Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas North Poll

Get it? North Pole, poll questionnaire? Yeah, I know it doesn't work. But I really wanted it to.

Courtesy of Christy...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I like to get gift wrapping and ribbons to match my Christmas tree every year. I know. I'm an overachiever.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. We got this cool tree at Lowe's when we moved into our new house. It's tall and slim and the slim part about it is pretty cool because I can cover the whole tree without having to own 20 years worth of ornaments.

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the week after Thanksgiving. Like now.

4. Do you like eggnog? I've never had homemade eggnog. The stuff in the carton is grody.

5. Favorite gift received as a child? Can't think of just one. I had a lot of awesome gifts growing up. My favorites tended to be arts & crafts related

6. Hardest person to buy for? Uncles

7. Easiest person to buy for? Mom. I usually buy her clothes and a piece of Christmas Spode.

8. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. A carved wood one from Paraguay, a small clay one from Mexico, a large clay one from Mexico and Grandma's glass one

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

11. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas. I like to sing along.

12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually around late November. Sometimes I pick up things here and there throughout the year, then forget where I hid them.

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No. But, I do send some to Second Blessing.

14. Best Christmas traditions? Helping Mom set up her tree. Playing games on Christmas eve.

15. Lights on the tree? Pre-lit tree

16. Favorite Christmas song? Hmmmm. I love What Child is This

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel to Victoria, TX usually every other year.

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher & Dancer & Prancer & Vixen, Comet & Cupid & Donner & Blitzen and Rudolph. If I don't say it that way with all the "ands", I'll forget them. Oh, and do you know about Olive, the Other Reindeer?

19. Angel on the tree top or a star? Usually a star with a huge bow, but I found a beautiful gold glittery crown at the Nutcracker Market this year that I'm going to use. I'm pretty excited about that.

20. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning, unless we are in Victoria, then we open the Garza presents on Christmas Eve.

21. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Christmas Day is so short.

22. Favorite ornament theme or color? I change it up every year. Just keepin' it real. I really love my lion ornaments.

23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I guess that would be honey baked ham.

24. Favorite Christmas breakfast? I don't really eat breakfast. But, brunch tends to be leftovers.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Clothes and a trip to Disney World! Thanks for voting for my cookie! I have my fingers crossed! Not really, because that would be hard to do when your typing.

How do you do Christmas?


  1. Well I have an artificial.In fact 2 one in the dining room as well.I have them both up now.I havent had eggnog for years,not that fond of it.My barbie was a favorite gift.LOL.I have many nativity scenes its not christmas without them.Chriostmas tradition would be going to my families home for Christmas.My mother is greek and we have awesome food.I have white lights on both trees this year thought I would be dif. Last year I had one colored and one white.I love Oh Come all Ye faithful,its my favorte Christmas song.I never eat Christmas morning, lol never did when the girls were young either.On the tree is a star on the one and an old fashioned angel on the other.favorite dinner would be the greek food my mother prepares and the greek cookies OMG so good,LOL.Thats about it.I dont really have a specific thing for Christmas except maybe peace on earth and blessings for us all.

  2. Your tree always looks like a professional decorated it; you have some serious skillz my friend.