Hello from Disney!
Mom and I are on our annual Christmas pilgrimage to the House of Mouse, and we’ve got Tomato and Watermelon also here to share in the fun. As such, nothing is coming out of my kitchen this weekend, but with a turkey leg in hand, I’m just fine about it.
To mix things up, I’ve got a bit of a Christmas 20-questions of sorts so that you can get to about me know me and my holiday traditions. This is a conversation, not a lecture, so chime in the comments and share some of yours!
Here we go! It’s going to be fun
Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper! But the fun cute kind, not the kind with scary looking Santas.
Real tree or artificial? Real, though sadly my house has an artificial one. Next year, it’s the real deal.
When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend, usually while watching White Christmas.
When do you take the tree down? After January 6, the Epiphany
Do you like eggnog? In my coffee? Yes. With hot chocolate? Yes. By itself. Yes. With Rum? YES YES!
Favorite gift received as a child? It’s a tie: Patrick, my stuffed snow leopard (that I still have) in first grade, or Eddie, my real life bunny rabbit, in third (fourth?).
Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. ‘Tis the reason for the season.
Hardest person to buy for? Tomato.
Easiest person to buy for? Little Buddha.
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? The movie Kill Bill. From Little Buddha.
Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Snail mail.
Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas.
When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year long, really.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I think so? Definitely of the while elephant variety.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mom’s nut roll.
Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored on the tree, clear on garland.
Favorite Christmas song? What Child is This
Travel at Christmas or stay home? It’s a mix! We’ve been alternating between home and Chicago since Big Buddha died and it’s nice variety.
Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Never on the Eve! #Rules
Most annoying thing about this time of year? It’s less now that we’re all grown up, but the pressure to buy presents. Now that we’re all old without kids, it’s more about doing things and being together than the presents.
What I love most about Christmas? Everything. All of it.
Now, you go!