1. Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Both. I like my eggnog cold so eggnog when I want a cold drink and hot chocolate when I want a warm one.
2. Does Santa wrap your presents or just sit them under the tree?
He wraps most of the time but he's had his occasionally bouts of laziness.
3. Colored lights or white lights?
White lights on my tree but colored lights outside the house.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. I don't even think I know what it looks like.
5. When do you hang up your holiday decorations?
Growing up, we always did it the day after Thanksgiving. Someday I'll get back into that tradition.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding desserts)?
My mama makes this delicious broccoli, cheese, and rice casserole and the best candied yams with brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallows. I'm drooling just thinking about them...
7. What is your favorite holiday memory from childhood?
I don't know if it's my favorite but it's definitely the funniest. When I was about 5 or 6, I found a little box in my stocking. I was so excited to have an actual present in my stocking instead of just candy as usual. After I opened the little box, my mom asked me what I got. I shouted "earrings!!" Then she asked if there was anything else, to which I replied, "AND COTTON!!!" That Christmas was so awesome, even cotton made me happy.
8. What is on your Christmas wish list?
A job. I don't know if Santa can fit that in his bag, though.
9. Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve?
We always opened them on Christmas morning when I was little but The Boyfriend and his family open gifts on Christmas Eve.
10. How do you decorate your tree?
With pretty white lights and lots of ornaments that mean something special.
11. Snow - love it or dread it?
Love it. Even when I lived in Chicago I always loved snow for Christmas. It's usually not until February or March that I start dreading the snow.
12. Real tree or fake tree?
Real tree all the way! Although if you do need to get a fake tree (I did last year), I highly recommend a Christmas tree-scented candle.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Why, yes, I do! It was a Popple. Do you guys remember those things? I wanted one so badly and I remember the moment I realized I finally got one. I woke up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve because I really had to go pee. I laid in bed for a while thinking about whether or not I should get up and go. I was nervous that Santa would be in the house and if he caught me out of bed, he might not leave me any presents. Finally, my little bladder got the best of me so I hopped up and ran to the bathroom. I thought, if I was fast enough maybe Santa wouldn't see me? Oh, the mind of a child. Anyway, as I was creeping back to bed, I noticed there were presents under the tree. I got a little closer to see if the tags said, "From Santa" and that's when I saw it. A white puffy ball of awesome with bright yellow hair just chillin' under my tree. It was my Popple!!! It took a long time for me to fall back asleep after all that excitement.
14. What's the most important thing about Christmas to you?
Spending time with family. It's really the only time of year that you can ignore everyone and everything else and just be with family.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Pumpkin pie. And pecan pie.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Baking and decorating cookies.
17. What do you put on top of your tree?
A sparkly star.
18. Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving. I really like finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing their face light up when they open it. Plus, I'm totes awkward when I get presents so I'd rather just be a giver.
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Baby It's Cold Outside (the Dean Martin version). But I also love The Chipmunks' Christmas Song. Meee I waaaant a huuuuuula hoop.
20. Candy canes - yucky or yummy?
21. Favorite Christmas movie(s)?
Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Holiday Inn.
22. What do you leave for Santa?
Cookies (usually chocolate chip) and milk.
23. Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
We always opened all our presents on Christmas morning so that was our big tradition. I also ate almost all the candy in my stocking every Christmas morning but that's my own person, private, shameful little ms. piggy tradition.
24. Do you prefer to shop online or at the mall?
If I don't know what I want to get someone, I prefer to go to the mall for inspiration. If I know what I'm after, I shop online.
25. Christmas letter or Christmas card?
I like to keep it simple and just go with a card. (I'll show you ours in just a few days.)
What about you? Feel free to answer a few of these in the comments below!
(*Saw this questionnaire over on Acquainted With The Night.)