'Tis the Season! I love Christmas, even all of the craziness that comes with it. That is why when I saw the "Christmas Questionnaire" from Fabulous in First I had to join in the fun! (I know I have been neglecting my poor little blog, but trying to get back in the rhythm now. So why not start here!)
1. When do you decorate?
I usually decorate the weekend before or after Thanksgiving. This year I had to do it all the weekend after Thanksgiving, I was lucky enough to get new carpet in my family room!
OK, yes I admit I may have a little problem with trees. I love Christmas trees.
2. Elf or No Elf?
Yes, Elf times 2! I also have one at home and school. I love the one at school. Every year I go online with the class and order my Elf the first morning back after Thanksgiving. Later that afternoon, a special delivery arrives still frozen from the North Pole! The kids are so excited! However, I will admit keeping up with 2 elves is a little tough, but well worth it!
3. Christmas Cookies or No Baking for You?
Well it depends.... Sometimes yes and sometimes no, depends on the time I have available. However, yes always cookies! (You can always buy them.) My favorite holiday treat is Chess Squares. Very easy and yummy! They also freeze very well. I actually like eating them straight out of the freezer. Click here to see the recipe.
4. Favorite Holiday Tradition
My favorite holiday tradition is the Santa party I have every year at my house. This year was the 11th year we had Santa come to our house and invited all of our friends and their families. I have loved watching the children grow over the years. Everyone brings a snack to share, they get to sit on Santa's lap and even make a Christmas craft. This year was one of the best ones yet!
5. Favorite Christmas Movie
I would have to say "Christmas Vacation"! Not even because it is really my favorite movie, but I love watching it with my family every year. They laugh and laugh, especially my husband. One of my favorite times of the holiday.
6. Snow or No Snow
I'm a Florida Native, so No Snow!!! Although one year in the 80's, we did have a White Christmas!
7. Favorite Christmas Song
This is my new favorite Christmas Song! I love it!!!
8. Favorite Gifts to Give and Get?
This is a tough one this year. I don't seem to have a clue what I want or what anyone else wants. I guess it is really a blessing, we have everything we need and want! More time would be nice, but I haven't found it for sale on Amazon yet!