Dec 2, 2015

[It's Christmas Time and I have questions!]

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With Christmas approaching quickly...we have so much to do....But for fun, let's take just a minute...chill out and be nosy! LOL! I would love to know your answers to these question.

1: Do you prefer an Artificial or a Live Christmas tree?
2: Do you prefer colored lights or clear lights on your tree?
3:  Would you say that your Christmas dinner is traditional or different?
4: When do you begin Christmas shopping?
5: What is your favorite Christmas movie to watch?
6: Are you a Hallmark Christmas Movie fan?
7:  Do you travel during Christmas or stay home?
8: Who is the easiest person to buy for in your family?
9: Do you like to wrap your gifts or prefer gift bags if possible?
10: What is the one stress you feel you have at Christmas?  
Bonus Question: What is one your favorite Christmas memories with your children?

Have a blessed and Happy Day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

1: Artificial (had live trees for years)
2: Clear lights (but I see folks going back to the colored lights now)
3: Our dinner on Christmas day is traditional but all other family dinners are different and I love it!
4: Thanksgiving weekend usually
5: It's a Wonderful Life
6: YES...I am addicted!
7: Stay home
8: Grandbabies 
9: Depends on the size gift...but I do love wrapping my gifts and making my bows and making sure everything matches!
10: Having too many irons in the fire so to speak and feeling as though I can't get all accomplished that I'd like. (ONE OF MY NEW YEAR CHANGES) LOL! 
Bonus: So many wonderful memories but some of my favorites came from many years of going to the Christmas tree farm with my family and my girls picking out the perfect tree and cutting it down. Of course having hot chocolate added to the fun! 

34 comments:

  1. Such fun questions Cindy. Here's my answers for you.
    1: Artificial
    2: Colored lights
    3: Traditional
    4: Usually 2 weeks before Christmas
    5: Rudolph-yep, I'm a kid at heart
    6: I catch one here and there
    7: Yes..travel for New Years though (annual New York trip with my sisters)
    8: Myself-I always buy me something first...makes me feel better. (LOL)
    9: Bags all the way-no time to wrap
    10: Dealing with crowded stores
    Bonus: Too many to name but favorite memories has to be making homemade hot chocolate and cookies on Christmas eve with my kids.
    Fun game Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie for playing along! I've never been to New York. You must tell me about it. Half the people I talk too says....you will not like it and the other half says go at least once! LOL!

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  2. Hi Cindy, this is fun~~ okay let's see~
    1.Faux tree inside.
    2. Clear lights.
    3.Traditional menu.
    4.Year round, as I find things I put them aside for gifts.
    5.It's a Wonderful Life.
    6.Love the Hallmark Christmas movies.
    7. We used to travel when my parents were living but now we stay home and if we travel we visit between Christmas and New Years.
    8. My son.
    9. I like to wrap for under the tree and some friend gifts, but mix it up with bags too. Depends on the gift.
    10. I try not to stress by starting early enough to enjoy the month of December, but there is always a little stress that goes along with doing so much to prepare!
    One of my favorite Christmas memories is seeing my son learn to pray a blessing at the dinner table as a toddler. It was at my parents home and it was a precious time and memory!

    Thanks for this fun Cindy. It made me slow down, think and be grateful.
    Blessings to you my friend and Merry Christmas. xo

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    1. What a precious memory! I love your "Starting early so you can enjoy Dec.". I have VOWED to do that come another year if the Lord is willing! Thanks for participating.

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  3. Oh I love this prompted question! I have a fake tree with flocked snow. I do love real, but they are messy to hall out and I got tired of pine needles in the summer time:) We eat honey baked ham meal on Christmas day and on Christmas eve I make home made sauce. We watch Frosty every year no matter how old the kids are now. I start shopping end of November and do most online and am finished on the 15th of Decemeber. I do both wrapped and gift bags depending on the gift. White lights and colored outside. Merry Christmas Cindy! xo

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    1. We are never too old to watch Frosty! Thanks for tagging along today with me.

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  4. Hi, Cindy! What a great idea! I'll enjoy reading the responses you get!

    1. Do you prefer an Artificial or a Live Christmas tree? LIVE
    2: Do you prefer colored lights or clear lights on your tree? CLEAR
    3: Would you say that your Christmas dinner is traditional or different? VERY TRADITIONAL
    4: When do you begin Christmas shopping? I ENJOY SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR LONG. WHEN I SEE SOMETHING I THINK SOMEONE WOULD LIKE I GRAB IT AND ADD IT TO MY "STASH" IN THE BASEMENT! THAT MEANS BY EARLY DECEMBER I NEED TO TAKE INVENTORY, BECAUSE I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT ALL I'VE BOUGHT. LOL
    5: What is your favorite Christmas movie to watch? IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (I CRY THROUGH ALL OF THEM!!)
    6: Are you a Hallmark Christmas Movie fan? YES, BECAUSE THEY'RE SWEET.
    7: Do you travel during Christmas or stay home? HOME!!
    8: Who is the easiest person to buy for in your family? OUR BABY LOVE GRANDDAUGHTER, BECAUSE SHOPPING FOR A GIRL IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! THEY TOYS FOR BOYS ARE A LITTLE FOREIGN TO ME. :)
    9: Do you like to wrap your gifts or prefer gift bags if possible? A FEW YEARS AGO WE BOUGHT LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL GIFT BOXES, AND THAT'S PRIMARILY WHAT WE USE. OUR KIDS KNOW THE BOXES STAY AT OUR HOUSE, AND NOW THESE BOXES ARE FAMILIAR AND PART OF THE TRADITIONS!
    10: What is the one stress you feel you have at Christmas? THE LAST-MINUTE "WRAPPING," BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I HAVE THE BOXES, I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT FITS IN WHICH ONE, THE TISSUE PAPER, ETC., ETC. I SEEM TO ALWAYS BE DOWN TO THE WIRE ON WRAPPING!
    Bonus Question: What is one your favorite Christmas memories with your children? OH...ONE WHERE THEY DIDN'T BEHAVE VERY WELL (AT ALL) AT THE CHRISTMAS TREE LOT BUT I STILL WANTED THE "HALLMARK" MEMORY, SO AFTER WE GOT IN THE CAR WITH TREE IN TOW I ASKED MY HUSBAND TO STOP AT THE STORE SO I COULD BUY SOMETHING FOR HOT CHOCOLATE. HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE I HAD THREE HEADS AND HAD LOST ALL 3 MINDS! WE LAUGH ABOUT IT NOW. I'M A DIE-HARD ROMANTIC. :)

    A blessed Christmas season to you and yours, Cindy! ~Zuni

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    1. Oh I love the memory. Had me laughing! And I too used to do shopping off and on through the year and forgot that I had even bought items! Matter of fact, my oldest grandgirl found some Valentine gifts stashed in my closet that I bought after Valentine's day last year! Lord help my feeble mind! Enjoyed your answers. Love hearing how everyone does things.

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  5. OK, I'll play. =D
    1: Do you prefer an Artificial or a Live Christmas tree? If a live tree would behave like an artificial tree, I'd prefer it.
    2: Do you prefer colored lights or clear lights on your tree? Clear. Naturally, this means John prefers colored lights and now he tells me twinkling ones, too.
    3: Would you say that your Christmas dinner is traditional or different? different
    4: When do you begin Christmas shopping? not soon enough!
    5: What is your favorite Christmas movie to watch? So many...It's A Wonderful Life is very, very good followed closely by A Christmas Story
    6: Are you a Hallmark Christmas Movie fan? no
    7: Do you travel during Christmas or stay home? stay home
    8: Who is the easiest person to buy for in your family? they're all tough
    9: Do you like to wrap your gifts or prefer gift bags if possible? wrap
    10: What is the one stress you feel you have at Christmas? not enough money to do all that I'd enjoy
    Bonus Question: What is one your favorite Christmas memories with your children? The year they opened their toys and played with the boxes all day.

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    1. You crack me up! I always wondered why I spent lots of money on Christmas for my girls when they were toddlers as they would have rather had pots/pans and a wooden spoon! And of course John wants different! LOL! Thanks for playing Vee.

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  6. Okay, here goes:
    1: Do you prefer an Artificial or a Live Christmas tree?
    I love real, but we use artificial....because I'm stingy! ;-)
    2: Do you prefer colored lights or clear lights on your tree?
    Clear
    3: Would you say that your Christmas dinner is traditional or different?
    If we meet with Jack's family, it's traditional. Ours at our house is different.
    4: When do you begin Christmas shopping?
    Pretty much shop year round
    5: What is your favorite Christmas movie to watch?
    Does Rudolph count? LOL
    6: Are you a Hallmark Christmas Movie fan?
    Yes...but we no longer have cable. :(
    7: Do you travel during Christmas or stay home?
    Stay home.
    8: Who is the easiest person to buy for in your family?
    Me!!! LOL
    9: Do you like to wrap your gifts or prefer gift bags if possible?
    Both, depending on the gift...but I like wrapped gifts best.
    10: What is the one stress you feel you have at Christmas?
    I try to hand make too many things last minute.
    Bonus Question: What is one your favorite Christmas memories with your children?
    The first thing that comes to mind is the year we bought my Mom a jewelry box and I told Jess not to tell her. She told Mom that she couldn't tell her what her gift was, but you put jewelry in it!!!
    Great questions! Merry CHRISTmas, my Friend.

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    1. Love your answers Deb. I am really enjoying everyone's response...especially their fondest memories!

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  7. 1. Artificial
    2. Clear
    3. Traditional
    4. As the holiday season approaches
    5. Christmas in Conway but I have to watch Christmas with the Kranks because I laugh deep belly laughs!
    6. Yes
    7. Take turns with the kids in San Diego
    8. The children!
    9. Wrap
    10. Feeling the pain and hurt of others and those depressed
    11. When my first granddaughter was a toddler and we took her to the mountains to play in snow and the village to see the displays.

    Thanks, Cindy, for this fun game. You know how to get us in the spirit of Christmas! Love you, lady. I'm looking forward to seeing your decorations!

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    1. Awe....thanks for playing along with me. YES indeed....feeling the pain and hurt of others is depressing and especially when you feel in some circumstances that your hands are tied!

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  8. 1. Artificial
    2. Clear
    3. Traditional
    4. November
    5. It's a Wonderful Life
    6. Not really but my sister LOVES those!
    7. Stay home
    8. The youngest family members
    9. Wrap. If the item is oddly shaped and I can't find a box it fits in, I'll bag it.
    10. Getting Christmas dinner all on the table to feed our 26+ family members!
    Bonus - I purchased an advent calendar from Hallmark when our children were little and they took turns adding the ornaments each day. In fact, they still like to add those ornaments when they are home from college! This special memory inspired me to make all of those advent calendars last year and several more this year for our extended family members.

    I just love these posts when we learn about each other! Thanks for doing this! Wishing you a blessed week, Cindy!!

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    1. Loving your sweet memory. You sounds like our family with lots to feed at Christmas time! Glad you played along today. I am enjoying hearing everyone's answers.

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  9. 1: Either is fine with me!
    2: Coloured. :)
    3: Traditional.
    4: Early, before the rush! I don't like crowds and shopping early ensures the best selection, too!
    5: Miracle on 34th Street and the Grinch. LOL! :)
    6: No.
    7: Stay home BUT a friend usually invites me over for dinner, but it is just a 20 minute bus ride to get there. :)
    8 I have no family.
    9: Wrapping, but I am not very good at it. :)
    10: I don't feel any stress at Christmas, thank God.
    Bonus Question: I have no children.

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    1. LOL! I like the Grinch too. So glad you played along Linda. Love seeing everyone's answers.

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  10. Oh how much fun, check back tomorrow on my blog (when you have time, smiles) and I will have my answers...many Holiday Blessings to you.

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  11. What fun! Great questions.

    1: Live tree - I love the smell of freshly cut Oregon trees.
    2: Clear lights - sometimes I enjoy a change and do colored lights but I always come back to clear lights that remind me of snow.
    3: Traditional
    4: Whenever I can! Usually sometime around Thanksgiving. Before or after - but never on Black Friday anymore!
    5: White Christmas
    6: YES!!! Love them. Record them.
    7: Stay home but dream of travelling someday.
    8: My sweetheart.
    9: A little of each. It depends on the gift (size, shape)
    10: Time and the expectations and demands of others.
    Bonus Question: My kids rushing down the stairs early on Christmas morning to see what was sitting in front of the tree for them.

    This was fun! Hope you are having a good holiday season and finding moments of quiet in the middle of it all.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. Adrienne, thanks for playing along with us. Enjoyed reading your answers.

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  12. Thanks for having these questions. They were fun to do. I posted them on my blog here http://staceyschneller06.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-christmas-meme-questions.html
    Hope you have a great day. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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    1. I just popped over to visit with you. So glad I did Stacey!

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  13. I'm just now getting here! Don't know how I missed this a few days ago! Look for my answers coming soon!

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  14. 1: Do you prefer an Artificial or a Live Christmas tree?

    Artificial

    2: Do you prefer colored lights or clear lights on your tree?

    Clear Lights - Looks less busy to me.

    3: Would you say that your Christmas dinner is traditional or different?

    Traditional - Ham or Turkey and homemade cornbread dressing. YUM!

    4: When do you begin Christmas shopping?

    September or October

    5: What is your favorite Christmas movie to watch?

    Christmas Vacation

    6: Are you a Hallmark Christmas Movie fan?

    Yes - Have you noticed all the ladies names on these movies? Holly, Noel, Mary etc....

    7: Do you travel during Christmas or stay home?

    There's no place like home for Christmas.

    8: Who is the easiest person to buy for in your family?

    That's easy...my daughter cause we both love the same things :)

    9: Do you like to wrap your gifts or prefer gift bags if possible?

    Wrap and decorate with pretty bows and tags.

    10: What is the one stress you feel you have at Christmas?

    Making sure overnight guests are happy and comfortable.

    Bonus Question: What is one your favorite Christmas memories with your children?

    When they were small and still believed in Santa.

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    1. Enjoyed all of your answers too! And you are so right...there is no place like home!

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  15. I saw this on Melanie's blog and decided to join in! It's such fun to think back over favorite Christmases. Where we used to live we used a Christmas tree farm to get our tree - enjoyed that quite a lot.

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  16. I decided to play along after seeing this at Stray Thoughts....Please visit if time permits. Thanks,
    Mama Bear

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy