1- What is your favorite Christmas song?
"Holly, Jolly Christmas" and it has to be the Berl Ives version. I remember when we had our old Subaru that tape got stuck in the tape deck and we had to listen to it far into the summer. It was so funny - but that song reminds me of mom and Christmas at home!
2- When was your most memorable Christmas?
I think this year will be my most memorable because it will be the first one with my husband. I also have fond memories of being at my grandparent's houses (grandma Wadsworth and Grandma & Grandpa Wilson) I always feel the happiest at Christmas when with my family. This year I get to create all new memories.
5- What do you like best about the Christmas season?
The smells, to be honest. Peppermint, gingerbread, cinnamon and chocolate. Every one is baking and bringing treats over, it's just great! I also love baking, so getting the kitchen messy with love is always awesome!
6- Who is the hardest person to shop for on your Christmas list?
My brother, it's nicer now that he's married and I can get them family gifts, I had gotten to the point where gift certificates work, but I don't have to do that anymore. Matt's brother has been particularly troublesome to buy for this year.
7- If you could receive one gift without money being an issue, what would it be?
Pay-off on my student loans!
8- What is your idea of a perfect Christmas Eve?
Being with family - this year Matt and I will spend Christmas Eve with his mom Lisa and step-dad Gene. Mom always gives us pajamas on Christmas Eve, so Matt and I will take ours and open them at Lisa's this year.
9- Which do you like best, eggnog, or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate - I've never been a huge fan of eggnog.
10- Do you prefer a fancy Christmas tree, or one decorated by the kids?
Definitely child decorated, mom still has ornaments on the tree that we all made in elementary and pre-school. It's so fun to look through them and remember when we made them. It's the cute kid stuff that's fun at Christmas time!
11- What is your favorite family Christmas tradition?
We always watch a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve (all bundled in our new pjs). My favorite is "White Christmas," but we really love "The Santa Clause," also.
12- Do you like fruitcake?
13- Do you prefer skiing or snowboarding?
Snowboarding - it's easier for me to control one board than two skis.
14- Are you dreaming of a White Christmas, or do you say “Bah Humbug” to snow?
I'm so glad we finally got some snow! It's beautiful - but come January it better be gone!
15- What was your favorite gift from Santa when you were a child?
I got a miniature kitchen one year and I loved it! We kept that thing until my sister was about six - it was incredibly durable. I enjoyed taking people's orders and bringing them fake food.
16- What is your favorite Christmas movie?
"White Christmas," but I also have to say "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," the 60s animated, Boris Karloff one.
17- Have you ever eaten snow?
Yes - who hasn't?
18- Who do you wish could be with you this Christmas?
Every one in my fam.
19- When do you put up your Christmas lights and decorations?
The day after Thanksgiving, although Matt and I didn't get our tree up until Dec. 8th - it was needed at another party and we volunteered it.
20- Real or artificial Christmas tree?
Artificial - easier clean-up, set up, pre-lit, who could ask for more?
This is a fun way to get in touch with your Christmas-y self! Have fun and merry Christmas. Thanks Shantel!