I am linking up with Fabulous in First for a fun linky of getting to know each other in a fun seasonal way!
Without further ado, here are my answers:
Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?
Definitely hot chocolate! I love a nice cup of hot chocolate with gooey marshmallows in it! (Yum! This makes me want a cup now!) I cannot stand eggnog at all!
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree?
As I was growing up Santa set them out all over our living room unwrapped. I loved looking through everything and I did not ever care that they weren't wrapped. The hubby's were always wrapped so who knows what will happen when we have kiddos of our own.
Colored lights or white?
Man that sure is a tough one. I love white lights and then colorful decorations for the tree, but for outside I like colored lights. So I have to go with both...lol
When do you decorate?
Normally it is about a week after Thanksgiving before decorations go up at the house. Now my classroom is a whole other story. Those decorations go up the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Real or Fake Tree?
I definitely have to say fake. It is so much easier with our crazy schedule. Right now we have an itty bitty one, but one day we will have a big beautiful one.
What Tops Your Tree?
We have a tradition of a Santa hat. Our first year we didn't have tree topper so I set the Santa hat up top and we've been doing it ever since. I call it our Santa tree because we have the hat and then Santa bows. Plus our color scheme is red and silver. Definitely a Santa tree in my eyes.
Favorite Christmas Memories or Traditions?
As I was growing up my favorite Christmas memories are those of Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my family! I am a huge family girl. I didn't care about the gifts, I just cared about spending time with my family, especially my aunt who is no longer with us. My new favorite Christmas tradition is my hubby and I exchanging pajamas on Christmas Eve. This is a tradition we will continue with our kiddos and add in a Christmas movie to cuddle up and watch. I also plan to do Random Acts of Christmas Kindness with my own kiddos whenever they come along.
Do you remember your favorite gift as a child?
I most certainly do. One year I asked Santa for a Lee Middleton doll. I loved how life like the seemed. On Christmas morning I didn't wake up to one, but two twin Lee Middleton dolls. I was beyond thrilled! I hope to one day give them to my own little girl. I know they are supposed to be collectors, but that is out of the picture after all the playing I did with them.
Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Definitely giving for sure! I love shopping and picking out gifts for everyone and then giving them. This year has been hard since our budget is tight, but I am still making the best of it because I love giving gifts!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
My new favorite is "A Baby Changes Everything"; I first heard it last year when my mom told me about it and I absolutely fell in love with it. But truly I love all Christmas songs! I've been playing them lately while cleaning, taking a bath, or getting ready in the morning.
Candy Canes. Yuck or Yum?
Peppermint are all right, not a huge fan though. Now cherry is a whole other story. I love cherry flavored candy canes!
Favorite Christmas Movie?
Oh that is tough. I watch so many Christmas movies every year! I probably have to say either The Grinch or The Polar Express. These are shown in my classroom every year!
Do you shop online or at stores?
Definitely love both. There's not much around here so some of my shopping has to be done online, but I also love going out and finding the best thing for the people I buy for.
Photo Cards, Letter, or Store Bought Card?
Photo Cards because you get to see the family and they are always so cute!