This may come as a complete shock to you, but I kind of have a crush on Christmas. In fact, my enthusiasm for this time of the year may very well rival that of Buddy the Elf’s…
The movies, the music, the lights, the food. Gift giving, memory making, soaking up the warm glow… Looove.
I’ve been meaning to participate in Jenny’s 25 Days of Blogging Christmas challenge since she announced it, but the last daily blog challenge I tried didn’t go over so well, soooooo instead of trying to answer one question every day, I decided to break it up into a few posts that’ll be going up every Sunday from now until Christmas; and seeing as today is Sunday and all… well, it goes without saying
1. Your favorite Christmas movie. I’ve given this question a considerable amount of thought and come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to pick just one. I mean, what’s Christmas without Elf? And Home Alone? And A Christmas Carol? And The Grinch? And The Holiday? And Rudolph? And National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? And… well, you get the point. I don’t discriminate when it comes to Christmas movies.
2. Your 2012 Christmas list. Ugh. I’m horrible at making Christmas lists – my mom has been pestering me for weeks now, and the only thing I’ve managed to come up with so far is a pair of nice brown riding-style boots (Tory Burch, I’m lookin’ at you!). The problem is that when I need something, I usually just go out and buy it right away, so come Christmas time, I just can’t think of anything I want. I probably need to stop shopping in, ohhh… September… so that I can come up with a legit list. Maybe next year
3. When/how did you learn that Santa wasn’t real? Well I… wait… what do you mean he’s not real?
4. Favorite Christmas song. As much as I love me some Michael Buble (especially Cold December Night), most of my favorite Christmas songs are traditional Polish kolędy (carols) because those are the ones I grew up with, and the ones that have the most memories attached to them.
5. Best gift you’ve ever received. I’m either incredibly blessed or spoiled [or maybe a little bit of both] because I’ve had some pretty fantastic Christmas gifts over the years. I’d have to say that the one that takes the cake would be the Playmobil dollhouse that I got when I was younger (although I forget exactly how old I was… fail!). I played with that thing so much, and even though I briefly considered giving it away, I just can’t bear the thought of parting with it. Let’s just pretend I’m saving it for my future daughter. Yes. Exactly.
6. Your favorite tree ornament. Erm. I don’t really have one. I didn’t take any ornaments with me when I moved out, so I kind of love all the ones I have because they’re all from my very first Christmas in my new place. I decided to go with a woodland theme, so allow me to introduce you to a few of my Christmas Critters…
7. Most memorable Christmas. When my grandma, aunt, uncle, and cousins came to celebrate Christmas with us. My parents immigrated from Poland a few years before I was born, but pretty much all of our family stayed over there and we don’t get to see them all that often. I’ve always envied people who could have huge family get-togethers on the holidays because around these parts it’s usually just me and my parents. Having the extra people around definitely made it that much more special.
8. Post a picture of Christmas decor. Well, I kinda, sorta already did this one, buuuuuut I can’t resist sharing another ‘garland-over-the-fireplace’ shot. Those (and the tree, of course) are my favorite.
9. Easiest person to buy for. Myself. Kidding. Sort of. I try not to make a habit out of buying things for myself when I’m out Christmas shopping for others… I just add those coveted items to my list Anywho, I actually don’t have an easy time shopping for anyone. I’m big on trying to give the perfect gift, so I spend a lot of time thinking/stressing/obsessing over meaningful things to get people. Actually, I should probably get on that soon…
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What’s one thing on your Christmas list? I may or may not need to steal ideas….
Are your holiday get-togethers big or small?
Do you buy things for yourself when you’re out Christmas shopping?