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Christmas Meme

Wrapping paper or gift bags? Little of each. I like variety under the tree.
Real tree or Artificial? Real. After the Holidays, the kids smear peanut butter and bird seed on pinecones that we hang on the tree and put it in the back yard for birds; then in spring we shop it up and add it to the compost.
When do you put up the tree? Still haven’t yet. Hopefully this week.
When do you take the tree down? After New Years. Once, we didn’t take it down till after Valentine’s Day!
Do you like egg nog? Yes, with rum and nutmeg.
Favorite gift received as a child? Probably a tie between Easy Bake Oven and a chemistry set. I cried (for joy) as a seven-year-old at Christmas because I begged for a chemistry set and got one.
Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
Hardest person to buy for? Tough call. I would say Dad or Casey, but they are appreciative no matter what.
Easiest person to buy for? Again, tough call. I would say the kids, but they complain about everything.
Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail them, if I even get that far.
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Oh boy. Well, I’ve been lucky – mostly.
Favorite Christmas Movie? I can’t possibly choose. I love all cheesy Christmas movies. ALL. It’s a weakness that I don’t mind embracing.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, but Mary and I once gave each other the exact same White Elephant gift.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Buckeyes, rum balls, gingerbread, Christmas cookies…you get the idea. Chocolate covered cherries!!
Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear, but I guess I always considered them white lights.
Favorite Christmas song? I feel the same about Christmas songs as I do about Christmas movies. I love them all. Just can’t help it.
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home, usually.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph.
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas Day
Most annoying thing about this time of year? People who are scrooges and have to voice their scrooginess.
Favorite thing about this time of year? I like all of it. I even manage to like the cold until New Years.
Favorite ornament, theme, or color? I like things that are traditional and old-fashioned for in my house. Out in the general world though, when decorations are done tastefully, it doesn’t matter what they are.
Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Any. Basically traditional, like Thanksgiving.
What do you want for Christmas this year? A clean house and not to have to do all the work myself.
Who will reply to this the quickest? No idea. Feel free to claim that victory.

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Hot Water
Cocoa mix, or whatever you use
Vanilla extract
Heavy cream
If you have some Andes candies to go with it, you might as well die now.

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