…that I don’t mention Christmas enough on this blog, here’s a Christmas survey for you. (And I wrote the majority of a 15 page paper today. So quick easy post it is).
1. Favourite Christmas Album/CD/Song?
Trans Siberian Orchestra – yup, I’m obsessed. Wizards in Winter is currently my ringtone.
2. Run on Christmas morning or take the day off?
In the past, I’ve forced myself to work out on Christmas, just because I didn’t want to take the day off – doesn’t sound to celebratory, does it? This year, I’m taking the weeks before and after Christmas to deload, so I will definitely NOT be running. I’m going to be too focused on spending time with my family, and eating awesome food.
3. What do you usually eat on Christmas morning?
I don’t think my family ever has a real tradition when it comes to breakfast. At my parents, we usually did omelets or Eggs Benedict. Mimosas included! This year we’ll wake up at Eric’s, so no plans yet! We’ll see what looks good that morning.
(I don’t think mine usually turns out that pretty!)
4. Favourite holiday or Christmas tradition?
I answered this question a few days ago – watching Christmas movies with my dad! I spoke to my mom on the phone today, and we’ll do our family Christmas movie night on the night of Christmas. Looking forward to it so much! It has been an entire year since I’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and that is far too long.
5. Real tree, fake tree or no tree?
Right now, we’re rocking the fake tree. I always grew up with a real tree; my extended family would take an afternoon where we would all go to chop-down-your-own-tree places. So much fun!
Unfortunately, there’s no way we can fit a real tree in our tiny apartment, so mini apartment tree it is.
Mushroom cap angel and all.
6. Christmas pajamas: yay or nay?
Never were a big thing in our family. Somebody usually gets pajama pants or something as a present, but we don’t have actual Christmas pajamas.
7. Where do you spend the holidays? Your own house, your parents’ house, extended family, in-laws, friends?
Really, we try to squeeze in everyone! We’re only going to be home for about 3 days, so we’ll do our best to fit in everyone we can.
8. Food that you always have during the holiday season? Favourite Christmas food/treat?
I am the master of desserts on my family – on Christmas, I go nuts. I have a list of cookies I will be baking, and desserts that I’m making for various family gatherings.
(yup, want to try one of these this year!)
9. Open presents all at once or take turns? Stockings, yes or no?
Of course, stockings! We rip into those ASAP. As for presents, we take turns so we can see what everyone gets.
10. Favourite Christmas(ish) movie?
And to top it off:
Jenny’s Challenge! (of course)
My favourite Christmas book is actually the same as one of my favourite Christmas movies.
Seriously, such a great story.
Have a good day!
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