It's the Mooooost Wonderful Tiiiiiiiime

Ooooooof the yeeeeeeeeeeear! Yay!! Soo... I never thought I would say this, but I actually got really, really excited about the snow this morning when I walked out of work and saw it piled up "all around, all around, boom." Name that movie. It just felt really, really like Christmas. Especially since I bought another copy of Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas." (The first copy was lost/stolen.) I looove that cd all day every day. It's not Christmas without that cd and Boyz II Men Christmas. Sigh. I also bought "Now That's What I Call Christmas 3." That title cracks me up!! So 90's infomercial, right? Today we have Miss Pro to thank for our blog topic. Have a holly jolly Christmas!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? OOH! Wrapping paper. I don't know why but I love wrapping gifts. I think because it's very organized. I like things that can be done a right way. I also like folding clothes and ironing. This does not mean I will do either as soon as they need to be done. It just means once I start I can't stop.
2. Tree, real or fake? Real! I can't stand fake trees. (Have I done this before? I'm getting a bit of deja vu.) However, we haven't had a tree in the now 3 Christmas seasons I've been here. Yes, it is a bit bizarre and makes it feel less like Christmas. HOWEVER, there is no depressing tree removal so that's hot.
3. When do you put up the tree? When I was at home, it was whenever me and my sister did it.
4. When do you take the tree down? When my mother made us(usually on New Year's Day).
5. Do you like eggnog? LOVE IT! But as much as I like liquor, it seems unnecessary and odd in eggnog-- mostly b/c it waters it down.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Money or clothes. I was always particularly attached to gifts from my aunt Terry. She's not really my aunt, but my godmother, and my mom's line sister.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope. But one of the stations here did a story about a stolen nativity scene and the anchor said something to the effect of "Boy I know the neighborhood is out to get that person." Really? Over a nativity scene? Doesn't that represent Christianity? And isn't being out to get someone totally against the concept of Christianity? Just wondering.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My father. He wants nothing and doesn't have any favorite anything. He doesn't collect anything and doesn't wear ties. He likes electronics. He wants a GPS sytem this year. But I'm really not trying to spend $150 on anyone.
9. Favorite Christmas tradition? I added this in because there was no 9. I looooove eating and being with my large extended family. My dad has 8 brothers and sisters. From them I have 27 first cousins. Most of them don't show up, but the ones who do are muy fun.
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Socks. And I've gotten them more than once. Ugly ones. I'll take pictures of some of the ugly socks. I kept them because I was just so through with how hideous they were. Warm does not mean ugly.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Finally I will mail!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Hmmm... I don't think I have one but we watched "A Christmas Story" all day at work last year. That's "You'll shoot your eye out" right? That one. I also like "Elf."
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I see things I know people will like. Usually not until December. But I got a good bit done yesterday.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don't think so but I'm definitely thinking about it this year.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Mrs. Allen's mac and cheese and broccoli rice casserole, my mom's sweet potato pie and dressing.
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Pro says "Colored lights are so 1980." Well, as 1969's hubby's favorite rapper (Lil Wayne) says, "82 I was born ready." I like colored lights because they remind me of my childhood. But I'm very aware of the tackiness of them. I just really don't care.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Don't make me choose! "O Holy Night", Mariah Carey's entire cd, "The Holly & the Ivy." "O Come All Ye Faithful" "Silver Bells" I could go on for days. I looooooooove Christmas music!!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, travel, travel!!!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph. (Didn't I tell you I know Christmas songs? Y'all don't listen.) Why do nann nunna those names make a lick of sense? (You like how I pulled out the southern?)
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A black angel! Looooove angels.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both. Or as soon as the box comes from my godmother. Lol.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Ugly Christmas sweaters!!
23. What I love most about Christmas? Giving gifts I know people will love and seeing friends and fam!

Hilarious line sister-ism of the day, "What's that song they sing at funerals? I'm a wretch or somethin?" "Amazing Grace?" "Yeah." LMAO!! Grad school robs the brain.


Momisodes said...

You crack me up! I love Christmas too, but I'm thinking you like it more ;)...

So.....you like to fold laundry and iron do you? Wanna come over?! I have Christmas music :)

Unknown said...

I woke up this morning,turned over looked out the window saw the snow and screamed! I guess you'll make up for my non x-mas joy lol

Sparkling Red said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes Christmas music! It seems that everyone I know complains about it.

Sha Boogie said...

I mean, come on! Who doesn't recycle gifts?..LOL

Adei von K said...

now that's what i call christmas 3? really?? weren't you part of the band wagon that was riding on my 2nd edition of that line???

i'm with you on #1. wrapping and folding clothes are my ish. and i'd prefer not to be helped by anyone, thanks.

i guess i should return the fair isle socks i got you... back to the drawing board.

Adei von K said...

P.S you are too cute with your x-mas joy!!

dreamyj said...

someone is in the spirit! i love egg nog and sometimes adding a little brandy is fun too, but only when my mom does it, i get a little heavy handed when i do. =/

Southern Girl said...

Snow...wow. We don't get much of it in TX. Makes me sad...

My roomie put up the xmas tree RIGHT after Thanksgiving...I wasn't excited then..but I am now. It's officially December..so I can start the celebration.

Now thats what I call Xmas...lol!!

Still Patrice said...

lmao @ "i'm a wretched or something"!

*Tanyetta* said...

You are a nut!!!! LOL

p.s. I feel the same way: I'm really not trying to spend $150 on anyone.

but, you know that's your daddy, you gotta break him off that hunnid fitee spot! ;)

GreatWhyte said...

I'm sorry... did you say that you can't see $150 on anyone? $150? Jameilllllll... it's your dad! Get the navi system!

Southerner in Suomi said...

Get poppa a gift card for like $50 to Brookstone or Shaper Image and he can pay the difference.

That let's him know you know what he wanted, but ain't droppin the whole lot. Lol.

Liz Dwyer said...

I definitely love the colored lights. They're always so pretty!

And you cracked me up talking about the food. I'm hungry just thinking about it!

Jameil said...

sandy... yay!!! lmao@ your offer! what else, what else? i see christmas music, who wants to raise her???

memphiz... lol. i'll try!!!!!!!!

red... yay for loving it!! boooo for the scrooges. that's soooo unattractive.

sha... i either get stuff i like or give it to the salvation army. why would i give someone something i think is hideous?

stace... you know why its not the same? b/c you LOVE john tesh christmas. that alone makes you just... sad. yeah... your fair isle is def a wrap!! LMAO!!

dreamy... lmao@you heavy handed. we could definitely hang again!!! lolol.

southern... take some of our snow. celebrate, celebrate!!

paj.. i know! lololol.

tan... you feel me but you disagree?? come on!! but for you and x... my christmas list cannot afford 150 for one person. family or otherwise. if y'all would like to donate, i can get down w/that!!

v... now THAT is a perfect solution. i think he'd love that. he's very into electronics.

liz... lol. let's all eat!!

the joy said...

You and this christmas cheer you got goin...I saw a lady in a vest with wreaths all over it. I wanted to tear it off of what would have otherwise been a nice outfit. Did she look in the mirror and say, "perfect"? Grr.

The holly and the ivy? Never heard of it. Sounds cheerful and carol-y

Mr. Jones said...

I know I'm in the minority, but I hate the holiday season. I don't like the crowds or the traffic or the damn bells ringing in my ear. I'm just not a fan of any of it. Bah Humbug.

La said...

bah humbug.

Jameil said...

joy... that is just. so. SAD!!! we sang the holly and the ivy in chorus in 8th grade and I've loved it ever since. I was in heaven when Natalie Cole released a version.

jones, meet la. la, jones, jones, la. i still love you both anyway!

Nikita T. Mitchell said...

this is my second time trying to make it through this post. Besides the fact that my attention span is WAY to short to finish, I don't understand how the heck you found time to answer all those! that woulda been my only post for the week lol.

oh and Mariah Christmas CD! OH my FAVE ever. ever. ever. When "All I want for christmas is you" comes on, it's a done deal. It usually means i'm singing off key and jumping around the house in pajamies around the christmas tree with a curling iron in my hand. Most of the time people are lucky enough to not be home to witness it, but some aren't as blessed - the poor things.

Karamale said...

wretch! love that word!

heard ad a pity party: "i'm just a loveless wretch."

anyway, i heard the johnny mathis version of your title at chik-fil-a the other day. i almost jammed a pencil into my ear.