Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas (iv) - Getting to know you!

Popped over to Gill - That British Woman's blog and came across this:

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just change all the answers so that they apply to you. You are all's Christmas after all and I don't want to leave anyone out!

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both if there happens to be more than one parcel per person or if we have several going to one household.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial - I do love real ones and the scent of them and don't even mind the needle drop - for me it's just easier.

3. When do you put up the tree? It varies - this year the first weekend in December.

4. When do you take the tree down? Again it varies - but usually leave it up as long as possible.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes but haven't had any for ages. Perhaps I'll put it on the shopping list for this year!

6. Favourite gift received as a child? I suppose it must be the one I remember best - a doll's crib, draped in blue. My cousin had one in pink. They were both from Santa!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My mother. She tells me there is nothing she wants then a week or two before Christmas buys herself something which would have been perfect! Sound familiar to anyone?

8. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter or the grand-children.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes - we have two. One is traditional and the other is for tealights.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards. Mostly mail but some email too - some of the animated cards are fun.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't know.

12. Favourite Christmas Movie? Scrooge - and I'll always watch "The Great Escape" whatever the time of year!

13. When do you start shopping? I suppose as soon as Christmas over if I see something in the sales but usually like to leave it until November. Love the Christmas atmosphere - not the crowds though.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Possibly.

15. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas pudding with brandy cream.

16. Lights on the tree? 200

17. Favourite Christmas song? I don't really have a favourite but love to hear Kirsty McCall's " Fairy Tale of New York", Johnny Mathis "When a Child is Born" and any carol being sung by a choir.

18, Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually at home, with family round. A couple of times at daughter's and one year travelled to Australia on Boxing Day.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yes, I think so - if given time to think about it.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Small angel with a star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Worrying about whether I've bought the right thing!

23. Favourite ornament theme or color? Red and gold

24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? Turkey with ALL the trimmings and Christmas pud with brandy cream.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? It would be nice to know that everyone, children especially, were being cared for but for me - a new cosy dressing gown and some new books.

I thought that was fun - hope you join in - will look forward to reading your responses!


Maggie May said...

That was interesting to read your answers.
I also have an artificial tree, less hassle.
Not sure if I have time to do one as I have just posted today. I will give it some thought though!

Google Mummy said...

love this article. great way of getting to know the Christmas you!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Maggie - I thought it was a good idea to hear about fellow bloggers Christmas traditions - it is interesting.

A x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Google Mummy - first of all thanks for your visit. I shall have to visit you now and see how you deal with all things Christmassy.

A x

Jay said...

'... then goes and buys something a week before Christmas which would have been perfect'

Sound familiar? Does it ever!! OH does that ALL THE TIME!! Aaaaghh!!


Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Jay - that's what Christmas is all about!!!

A x

Gill - That British Woman said...

excellent answers, I enjoyed reading them..........I see I am not the only one who worries about what presents you/I have bought for other people and wondering if they will be fine!!


Fern said...

Good fun Anne and interesting to see your answers, I've copied and will do soon.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Gil - thank you

Fern - I'll look out for your answers.

A x

khaye said...

Merry Christmas to you!