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so quiet I could hear a pin drop - poll time!

Hi ladies - so it is so quiet at work today I could honestly hear a pin drop. So - lets do a poll for those of us bored or have nothing better to do at the moment!

 

1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?

 2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?

3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)

 4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?

5.  White lights on your tree or colored?

6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?

7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?

8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?

9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? 

10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?

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  • Thank you - I was sooo bored!

    1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? Hmmm...I really enjoy this silly tree decoration that I put out each year - it's whimsical and fun. I think my mom gave it to me. Actually I love all my decorations. They make the house sparkle.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? Kitty Paw just likes that there are bows out to play with. She doesn't have her own stocking and she doesn't really get gifts either. We did buy her an outfit, but that didn't last 2 seconds.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)I like cookies - I don't make anything, but I love to eat.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? Our tree is mostly red, green and white although because we have so few ornaments, there are some random ones sprinkled in. Before I met DH, I had a hot pink christmas theme.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? White lights.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? Snow is not worth the trouble...I'd rather be warm.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? Nah.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? Probably the first week or so in January.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? Both - depends on who I'm talking to.

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? maybe. I'm not sure I care anymore.

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  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?  A ceramic christmas tree that my late aunt made me.  She died when I was 16 and she was my best friend.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? We have no pets.. oh wait, we have fish so we can't really dress them up.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)  For Christmas, it's definitely ham. And the ham my husband makes with the pineapple rings and cherries stuck on the outside.  The sugars make a crispy crust on the ham... yum!

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?  It has all of the ornaments from when I was a child and all of my step-sons ornaments from when he was a child to now.  My husband and I have also gotten an ornament for each year we have been together.  So basically our tree is a nice mixture of sentimental items.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  White lights.  I prefer color lights but my husband prefers white so I compromised.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?  I would love it to SNOW!  But I only say that because I live in CA and it never snows at the beach.  I could drive up to the mountains (like 2 hours) for the snow.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?  Yes and yes.  I am horrible.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?  Until Jan. 3rd.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?   I say both.  I have a friend that is Muslim so I say Happy Holidays to her.  To my close friends and family that are from the same religious beliefs that I am, I say Merry Christmas.

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?  Absolutely!  My husbands entire family stays up until way past midnight.

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  • 1. This year my mom made us this really pretty Christmas tree skirt that has our new last name embroidered on it and I really love it so I think that is my new favorite.

    2. Our dog Tucker does have a stocking and he gets treats put in it every year (rawhides shaped like candy canes, etc.). We don't buy him much because both sets of his grandparents send him boxes full of stuff every year (DH's and my parents only have fur grandbabies so the pets always get spoiled). We don't dress him up though.

    3. Oh man...too many to choose just one! I love all the bake goodies and I love making those the best too (fudge, cookies, etc.)

    4. Our tree is themed....gold, red, and a few white ones with god details on them...we like to keep it taditional with red gold and green decorations. Thats how my mom did it every year.

    5. White lights. One year we had red but I didn't like them as much.

    6. This is my first year with a white Christmas and its pretty but is scary to drive in!!

    7. Nope

    8. We usually try to take them down the first week of Jan. but this year DH works so much who knows how long they'll have to stay up.

    9. Merry Christmas

    10. We don't have set in stone plans yet but I am sure we will stay up...we normally do.

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? Can't say I have ONE favorite. We have several ornaments that have meaning behind them.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? Yes, Rodrigo the cat has a felt stocking with little felt fishies all over it :-) he gets a few toys in his stocking (this year I found cannoli-shaped catnip toys on etsy!) but he does not get dressed up. That is not a fight I care enough to have.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe) Ohhhh that's a toughie. Definitely the food that says "Christmas!" to me most is my mom's peanut butter balls (aka buckeyes). They are SOOO good. My mom is known around my hometown for them, and I made them this year and brought them to a few holiday parties where they were a big hit.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? Somewhere in between. We (ok, I) just put up the nice ornaments and ones that have sentimental value. There are definitely some cheapies that stay in the box...

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? White lights!

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? I would stay where it's warm if I could... but since I'm in a place where it gets cold in winter, some snow is always a nice way to set the mood. As long as I don't have to leave the house!

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? No and no. I love surprises!

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? They'll probably come down right after New Years.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  If I know what the person celebrates, then I will wish them a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, etc. as appropriate. Otherwise I'll say something like "have a good holiday" or "enjoy the holidays!" I feel like "happy holidays" is kind of trite. And I can't stand "season's greetings"!

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? Yeah, but it won't be wild and crazy. We're staying in with my bf and her fiance and playing board games :-)

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  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own? Why is it special to you?
    hm... I don't really have anything too sentimental yet, everything is fairly new. I love seeing the ornaments I made when I was little on my parents' tree though.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking? Do you dress them up? Get them gifts?
    We don't have any pets yet, but they will get their own gifts and stocking when we have them. I'm not sure about dressing them up though... sidenote- my parents' dog LOVES his stocking and gifts, goes absolutely CRAZY over them. I love watching him "open" his gifts, which he totally does with his nose and teeth.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)
    Not sure how "holiday" it is, but I LOOOOVE my mom's homemade mac and cheese she makes in winter. I don't have the recipe yet Sad but I have to get it, it's SOOO good. Favorite thing I make- chocolate chocolate chip cookies with crushed candy canes in them. No recipe- I use the mix and add candy canes!

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or received?
    No theme, ours has every ornament we've received... even the surfing pig one DH brought into the relationship...

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?
    Colored.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?
    I like snow on Christmas and on weekends I'm not doing anything, lol. Any other time, I can't stand it!

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?
    Yep, I used to snoop through my mom's closet when I was little. I'm better now though!!

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?
    Probably until just after New Year's

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?
    I say "Merry Christmas" to people who say it first or I know celebrate Christmas. Everyone else gets a "happy holidays"

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?
    Yes! Well, hopefully... we're going to our friend's apartment in NYC, she's having a small get-together. 

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?  I love my Christmas tree angel.  My cousin who was about 5 at the time got me for our name draw and he picked it out.  She's so pretty.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?  Lucy doesn't have her own stocking and doesn't dress up -unless I put my antler headband on her to be silly but it lasts bout 2 seconds.  She does get presents mostly so Hubby and I can open ours in peace while she is busy attacking whatever we got her.  this year is a "loofah dog"

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)  I love my Dad's Mexican style Hot Cocoa and I need the recipe!  It is totally from scratch and we ONLY have it at Christmas.  So good!

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?  I have a random mishmash and I love it!  I have ornaments from my Grandparents that my parents made their first christmas together when they were dirt poor and made them out of pinecones from the cabin etc.  They are even more special to me now that Hubby and I are celebrating our first christmas together.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  I have colored LEDs - they were really funky looking at first but they're growing on me.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?  White Christmases for me!  (granted I live in a state where there is a chance of snow 6 months out of the year)

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?  I totally peeked - my mom needed a better hiding spot!  I don't any more but I do shake presents still.  :-)

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?  Decorations will be up through the first week of January probably.  We'll see.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  Mostly Merry Christmas.  If I know someone is of another Religious background, then happy (fill in the holiday) to you!

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?  I might try but will probably fail.  I love that we get the ball drop at 11 here in Minnesota so I can ooh and ahh over it and then go to bed.  :)

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? my glass reindeer that plays music and rocks back and forth, my mom bought it for my first christmas and I bring it out every year.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? Yes on stocking, no on dressing up, and yes on gifts! they r my babies! 

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  its a hard one, but id say gingerbread cookies 

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? i change my christmas ornaments every year. I dont really like to hang up the same old ornaments every year, I have a marilyn monroe tree and two other colorful trees that will prob be different next yr

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? i have 2 with white lights and one tree with colored and white 

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? i would love a white christmas since i am in FL

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? no my mama woulda killed me, and i still dont

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? prob till the week after new years

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? to my friends, i dont really think about saying it to strangers

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? oh yea! 

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  • Smile1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own? Why is it special to you?
    I have two really adorable country christmas Moose that I put on the mantle and I adore them,but this year I really love all of the just married ornaments for our tree!

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking? Do you dress them up? Get them gifts?
    We have 2 dogs, they don't have their own stockings but we do give them gifts.  I LOVE dressing up our jack russell/beagle mix but she HATES it and I don't want to torture her on christmas

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade stuffing, I could eat it by the tons! Unfortunately, I don't know how to make it.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or received?
    We sort of go for a country theme.  not like southwestern more like plaid ribbons and country stars type of decorations.  Ok, it really is beautiful, I'm making it sounds awful!

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?
    white

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?
    I love snow as long as I dont have to go out in it!  Luckily Christmas is at our place this year so... Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?
    I was always a snoop!  I behave myself now... most of the time Wink

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?
    I usually take them down on New Years Day

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? 
    "Merry Christmas"

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?
    This year for the first time in like forever we're going to a New Years party.  I cannot wait!!

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? I have several ornaments from my childhood that I love. I also love out tree skirt- it's white with snowflakes made out of crystals and beads. Very glitzy.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? We have a bird and a turtle, so nothing special for them. I do always get my mom's dog a new toy or bone.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe) On Christmas Eve, instead of having a formal sit-down dinner we make a whole bunch of appetizer/finger foods. I love that! So we have bacon wrapped scallops, meatballs, chips and dip, hot wings, little smokies, different kinds of cheese balls, etc. Followed by cookies and fudge, of course.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?  We have a loosely themed tree of jewel-toned ornaments with a few sentimental ornaments, although the home-made ones usually stay in the box. I like to get the home-made ones out and look at them when we're putting the tree up, but they're not my faves so they stay in the box.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? White lights!

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? White Christmas! Makes it so much more special.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? No, I'm good. I like surprises so I don't want to ruin them for myself.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? A few days after New Year's.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  This! 

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       If I know what the person celebrates, then I will wish them a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah, etc. as appropriate. Otherwise I'll say something like "have a good holiday" or "enjoy the holidays!" I feel like "happy holidays" is kind of trite. And I can't stand "season's greetings"!

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? Probably, but I think we're just going to do the board game idea like people suggested- nothing crazy.


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    1. Don't really have a favorite.  We started fresh this year so we only have brand new stuff.

    2. Yes, they have their own stockings, no we don't dress them up (besides sweaters when they're cold), yes they do get gifts (probably more than DH and I put together. lol). 

    3. I'm really loving the 3 layer mint chocolates I found in a holiday recipe book. 

    4.  Right now just blue and silver but we've gotten several random ornaments as gifts that we will be using next year.  

    5. Colored (pre-lit)

    6. Snow is ok as long as the roads are clear.  I hate trying to travel in bad weather just because I feel obligated to go see people.

    7. I really don't remember.  I don't anymore, DH is horrible at keeping secrets so I always know what they are ahead of time.

    8.  We'll probably take them down the week after christmas.  Can't say exactly which day.

    9.  I say "Merry Christmas" to friends and family, "Happy Holidays" at work.

    10.  Yes, we're going to a new years/going away party for DH's best friend.  It's going to be almost all guys so they'll probably play xbox all night or something. 

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? I thought I would never be a blow up figure person, but DH suggested during our first Christmas together that we get one.  It's special because now I love them, and it was all because of DH!

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?  Our pit bull Kane has a stocking and we get him stuff.  We can't dress him up because he HATES it.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)  I am all about turkey....I could eat turkey all year long.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?  very random...

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  I love colored lights

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?  I am done with snow for year!! We got over 20 inches.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?  I REALLY try not to peek, but I usually do.  I didn't when I was little until I found out there was no Santa.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?  probably until the end of the first week of Jan.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  both--I know people who do not celebrate "Christmas" so I want to respect that.

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?  maybe--I usually can not stay up until 10:30, if I can stay up until midnight that would be an accomplishment!

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  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?  I love our new christmas tree topper, it's a silver star, simple but it's the first ormanment we bought together, so I love it!

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?  We don't have any pets :( 

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)  Everything!!!!  The holidays have not been kind this year!  I love my mom's mac and cheese, christmas cookies - Lace cookies, Mexican wedding cookies and Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip cookies.  And Grits and Grillades on Christmas Eve.... YUM!!!!

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? We usually use balls... we have red, green, silver, blue, and gold... but we also have a few random colors.  We need to organize our decorations and pick what we want to keep and pitch.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  I love lights!!!  It depends on my mood but usually white.  The past few years have been white.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? I would take a White Christmas every year if it was possible.  But it's only snowed 4 times in my 30 years of life and only once on Christmas, nothing kills the holiday spirit like an 80 degree Christmas!

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? As a kid, yes, as an adult, nope.... no one gives me the chance, they know me too well.  I hate surprises.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? Sometime after New Years... probably that weekend.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  Before I married my Jewish husband, I always said Merry Christmas - now if I know who I'm talking to, I tell them Happy/Merry [insert appropriate celebration here], otherwise I still say Merry Christmas - I live in a predominately Catholic city so I don't worry too much about offending someone.

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? We are having a par-tay at our house so yes; even though I thought about how I could sneak in a nap mid party.

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?  Our tree topper... we bought it together last year... it is a cross but it almost looks like a star. 

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?  Nah... I've always thought that was a little silly.  We have rabbits and turtles so it would be hard to dress them up!

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)  I love Turkey... I get sad if it isn't served at Christmas... Thanksgiving just isn't enough for me!  I also really like anything gingerbread and mashed sweet potatoes.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?  This year it's just all my childhood ornaments so it's pretty random.  DH didn't get ornaments growing up and we didn't really have money to spend on new decorations this year.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  I love white lights.

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?  Considering I've never had a White Christmas, I'd love to experience it.  But I get VERY cold and miserable even during California winter, so I probably wouldn't like it every year.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?  I did peek as a child.  I don't now. 

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?  A week or two after Christmas. 

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  Merry Christmas unless I know someone is of another belief.   

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?  Yes, we'll be doing New Years with high schoolers and there's no way they'd let the pary end before midnight. 

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?   My tree. Its special because my grandparents bought it for us and that following yr my grandpa passed away, so when I look at the tree it always reminds me of them.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?  We dont have any pets, but my parents do and their dog has her own stocking that is shaped like a bone.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)   My moms sugar cookies. They are yummy.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?   We have random ornaments on our tree

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?  Multi colored lights

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?  Well being as I was born and raised in So Fl I have never seen snow. So based on that I have to stay where its warm.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?  Yes I did as a child. Now DH boxes up stuff for me, but I wrap them and put them under the tree so I have an idea of what type of things I am getting.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? Till the weekend after New Years

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?   I saw Happy Holidays becasue i know quite of few people that dont celebrate christmas

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? Nope, but we will probably be up still.

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  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? Don't really have one... is that bad? I suck at decorating.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? Each has their own stocking at my parents. They don't get dressed up, but they do get gifts from both Dh and I and both sets of our parents... lol. They're excited for grandbabies

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe). Hollandaise sauce for sure. I'll post the recipe at some point...

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? We only own like 10 ornaments right now, so its whatever we had.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? White

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? I LOVE SNOW! But it's going to rain for xmas, sad.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still? Yep and sometimes, depends from whom :)

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? Will take them down as soon as we get home... so Dec 28th-ish?

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? Happy holidays unless its a member of my family. 

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? Oh dear god, I hope so :)

  • 1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you?  

     We don't own many, so I guess I pick our tree.   It's small (only 4 feet), but DH and I picked it out together a few years ago.

    2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts?

    Our dog doesn't have a stocking (yet, that's a good idea) but he does get gifts.  This year, he got a new collar and harness.  He also usually gets gifts from our family.  His aunt and his cousin (my sister and her dog) gave him some pig ears and jerky-type treats.  :)

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe)

    Actual food?  Deli sandwiches, veggies and dip, chips... stuff like that.  With family in town, we usually had this kind of food one night.  It was always my favorite meal.  Desert?  Kang cookies.  That's what we call them anyway... they're those cookies that are Ritz crackers with peanut butter in between dipped in chocolate.  I don't know if they have a more common name - ours is a long story.  My grandpa made them every Christmas.  Since he passed away a few years ago, I've taken over making them. :)

    4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved?

    Growing up, my dad got us an ornament every year, then he gave them all to me a few years ago.  Some years I put them up, some years I don't.  This year, I just put up my 2 favorite ones (both The Grinch).  Other than that, we have burgundy and lime-ish green balls. 

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored?

     WHITE!   Lights outside need to be white too... I don't know why they even make colored lights. :)

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm?

    I do enjoy the white Christmas.  I live in the midwest, so they're pretty common.  I just want it to wait until I've reached my destination before it starts. This year, we're driving tomorrow afternoon, so if it starts snowing tomorrow night and even the next couple of days, I think that would be okay with me. 

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?

    No, not usually, although I don't remember all that much from childhood anymore!  I remember one year, my sister and I found mom's list.  As soon as I saw it, I felt so guilty!  I enjoy the surprise anyway.  No peeking for me!

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year?

    We put them up the weekend of Thanksgiving and they're usually down on New year's.  We get the day off, so it's a good time to do it. 

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year? 

    Usually it's Happy Holidays because I'm used to it at work. 

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight?

    Sometimes.  I don't know what we're doing this year.  If we have plans, we'll stay up, but if we're just staying in by ourselves, I'll just go to bed when I'm tired. :( 

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  • I tried to answer this poll at work but my work computer sucks a$$! Now I am way late but I don't care! 

     

    1.  What is your favorite Holiday decoration that you own?  Why is it special to you? I have quite a few on my parents tree that are special. On our tree though it has to be the one we get made every year. I also have a Newfoundland and Labrador ornament that is special.

     2.  Pets at Christmas - have their own stocking?  Do you dress them up?  Get them gifts? Dressing up a cat is asking for death, dressing up two cats would be worst then death...we do get them presents though.

    3.  What is your favorite Holiday food?  Be specific!  (and post recipes!  hehe) Baked Ham and Pickled Eggs. I know it sounds like awful bar food and The Mr. just hates it but it's a family thing. Oh and marshmellow smowballs.

     4.  Themed Christmas Tree decorating or do you have every random ornament that you've ever made or recieved? Our tree is everything from sentimental to barbie to beautiful to Mr. Spock. I love it. It speaks so much of us.

    5.  White lights on your tree or colored? Colored all the way!!!

    6.  Do you prefer White Christmases or have you decided that snow is not worth the trouble and you're staying where its warm? I love snow. I wish it would snow everyday in winter and then magically stop and disappear by the end of March.

    7.  As a child - did you peek at your gifts before Christmas?  Do you still?Never, one year we accidentally found one of my sisters gifts. It was awful.

    8.  How long are you leaving your decorations out this year? In Newfoundland it's traditional to keep them up until old Christmas day which is the 6th of January. So that's what we do.

    9.  Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?" to folks this time of year?  Merry Christmas.

    10.  Do your New Years plans involve staying up until midnight? Yes! We're going to a house party. Our friends all take turns hosting and it's always a great time.

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