Tuesday 16 December 2008

Christmas Meme.......

This is my lovely daughter-in-law Ali all dressed up for Christmas.   

I found this meme at Mother of Invention's blog Spilling Out and just had to copy it.  It's OK I told her what I was doing.   Apparently it came to her via email but she posted it on her blog and I really like it, I've got a blogvoid (can't think of anything to write about) at the moment and it's Christmassy, so here goes.

If you want to copy go ahead and fill in your own answers, just let me know if you're posting it so I can come read yours.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial.   We used to have real but I hated it when all the needles fell off!

3. When do you put up the tree?  The second week in December.  Though if it was left to MWM we wouldn't have one at all!   Scrooge!

4. When do you take the tree down? Before the 6th January.   There are conflicting views in our family as to whether it should come down before or after the 6th.

5. Do you like eggnog? I prefer Baileys!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I got a doll dressed in a wedding dress with a veil and a bouquet.  I played with that to the exclusion of my other doll, Susan, and when I went back to Susan I thought she'd shrunk!

7. Hardest person to buy for? The men in my family.

8. Easiest person to buy for? The grandchildren.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No, it broke and I never replaced it. Maybe I will this year.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Definitely Christmas Cards - I love sending and receiving them.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A blouse my auntie bought me when I was 18, it was suitable for a 40 year old!

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th Street.    Santa is REAL!!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The January Sales.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? YES, a few times but they were good ones!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas Pudding and Brandy Sauce

16. Lights on the tree?  Of course, 3 sets, and lights in other rooms too.

17. Favorite Christmas song? White Christmas - when I hear that on the radio I know it's almost Christmas.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home.   We have only been away at Christmas once for our Silver Wedding Anniversary.

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

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

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve the rest on Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I don't find anything annoying about this time of year.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Gold

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey, Pork and Ham.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Nothing except my family.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Anyone who loves Christmas.

So go on, if that's you.


Robin said...

well, it's not me but i really enjoyed reading yours. and ali's outfit is adorable.

Daisy said...

I'm definitely feeling more festive now! I love that you open one present on Chistmas eve - just a sneak peak before the rest the next day!

Shrinky said...

Aw, what a lovely seasonal meme, and being nosey by nature, I thorougly enjoyed reading your answers!

Unknown said...

Reading your meme reminds me of Christmases Past.

Thank you.

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Finding Pam said...

What great answers. You DIL looks so cute in her Santa outfit. I am glad that you enjoy the holidays so much.

buffalodick said...

Every year, the Christmas spirit takes longer and longer to hit me!

Jeff B said...

I'd say this meme cam along right on time. I've got one in the que, but may have a go at this one after it.

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed reading this Robin. :)

Good to hear you're getting in the festive mood Daisy:)

Yes I thought it was a nice meme to do at this time of year too Shrinky.

I hope they were good memories Nick x

Christmas is my very favourite time of year Pam and Ali's too!

Oh dear Buff I hope it hits you soon! :)

Oh yes have a go at this one Jeff I'd like to read your answers. :)

Daryl said...

Oh Ali is very pretty ... and that's a great MEME..


storyteller said...

She's lovely ;--)
Sigh ... I've got this one in drafts ... about half done (if memory serves) but I have no idea whether or not I'll finish any time soon. I'm doing way too much and my Christmas cards are done yet!!!

I did enjoy your answers and agree with your second to the last answer.

Dr.John said...

I think I will borrow this for tomorrow's post.
I liked your answers.

Cloudia said...

Cute daughter in law!
The butterflies in yesterdays blog poem were dedicated to YOU, Dear!
But it IS snowing on your blog. . . .Aloha-

CG said...

She looks so sweet! Loved your meme.

MarmiteToasty said...

A wonderful wonderful list...


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your list - love hearing how other pepole celebrate Christmas. I'll take it up later this week.

Akelamalu said...

Ali is a wonderful DIL Daryl, glad you liked the meme.

It's easy to get sidetracked from writing Christmas cards isn't it Storyteller? :(

Oh yes, please do Dr. John :)

The butterflies were beautiful Cloudia, thankyou m'dear. x

She is sweet CG :)

Thanks Marmie xx

Oh good, I look forward to reading your answers Citizen :)

Travis Cody said...

This is my first time seeing the new template. I like it!

Alastair said...

loved the meme, love the blog - have borrowed it for New Kid on the Blog.

Thank you for your postings

Akelamalu said...

I had to change it so that the falling snow would show up Trav, glad you like it, so do I!

Hi Alastair, I'm pleased you like! :)