Soob (using a Christmas picture I used a while back) has tagged me with the Christmas meme, here we go…
Wrapping or gift bags? – An even mix of both
Real or artificial tree? – Real, no question, it’s just not Christmas without a fire hazard somewhere
When do you put up the tree? – Actually I haven’t had a tree in years. I do have a Festivus pole.
When do you take the tree down? – It used to be new years day, not it’s not that relevant
Do you like egg nog? – a little bit on Christmas Eve and Day
Favorite gift received as a child? – Probably an erector set. That was a long time ago though.
Do you have a nativity scene? – Hah, no.
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.
Mail or email Christmas cards? – Neither. I ‘ve never sent those out
Favorite Christmas Movie? – The Wild Strawberries, I don’t know why, but it gives everything a sense of contrast.
When do you start shopping for Christmas? – Usually the last day I can get free shipping on things.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? – Corn pudding and broccoli casserole, by a substantial margin
Clear lights or colored on the tree? – Colored
Favorite Christmas song(s)? – This one – also the Tom Lehrer Christmas Carol and Sorriest Christmas by the Diggers
Travel at Christmas or stay home? – I usually travel about 20 miles to be with family.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? – Probably, but I choose not to.
Angel on the tree top or a star? – Star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? – Morning
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.
Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? – Invisible!
What do you leave for Santa? – A copy of Atlas Shrugged
Least favorite holiday song? – No idea
Favorite ornament? – One that doesn’t fall
Family tradition? – The weird round robin phone calls with distant relatives. And the togetherness.
Ever been to Midnight Mass or late-night Christmas Eve services? – Every Christmas actually.