Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I prefer wrapping paper but there are times that gift bags are the just the thing to use.
Real tree or artificial?
Artificial - I don't think my allergies would allow a real tree anymore. We always had real when I was a child but haven't had a real one since. Jeff and I had our first artificial tree for 11 Christmas seasons and are now on the second Christmas with our second tree. This one is prelit and that is really nice.
When do you put up the tree?
We don't have a set time. I like to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving but that doesn't happen if we are away. This year we just put it up this past weekend.
When do you take the tree down?
Sometime in January - depends on when I get the feeling of needing my house back to normal.
Favorite holiday theme?
Snowman and Nativity Scenes
Favorite gift received as a child?
Penn State Sweatshirt
Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes - quite a few of various sizes including a FP Little People one for the kids.
Hardest person to buy for?
Easiest person to buy for?
Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I can't really think of one.
Mail or email cards?
Mail - I love sending and receiving Christmas cards and letters. I still need to get mine finished up for this year.
Favorite Christmas movie?
I don't really have one.
When do you start shopping for Christmas?
In the fall, but definitely in earnest after Thanksgiving.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Not that I remember. But I have returned plenty to the store.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Christmas cookies, candy, fudge, and popcorn balls.
White lights or colored on the tree?
Favorite Christmas song?
What Child is This?
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
The Hallelujah Chorus
Ok - I'll quit. As you can see I enjoy Christmas Songs.
Travel for Christmas or stay at home?
I love being with family whether we travel or stay home.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeers?
I don't think so.
Angel on the tree top or a star?
Open the presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Most annoying thing about this time of year?
People saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.
What I love most about Christmas?
I love being with family and making many new memories.