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December 15, 2007

Giving of myself, via answers

Filed under: Tests — steegness @ 6:10 pm

Felt like repeating what CC did.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bags if I’m giving, paper if I’m receiving.
2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial.
3. When do you put up the tree? Early December usually. Now that our tree can go up in a commercial break, I’m less reluctant to put it up, so the date moves up.
4. When do you take the tree down? Mid-January, maybe. As a kid, we had it up into March once. Good times. 🙂
5. Do you like eggnog? No.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first Nintendo.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? We have a Little People one. It doesn’t see much daylight.
8. Hardest person to buy for? My wife, hands down.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Myself.
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Pewter Christmas Tree Ornaments. Not only do I have enough ornaments, I’m not about to add more on the first day of the countdown to taking the tree down.
11.Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Christmas cards?
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Santa Clause.
13. Favorite Christmas Carol? “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” as performed by John Denver and The Muppets.
14. When do you start Christmas shopping? Aside from the occasional doodad earlier, Black Friday.
15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don’t think so.
16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chocolate.
17. Clear or colored lights on tree? Colored presently, but I have no real preference.
18. Favorite Christmas song new this year? None.
19. Travel or stay home? Home.
20. Can you name all Santa’s reindeer? Yes.
21. Angel or star on top? A star, handcrafted by Emma.
22. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning, though my in-laws give pajamas on the Eve so everyone looks nice for photos the next day.
23. Most annoying thing this time of year? Hearing the same set of songs everywhere I go.
24. What I love most about Christmas? Malls. I LOVE malls between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I could go, not buy a thing, and be smiling the whole time.

4 Responses to “Giving of myself, via answers”

  1. the aforementioned jodi Says:

    (re: #24)

    You are a sicksick man.

    That is all.

  2. steegness Says:

    Perhaps. Next to Black Friday, my favorite day to be out shopping is Christmas Eve.

  3. the aforementioned jodi Says:

    Those are the two days I don’t even like to go outside. I had to do some emergency grocery shopping on student move-in once and I imagine that the experience would be similar.

    I think some of my deep, dark nightmares center on that day.

  4. Junima Says:

    It occurs to me that on Christmas Eve you could take Dad out and help him pick out a few things for me. I love him dearly, but he is definitely “surprise” challenged. He is also wrapping challenged. I know bags are popular, but I doubt THAT trend refers to the store bag you get when you BUY the gift.