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07 December 2008 @ 08:15 pm
Christmas Time is Here  
The Christmas season is officially underway and I'm SO excited!! I just love this time of year more than any other. We've just about got the house decorated, one more tree to go (we have 3)~ yes my family is a little Christmas happy. ;p I can't wait because my brother will finally be coming home for a 2-week break and it will be so awesome to see him! I really love having the whole family home together, that to me is the best part of this season <3!

I have noticed this meme on a few different journals so I thought I'd put down my answers so you guys can get to know me a little better!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Definitely wrapping paper! I also really enjoy wrapping my gifts and take great pride in the way they look (even though everyone just rips them apart).

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. I would never participate in the act of buying a real tree. To me trees are sacred and it breaks my heart when I see so many of them senselessly cut down. :(

3. When do you put up the tree? Well I always ask if we can start putting trees up the day after Thanksgiving but that usually doesn't work out. I'd say the first week in December.

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually in mid-January or so.

5. Do you like eggnog? No

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I can't think of anything specific, but stuffed animals were always my favorite gifts!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My brother.

8. Easiest person to buy for? My mother.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. We have a really old one that my Grandpa made and then we have a little Precious Moments one.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I really don't think I've ever received a bad gift.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Oh, I have so many. Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause, Santa Claus: The Movie, Prancer, A Christmas Story, Rudolph...

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually in December, I'm terrible!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Stuffing!

16. Lights on the tree? Our main tree has white lights, but our other 2 have colored lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Once again, many. Mary Did You Know?, Grown-up Christmas List, Oh Holy Night, Greensleeves, Christmas Song...

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People seem to be nastier than ever instead of kinder. :(

23. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? DVDs, CDs, iTunes, clothes.
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Bekpsychojello on December 8th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh cool survey! Thanks for posting!
Kristin: Santa Puppykristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! No problem.
Elizabeth: Rudolph - Red Bowerizabeff on December 8th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Totally stealing this meme.
Kristin: Rudolphkristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Me too <3!! I'm glad you like the meme. :)
Watson: Tom Welling: Bright Eyewunderstruck on December 8th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
3 trees?! Goodness! But your house does sound pretty. Houses always look so nice when they have all the pretty decorations out and about!
When I was in school, I knew this lady that left her tree up all year, but she would decorate it for all the different holidays throughout the year! I thought it was a really neat idea for those who like to decorate and stuff. =)
Kristin: Doggy Christmaskristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, we actually have 4, but we decided to not put it up this year because of our new doggy! :) I love driving around at night and looking at all the pretty decorations that people put up <3!

I love that idea of having a tree up all year and changing the decorations to the various holidays. I'll have to run that by my parents and see what they think! ;D
Erinbjtp on December 8th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
I ♥ Christmas too. :D I hope yours is fabulous. :)
Kristin: Pippin- Black & Whitekristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, I hope yours is too! :D
Mellissamakesmebelieve on December 8th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
We haven't gotten our tree up yet, but I think we're going to do it tonight, yay! :D
Kristin: Christmas- Treekristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Yay for Christmas trees!! I hope you're able to put yours up tonight. :D
misspride on December 8th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
great meme! will steal :P
Kristin: Snowflakekristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Sure, go ahead! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
breakfastgirl on December 8th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yay for Christmas! I feel the same, I just love the family togetherness of Christmas.

Aww, I have that Precious Moments nativity set, too! Isn't it cute? :)
Kristin: Snow Fallingkristypadalecki on December 8th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
I love the Precious Moments nativity set, it's very special to us! :)