Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Christmas meme . . .

 I have loved reading some of the Christmas meme's that some of you have put on your blogs  - thought I would join in on the fun!!  Go check out The Farmer's Daughter and Sand Flat Farm, they are both so fun!

1. Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider? 
Believe it or not, I'm not much of a chocoholic!  Apple Cider!

2. Turkey or Ham?
Definately turkey, but we usually have both, hubby likes ham.

3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?
I have a fake tree - it's a long story, but because of all the grief it's caused me, I will keep it forever - besides, it's a pretty fake tree... :0)

4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
 I have never been an outside Christmas light person - we usually have so much snow and wind that they never look really pretty.   

5. Snowball fights or sleddin’?
 I love to go sleddin'!  Haven't done it in quite a few years (I'm old!!) but it would be fun!

6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
Downtown shopping - YES, mall shopping - NO.

7. Favorite Christmas song?
I love Christmas music and have many favorites, but O Holy Night has to be my all time favorite followed by Silent Night.

8. How do you feel about Christmas movies
Love Christmas movies - White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, The Grinch, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story...I love them all!

9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
 Is it ever too soon to start listening to Christmas music?

10. Stockings before or after presents?
We don't do stockings - we did sometimes when my kids were little, but not anymore.

11. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
We usually do a Christmas dinner or party at my house right before Christmas, I don't like to drag my grandkids away from their toys on Christmas Day.  Sometimes we go visit them, it usually depends on the weather!        

12. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?
I love to read the Christmas story!  Last year we did a Nativity.  We dressed the kids all up and someone read the Christmas story, it was very fun!        

13. What do you do after presents and dinner?
Dishes, visit, eat!

14. What is your favorite holiday smell?
I'm kind of a spicy girl - I love cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg all mixed up with vanilla and sugar and a little pine.     

15. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
When I was a girl, I loved to ice skate!!  It would be pretty comical to see me on ice skates today!

16. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?
We like to have homemade pizza on Christmas Eve, or at our Christmas party and then let the kids open their gifts.  When my kids were small, I always made them a pair of pajamas, 
so I would have them open them - I still do that sometimes.

 17. Favorite Christmas memory?
My favorite memory would have to be going to my grandparents church on Christmas Eve to see the children act in the Nativity.  Their multi-purpose room was in the basement of the church and they had a little stage that the children would perform on.  Afterwords, Santa would come and give us a little paper sack with an orange, a candy cane and a few pieces of hard candy in it.  Then, my grandfather would make everyone an icecream cone!  On the way home, my father would always spot Rudolf's nose in the sky . . . I was sure I saw it too!!

18. Favorite Part about winter?
Even though I complain about snow, I love it!  I don't like slick roads, but I love snow!

19. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?
Of course!! oxoxox SMACK oxoxox

Warm hugs


  1. Barb, Great Idea... Joining in the Fun...
    Love those Christmas Movies as well...

    Merry Christmas !!!


  2. Love this!! I'm thinking I might steal it and put it up on my blog. Thanks for sharing. I love to read your Christmas memories and the fun things you guys do. It sure was good to see you guys yesterday! Love you!

  3. OoOoh your tastes and mine are so very similar Barb!

  4. Hi Barb,

    Loved reading your meme! It's a good way to get to know our blog friends better. Thanks for joining in!

    The weather is warmer today, so I'm going to take advantage of it and try to get shopping finished. Have a great day!


  5. That's a lovely way to "do Christmas Day." Gather family before the Day. Not make grands be dragged away from toys, on the 25th. !!!

    Here, we're lucky, in that the little ones are right next door. Everyone eats dinner together, in one of the houses. But the kiddies don't have to go far [away from their toys!]. :-)

    Same here, I got rid of stockings, a while ago. To me, they were always a chore to fill and usually had nothing but $$$ wasting stuff in them, anyway. ,-) Yup, "Mrs. Scrooge" again! -grin-

    But the kids can do stockings, at their houses, for the Grands, etc.

  6. Barb,

    I love your meme! So cute about Rudolph's nose!

    I just finished posting for today but I will try your meme tomorrow. :)

    Have a lovely Friday evening!


  7. Barb, that was a really post; I think I will try it. We don't have any snow left; which is sad because I love snow. I love Christmas time. This year we will be alone; although we will hae a Christmas party with Sean's family. I hope to do the Nativity; because that is a huge tradition. You are such a wonderful friend and I always love your thoughts.
    Blessings and hugs to you! LeAnn

  8. I must admit I had to look up "meme" in the dictionary. This is a great idea. I may have to copy it and try it tomorrow since I've already posted today. Such a fun way to learn more about one another. This was fun to read.

  9. Barb, I glanced earlier today at your fun Christmas Meme and then dashed out to run errands and to a granddaughters dance recital. It IS wonderful to be able to give back a small portion of the lovin and care mom has so richly given to all of us..
    Aren't the kids dressing up for the nativity and acting out as the Christmas story is read, the very best? It is a long time tradition since I was small in our families.
    I pictured a cute litle chapel in Rockland, Idaho where I felt I attended the SAME Christmas party! lol! Though we didn't get the ice cream cone or get to see Rudolf's nose. Magical memory!

  10. This was a fun post, wasn't it!!! I loved yours, Barb - I loved that you always made your kids new PJs and they wore them to bed on Christmas eve!!!

    We used to watch for Rudolph's nose in the sky, too. Our local TV station always tracked Santa on their radar and would tell us kids it was time to go to bed! Thanks for sharing!

  11. You and another Dear Reader of my blog, came to mind, when I saw this post. And so I'm sending a click-able link to you, and to her.

    Just in case it might help with the winter blahhhhs, when they come around.

    Gentle Winter hugs...


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