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Old 12-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Christmas survey

I posted this over in LemonadeStand, but in case you don't go there:

Don't be a Scrooge--let us know how you celebrate!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Real

3. When do you put up the tree? Two weeks before Christmas

4. When do you take the tree down? Twelfth Night (January 7)

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Walking doll

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? Brother-in-law

9. Easiest person to buy for? Myself!

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? No gift at all!

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? “Holiday Inn”, “A Christmas Story”, “A Christmas Carol” (the 1951 Alistair Sims version, the George C. Scott version, and the newer Patrick Stewart version), “Walton’s Homecoming”, “Christmas in Connecticut” (the black-and-white 1940s version)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I see something that works!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My mother’s oyster stew and ham biscuits, my Grandma Anderson’s chocolate spice cake

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? “The Holly and the Ivy”

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel to my brother’s house (about 15 miles!)

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Dopey, Doc, Grumpy, Happy?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? How stressed out people get!

23. What I love most about Christmas? Family, decorations

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? But of course!

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? “Pearl” garland--no icicles, ever since I had the joyous experience of pulling one out of a cat’s butt!!

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? My buckeyes and fudge

29. Do you hang lights outside? No

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? Usualy it's two weeks, but none this year

4. When do you take the tree down? Some time after new year

5. Do you like eggnog? No!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't know

7. Do you have a nativity scene? A what?

8. Hardest person to buy for? My sister

9. Easiest person to buy for? My mum

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't think I had one...

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Mail is mroe fun, e-mail is still good though!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? The nightmare before christmas (if that counts)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? At the very last minute

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My grandma's raggou de cochon

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? I don't have one

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Used to travel to my grandma's. This year we stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? No

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Some year is an angel, the other one is a star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Depends on our plans

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Going to a party where everybody smokes

23. What I love most about Christmas? Lying under the christmas tree watching the lights fliker

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? hehe yeah!

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Colored garlands

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? None

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Real

3. When do you put up the tree? uh..whenever we get around to it...

4. When do you take the tree down? When it's so brown we're worried it's a fire hazard

5. Do you like eggnog? NO

6. Favorite gift received as a child?.......um....I can't remember...maybe some barbie dolls

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? My Pop

9. Easiest person to buy for? ME!

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Nothing

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Just mail...

12. Favorite Christmas movie? The Santa Clause! And White Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When something catches my eye!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No...

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the yummy cookies

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Little of both

17. Favorite Christmas song? Um....don't really have one...I love them all.

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Stay at home.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? um...Dasher...Prancer...Comet...Cupid...Donner...Blintzen....Rudolf...I give up...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A Santa with presents!

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We can't wait till morning! Christmas Eve.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Never enough money.

23. What I love most about Christmas? The Twinkle everything and everyone gets

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? YEP!

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? we have some metal ice sickles that we use every year. They're small and so cute.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Any chocolate

29. Do you hang lights outside? Not this year

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Nope no bows. But lots of lights!
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? Depends

4. When do you take the tree down? Depends

5. Do you like eggnog? Not fully

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I really don't remember

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? Mom

9. Easiest person to buy for? Dad

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Don't remember this one either

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? I really don't have a favorite Christmas movie

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I feel like it

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I'm not sure

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells (Choir version please!)

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Stay at home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? I know some....but I can't spell them correctly

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Depends

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Morons who shop! And the family stress.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Being with my parents and buying the annual ornament

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Only if he's free at the moment

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? those strands of tinsels that look like ice sickles (it's more fun looking than garland)

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Candy Canes

29. Do you hang lights outside? Can't really....but I've seen my neighbors hang lights on their windows (I live in an apartment complex)

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No...don't see the need to.
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Bit of both

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? I'm early....25th November...I love my tree.

4. When do you take the tree down? When i feel like it....the longest i have left it was nearly the end of January

5. Do you like eggnog? To be honest i have never,ever tried it before.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Sheira - Princess of Power and Swiftwind her horse.....I used to get my brothers He-man and make them kiss and stuff!

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes...two! (1 ceramic and 1 handknitted)

8. Hardest person to buy for? My Mother-in-law

9. Easiest person to buy for? My Dad

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A book called Someone Else's Daughter: The Life and Death of Anita Cobby by Julia Sheppard....well written, and it made you feel disgusted to be a human being, i just did not think it was an appropriate Chrissy pressie.

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie? "SCROOGED"

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I'm a last minut shopper....every year i say i will start in October...never do!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ham

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Both

17. Favorite Christmas song? “Do they know it's Xmas”

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? I have never had a Christmas at home, always travelled.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Rudolph,Dasher,Prancer,Vixen...ahhh shit...No! i never get all their names in one go!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Handmade Angel by my Grandma-in-law

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The F*** Shops!

23. What I love most about Christmas? The parties!

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Certainly does, and this special Santa likes to have a beer instead of milk!

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Coloured garlands.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Candy Canes

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Not this year....I felt it would be too much...has a break from bows this year!
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? paper, bags, recycled wrap or newspaper im not fussy

2. Real tree or artificial? fake

3. When do you put up the tree? when the kids bug me enough to make the man do it

4. When do you take the tree down? 1st jan

5. Do you like eggnog? whats eggnog??

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie car

7. Do you have a nativity scene? HELL NO

8. Hardest person to buy for? My partner

9. Easiest person to buy for? Mum

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? bloody candles

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? niether if i can help it

12. Favorite Christmas movie? that one with the griswalds

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? still in denial ! sometimes when i see something

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes often

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? ferrero chocolates

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? christrmas baby please comehome or merry christmas i dont wanna fight tonight by the ramones

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? better things to do !

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? pentogram

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? the whole thing is a crock

23. What I love most about Christmas? NIL

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? we dont do santa but i wrap for the kids

25. Do you hang mistletoe? Thankfully due to strong quarantine laws , miseltoe is unnavailable in australia.

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? nup , hang decos the kids make on the tree

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? NONE

28. Favorite Christmas candy? chocolate

29. Do you hang lights outside? No totally BOGAN

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No yukko .
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That's hard, but still ...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? ALWAYS real

3. When do you put up the tree? On December 24

4. When do you take the tree down? Around January 7, depends on what state the tree is in

5. Do you like eggnog? I admit I don't know what that is

6. Favorite gift received as a child? A rocket horse when I was 1

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, my brother made that when he was in school, we still use it

8. Hardest person to buy for? Almost everyone in my family

9. Easiest person to buy for? My little nephew and myself

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Candles, stupid books and most of all perfume - I'm allergic to it

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both, please

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't have one, they're all corny

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I come across something useful

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies and filled eggs

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night (in German!), popular I'd say Last Christmas

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel, because I spend Christmas with my family who lives on the other side of the country

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? No, we don't have Santa (only in shopping malls )

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Eve

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Stress, aggression of people

23. What I love most about Christmas? Some days off from work, celebrating with children

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? I don't think so

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Garland, mostly in silver and purple

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? I like simple milk chocolate

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes, but only a few

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Sometimes
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? First w/e of December

4. When do you take the tree down? W/e after 13th day

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Can't remember but it was probably edible.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? My sons

9. Easiest person to buy for? Me

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't remember.

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both

12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas (Jimmy Stewart). Makes me cry every time I see it: Every time a bell rings and angel gets his wings...*uggh I'm filling up*!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I realise it's Christmas the following week.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My own home made Christmas cake. It weighs a ton, has more alcohol in it then the supermarkets and groaning with marzipan and icing

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Coloured

17. Favorite Christmas song? White Christmas

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Stay home cos I always eat to much and can only make it to the sofa.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Nope but the one's I do know sound like the doctors I work for....mwah...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Used to be an Angel but it's nothing nowadays (except when hubby upsets me then he's up there....).

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? It's over too quick.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Family gatherings

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Yes

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Red and silver garlands.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? chocolates Lots of them. And yes, I've the figure to prove it..

29. Do you hang lights outside? Nope

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Yes
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Don't be a Scrooge--let us know how you celebrate!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? mostly wrapping paper, some odd shaped gifts make it in gift bags

2. Real tree or artificial? artificial but hopefully real when I start a family.

3. When do you put up the tree? this year it was the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? not sure. last year it was up REALLY late

5. Do you like eggnog? in small quantities

6. Favorite gift received as a child? honestly don't recall

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? my parents

9. Easiest person to buy for? Myself and my fiance

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? random things my grandma was cleaning out of her house. perhaps a big chunky plastic bracelet?

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? this year I got it together and mailed all of them!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas (or Home Alone )

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I started in October this year.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? my mom's coffee cake in the morning, or her baked ziti or lasagna roll ups.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? don't have one in particular

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? usually I stay in IL but I traveled to NY a couple years ago. it's a crapshoot-- flying in December.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid..... ?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? the way people drive, don't say Thank You when you hold doors open for them, and the way people steal from one another (i.e. breaking into someone's car or stealing the Salvation Army money buckets).

23. What I love most about Christmas? decorations, family in small doses and the foods you normally don't have the rest of the year.

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? of course.

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? nope

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Frango candy cane mints or toffee from See's

29. Do you hang lights outside? No

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No
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Re: Christmas survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or artificial? We've used both in the past. This year we have to use an artificial one, though-apartments make having real trees a bit hard (and dangerous).

3. When do you put up the tree? A day or two after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime within a week or so after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? I've never had it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Oh, wow...there was a dollhouse I got as a kid that I played with all the time, I think that'd be it.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

8. Hardest person to buy for? My dad, probably.

9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of one.

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both.

12. Favorite Christmas movie? "Christmas Vacation" .

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Uh...like a couple weeks or so before the holiday itself.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Stuffing!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Sad as it is, I like "I'll Be Home For Christmas".

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Stay at home. When my grandma was alive, though, we used to travel to her house for Christmas Eve.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen. And of course, Rudolph .

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We open one on Christmas Eve, then the rest on Christmas morning. And again, when I used to visit my grandma's house, we'd open presents Christmas Eve there.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Watching supposedly mature adults push and shove each othr for the hottest gift.

23. What I love most about Christmas? Being with my family, the music, the scenery, the cozy winter weather and warm feelings the season brings, the optimism and hope.

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Yeah, sure .

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No.

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Colored garland.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? What's a Poinsettia? I've probably seen them, just can't picture them right now.

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Candy canes!

29. Do you hang lights outside? No.

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No.

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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or artificial? Real

3. When do you put up the tree? One weekend before Christmas

4. When do you take the tree down? Right after New Year's

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Electric organ (that was very cool back then)

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? Husband

9. Easiest person to buy for? Myself!

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Flannel PJ's

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? That one about the BB gun, I forget the name.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Right after Thanksgiving

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Everything!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? Drummer Boy

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Donner blitzen prancer ummm no

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The pressure of buying all those presents

23. What I love most about Christmas? Family, seiing the children's wonder of the magic

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Yep

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Garland

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Not white

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Not a big candy eater

29. Do you hang lights outside? No

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Yes
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? *gift bags

2. Real tree or artificial? *Real

3. When do you put up the tree? * 3 weeks before Christmas

4. When do you take the tree down? *about Jan 15th

5. Do you like eggnog? *Yes

6. Favorite gift received as a child? *coloring book and crayons

7. Do you have a nativity scene? *No

8. Hardest person to buy for? *sister in laws

9. Easiest person to buy for? *Myself!

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? * just a plain t-shirt

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? *mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie? *Its a Wonderful Life

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? *almost a the last minute
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? *Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? *Home made tamales

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? *Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? *Rockin around the X-mas tree

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? *stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? *nope just Rudolph! ..eh, Im just not in the thinking mood at the moment

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? *Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? *Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? * how ungreatful people can be


23. What I love most about Christmas? *Family, decorations

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? *Yes

25. Do you hang mistletoe? *No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree?*both


27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? *Red and we do have real pointsettia palnts in our front yard in White and Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? *mints

29. Do you hang lights outside?*yes

30. Do you put bows on your tree? *some yes
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? The day after Thanksgiving though this time it was 2 days before Thanksgiving

4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Day

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Scooter

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? My mom

9. Easiest person to buy for? Me

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't think of one I like everything that I get

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Mail but Im not against the e-mail cards

12. Favorite Christmas movie? "A Christmas Story", "Christmas Box","Christmas With The Kranks", "Prancer","Deck The Halls","A Christmas Carol", "Scrooged"

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Near towards the end of November

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sugar cookies

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? “Silent Night", "Carol of the Bells", "The First Noel"

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel,going to Mike's parent's on Christmas Eve then the weekend after Christmas drive to MN to see my oldest brother for a belated Christmas celebration

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? When I was younger I could! lol

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Stress and trying to find parking at the stores

23. What I love most about Christmas? Family,decorations,the Christmas spirit

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Yup

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Colored garland

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? Fudge

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both - depends upon the shape of the item. And if its for a child or adult. Children LOVE wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial

3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? The weekend after New Years

5. Do you like eggnog? Yum!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hmmm. I don't think I remember.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes- lots. My husband collects them

8. Hardest person to buy for? Brother

9. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Don't remember - everything is returnable and exchangable

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Mail

12. Favorite Christmas movie? A year without a Santa Claus

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? As soon as I get some extra cash

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Zeppole on Christmas Eve

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy NIght

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel to my aunt's and mother in law (about 5 miles!)

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Sure!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Tinkerbell -

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both. W/ extended family on Christmas Eve @ midnight. Close family on Christmas
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Rude people

23. What I love most about Christmas? Gift giving. Decorations. The music.

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Now he does - because of my beautiful daughter.

25. Do you hang mistletoe? Sometimes.

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Garland

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? I'm not choosy

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes - lots

30. Do you put bows on your tree? No
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial, though that's not by choice.

3. When do you put up the tree? 12 days before Christmas.

4. When do you take the tree down? Twelfth Night.

5. Do you like eggnog? Never tried it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I don't think I can put my finger on that.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Dad.

9. Easiest person to buy for? Mum.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A hairband

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Mail.

12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's A Wonderful Life, obviously.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Late November.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Never!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I don't know about now, but when I was a child it was the chocolates off the tree

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Coloured.

17. Favorite Christmas song? The Pogues ft. Kirsty McColl - Fairytale of New York.
OR!
Slade's one

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Home.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Rudolph and Prancer was about all I knew.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Differs with each year.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? How it stops everybody from doing anything because they're all "saving for Christmas."

23. What I love most about Christmas? How everyone is happy

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? No mg:
It's all done by the elves at the north pole, of course.

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No, I'd love to though

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Both.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Oh dear, I don't know what that is.

28. Favorite Christmas candy? *shrugs*

29. Do you hang lights outside? No, but there is one hell of an extravagant home around the corner from me. Which they do each year for charity.

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Yes.




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Re: Christmas survey

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Real one outside, artificial one inside.

3. When do you put up the tree? Outside Christmas tree a month before Christmas, which usually means at the end of november, inside one a couple of weeks later.

4. When do you take the tree down? The indoor one the day after new years day, the one outdoors not until the spring thaw sets in....

5. Do you like eggnog? No, allergies ya see....

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Bicycle

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Sort of....

8. Hardest person to buy for? Sister-in-law

9. Easiest person to buy for? My mother

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't remember!

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? Both!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't have one!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? At the beginning of December when I get my tax rebate!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Turkey and Dundee fruitcake!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? "Silent Night"

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel to my parents home abt. 70 kms.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Nope!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas eve.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The useless TV programs!

23. What I love most about Christmas? The food and family.

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? Yes

25. Do you hang mistletoe? I would if I could find any out here in Finland!

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? Yes

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? After Eights

29. Do you hang lights outside? Yes, on our tree.

30. Do you put bows on your tree? Yes
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Wrapping paper or gift bags? BOTH

2. Real tree or artificial? Real

3. When do you put up the tree? Two weeks before Christmas

4. When do you take the tree down? WHEN THE NEEDLES START FALLING OFF

5. Do you like eggnog? IT'S ALRIGHT

6. Favorite gift received as a child? BREYER HORSES

7. Do you have a nativity scene? YES

8. Hardest person to buy for? MY HUSBAND

9. Easiest person to buy for? My MOM AND SON

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A FLASHLIGHT...I WAS LIKE 12

11. Mail or e-mail holiday cards? MAIL!

12. Favorite Christmas movie? THE GRINCH

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? IN NOVEMBER

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? FOOD

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? WE TRAVEL..NOT FAR THOUGH

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? ON DASHER AND DANCER AND PRANCER AND VIXEN..ON COMET ON CUPID ON DONNER AND BLITZEN...AND OF COURSE RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER HAD A VERY SHINY NOSE.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? STAR

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning AND EVE AND NIGHT

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? THE PC GARBAGE!! I WILL WISH PEOPLE A MERRY CHRISTMAS DAMMIT AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.

OH AND X-MAS..I HATE THAT.

23. What I love most about Christmas? THE SPIRIT

24. Does Santa wrap presents at your house? WHO ELSE!

25. Do you hang mistletoe? No

26. Do you hang ice sickles or colored garland on your tree? NO WAY.

27. Favorite Poinsettia color red, white, or pink? Red

28. Favorite Christmas candy? ALL OF IT

29. Do you hang lights outside? YES

30. Do you put bows on your tree? NO
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Thanks to all who replied! And Dis, I totally agree with your answer to #22!
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Thanks, MsPurrl for posting this, it was really fun answering and reading other people's answers!
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