I have seen this Christmas "survey" on several blogs and decided that it would be fun to answer the questions!
Eggnog or hot chocolate? Both, and I love them equally.....and love to spike them with a shot of brandy and 1/2 a shot of Bailey's.....Yummmmm
Does Santa wrap the presents or leave them open under the tree? Santa wraps them. One of the fondest memories I had as a child of Christmas, was my gifts from Santa. My mother used to by the same wrap for all of Santa's gifts, so it was different then the wrap used for the gifts from my parents. I used to always think wow, these came all the way from the North Pole for me.
Colored lights on a tree or white? I love both. When I was growing up the most popular lights were the large colored lights (they did not even blink), but the tree was beautiful with the tinsel that my Dad painstaking placed individually on each branch. Since I have been an adult we have mostly used white lights.
Do you hang mistletoe? No. Don't know why not, but we never have.
When do you put your decorations up? Usually Thanksgiving weekend, but I will say that it is now a progression. It seems I am adding to my decorations each year, right down to Christmas week.
What is you favorite holiday dish? Cranberry Mallow Yam Bake
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No, wait for early Christmas morning, make coffee or hot chocolate and sit by the tree and open gifts.
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? In the past with white lights, matching ornaments (red and gold mostly) and personal ornaments that I have collected through the years. This year my place is really to small for my tree, so I bought this wonderful tree that is decorated, but is in a topiary pot. (I will try and take a picture later today and post).
Snow: Love it or hate it? Raised in Southern California, I have never had to live in it, so I would say I love it.
Can you ice skate? Since I was raised in the late 60's early 70's most girls tried to follow Peggy Flemming. So yes, I did take ice skating lessons, would love to buy skates again and try it, but don't want to end up with a broken something.
What is you favorite holiday dessert? Pumpkin Pie.
What is your favorite holiday tradition? Watching all of the christmas type movies that we own, and going to see the Rose Parade floats being decorated. I was actually fortunate to work on the float for our city that won that year. Working on the float was something I always wanted to do.
Candy canes: yum or yuck? Yummm
Favorite Chrismas show? A Charlie Brown Christmas.