanksgiving shopper? Not anymore.
What is your favorite holiday food? Spritz cookies, chex mix, and sausage balls.
How did you find out that Santa wasn't real? What? He's not real??
Who do you want to be under the mistletoe with? John!
Have you bought all your presents yet? Yes, but I've still got a lot of wrapping to do.
Do you spend Christmas with a lot of family? Sometimes. This year it's just the five of us, though we'll be joining some friends from church for lunch on Christmas Day.
Do you still make snowmen and snow angels? Of course!
Do you still have snow ball fights? Absolutely.
What's your favorite Christmas movie? I like the ones that make me laugh like A Christmas Story or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. John and I try to watch Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell every year, and it's not really a Christmas movie, but it's one of our favorite Christmas traditions.
What do you plan to do for New Year's Eve? Don't know yet. Hopefully something fun!
What's the most expensive thing you've ever gotten for Christmas? A Coach bag.
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? Depends on what time the kids wake us up...usually 6ish.
What do you usually get in your stocking? Small stuff...coupons from the kids and other things they've made, and one year I got a ticket to a Captivating Retreat (oops, that might actually be the most expensive thing I've ever received.)
What is your favorite religious Christmas carol? Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
What is your favorite non-religious Christmas song? It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
How long do you leave up your Christmas decorations? Not long...I like to take them down the day after Christmas. I know, I'm a Grinch.