Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 353 - MMOM Christmas Edition

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both! But must admit I love gift bags, they're SO easy!

2.Real or artificial tree?
The past few years have been a beautiful artificial tree donated by Barry Manilow (yes, you read that correctly) but I enjoy real ones too.

3.When do you put your tree up?
It varies, but typically just after Thanksgiving.

4.When do you take your tree down?
Ha, that varies too. I've had it up well into February out of sheer laziness at times!

5.Do you like eggnog?
No, and who invented it anyway?

6.Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, a very tiny and somewhat inaccurate one in which I can't tell who is supposed to be Mary and Joseph versus the shepperd but, I enjoy and appreciate it none the less.

7.Favorite Christmas Movie?
Wow, don't know that I can just pick one. I have a top three or four... Classics would be "White Christmas", as there's nothing better then Bing and Rosemary Clooney's duet, "Count Your Blessings" (does anyone sing like that anymore, and the dancing - wow!) followed by the old animated "Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer". In more modern movies, I love "Home Alone" and laugh out loud every time I watch, "Elf".

8.Favorite Christmas cookie?
I don't really do cookies...but I would guess the most basic frosted sugar cookie reminds me most of Christmas.

9.Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
At my apartment.

10.Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
Growing up, it was always a star a top our family tree. As my current tree was donated and came with a bow, that's how I've left it and grown to love it.

11.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
The rudeness of the crowds, who I assume have forgotten in their hustle and bustle what the real reason of the season is.

12.Do you like Fruitcake?
No, and obviously whoever invented it and eggnog were related. Gross.

13.What are you most excited about the holidays?
I can't really say. I think just reflecting on my blessings, and looking forward to another year is where I'm at right now.

14.Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Growing up, we did both however these days it seems presents come at random times, before and after Christmas!

15.Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
Well, seeing as I have not even started my shopping yet, I assume so.


  1. This is a really cool Chritmas list of questions.
    I love real trees but have had artificial for the last three years. Ready for a real one.
    May I use your list of Christmas questions and answer them on my blog. I just love them. I do like eggnog. I think it is an acquired taste. I know my hubby hates it!
    Merry Christmas and Blessings

  2. Hi Bethe, thanks for stopping by! Answer away - I get the Meet Me On Monday questions form "Java" at Never Growing Old (I have a link on the right side of my page) if you want to particpate weekly - it's been a fun thing for me to do. I hope your holiday preparations are going well. Merry Christmas!

  3. A tree donated by Barry Manilow - amazing!
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers.
    "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay." ~Ralph Blane

  4. I was going through MMOM withdrawl - so I've resurrected it on Acting Balanced until Java starts posting again - please feel free to stop by and check out this week's questions at