1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? For giving: gift bags. For receiving: wrapping paper.
2. Real tree or artificial? Real
3. When do you put up the tree? The weekend after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? Around New Year's
5. Do you like eggnog? No
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I have a bad memory for stuff like this ... but I remember being really excited when I got my first bicycle
7. Hardest person to buy for? Terry
8. Easiest person to buy for? Riley
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Plastic dancing Santa Claus
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Mid-December -- which means it's about time to get on that
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Of course
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Finger foods at all the parties
16. Lights on the tree? They're the most important part
17. Favorite Christmas song? "Carol of the Bells"
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? We never get a white Christmas
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Mom, Terry and Gran give us an ornament every year, and most of those are our favorites -- no particular theme, though
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A healthy start to my second trimester (which begins on Christmas Eve). And a healthy baby for Lib (due any day)!
Riley picture of the day