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I have wrapped my presents and can't be bothered writing cards yet, so have a Christmas meme by was of [livejournal.com profile] trobadora:



1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Mulled wine. I've always thought Egg Nog sounded pretty disgusting, and hot chocolate has no association with Christmas for me (though I love it any time).

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Santa fills stockings, and maybe puts one or two bigger presents under the tree (all wrapped).

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

White in my house, coloured in my parents'.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

Nope.

When do you put your decorations up?

Usually about the second week in December, or as soon as the cards start arriving in the post.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?

Not a dish, but my favourite Christmas foods are the trimmings: stuffing and pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce, bread sauce... (which obviously go best with roast chicken - never been a fan of turkey).

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?

Hmm. Probably the first time I was old enough to go to the carol service that finished at midnight, and we came out to find snow just swirling down out of the night sky - very atmospheric!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

I really can't remember, but I remember quite clearly being in denial and being quite upset when someone finally pushed me into admitting that I didn't believe anymore.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

No, though since I go home for Christmas I do open the presents I'm given by people who live near me before I travel, rather than have to carry them on public transport. But that isn't necessarily Christmas Eve.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

We've had a set of little wooden ornaments since I was a child that I love - little angels with cute round heads, littler ones sitting on stars, a tiny Santa, some bells. And some baubles and tinsel.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?

Love it in small amounts when it blankets the ground and looks pretty. Hate it when I have to slip-slide my car out of parallel parking to drive to work in it.

12. Can you ice skate?

I did okay as a child (though stopping was always tricky) but I doubt I could now.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?

I had a different favourite every year - the one when I was five was hardly going to be my favourite later, was it? Ones I particularly remember - the Sindy horse, my mum knitting a wardrobe for my Sindy doll (very amazing), The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy original radio show on tape, Jane Eyre, The Lord of the Rings books.

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?

No work! And seeing my niece and nephew get so excited.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Hate all the traditional ones - I don't like mince pies, or Christmas cake or Christmas pudding. So anything else is good!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Carol singing.

17. What tops your tree?

A silver star made out of cardboard covered in foil that my sister made when she was about fifteen.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?

Both?

19. Candy Canes?

Never seen a real one.

20. Favorite Christmas show?

Er. Shows specifically about Christmas, or just Christmas specials? I'm partial to a bit of Doctor Who on Christmas day now.

21. Saddest Christmas song?

In the Bleak Midwinter

22. What is your favourite Christmas song?

In the Bleak Midwinter! (I like sad songs.)

23. Favorite Christmas movie?

The Lord of the Rings. (I watched them all the first time near Christmas, that counts.)

24. How long do you leave up Christmas decorations?

They have to come down on Jan 6th.

25. What kind of cookies do you leave for Santa?

I think we left chocolate coated ginger biscuits. This may have been a result of prompting from my Dad as they are his favourites... and a carrot for the reindeer.

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