Hello! Hope you all had a great Christmas — I’m off enjoying lots of awesome family time. This week, we anticipated folks would be busy – as we all are and so we made it a free Friday. Post whatever you’d like! Woohoo! Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!
I thought the day after Christmas would be a fun day to join in on Jill Conyer’s Christmas Survey: so here goes! This is a free Friday so linkup whatever your Friday post is and have a great weekend!
Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate but really I’d prefer hot cider!
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? wrap of course!
Colored lights or white lights? white lights all the way. we used to use colored lights when i was a kid, but now in our home, it’s just white lights.
Do you hang mistletoe? nope, but I’m not against the idea!
When do you put up decorations? ideally right after Thanksgiving. This year we waited because we were gone for a week early December (for our honeymoon).
Favorite holiday dish? my mom’s sweet potatoes. I can never quite make them like her.
Favorite holiday memory from when you were a child? just the ritual of opening presents, having breakfast and then decamping to my room to read my new book (I always got books – I’ve been a big reader for years) and nap.
What’s on your Christmas wish list? Well, I really didn’t make a wish list this year but spending it with my family was awesome.
Do you open gifts on Christmas eve? no
How do you decorate your Christmas tree? ornaments – and lights – it’s pretty simple
Snow – love it or dread it? love it!
Real or fake tree? real, always!
What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? celebrating the birth of Jesus and remembering and reflecting on the real Christmas story
Favorite holiday dish (dessert)? apple pie – not really a holiday dessert, but my favorite!
What is your favorite tradition? oh I wrote a whole blog post about those 🙂
What tops your tree? a big red bow!
Giving or receiving? both! I love picking out thoughtful gifts but I love getting them as well. 🙂
Favorite Christmas song? All I Want for Christmas Is You and O Holy Night
Candy canes – yay or nay? Yay!
Favorite Christmas movie? Love Actually
What do you leave for Santa? nothing. Sorry Santa
Do you have a Christmas morning tradition? Since this was my first married Christmas, we are creating new traditions.
Shop online or at the mall? Both, but mostly online.
Christmas letter or card? Card!
That was fun – feel free to answer of the questions in the comments 🙂