25 Questions: Holiday Edition!
I was reading Brittany’s blog, Little b’s Healthy Habits, and she had this AMAZING “25 Questions” list about Christmas. I am TOTALLY in the holiday spirit as we are leaving for the Midwest tomorrow! It always feels like Christmas when we are back at home! So here are my answers:
1. Egg nog or Hot chocolate?
DEFINITELY hot cocoa. I LOVE it! Also, I like marshmallows on hot chocolate. I love when they start to disintegrate. However, I would not turn down fresh whipped cream. Yummmmy!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa wraps and very well, I might add. However, when I was little, the BIG gifts, like the Barbi dream house was beautifully set out by Santa.
Yep, that my my dream house! I was pumped! 🙂
3. Colored lights or white?
I LOVE colored lights; however, Chase prefers only white lights. He thinks it looks classier. I believe that there is a time and a place for class–Christmas tree lights are not one of them. 🙂
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope! However, in Kentucky, mistletoe grows on all of the trees. Lots of kissing in Kentucky!
5. When do you hang your decorations up?
Typically, we hang them up around December 1st; however, we have very few Christmas decorations. We always go back home to Louisville and St Louis for about two weeks around Christmas, so it seems awkward buy a bunch of decorations. Basically, I am too pragmatic! However, I do love this years new decoration!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (not dessert)
Does Turkey count?
For the past few years I have been a vegetarian, so this year I am going to make up for my past. For some reason I cannot get enough roasted poultry!
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
On December 23rd, my family would get all dressed up and we would go downtown to see the “Christmas Carol” by Dickens. However, the past two years we have re-started this tradition (on a different day) because one of the adorable girls I used to nanny is IN the production. She started playing the harp after I came home from college talking about my harp lessons and now she is AMAZING (FAR better than I am). She acts and plays music in the production. I feel like I know a celebrity. 🙂
8. What is on your Christmas wish list?
These 2 items from Banana Republic
Thank you Santa Mumsie, for already putting these under the tree for me!
(My mom is my fashion adviser and she actually made me try both of these on over Thanksgiving and then told me to forget I ever saw them….!)
I LOVE the buttons on the neck
The lines on this coat are gorgeous!
9. Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve?
We used to always do this in Kentucky, but the past 4 years that we have been married we have been in St. Louis. This year, we are going to be in Kentucky so I think the tradition will be renewed!
10. How do you decorate your tree?
With LOTS of sentimental ornaments! And fake cranberry beads–I love them!
11. Real tree or fake?
We would buy a real tree every year until I was 10, then we bought a fake one. Sadness. I always dreamed of going to THIS girl’s family farm to get our tree. (The farm is GORGEOUS!) When Chase and I have kids, we are totally doing the whole “chop down a tree and drink cocoa” shenanigans.
12. Snow. Love it or dread it?
I dread it with all of my heart. We received 60 inches last year and I lost that loving feeling. I am jaded. 😦
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Probably the Barbi dream house from the picture above!
14. Most important thing about Christmas?
Being with my family, showing love to others, and remembering the reason for the season. (I realize that this is a completely hackneyed response, but it is SO true)
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Well, it used to be the chocolate/buttercream cake I would back for Mumsie’s Christmas birthday. Since going Paleo, I have no idea what my favorite dessert will be/could be. Maybe pecan pie, hold the crust?
There are too many to choose! However, I do love the gingerbread house competition. I plan on bringing my A game this year!
17. What tops your tree?
A STAR!!! 🙂
18. Do you prefer giving or receiving?
A little bit of both. I have always had fun giving presents–even when I was little.
However, I do love getting presents, too! I am not gonna lie… 🙂
19. Favorite Christmas song?
This song covered by Coldplay is AMAZING.
I also love Dave Matthews’ Christmas Song
20. Candy Canes. Yes or no?
YES! I love a good candy cane!
21. Favorite Christmas movie?
It is is dead die between:
(The edited version is the best…as there are some crass elements that make me a smidgen uncomfortable).
22. Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
Celebrating Mumsie’s BIRTHDAY!!!! YAY!
23. Online shopping or at the mall?
Mall. All the way. I LOVE the mall!
24. Christmas letter or Christmas Card?
For the first time ever, we sent out a Christmas card. It was fun!
25. What do you leave for Santa?
Cookie and Milk for Santa. Carrots for the reindeer!
What are YOUR answers?!?!?I would love to know! Am I the only one who still loves presents?! Any good Christmas movie recommendations?