07 December 2006

Getting to Know Your Friends (Holiday Edition)

Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends
Welcome to the 2006 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! You know the drill. Highlight, copy, and paste and change my answers to your answers.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
(Mexican) Hot chocolate. With bourbon.

2. Does Santa wrap presents, or just sit them under the tree?
He wraps them. Or, rather, we wrap them. I can't imagine having unwrapped presents under the tree.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. It's poisonous to cats, AFAIK.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
As soon as we get the tree, usually mid-December.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Getting a bunch of plastic machine guns and military gear from Santa, and then (make-believe) shooting my friends with them. We were all army brats, so violence came naturally to us.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don’t remember, but we never had a chimney anyway until we moved to California.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
At my grandparents’ house, yes. At home, no.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
White lights, ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it, but haven't had to live with it for a quarter of a century.

12. Can you ice skate?
Sort of. I'm much better at sprawling.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I got a big, black trenchcoat one year that I wore almost daily throughout high school.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
My son.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Pecan pie, though we make these peanut butter/chocolate cookies that are wicked good.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Decorating the tree.

17. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
Both are nice.

18. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
"Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."

19. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?

Happy Holidays!!

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