Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Post


Chicago.
 Eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate. Dark. With whip.



Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps some and sets others out just so...for maximum "wow" factor.

 
Colored lights on tree/house or white? I used to think white but have been leaning toward the colors more lately.

Do you hang mistletoe? I don't. It's sort of sad. Next year, perhaps?


When do you put your decorations up? Just after Thanksgiving.


Cookie Day 2011


What is your favorite holiday dish? Any sort of crackers with cheese or creamy dip. Appetizers win.

 
Favorite holiday memory as a child? Looking at the decorated Marshall Fields windows in Chicago. Magic.

 
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I can't remember. It was like this slow realization that left me neither disenchanted or bitter.

 
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We usually do all of our "family gifts" on Christmas Eve (a tradition of the husband's) and then our Santa gifts on Christmas morning, naturally. 


How do you decorate your Christmas tree? White lights and all handmade ornaments from my babies this year. (Nothing breakable...have you met my littlest?)

No? You haven't? Well...here he is.


My "Ralphie."

Snow! Love it or dread it? Dread it's coming and the mess it makes but adore looking at it.


Can you ice skate? Oh my. I have but it isn't pretty. I'm really good at sipping hot chocolate and watching others ice skate though.


Hot Chocolate - all dressed up.
Do you remember your favorite gift? Usually anything that came from the American Girl store was a big win.


What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Laughter. Warmth. Family. Jesus.
What is your favorite holiday dessert? Cookies.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? The advent calendar. Baking Christmas cookies with the little ones. Giving gifts. 


What tops your tree? A red star. 
Holiday dinner for two.


Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Not gonna lie, I adore receiving. But the look on someones face when I've gotten them the perfect gift is completely priceless. Giving. 

Candy canes: yuck or yummy? Eh.


Favorite Christmas show? New: Elf.  Old: Little Women. Older: White Christmas 

Saddest Christmas song? Sad and Christmas don't belong in the same sentence.
But the UGLIEST Christmas song has to be that ridiculous "Last Christmas" song. Blech.



What is your favorite Christmas song? Sacred: O Holy Night. Secular: Christmas Waltz


These cookies are unassuming and amazing.

{Christmas survey from here.}
Do your own and post in my comments for a little link-up.





1 comment:

Janice said...

The cookies look delicious! What are they?