Lorrie says I need to post something, so I'm stealing her holiday survey. It's been a rough couple of weeks, and I just haven't had anything amusing to say. Hopefully, this will buy me some time.
WRAPPING PAPER OR GIFT BAGS?
Both. I don't mind the time it takes to wrap rectangles, but I'm not about to spend hours trying to figure out the corners of a hexagon or attempting to make a pretty arrangement around something shaped like a snowman. If it can't get in a box, it's gonna go in a gift bag.
REAL TREE OR ARTIFICIAL? ANGEL OR STAR ON TOP?
Real. And we usually cut it down ourselves. There have been a few years, including this one, when we've purchased a pre-cut tree. Trekking through the woods with toddlers and saws just isn't as much fun as my parents made it seem.
I grew up with a star. The husband grew up with an angel. The husband benefits greatly from keeping me happy. We have a star.
EGGNOG-YES OR NO?
Yes. But now I have to share.
We mostly stick to kid-friendly eggnog. My kids were never really big fans. All of a sudden they are, and I'm lucky if I get the last few drops. My hips seem to be somewhat grateful.
HARDEST PERSON TO BUY FOR?
My mother-in-law. We are very different people
DO YOU HAVE A NATIVITY SCENE?
Nope. I don't even have anywhere to put one.
FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
The Family Man. Okay, maybe that doesn't count as a "real" Christmas movie, but I love it. I love all Christmas movies. John Denver and the Muppets probably top the list, followed closely by Emmit Otter's Jug Band Christmas. And The Grinch. And Charlie Brown. And Little Bill. And It's A Wonderful Life. And White Christmas. And A Christmas Story. And all of the rest.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?
A nap that lasts until 2009.
Now I need to go decide who gets to punch the bulla down.