Books of Wonder
Holiday fun from Tanya Stone

Xmas meme

I celebrate Hannukah AND Christmas, due to mixed parentage, but I had a good time filling out this Christmas meme, which I got from Carrie Jones.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
I don't like sweet beverages. Too cloying.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
What? They are wrapped, so obviously he wraps them. (Or gets Ms. Claus to do it)

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Red and white.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No. I find something about enforced kissing repellent.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
This year, early: Dec 2. Usually later.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
That would be latkes, but wrong holiday.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Waking up to find a tiny black kitten running around the house.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I think there are many truths about Santa.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Home-made ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it from INDOORS.

12. Can you ice skate?
Yes. I had lessons as a child.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I remember some odd gifts. Once I got an orange jumpsuit. Once I got a bag of dried pineapple.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Family togetherness.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
I like baking holiday cookies – lots of varieties. I used to love Buche de Noel, but I have never made it, myself.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Leaving out whiskey for Santa.
Caroling – we have big books of carols with pictures.
Breakfast – chocolate croissants and fresh orange juice.

17. What tops your tree?
An angel.

18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
I like the whole shebang.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I like how it's in a minor key and talks about Satan.
Santa Baby continues to amuse me, as well.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Oh, yum.