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The Christmas meme

Soob (using a Christmas picture I used a while back) has tagged me with the Christmas meme, here we go…

  1. Wrapping or gift bags? – An even mix of both
  2. Real or artificial tree? – Real, no question, it’s just not Christmas without a fire hazard somewhere
  3. When do you put up the tree? – Actually I haven’t had a tree in years. I do have a Festivus pole.
  4. When do you take the tree down? – It used to be new years day, not it’s not that relevant
  5. Do you like egg nog? – a little bit on Christmas Eve and Day
  6. Favorite gift received as a child? – Probably an erector set. That was a long time ago though.
  7. Do you have a nativity scene? – Hah, no.
  8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? – There are no bad gifts, but “Poisonous Plans, the book” comes closest. The Hustler trading card set I got one year was probably the most inappropriate. Fortunately I was advised to open that early.
  9. Mail or email Christmas cards? – Neither. I ‘ve never sent those out
  10. Favorite Christmas Movie? – The Wild Strawberries, I don’t know why, but it gives everything a sense of contrast.
  11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? – Usually the last day I can get free shipping on things.
  12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? – Corn pudding and broccoli casserole, by a substantial margin
  13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? – Colored
  14. Favorite Christmas song(s)? – This one – also the Tom Lehrer Christmas Carol and Sorriest Christmas by the Diggers
  15. Travel at Christmas or stay home? – I usually travel about 20 miles to be with family.
  16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? РProbably, but I choose not to.
  17. Angel on the tree top or a star? – Star
  18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? – Morning
  19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? – Hearing baby boom generation pundits talk about a “War on Christmas” because the holiday isn’t exactly how they remember it when they were twelve.
  20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? – Invisible!
  21. What do you leave for Santa? – A copy of Atlas Shrugged
  22. Least favorite holiday song? – No idea
  23. Favorite ornament? – One that doesn’t fall
  24. Family tradition? – The weird round robin phone calls with distant relatives. And the togetherness.
  25. Ever been to Midnight Mass or late-night Christmas Eve services? – Every Christmas actually.

I think everyone else has been tagged.