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Subject: For Fun Christmas Meme.
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 8:11 AM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Real tree or Artificial?
When do you put up the tree?
When do you take the tree down?
Do you like eggnog?
Favorite gift received as a child?
Hardest person to buy for?
Easiest person to buy for?
Do you have a nativity scene?
Mail or email Christmas cards?
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Favorite Christmas Movie?
When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Color of lights on the tree?
Favorite Christmas song?
Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Angel on the tree top or a star?
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Favorite ornament theme or color?
Favorite for Christmas dinner?
What do you want for Christmas this year?
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 8:32 AM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?   Both
Real tree or Artificial?                  Both
When do you put up the tree?   This year the Sat after Thanksgiving.
When do you take the tree down?  This year sometime before New Years
Do you like eggnog?             Depends how much booze is in it. :p
Favorite gift received as a child?    A record player for my room (I was in teenage nirvana)
Hardest person to buy for?             In-Laws always
Easiest person to buy for?              Daughters
Do you have a nativity scene?         Yes
Mail or email Christmas cards?     Both this year,
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?    A frog dressed as Santa that ribbited Jingle Bells.
Favorite Christmas Movie?                            Muppet a Christmas Carol  and It's a Wonderful Life
When do you start shopping for Christmas?   I shopped all year this year.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?   Yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?   Cinnamon Rolls Christmas morning.
Color of lights on the tree?                 Colored on the big tree white on the small trees
Favorite Christmas song?                  Angels We Have Heard on High
Travel at Christmas or stay home?    Since the girls became teenagers we have stayed at home.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?   Yes
Angel on the tree top or a star?                  A kitty angel on one a moose on the other
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?   Morning
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?  Commercials
Favorite ornament theme or color?          This year Jesters
Favorite for Christmas dinner?                   Roast Beast
What do you want for Christmas this year?   A new computer (not going to happen)
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?  Everything, especially the random acts of kindness.

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2008
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?  Both
Real tree or Artificial?  Both
When do you put up the tree?  The first Saturday in December
When do you take the tree down? After the New Year
Do you like eggnog? Nope
Favorite gift received as a child?  Barbie
Hardest person to buy for?  My youngest daughter
Easiest person to buy for?  My oldest daughter
Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
Mail or email Christmas cards?  Mailed
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?  Can't think of an awful one!
Favorite Christmas Movie?  The Christmas Story (with Ralphie and family) and A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart
When do you start shopping for Christmas?  In the fall
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?  Christmas cookies
Color of lights on the tree?  Mulitcolored
Favorite Christmas song?  The Christmas Song sung by Nat King Cole
Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Stay home
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?  You bet I can...Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen and Rudolph
Angel on the tree top or a star?  Angel
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  Christmas morning
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?  How the stores push Christmas earlier and earlier every fall
Favorite ornament theme or color?   I collect Christopher Radko ornaments
Favorite for Christmas dinner?  Honeybaked ham and potatoes with cream sauce
What do you want for Christmas this year?  A kindle
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?  Everything, but mostly that all my family will be together this year.



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Date Posted: 12/22/2011 11:26 AM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both
Real tree or Artificial? Artificial now
When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving
When do you take the tree down? Jan. 6th
Do you like eggnog? yes
Favorite gift received as a child? A Tiny Tears Doll
Hardest person to buy for? DH
Easiest person to buy for? grandson
Do you have a nativity scene? yes
Mail or email Christmas cards? Both
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Terrible perfume
Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life
When do you start shopping for Christmas? Early November
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My turkey stuffing
Color of lights on the tree? multi
Favorite Christmas song? Go Tell it on the Mountain
Travel at Christmas or stay home? stay home
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? yep
Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning
Most annoying thing about this time of the year? too many activities to attend
Favorite ornament theme or color? red and green
Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey with stuffing
What do you want for Christmas this year? Gift cards
What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Enjoying family; making cookies and dog treats

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:44 PM ET
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Jerelyn, I am sorry to have to report that it is no longer a question of Angel, or Star, atop the Christmas tree.    Yesterday I saw an advertisement with a  big color picture of a large Christmas tree topped with ..............a small Santa Claus WITH his bag of toys, etc.



Last Edited on: 12/22/11 2:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:48 PM ET
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Bonnie - look at Letty's answers. She has a moose on top of one of her trees!!!! wink

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:59 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2008
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both, depends on the gift, though Santa's gifts are never wrapped.
Real tree or Artificial? real
When do you put up the tree? Week before Christmas
When do you take the tree down? Jan 19 (abouts)
Do you like eggnog? YES!!!
Favorite gift received as a child? World Travelor Cabbage Patch doll from Holland.
Hardest person to buy for? Father in Law
Easiest person to buy for? Daughter
Do you have a nativity scene? No
Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Dont know

Favorite Christmas Movie? Best Christmas Pageant Ever
When do you start shopping for Christmas? lol, usually in December. This year, in November.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cookies
Color of lights on the tree? white
Favorite Christmas song? The Hippoppotomus Song by Shirley Temple, and Winter Wonderland
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel Christmas Eve, home Christmas Day (sorta, we are home in the morning than go to inlaws around lunchtime)
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yes, you mean some people cant, lol??
Angel on the tree top or a star? I have had both. This year we have a star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? the main presents, Christmas morning, but the kids get presents at my family on Christmas Eve
Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Crowds
Favorite ornament theme or color? Ornaments: my favorite color, Lime Green and Silver, as for the rest of hte house I love Snowmen.
Favorite for Christmas dinner? Goose
What do you want for Christmas this year? A record player that I can record records and tapes onto CD/MP3 player
What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Christmas Music and all the houses decorated


 
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 3:46 PM ET
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Bonnie, I should maybe have changed that to what is on top of your tree.  I think we should be free to put up anything that floats your boat as a topper, even a boat!  LOL laugh

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 6:48 PM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, though I'd prefer real.
When do you put up the tree? The week before Christmas this year, usually around the 14th.
When do you take the tree down? First week in January, typically.
Do you like eggnog? Yes! Emphasis on the nog. ;p
Favorite gift received as a child? The best cat ever, Sammy. I got him for my 4th Christmas, and lost him on my 20th birthday.
Hardest person to buy for? My "Out-Laws", definitely.
Easiest person to buy for? My former roommate.
Do you have a nativity scene? Just a small wooden tabletop one that fascinated me as a kid.
Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A bottle of body spray that caused me to break out in hives that lasted three days.
Favorite Christmas Movie? Prancer or White Christmas.
When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year long.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes. Waste not, want not.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Hello Dollies. And Breakfast Casserole on Christmas morning.
Color of lights on the tree? White.
Favorite Christmas song? Winter Wonderland or Let it Snow
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? But of course!
Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither. A gigantic paper mache squirrel wearing a Santa hat.
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Pick one to open on Christmas Eve, the rest the next morning.
Favorite ornament theme or color? Retro style in funky colors.
Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey and scalloped potatoes.
What do you want for Christmas this year? I already know I have Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Complete Series waiting for me under the tree, so I'm pretty content. Otherwise, I'm just hoping for Amazon GCs to feed my book addiction.
What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Spending time with my family, and driving around to look at lights.

Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 9:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?   Paper
Real tree or Artificial?    Real
When do you put up the tree?  This year, last Thurs (still haven't put ornaments tho :()
When do you take the tree down?  Weekend after New Year
Do you like eggnog? No
Favorite gift received as a child?   OMG White Go-Go boots!
Hardest person to buy for?  anyone over 60!
Easiest person to buy for?  daughters
Do you have a nativity scene?  yes
Mail or email Christmas cards?   cards
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?    Pasta machine (yeah I have time for that rather than spend a dollar on a package!)
Favorite Christmas Movie?   Grinch
When do you start shopping for Christmas?  All year really
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  yup, no guilt there
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?   stuffed fish
Color of lights on the tree?  multi
Favorite Christmas song?      ooh that's too hard!  (not the song...the question)
Travel at Christmas or stay home?    travel
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?   I might get a smurf or 2 in there but yes
Angel on the tree top or a star?    star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?   As soon as everyone will let me!  We do on Christmas Eve but I'm ready now!!!
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?   Christmas at Halloween!
Favorite ornament theme or color?   vintage
Favorite for Christmas dinner?   Ham
What do you want for Christmas this year?   printer
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?   the giving feeling!

 
Date Posted: 12/23/2011 6:16 AM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?  As many gift bags as possible
Real tree or Artificial?  Artificial now
When do you put up the tree?   Whenever I can work it in.  Usually by the 15th.
When do you take the tree down?  I leave it up thru the 12 days of Christmas, so it comes down Jan. 6th or thereabouts (Epiphany). Last year, March 31st. I was protesting something...
Do you like eggnog?  Yes
Favorite gift received as a child?  I rocked the white go-go boots as well!  Barbie and a complete wardrobe stands out in my mind too.
Hardest person to buy for?  DH
Easiest person to buy for?  My mom
Do you have a nativity scene?  No
Mail or email Christmas cards?  Mail cards
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?  Turquoise knee socks.
Favorite Christmas Movie?  Scrooged with Bill Murray
When do you start shopping for Christmas?  What time is it?
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  Yes. Shhh.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?  Decorated sugar cookies.  That's breakfast on Christmas morning.
Color of lights on the tree?  Multi-colored
Favorite Christmas song?  God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Stay home; the girls come to us.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?  Please.
Angel on the tree top or a star?  Star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  You mean officially?  Christmas morning.
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?  Crowded stores, and tourists come to ski.
Favorite ornament theme or color?  My mom gets DH a reindeer ornament every year. He's got a sweet collection going now. I'm not sure he knows about it, though. ;D
Favorite for Christmas dinner?  We never had a sit down dinner for Christmas when I was growing up...just finger food buffet.  I think I'm doing Mexican this year.
What do you want for Christmas this year?  I feel like I have it all right now.
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?  Lights and moments of true goodwill.

Date Posted: 12/23/2011 2:20 PM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both, but mostly paper. I love to wrap even though I'm horrible at it!
Real tree or Artificial? Real
When do you put up the tree? Usually the first weekend in December
When do you take the tree down? Whenever my husband decides to lol
Do you like eggnog? No
Favorite gift received as a child? A TV for my room.
Hardest person to buy for? Husband and Father-in-law
Easiest person to buy for? Mom
Do you have a nativity scene? No
Mail or email Christmas cards? Neither
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of one.
Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Vacation and Home Alone
When do you start shopping for Christmas? After Thanksgiving
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies!
Color of lights on the tree? This year, multicolored.
Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night & the songs from The Nutcracker
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel to my mom's Christmas Eve, stay in town and go to in-laws Christmas Day.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yes!
Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve at my mom's (always have), Christmas Day at in-laws.
Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Crowds!
Favorite ornament theme or color? Just started collecting Disney ornaments.
Favorite for Christmas dinner? My mom makes Chicken Cordon Bleu every year for Christmas Eve.
What do you want for Christmas this year? Disney gift cards, a new purse.
What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Spending time with the family, my mom's baking, going to look at Christmas lights.

Date Posted: 12/23/2011 6:32 PM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? paper
Real tree or Artificial? artificial
When do you put up the tree? No telling.  Really.  It's been as early as Thanksgiving weekend, as late Christmas Eve day.
When do you take the tree down? About four or five weeks later.  That Christmas Eve day year, it was the first weekend of Feb. 
Do you like eggnog? Only about 4 oz.  A little goes a long way.
Favorite gift received as a child?  Miniature china tea set
Hardest person to buy for? Husband
Easiest person to buy for? myself!
Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
Mail or email Christmas cards? Both
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? ugly sweater
Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a wonderful life
When do you start shopping for Christmas? No telling
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Fudge
Color of lights on the tree? White
Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Of course
Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve (my parents did NOT want us waking them up Christmas morning at 5 AM!)
Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Too much, too early
Favorite ornament theme or color? Cream and dark red, with doves
Favorite for Christmas dinner? ham and garlic mashed potatoes
What do you want for Christmas this year? Sutcliff and Chadwick books--done!
What is your favorite thing about the holidays? Time with family 

Date Posted: 12/24/2011 10:42 AM ET
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Wrapping paper or gift bags?   Wrapping paper
Real tree or Artificial?   Artificial
When do you put up the tree?   Weekend after Thanksgiving
When do you take the tree down?   New Years
Do you like eggnog?   No
Favorite gift received as a child?   Barbie Dolls
Hardest person to buy for?   My husband
Easiest person to buy for?   My youngest daughter
Do you have a nativity scene?   We have 3
Mail or email Christmas cards?   Neither
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?   I can't remember anything really bad
Favorite Christmas Movie?   Lord of the Rings trilogy. We watch it every year leading up to Christmas
When do you start shopping for Christmas?    Weekend after Thanksgiving
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?   Yes
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?   Cookies
Color of lights on the tree?   White
Favorite Christmas song?   Do You Hear What I Hear
Travel at Christmas or stay home?   Stay home
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?   Yes
Angel on the tree top or a star?   Star
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?   We open a family present Christmas eve. Everything else on Christmas day
Most annoying thing about this time of the year?   People in Walmart
Favorite ornament theme or color?   I love glass ornaments
Favorite for Christmas dinner?  Turkey. One year, I would love to get Chinese take out.
What do you want for Christmas this year?   A Keurig and a Chenile blanket to keep me warm when I read. I don't think I'm getting either one.
What is your favorite thing about the holidays?   Opening the gifts with my family.