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Christmas Meme

I lifted this from Cindra:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Both, but I recycle gift bags and use em’ till they fall apart.

2. Real tree or artificial?
neither, not since I’ve lived alone

3. When do you put up the tree?

4. When do you take the tree down?
see above

5. Do you like eggnog?
Yum, but in moderation since it has more calories than a day’s meals.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
a baby doll my daddy gave me, it crawled and cried

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

8. Hardest person to buy for?
LB (adult niece aka Bratchild)

9. Easiest person to buy for?
Betty. bubble bath, only the brands and scents change from year to year

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Dang, I knew I forgot something!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
I had a relative that used to buy me the ugliest dresses, which I was then forced to wear on whatever Sunday we visited her after church.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
White Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I’ll let you know when I get around to it.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, but I’ve received many more recycled gifts than I’ve given.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
chocolate fudge — but I’ve only had one piece this year!

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

17. Favorite Christmas song?
Mary Did You Know, by David Phelps

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
see 2, 3, & 4 above

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
I prefer morning — Bratchild insists on a midnight compromise ….

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
People who forget Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of love, not greed.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
No themes, just love and precious memories

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
turkey with homemade noodles

25. Leave cookies & milk for Santa?
nope, I ask him not to stop by here, and instead visit someone else who needs him more

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. 1. Sunday funnies.

    2-4. ditto.

    5. not particularly

    6. American Flyer electric trains. Still have ’em.

    7. no

    8. my mother.

    9. elder daughter.

    10. huh?

    11. anything in the pile under the tree when I was a teen, when I knew the one thing I asked for in lieu of all the rest would not be there.

    12. no favs. confess to a liking to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas carol, but that’s not a movie?

    13. ditto.

    14. not that I recall.

    15. my mother’s cooking.

    16. colored, especially blue. historical reasons.

    17. I’m experiencing a certain sufficiency of Christmas songs right now. Though I played a particularly effective arrangement of Coventry Carol with the Bath Band. Piece demands a video …

    18. Yes. Depends on year and circumstances.

    19. Doubt it. How many know that Donner and Blitzen is Dutch for Thunder and Lightning?

    20. ditto.

    21. morning. and breakfast comes first. discipline is good for the soul.

    22. advertising. for the reason you state.

    23. I tend not to be too worked up about Christmas ornaments.

    24. see 15. Especially since I don’t know how many more Christmases are in my mother’s tank.

    25. never have. have eaten a few.

  2. Brian — Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    OC —

    1.) Sunday funnies are for wrapping birthday presents!

    16.) I’m curious — explain ….

    17.) The joy of spending so much of my free time in my own home is the blessed silence. I have endured very little Christmas music.

    21.) Do your children like you? 🙂 I can easily wait forever to unwrap my own gifts. My greatest impatience comes with wanting others to unwrap the gifts I’ve chosen for them.

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