Monday December 22, 2003

Three Shopping Days till...

[Today's meme questions courtesy of Sunday Brunch]

It's Almost Christmas

  1. Is your Christmas shopping complete? If no, how much is left to do?
  2. If someone not on your Christmas shopping list buys you a present, do you feel like you have to buy one for them?
  3. What is your favorite Christmas special or holiday movie?
  4. Tell us about one of your favorite Christmas memories.
  5. Tell us about a holiday mishap. (i.e.: tree falling over, dog eating presents, etc.)
  1. Is your Christmas shopping complete? If no, how much is left to do?
    Yes, because I don't Christmas shop anymore. I do my gift buying (and giving) throughout the year.

  2. If someone not on your Christmas shopping list buys you a present, do you feel like you have to buy one for them?
    No... although I will certainly thank them! I don't send cards, either, but I do thank everyone who sends me a card. I appreciate the thought. It should be an appreciated thought, a gift, not a "deal".

  3. What is your favorite Christmas special or holiday movie?
    I've always loved A Charlie Brown Christmas. I'm also fond of several variations on A Christmas Carol including the one with Mr. Magoo, the one with the Muppets, and Scrooged.

  4. Tell us about one of your favorite Christmas memories.
    I guess it would be... the trees! Going to sleep with the tree lights sparkling from my earliest memories. My sister Keri and had a shared tree for a few years when we were quite young. When we were very little, my mom wouldn't let us help decorate her tree! So my Dad brought home the department tree when Christmas break began. Keri and I set our tree up in Keri's room and we made homemade decorations by coloring animal cookies with egg-dye paint!

    Each year, Keri and I would make (or receive as gifts) more decorations of our own. One year, when I was 8 or so, Dad found another tree and that year Keri and I each had a tree. After that, of course, precedence and tradition demanded we each have a tree every year and we did!

    Many people, when they "leave home" and go out "on their own" do so with perhaps a handful of special Christmas ornaments. My sister and I each started our own households with enough ornaments and lights to decorate a 6-foot tree.

  5. Tell us about a holiday mishap. (i.e.: tree falling over, dog eating presents, etc.)
    I can't recall ever having one! Of course, the cats would remove ornaments, or the dog's tail would hit something. We'd always have one or two things break, usually a ball or two, nothing special. But either my memory recalls only the good things or my family has been lucky. There have been no mishaps that I can remember.

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