When Things Get A Little Crazy…
It’s time to whip out a survey!
Just like all other university students who aren’t already home enjoying their Christmas break (I am so jealous of those of you who are by the way!), I am swamped with studying. Literally spending hours upon hours reading about what causes serum albumin levels to fluctuate, the half life of serum transferrin, when mother’s should discontinue breastfeeding, etc.
So, I thought this would be the perfect time to fill out a survey that I have seen quite frequently around the blog world lately. The survey looks like fun, so I thought I would join in and answer the Christmas-themed questions! I hope you all enjoy!
Egg nog or hot chocolate?
This is not a tough question whatsoever. Egg nog. For sure. If I have hot chocolate, it needs to be perfect. Just the right hot chocolate mix to water ratio. If often find it quite watery, so egg nog all the way!
It seems as though egg nog appears in grocery stores earlier and earlier each year! I remember seeing it in September a few years ago! I wasn’t complaining
Does Santa wrap presents or sit them under the tree?
All of my Santa presents are displayed out on the couch for me unwrapped and in a stocking I walk into our living room with a couch literally covered in Santa gifts. It’s quite overwhelming actually. I do have wrapped presents too, though. My parents wrap the presents from them and put them under the tree!
My excessively large stocking
Coloured lights on tree/house or white?
We have coloured lights on our tree and white lights on our house I love the way my Mom decorates our tree! I am so excited to see it on Tuesday
Do you hang a mistletoe?
Not a mistletoe, but we do hang a mistleTOAD
It hangs right by our door Who doesn’t want Christmas kisses?
When do you hang your Christmas decorations up?
We have a “rule” that nothing can be hung until after Remembrance day.
So, sometime after that The earlier the better I say!
What is your favourite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Favourite holiday memory as a child?
Waking up Christmas morning and seeing reindeer tracks, sleigh tracks, and Santa boot tracks in the snow all over our front yard Oh, it was magical.
What is on your Christmas wish list?
I didn’t have much of a list this year. I have everything I need But I did ask for DAVIDsTEA’s and Lululemon clothes (tank, shorts, headband)
Do you open gifts on Christmas eve?
Unless my parents bought me pajama’s. Then they have me open them, so I can wear them Christmas morning for gift opening
Other than that, we stick with opening presents on Christmas morning
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Well you all know what my Christmas tree here in London looks like
But, at home it is filled with decorations and ornaments that we have collected over the years Some bought, some made… by me when I was in kindergarten… haha! I believe we still have a string of popcorn that I made. My Mom insists on hanging it year after year It’s pretty cute.
Snow? Love it or dread it?
I hate driving in the snow, but, overall I like it. Not love.
Last year London had a huge snow fall. It was unreal.
London literally shut down for five days. I got pretty stir crazy in my room at residence!
Real tree or fake tree?
REAL! You need the Christmas smell Mine here in London is fake, so I am looking forward to going home and smellin’ that lovely tree smell that I look forward to each and every year
Do you remember your favourite gift?
Oh, gee. I don’t even know if I could pick a favourite. There are so many have been so special. Either my drum set or piano? Round trip to Kelowna? My camera?
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Spending time with family of course I always look forward to having company over, too!
What is your favourite holiday dessert?
I really am not a dessert girl. But, my Grandma’s baking is amazing. My favourites are gingerbread and scuffles
What is your favourite tradition?
The Christmas day crab feast at my Auntie’s
We have a friendly competition for the biggest “wad” of crab
What tops your tree?
Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
GIVING (but who doesn’t like receiving?)
What is your favourite Christmas song?
ANY Christmas song gets me pumped up, but anything Josh Groban is amazing.
Candy canes yuck or yum?
Yuck. Too sweet.
Favourite Christmas movie?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Christmas Vacation, and The Family Stone are ALL movies I MUST watch over the Christmas season
What do you leave for Santa?
Milk and cookies.
Celery and carrots for the reindeer
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
Making cinnamon buns!
Big cinnamon buns, I might add
Do you prefer to shop online or at the mall?
The mall I love the craziness and business of it all! AND they play Christmas music
Christmas letter or card?
I haven’t sent any Christmas letters or cards out yet this year, but it’s usually in card form?
Can you relate to any of my answers? Were their any similarities to your Christmas experience and traditions?