It’s been a week, so I suppose I can write a blog post again (ha!). No really, I feel bad I haven’t been posting. I’ve been very tired for no apparent reason and I’m getting used to working again after not working regularly for 5 months. Can I just mention again that I really like my job though? I mean, yeah, it gets hard when it’s busy ’cause people are shopping for Christmas and other holidays, but I still like it.
Anyway, to keep up with a Christmas theme this month I am going to do the Christmas Tag, which I found over on Sophie’s blog this morning. I came online not knowing what I’d write about and then I saw that. Why not? I mean, Christmas is less than 20 days away.
Less. Than. Twenty. Days.
In any case, let’s get to this tag!
1) What is Your Favorite Christmas Movie?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, hands down. I have a stronger preference for the live-action film with Jim Carrey due to the comedy, but I love the original cartoon version just as much.
2) Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
I always had a tradition with my mom to open one on Christmas Eve, but that sort of dissipated as I started to spend Christmas Eve Day with my dad and Christmas Day with my mom. So I open presents on both days.
3) Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?
Yes! One Christmas my mom had this guitar that she bought for her boyfriend at the time hidden in my room (I knew it was there), so on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day she told me to go upstairs and get it. I brought it down and gave it to her so she could give it to him, but she handed it back to me and said, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Yeah, the guitar was actually my present and it was sitting in my room for two weeks prior… very clever Mom.
4) What is your favorite festive food?
I tend to like ham or lasagna for Christmas, but I also have those other times of the year. So I guess my favorite is the variety of chocolates I get – Cello chocolate-covered cherries, chocolate oranges, chocolate coins. I know those are all available any other time of the year, but they’re more enjoyable around Christmastime.
5) Over the years, what has been your favorite Christmas present?
Since I can’t remember every present I’ve ever gotten, I do know of two I got Christmas 2011 that I still love to this day, which would be the key-heart necklace my mom got me and my Xbox 360 my dad got me. I’m sure there are others I have that are up there with these two, but those are the only ones I can think of at the moment.
6) What is your favorite Christmas scent?
Pinecones and pine trees.
7) Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Being at my dad’s for Christmas Eve, pretty much. Last year I decorated Christmas cookies with my step-mom and step-sisters so I’m hoping we do that again this year.
8) What is at the top of your Christmas tree?
As of right now, nothing. We’re getting a new tree and still have yet to get it so I don’t know what will be on top yet.
9) Do you like to stay in your PJ’s or dress up on Christmas day?
Pajamas all the way! And as of last year my favorite Christmas pajamas to wear is my Grinch onesie complete with a hood. It’s childish, yes, but it’s hilarious as well.
10) Do you prefer candy canes of gingerbread men?
Not really sure, now. I guess it’s a tie. When I was younger it was candy canes.
And there we have it everyone! My answers to the Christmas Tag! I encourage anyone to fill this out on their own blog if they so wish, but I’m not directly tagging anyone. I do ask if you fill it out to leave a link in the comments so I can read your answers. I like learning about other peoples’ Christmas traditions and such.