Meet Me on Monday - the Extended Edition!

Once again I am participating in Java's Meet Me On Monday event - and it's a deluxe edition... since there won't be a Christmas or New Years edition...

Questions & Answers

1.Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Combination - I love to reuse bags but there's just something about ripping paper that must happen!  Santa doesn't wrap his gifts here, they go in stockings of if they're too big they are set below the stockings ... Santa is very environmentally friendly when he visits our house...

2.Real or artificial tree?

Artificial... I've never had a real tree and other than the idea of chopping one down, there isn't much appeal for me to get one...

3.When do you put your tree up?

This past Saturday - you can check out the decorating process by clicking here

4.When do you take your tree down?

The day after New Year's Day usually, but if Erik gets too busy tearing the tree down it may be sooner this year...

5.Do you like eggnog?
Yes - but only a few glasses and then I'm done for the year...

6.Do you have a nativity scene?

7.Favorite Christmas Movie?
The original Allister Sims version of A Christmas Carol

8.Favorite Christmas cookie?
My mom's Whipped Shortbread Recipe

9.Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
Here at home - my in-laws are here for the holidays and I'll be cooking

10.Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?


11.Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Shoppers who don't have the holiday spirit and get stupid over 'stuff' or waiting... 

12.Do you like Fruitcake?
Sometimes... it depends on the recipe - I do like these Fruitcake Jumble cookies though

13.What are you most excited about the holidays?

The fact that Liam is into the holidays this year - he's finally interested in Santa and singing holiday carols and presents - and I think Erik will be totally into the whole scene too!

14.Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
One gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning

15.Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? 

You are supposed to wrap presents before Christmas Eve? Yep, I'll still be wrapping :)