I stole this one from Swistle and Jess, and a million other people.
Eggnog or hot chocolate? I would imagine that if I had ever tried eggnog, I would like it very much. I don’t usually do cocoa, and don’t consider it to be a holiday drink.
Does Santa wrap the presents or leave them open under the tree? Santa wraps them and puts them under the tree. I don’t know how much longer that will go on for because our nearly-6-yo is on to us. We’ve never really pushed the whole Santa thing anyway, and we don’t use that whole Santa is watching BS to get our kids to behave.
Colored lights on a tree or white? Colored. I do like the white though too.
Do you hang mistletoe? No.
When do you put your decorations up? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving
What is your favorite holiday dish? Pierogies
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We go to Hub’s cousin’s house on Christmas Eve and the kids get a few gifts there, so those, they open. I give them new (matching) pajamas for Christmas Eve as well, but they aren’t considered gifts, and they are in their dressers now.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? We have a huge mishmash of ornaments; Hub’s mom and his grandmother made him one for every year of his life (a tradition that we’ve kept for our own kids, except that we buy an ornament to represent their personality for the year and we label it with their name and the year), hand blown ornaments from Hub’s dad’s childhood, and some favorites we bought for our first tree. Also, colored lights. We found a strand of lifesavers in Hub’s mom’s things—that will be on the tree next year.
Snow: love it or hate it? I don’t mind it at all. I don’t mind driving in it either. I do hate it when it gets black and dirty from the cars though. And I hate when inconsiderate people track it in to my house.
Can you ice skate? Have you met me?? That would be no.
What is your favorite holiday dessert? Cut-out cookies. No contest. But I am a dessert sort of person, so I love it ALL.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? After opening gifts with the kids, my parents and our brothers come over (and til now, Hub’s mom too) and we cook them brunch. They sit with the kids and open their gifts while we cook and do other things.
Candy canes: yum or yuck? Take ‘em or leave ‘em
Favorite Christmas show? A Christmas Story. We start watching it on Christmas Eve and continue through the weekend. The kids also really like Shrek the Halls. Fun Facts: I have never seen It’s a Wonderful Life and I LOATHE Peanuts Christmas.