Dispatches from Suburbia

If I played an instrument, I would have a band called "The Simon Thomsen Sex Tape"; and other musings, rants, and disconnected ramblings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas tag

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Looks like I've been tagged by Shadowfalcon. These are always fun.

1. Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog?
Dad's homemade egg nog.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
The elves are supposed to do the wrapping.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Colored lights. The tackier, the better.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Way too early. Like right after Halloween.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
Not really a "dish," but candy. And carne adovada from my grandparents' house.

7. Favorite Holiday memory?
One Christmas Eve, when I was much younger, it actually snowed here!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I always suspected, and then Mom verified it in the parking lot of Target. How do I remember that?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open gifts with extended family on Christmas Eve at Nana and Grampo's house, then we do the Christmas morning thing.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Lots of lights and ornaments.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it. I'm in the desert, so any moisture is wonderful.

12. Can you ice skate?
God no.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Any gift is the bomb.

14. What’s the most important thing?
Being together.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
More candy.

17. What tops your tree?
Right now, a big red bow.

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
Giving. Ah, who am I kidding? Receiving, of course!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
John Lennon's "So This is Christmas," and anything from Leon Redbone's Christmas Island. It's a great album for this time of year.

20. Candy canes, Yuck or Yum?

So there you have it. My Christmas preferences.


At 8:10 PM, Blogger Shionge said...

Thank for sharing the tag and absolutely Being Together is oh so important :D

Have a blessed Christmas!

At 1:22 AM, Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

Any gift is the bomb - ahhh your are so sweet!

so how many people have you kissed under the missletoe?

At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Aunt Kristi said...

Hey Simon--I'm really enjoying your journal. (Sorry, I LOATHE the sound of the word "blog.") Thanks for putting it up here!

Merry Christmas!

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Sheila tagged me for this Christmas quiz. Thanks for sharing.

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Bird on a Wire said...

Hey, thanks Kristi! Yeah, I'm still getting use to the term "blogger."

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