Blogging Survey – Holiday Edition

I’m headed on back to the old school blogging world and taking a holiday edition, blogging survey.

I found this fun little survey on a favorite blog of mine, Mommy Run Fast, stop on over and view her version.

Who remembers these? They were really popular back about 4 years ago when I made my first foray into the blogging world (which didn’t last long). I loved doing them then, and I love them just as much now, so here we go!

1 Holy Night or 8 Crazy Ones? (Do you Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, both?)

We celebrate Christmas in my house, but I have to be honest, I’m not a religious person. Our reasons for celebrating this holiday aren’t for the birth of Christ, or even for the gifts, I celebrate Christmas so that I can be close to family. One of my sisters lives several thousand miles away, because of jobs and other fun life things, we typically only see her (and her family) on or around the holidays. That is reason enough for me to celebrate ANY day!


Peppermint or Chocolate?

Hmm… This is a toughy! I like both and would eat both, but if I had to choose, I’d probably go with the chocolate. You can only eat so much peppermint. OOOh! Great idea! Add some peppermint to your chocolate (I know, I’m the first person to think of this). Wham, Bam, Thank you ma’am! 😉

 Sing us into the Holiday Season, what is your favorite Carol this time of year?

I have three, and every time they come on the radio, a huge smile spreads across my face. My #1, all time favorite is Happy Christmas by John Lennon, there’s nothing better, in my opinion. Second would be The Bear Naked Ladies, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Third is Jewel’s version of Joy to the World – Each one of these makes my heart and beautiful singing voice happy.

Tell us about a Favorite Family or Personal Holiday Tradition.

Oh my goodness, this could be a blog post all on its own, but since it isn’t, I’ll keep it short. I think my favorite memories from growing up were waking up Christmas morning, with all of my siblings, and running into the living to see all the presents. Since there were four of us, and 2 parents, there were always a load of presents. It was fun to look at the pile and try to identify which ones were yours, but you weren’t allowed to move them or look underneath, that was cheating! Still to this day, I will NOT look through a pile of presents on Christmas, until it’s my turn in the cycle. 🙂

C’mon you remember your favorite  (Christmas, Hanukkah) gift, tell us all about it:

Wow. I really don’t think I do remember a favorite, I do have a most memorable. Cabbage Patch Dolls were huge, and I had asked for one for Christmas. My Uncle, who was awesome, got me one, but I was SO disappointed because he had gotten me a boy doll and not a girl. I threw a tantrum of the biggest proportions (I still remember and I was very young), and my mom made me go sit in my grandma’s kitchen while everyone else opened their gifts. I was forced to apologize, and did so begrudgingly, but I was still so sad, I had wanted a girl. I did eventually, fall in love with that little boy doll, Lance. And now, as a mom of a boy, I realize how silly I was to only want a girl, boys are AWESOME!

That magical moment? (Your favorite scene from a Holiday movie…it’s okay if you have 2)

Okay, first, who has seen Santa Claus: The Movie? No, not the one with Tim the Toolman Taylor, but the one starring Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. Well, that’s my all time favorite Christmas movie! It was on all the time when I was growing up, and my sister and I loved it. It’s never ever on any more, and I couldn’t tell you why. If you can get your hands on a copy, I highly recommend you watch it. But my favorite scene in that movie, is when the little homeless boy is given something to eat by the rich girl. It’s the weirdest thing, but I love the way he sits down and eats and the sounds it makes. I can’t even explain it, but it has always been my favorite part of that movie.

Kissing under the mistletoe?  Who do you hope is standing underneath (We know it’s normally your spouse, if it did not have to be, who would you choose?)

No real hopes, because I know who will be there, my sweet boy, Emmett and my husband. Back in high school, I used to hope for just one kiss under the mistletoe, never happened, though. Bummer! HAHA

Swans a swimming, lords a leaping, golden rings; which gift of the 12 days of Christmas would you like most?

5 Gold Rings – I love rings!

Play Secret Santa, what inappropriate gift would you love to give this year?

None. I can’t think of a single one, I like giving thoughtful gifts that mean something to me to give, and to the recipient, to receive.

Martha Stewart or the Grinch? What is your decorating style? (Pictures would be awesome!)

I guess I would err more on the side of Martha Stewart, but I’m still not THAT classy. In years past, I haven’t decorated at all, but I was drawn to do so this year, and went all out. I really want Emmett’s memories of Christmas to be warm and fuzzy, like most of mine are.

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What is ONE WORD that defines the holiday season for you? (Examples: Believe/Wonder/Bah Humbug?)

Warmth – the moment I begin thinking of the holidays of my youth, my heart gets warm and it spreads throughout my entire body. I truly love the holidays!

If Santa could assure its delivery, what’s the first thing on your holiday wish LIST?

I’d love to have more time to complete everything I need to do on a daily basis, but since that isn’t a possibility, I’ll take better time management. 🙂

That was REALLY long, and if you stuck around this far, I appreciate it.

Your turn!

Answer any (or all) of the questions, on your blog or in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you have to say.

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