Monday, December 22, 2008

How Do You Do Christmas?

I found this holiday meme at Momma Mia, Mea Culpa blog, and really liked it! I got permission from blog owner Meleah Rebeccah to use it. I will use a condensed version. Meleah is trying to figure out which new profile photo to use for the coming year. She is looking for feedback. It was a difficult decision for me because she is drop dead gorgeous, and highly photogenic. What do you think? Click here to vote!

How Do You Do Christmas?

1. Real tree or artificial?

2. Favorite gift received as a child?
I was a spoiled only child so hard to say. Mini pool table maybe.

3. Worst Christmas gift ever received?
For me it might have been the first year when I was almost an adult (16ish) and hardly got any gifts after being lavished with them all my life. Bummer!

4. Mail or E-mail Christmas card?
Mostly snail mail.

5. Favorite Christmas movie?
It’s a Wonderful Life.

6. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Lots - Shrimp, home made pies, mixed nuts, eggnog. Black olives are a tradition. I use to love them as a kid & put them on my finger tips & eat them. Got to have black olives!

7. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

8. Favorite Christmas song?
Bing Crosby: White Christmas. Bing is one of my favorite top 3 singers of all time.

9. Do you celibate Christmas at your home, or do you travel?
I usually go over to both Aunts houses, (Rochester).

10. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Both. I usually go to one Aunts on Christmas Eve & open up presents. Then the other aunts Christmas day & do the same.

11. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
When Santa gets his tummy stuck in my chimney. You think he would have learned by now!

12. If your from another country - How do you celibate differently then Americas?

So tell me in the comments…How Do You Do Christmas?


Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Artificial tree (but I do love live trees) Colored lights and I would love to hear more about the shrimp. I love shrimp. We open our gifts on Christmas - but I used to open one on Christmas eve when I was a child. We will be at my mother's house this year.

Merry Christmas!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh My Goodness! I am totally blushing, and I totally LOVE YOU!

You did a great job on the meme. I am glad you enjoyed it so much.


Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Renée aka Mekhismom,

One of my Aunts always has Shrimp as an h'orderve. Large shrimp with extra hot sauce. MMM!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

Now you have me blushing. lol I hope you get an up tick in visitors. As if you needed more. ;o)

Ed Kohler said...

I'm with you on the snail mail Christmas card scene. How am I supposed to put emails on my mantle?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Ed Kohler,


Yes, I prefer to have Christmas cards in hand when possible.

Dr. Deb said...

Just passing by to wish you a Merry and a Happy.

Babs (Beetle) said...

If I get Christmas cards via email, I print them out on card and put them with my others ;O)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Doc Deb,

A Merry and a Happy sex life? What? Whatever you say Doc! Same to you.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Babs (Beetle),

That's a good idea. But I can't use my printer.

Giggle Pixie said...

Christmas is normally one of my favorite times of the year. But this year...well, I'd just as soon not even think about it.

I loved your meme answers!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Giggle Pixie,

I know what you mean. I'm not doing much celebrating this year, but I like this Meme. ;o)

LadyBanana said...

This year I am just staying home with my partner and daughters. Pity my son can't be here but he's in Dubai...

We have turkey, roast potatoes, lots of veggies including sprouts and parsnips... Feeling hungry just thinking about them!

The day goes so quickly and then I feel a kind of relief.. another year done..

thewishfulwriter said...

Egg nog - hands down one of my most favorite things about the season! I mean, aside from the love and family and stuff. But egg nog ranks right up there. For sure. :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

MMM! The roast sounds delicious! I like lots of veggies in roasts. I usually have a typical turkey dinner.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi thewishfulwriter,

I like eggnog. MMM! Good stuff!

S'onnie said...

Hiya, I answered your questions on my blog (hope you don't mind) merry christmas

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Cool. That's great!

Merry Christmas!