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Christmas is coming...

i saw this on Kazzy Cee's - thought i'd do it too...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Lots of fancy wrapping paper and ribbons and all that stuff - used to wrap everything real fancy like, took hours but nobody to do it for now...  i even used to wrap my father's, 'cos he didn't like doing it much  LOL

2. Real tree or artificial?
Real, if you can afford it but i don't like the needles everywhere  - used to cut it up and burn it, nice smell...  But gave up and got an artificial one when i lived with Ma, much easier.   Love the optical ones...

3. When do you put up the tree?
It went up with all the decorations, every year on my birthday - 'cos its the 15th

4. When do you take the tree down?
Always by Twelfth Night - 6th January

5. Do you like Eggnog?
Not much - advocat is ok mixed with lemonade, otherwise gluggy...

6. Favourite gift received as a child?
Bow and arrows made by my father, great stuff!

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No, not religious

8. Hardest person to buy for?
My father - you could always fall back on golf balls and South African sherry but i always tried to find something different.  One year i got him an Impressionist print, which he liked a lot...

9. Easiest person to buy for?
My mother - anything i gave her, she loved - especially books and little things

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Some of those tiny and useless, 'ladies' hankies...   i used them to wrap lovely smelly soap and put in my 'smalls' drawer...

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mostly online nowadays - i keep some real cards for those who like them.

12. Favourite Christmas Movie?
Latest blockbuster for preference - like 'Golden Compass' or 'Casino Royale' - because i hate Christmas films...  so syrupy sweet and false.   Nobody is like that in real life and if anyone thinks the Christmas 'spirit' is the bomb, it usually wears off by the middle of January!!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
i used to shop all year round when i saw something that was right for someone...  Just put it somewhere safe and it helped spread the cost too.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes - fancy soaps and such don't do it for me and would never get used...  so if someone sprang one on me, i had something to hand... 

15. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas?
chippolatas wrapped in bacon, Ma's stuffing and gibblet gravy

16. Clear lights or coloured on the tree?
Clear and twinkly too

17. Favourite Christmas song?
Coventry Carol

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?
Either or, no preference

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Some of them....half maybe...

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
All the commercial push and shove, starting in October!  Whatever message is left, has just about disappeared under the weight of the advertising

23. What I love most about Christmas?
Having a good meal with people i like - this year it will be on the 28th, when my old friend comes over from Norwich and we'll 'do' lunch - for about three hours!  Eat Chinese and talk...

24. What I love least about Christmas?
Missing my family and Christmas being just another day...

Right! dinner time - i'm going to have some of that gorgeous smoked salmon fillet Char sent me for the Festives...  yum!


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Dec. 14th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
Lol, gluggy is a perfect description of egg nog. :D
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