I got tagged by The Happy Employee, so I thought I’d kind of play along. It’s too close to Christmas to tag anyone else, so I’ll just answer the questions.

1. Wrapping or gift bags?
I wrap, but despise it. I find the whole wrapping thing tedious.

2. Real or artificial tree?
Real. We drive up to the middle of nowhere and my husband saws it down himself. (The farm has men with chain saws that will do it for you, but it’s much more traditional to saw it ourself.) We get a 9 foot Douglas Fir every year. It takes up way too much space in our family room.

3. When do you put up the tree?
First Saturday in December

4. When do you take the tree down?
Sometime in January before the last township tree pick up.

5. Do you like eggnog?
It’s all right–non-alcoholic only.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Hungry Hungry Hippos

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Five of them. The first is a white porcelin one made for me by a youth leader when I was 16. Then I have three international ones–from Peru, Kenya and Nepal. These three were all purchased from 10,000 Villages. They sell fabulous nativity scenese from all over the world. The last is a cheap wooden one, purchased for $1 at a garage sale. The offspring plays with that one.

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A make-over. Sure, it sounds like a good gift, but the woman who gave it to me alternated between talking on the phone, insulting me, and putting on thick purple make-up. It was a wonderful thought, but it turned out awful.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail, but I haven’t sent them out yet this year.

10. Favorite Christmas movie?
It’s a Wonderful Life.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I would love to do my shopping early, but my husband’s family is very big on “lists” and no one wlll give me a list until after Thanksgiving.

12. Favorite things to eat at Christmas? Fudge

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

14. Favorite Christmas song? Baby, What Are You Going to Be? My parents had this on a Mormon Tabernacle Choir album, purchased in the early ’80s. I would love to find it again, but have been unsuccessful.

And on that thought, Merry Christmas everyone!

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Meme

  1. “Baby, What You Goin’ To Be?” by Natalie Sleeth was on the Mormon Taberbacle Choir’s White Christmas, released on LP in 1977, and apparently never re-released on CD.

    It is available from BoogieBob’s Records. They offer a copy to CD service as an add-on to the purchase of an LP.

    If you just want ANY recording, it’s on Donny Osmond’s Christmas At Home.

    No affiliated with any of the linked businesses, just good at Google and interested in “I haven’t been able to find X” stories.

  2. Thomast–

    Thank you! I just ordered White Christmas and asked them to transfer it to CD.

    I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

    Thank you!

  3. I love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I’m a fan of choral music in general and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the greatest ever. 🙂

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