Tuesday, December 5, 2006

A Christmas survey... play along!

I received this "getting to know you" type survey "Christmas Edition" from Monica
.  I thought I would put it in my journal so that anyone could grab it and participate if they would like.  It's an easy and fun one to do!  Hope you have fun reading my answers!...


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?  Both

2. Real tree or artificial?   Usually artificial, but I DO love the smell of a real tree.  They are a bit hard to take care of and I live alone so they aren't worth it right now.

3. When do you put up the tree?  Around the second week of December

4. When do you take the tree down?  When I get sick of looking at it.  LOL  Um, second or third week of January.  I hate seeing it go... LOL

5. Do you like eggnog?  Mmmmmmmmmmmm... YES!  Not the alcoholic kind, though.
6. Favorite gift received as a child?  Wow, tough one.  I think maybe it was a home-made Raggedy Ann doll that I loved for years.  I still love Raggedy Ann dolls!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?  Yes!  I love setting it up!

8. Hardest person to buy for?  Oh, everyone.  I am a stressed-out gift buyer.  I try to buy the best gift.  It is gift certificates for everyone this year.  They can pick out what they want.  Ooops, I just told them what they got.  LOL  No, I think maybe the hardest to buy for are my children, especially my son.

9. Easiest person to buy for?  This year it will be my grandson... I can think of a million things I would love to give that guy!

10. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?  Snail mail is more proper.  It depends on whether I have enough funds to send out all the cards I want to.  I may be emailing a few because I am low on funds and I would atleast like to say "Merry Christmas" to my friends... We will see.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?  Now this isn't nice... LOL  I really can't think of anything that is bad.  I like to give, not receive, really. 
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?  Don't really have one.  I like all those half-hour little Christmas specials of old cartoon shows like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and all of the Charlie Brown specials. 

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?  Early to mid December.  If I start any earlier I give the gifts to the people early out of excitement and have to get them another gift or see things I like better and end up spending WAY too much money.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  No way. 

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?  Food, food, I love food.  Nuts, tangerines, warm foods, pomegranates, cookies, hey, who's cooking?

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?  I like one-colored lights.  Don't have to be clear, although I do like white ones a lot.
17. Favorite Christmas song(s)?  "Silent Night", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "O Holy Night", "Mary Did You Know"

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?  Stay at my warm house

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?  "On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, on Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen!"... and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?  Both, but I think I prefer a star

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  One on Christmas eve and the rest Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?  Commercialism.  People forgetting the reason for the season.  That it goes by too fast

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?  No theme, hodge-podge

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?  Food, food, I like food...

25. Do you have Jesus in your heart this Christmas?  Oh yeah!!

I would love to see your answers to this!  If you want to copy and paste and do this in your journal, please leave your entry URL in my comments section so I can come take a look!  Thanks and Merry Christmas!  xox



  1. Val-I did borrow & fill out. Posted my answers!! Hope you have a great Christmas!

  2. Hi val,
    I started making an entry on this but gotta go..I'll be back :-)
    Gem :-)

  3. ok..here's mine...I've enjoyed this!
    Thanks & happy Holidays,
    Gem :-)


  4. 1 2 3 5 7 19 22 25....... same answers
    4......January 7
    6.....doll house
    8.....my grandson......He's 15......Can't buy him clothes because I don't know what kids like these days and he has all the sporting stuff. I went for a NY Yankee blanket for his bed.
    9....my daughter
    10....I haven't sent cards in 30 years by regular mail.  It all started as a way to give to charity more. Actually, it was Johnny Carson's idea and I liked it.
    11......It was a ring from Santa. I was only 10. I wanted a doll.
    12....."It's a Wonderful Life"
    13....I'm done shopping. I'm always finished by the first week in Dec. Sometimes in July. LOL!
    14.....Yes. Not because I didn't like it but because I didn't have a gift for someone else who gave me one.
    15....Anything but turkey. I'm not a turkey fan.
    17....I like them all but "O Holy Night" is a favorite when done really well.
    20.......I prefer the angel but my daughter likes the star.
    21.....Christmas Eve. Christmas morning is for Santa's gifts for the children.
    23......the home made ornaments
    24.....why ask question 15 if 24 is here. Maybe I'm just tired. : )

  5. Here is mine Val Merry Christmas http://journals.aol.com/mastersblynn/ConfessionsOfAnAngelWaitress/entries/2006/12/06/a-christmas-survey-swipped-from-val/1587

  6. Hi, Val !

    I enjoyed this post a lot and learned even more about you, sister-friend !  It's amazing how much we share in common, I nodded my head "yes" to so many of your answers !  We're enjoying Krissy's Christmas journal very much, too !

    David and I would love to visit you over the holidays ... maybe bring Kara, too
    ( she'll be home for nearly a month during her school break ) ... and little Miss Sugar Plum ( who has grown into such a calm and quietly polite ... and funny ... eleven year old  : )  I really miss seeing you and talking with you in person.  Walk in peace, dear friend.  Love,  Cathy


  7. Hi Val~I will answer in my journal. ;-) Deb


  8. Check mine out, Sissy!



  9. Val. I had fun with this.  Bless you, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere/archive/2006/12

  10. Hi Val i loved it so much i have added it to my Journal to play along... Helen

  11. Love your answers! : )  I'll play along if I can.  Have a great weekend!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

  12. I put my answers to this in my journal.....http://journals.aol.com/merry1621/Merrysthoughtshopesdreamsgoal/  Love,

  13. i just did this over at my place



  14. I finally got to catch up!  I so badly want a nativity scene.  I keep hoping this will be the year I have enough  $$ to buy one.  Maybe I should look after Christmas and check out the half price sales.   You know, I received a home made Raggedy Ann doll myself from my favorite aunt.  How I wish I had that doll still.  I have no idea what happened to it.  



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