Wednesday, December 19, 2007

christmas quiz

i have been tagged again, dear readers. this time it is a christmas quiz, sent to us by maddy.

as usual it was impossible to get herself to join in unless i did it first. so here are my answers:

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags?

i find the paper easier to remove without being discovered

2) Real tree or artificial?

real - much nicer to cock one's leg on

3) When do you put up your tree?

i leave it to the peeps - they seem to get it sorted eventually

4) When do you take the tree down?

it depends how long i can refrain from crashing into it while doing a circuit of the house

5) Do you like eggnog?

i'm sure i would

6) Favorite gift received as a child?

a red collar

7) Do you have a Nativity scene?

no

8) The hardest person to buy for?

i leave all that present stuff to the peeps

9) The easiest person to buy for?

see 8

10) The worst Christmas gift you ever received?

the reindeer horns

11) Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?

e-mail this year - rokit and i did the honours

12) Favorite Christmas movie?

101 dalmations or lassie

13) When do you start shopping for Christmas?

i try and get started on the thieving of morsels in january so as to build up my strength

14) Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

yes

15) Favorite things to eat at Christmas?

venison

16) Clear lights or colored on the tree?

so long as i can see the trunk to take aim i have no preference

17) Favorite Christmas song?

how much is that doggy in the window

18) Travel at Christmas or stay home?

stay home

19) Can you name all Santa's reindeer?

boney, bit fatty, tasty, scrummy, old and tough...

20) Angel on the tree top or a star?

no idea - the old eyesight isn't what it was

21) Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

whenever the peeps aren't looking

22) Most annoying thing about this time of year?

extra vigilance in the kitchen on the part of the peeps

23) What is the "corniest" family tradition you do or miss doing?

that whole silly paper hat thing. they don't work if your ears are on the top of your head

24) Ugliest Christmas decorations ever invented?

those balls that when you grab them turn out to be glass

25) Which looks the best...theme trees or homey trees?

anything with a decent trunk

26) What does Christmas mean to you?

lots of fuss from my boy

. . .

and here are hers (much less interesting i feel):

1) Wrapping paper or gift bags?

cheap brown paper with celtic signs that i stamp on in gold ink (i wait until after they are wrapped before doing the stamping so as not to stamp bits the recipient won't see - i'm lazy like that)

2) Real tree or artificial?

always real but this year instead of a tree a huge branch cut off our eucalyptus tree and decorated. my son wailed "why can't we be more normal?" when he saw it so next year we have agreed on an artificial tree.

3) When do you put up your tree?

my son's birthday is 14 december so we generally put the tree/branch up the day after.

4) When do you take the tree down?

just after new year's day.

5) Do you like eggnog?

not altogether sure what it is!

6) Favorite gift received as a child?

a dolls house made by my mum and dad - a rare occasion of co-operation between them!

7) Do you have a Nativity scene?

no

8) The hardest person to buy for?

my husband

9) The easiest person to buy for?

my son

10) The worst Christmas gift you ever received?

not sure...

11) Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?

e-mail this year

12) Favorite Christmas movie?

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

13) When do you start shopping for Christmas?

very late in the day usually. this year we are making all the presents and in theory i have had the time to start early but have still left it too late!

14) Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

yes

15) Favorite things to eat at Christmas?

curry

16) Clear lights or colored on the tree?

i like white but my son likes coloured, so we have coloured on our branch

17) Favorite Christmas song?

the one by wizard

18) Travel at Christmas or stay home?

this year at home but we have in the past rented a cottage with friends sometimes

19) Can you name all Santa's reindeer?

er, no. joker ate them all...

20) Angel on the tree top or a star?

neither - a very old and battered father christmas that has been in my husband's family for years

21) Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

morning

22) Most annoying thing about this time of year?

my husband moaning about christmas all the time

23) What is the "corniest" family tradition you do or miss doing?

family traditions in my family were more of the type that involved letters from lawyers ...

24) Ugliest Christmas decorations ever invented?

tricky one - quite a lot of them are ugly. i have to agree that the inflatable ones are pretty terrible

25) Which looks the best...theme trees or homey trees?

not sure what either of these is - our trees/branches tend to be shambolic and home-made with a sort of christmassy theme - does that count?

26) What does Christmas mean to you?

generally: about how a homeless family found shelter and kindness and how a baby being born reminded everyone what really mattered. our own christmas: being warm and cosy and sharing what we have with friends and family.

5 comments:

flutter said...

*scratch behind the ear*

Maddy said...

Hmm and there was me thinking that maybe Scooby Doo would be your favourite!
Best wishes

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

I'm intrigued by the Christmas 'branch' - do you have a photograph?

Patience-please said...

ditto to Graham!
That was a Loooong tag; you both did a wonderful job. It was great fun on this end!

Patience and the whippets

Kerrio said...

*chortle* Joker's tree obsession has me worried.....