I have some more serious posts with more serious (and controversial) thoughts about health and body planned–but I thought I might wait with those until after Christmas. While it’s still the holidays, I thought I’d do something fun and light-hearted–and this 25 Days of Christmas survey that Amanda shared last week seemed just the thing! I abridged mine, since 25 answers was a lot to slog through (and some of my answers were boring.)
Favorite Christmas Movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Your 2016 Christmas wish list: I asked Santa for long socks and a new pair of cycling shorts.
When/how did you learn that Santa wasn’t real?: This one’s kinda funny. I actually believed Santa was real until I was 12. Yup. 12 years old. I think it was more an act of willpower than anything else. Then my grandpa was talking to my mom one day in the kitchen, and he said, “Well, if you believe that, you’d have to be dumb enough to still believe in Santa Claus.” Mom looked at me pointedly.
Favorite Christmas song: “Greensleeves.” I also really like “The Holly and the Ivy.” Guess I’m a traditionalist.
Best gift you’ve ever received: Hard to say. I got a fleece vest last Christmas, or maybe two Christmases ago, that I wear basically all the time.
Your favorite tree ornament: My grandma (also my namesake) made this angel. We put it at the top of our tree every year.Most memorable Christmas: Hm. Maybe the Christmas we went to the Christmas Eve service in a blizzard and got stuck going up a hill on the way back to our house. A lot of people will stuck on that hill. I don’t remember how we managed to get home, but we did somehow.
Post a picture of Christmas decor: My sweetie and I found this beauty when we toured his neighborhood last weekend. Literally every square inch of the facade of the house was covered in Christmas lights.There is such a thing as too much, friends.
Favorite holiday scent: The Christmas tree!
Real or artificial tree: See previous
Favorite Christmas book: I do like Tomie DePaola’s Christmas Remembered.The best gift you’ve given: Hard to say, but last year when I gave my brother a thermos with the Starfleet Insignia that said, “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot,” he said it was the best present he’d ever gotten. So maybe that?
Hardest person to buy for: Grandpa. Everyone gives him cherry cordials because no one knows what else to get him. And then he gets grouchy because he has like 10 boxes of cherry cordials.
Favorite stocking stuffer: Clementines, oranges, grapefruit. Oh, my!
Favorite Christmas tradition: Driving around the neighborhood with my parents and looking at Christmas lights.
Your turn! Pick one of these categories and tell me about in the comments. 🙂