I saw this survey and just couldn’t resist taking it myself. I mean, Christmas only comes once a year…
1. Favorite Christmas Album/CD/Song?
So I’ve pretty much played this Christmas CD on repeat for the past 11 years (since Christmas my senior year in high school). In fact, the last 2 songs won’t play anymore. Obsessed.
2. Run on Christmas morning or take the day off?
Do I ever run? There’s you answer. I admit, I love a morning workout (the earlier the better) and I’m a very dedicated soul, always finding a way to fit in a little gym time in the mornings. But when it comes to Christmas, it’s an “off” day. In fact, that’s already written into my planner. Sorry I’m not sorry.
3. What do you usually eat on Christmas morning?
Oh my. It’s quite the spread! For as long as I can remember, all our family comes over for Christmas morning brunch. It’s fantastic. And this year it’s even more special because Big Guy will be there with me. Mimosas are the most important part of the brunch. (I kid, I kid) But the spread is full of sausage balls (those go fast, so you best get some while they last), sausage and egg casserole, grits casserole (ahhh-mazing), fruit and banana bread. One of my favorite meals of the year – beats Thanksgiving dinner any day!
4. Favorite Christmas tradition?
Oh man, there are so many…my parents always made Christmas so special for us. When all of us (the kids) lived at home, we would wait at the top of the stairs before making our way down to see what Santa brought us. I still resist going down the stairs until I can wake one of the brothers up. One fun tradition – our names aren’t on the presents – each year there’s a different theme. One year we were Santa’s reindeer, one year we were Saved by the Bell characters…what in the world will we be this year?
5. Real tree, fake tree, no tree?
I can understand why some people have a fake tree. But NO tree?!?! That’s un-American. I can’t be friends with people that don’t have a Christmas tree. Growing up, we went back and forth between real and fake – and then my Momma took it to the extreme one year (she’s incredibly picky) and I think Dad drew the line…fake it was. (Though they’re back on the “real” track now!) Since I’m marrying a Christmas-tree obsessed man, it’s safe to say I’ll always have a real tree (unless it falls again).
6. Christmas pajamas – yay or nay?
Do you know me?
Growing up, we always got a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve. LOVE Christmas pajamas! The picture above is post-marriage for Maggie…she changed into matching pajamas just because it’s tradition.
Mags…Can me, you AND Haines AND Peaches have matching pajamas?!?!?!
7. Where do you spend the holidays?
I’m spoiled. I’ve woken up in the same house on Christmas morning for over 27 years (I can’t remember the years I didn’t…1983, 1984, 1985….). I guess that’s part of the whole “tradition” part for me. I know that one day I’ll wake up somewhere different – but I can’t think about that right now.
8. Food you always have during the holiday season? Favorite Christmas food/treat?
For some reason, mimosas taste the best on December 25th with my sister by my side. And sausage balls plus all the delicious casseroles on Christmas morning – I only have them once a year!
9. Open presents one at a time or all at once?
Christmas is an alllllllllllllllll day event for my family. It’s a one-at-a-time kind of deal!
10. Favorite Christmas movie?
Another fun fact, growing up we got a new Christmas movie on video/dvd each year. My Momma has QUITE the collection. Back to the questions – that’s impossible to answer. So here are a few favorites:
11 days!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so ready for Christmas after this post.
Your turn…answer one (or more) of the questions above….