Christmas Meme

This Christmas Meme has been making the rounds - Iliana, Kailana and SciFiChick are doing it. I could use something cheery today.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
I'm a fan of the nog. Then again, I'm (are you ready for this...) not a chocolate person.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
The elves wrap them.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I prefer white but we always had coloured.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. They have Nargles you know.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
I don't own any. Shocking I suppose. But I haven't spent Christmas with my family since 2000 and they have been an odd sort of Christmas. I never seem to do the same thing two years in a row. But generally speaking I tend to be very Bah Humbug-y. I'm not feeling that this year mind you. I keep thinking of getting some but my place it too small for a tree really and i don't know what i want. I was thinking about getting some boughs and a wreath for the porch but I don't know if I will... we'll see.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
I really don't know... we didn't have many dishes that were purely for Christmas and I've had some unconventional Christmases. Actually one of the few things that we always had a Christmas was homemade plum pudding with brown sugar sauce. Although...I might actually just like the brown sugar sauce.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
I think I just used to like everyone getting together for a big meal. Although I do have to admit that the year that my older (and at the time, rather mean to me) sister got the mumps was a good Christmas. ;)

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
When I was three or four. That's the probably with being the youngest in a large family and with many older cousins. They could wait to ruin Christmas for you.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
One gift.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
I've never had my own and didn't have much say when I lived at home.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
I live in Canada. If you don't love it, or at least tolerate it you need to leave the country or move to Vancouver (although that is not a surefire way to avoid it as they found out last week...). I just wish it wasn't so cold. lol

12. Can you ice skate?
Sort of. I've gotten to the point where I spend more time on my feet than on my butt. I'm not totally sure that it could be really called "skating" though. I only learned a couple of years ago. I could never quite manage it as a kid because my parents always bought me figure skates that killed my ankles and I always tripped over the damn toe-pick. Hockey skates rule.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
The year that my sister got the mumps (I was about 4...maybe 5) I got the A-Team van. I was thrilled. I still think her getting the mumps was the better gift though. ;)

14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with friends and family. The food is nice too.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Anything my mother made. A close second - anything my best friend's mother made.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I don't really have any at the moment. My lone holiday tradition lately seems to be never getting my presents or christmas cards in the mail and I am really not a fan of that one.

17. What tops your tree?
Back home it used to be the ugliest lighted star. When I was a teenagers we got rid of it (thankfully) and replaced it with an angel.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
Usually giving. Although it's nice to receive every now and then too.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
I don't have one favourite although if I had to choose I'd probably say Silent Night. It's easy to hum.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Not a fan.

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