Wednesday, 6 December 2006

I got Christmas - tagged!! :)

Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate - with squishy cream. And maybe with a little shot of Baileys!! ;)

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Good question - not sure? When I was a child we had the "Christkind" (Baby Jesus) delivering the presents (German thing). The Santa thing will be a decision to make when we have kids I believe.

Coloured lights on tree/house or white?
WHITE!! Used to be real candles in my childhood, but DH as a problem with flames ...

Do you hang mistletoe?
Not yet - but have to say it would be a nice tradition ... now ... where do you get mistletoe?

When do you put up your decorations?
Decorations are usually going up between 1st Advent and Christmas Eve. The tree, however, is not being put up until Christmas Eve (again, a German family tradition).

What is your favorite holiday dish?
Favourite? No idea really - love all the things we make for Christmas. Maybe .. BUTTERSTOLLEN!! :)

Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Being there with the whole family. And my big sis and I had to do some "entertainment" before we could open our presents - usually a Christmas song or a Christmas poem!

When and how did you learn that Santa isn't real?
I am not sure ... can't really remember, but think it was probably around the age of 6?

Can you ice skate?
Yes - but am the only one in the family in Scotland apart from my FIL - we don't get to skate often as I can't skate properly on the used rinks in the Gardens.

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes - in Germany you open all gifts on Christmas Eve, over here it's all Christmas Day - so DH and I agreed we open 1 gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day.

How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Real tree - colour schemes are red & gold or blue & silver (again, an old family thing) - but I tend to stick to the red & gold now. Baubles, tinsel garlands (used to use tinsel/angel hair but not anymore - too messy!!), some small gifts and electrical lights that look like candles.
Then I have several individual Christmas Baubles that I purchased either in Germany (Lauschaer Glas), in the USA or over here.

Snow! Love it or Dread it?
LOVE IT!!! But don't like shovelling or driving when it's snowing...

What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with family.

Do you remember your favorite gift?
Favorite? Got so many ... my Canon 350D (2005) and my notebook (this year).

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Christmas Pud ... and trifle! :)

What tops your tree?
A spire ... like the Russian churches ... again, it's something German. Never heard about that fairy before I celebrated my first Christmas with DH and his family!!

What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Opening Advent calendars! :) And the Advent Wreath.

Which do you prefer giving or Receiving gifts?
Truthfully ... probably giving a little tick more - I just love the look on people's faces when the open gifts they really like!!

What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Several - but my absolute favorite must be "Driving home for Christmas" by Chris Rrea.

Candy Canes on the tree?
No - but I like trees with it.

I am going to tag Sharon, Anam and Joanne. Hopefully they'll play along! :)


nat said...

Es ist witzig zu sehen, daß auch Du die binationalen Traditionen vereinigst ;-)

Joanne said...

Thanks for the tag just posted mine.

scrapdolly said...

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