Friday, December 10, 2010

Survey Says...

I’m having trouble coming up with a real blog today, so here’s a Christmas survey I stole from Stephanie. Thanks!

1. Favorite Holiday Memory?
It’s really hard for me to pick out a single favorite memory, but one that always comes to mind was the year that my parents got the three of us kids our Looney Toons mugs, Taz for Thew, Tweety for Sarah, and Wile E. Coyote for me. We sat around that Christmas afternoon and played games and watched Gettysburg. For some reason I think that was my favorite Christmas.

2. Favorite Holiday Song?
          I’ve always been a sucker for Silent Night, but there are so many good songs with a bunch of different versions. I’m also very fond of The Eagles version of Please Come Home for Christmas.

3. Favorite Holiday Cartoon?
          Man, I am such a nerd. Justice League – Comfort and Joy. It’s great if you’re a comic geek like me. My favorite story line is how Martian Manhunter tries to fit in and hang out with Clark in Smallville.

4. Favorite Holiday Movie? 
          The Santa Clause gets me every time. What can I say, I’m a sucker for Tim Allen – but not to the extent my brother is. He’s just plain creepy.

5. Wrapping Paper or Gift bags? 
          I prefer using wrapping paper because it makes me feel like such a cop out to use a bag. There’s no effort involved in throwing it in a bag.

6. Real tree or artificial?
          I like both, but real trees are a big mess. I know that at some point we’ll have a real tree because Stacey has never had one. Generally though, artificial is the way to go as far as I am concerned.

7. When do you put up the tree?
          We try to put our tree up typically a week or so after Thanksgiving. Never before. I think that’s tacky.

8. More importantly, when do you take down the tree?
          Judging on our history, there is no pattern. Our first Christmas together our tree stayed up until April.

9. Favorite Gift?
          This is a really hard question. I always appreciate gifts more when they come from the heart, like my Classic Waxx poster dad made me a couple of years ago.

10. Hardest person to buy for?
          Hands down it’s Stacey. Sure, my dad is tough, but I always really worry about what I get her. I don’t thing anyone else holds a candle to the mental anguish I go through dealing with her gifts.

11. Easiest person to buy for?
          I think the easiest is probably my brother because he likes the same stuff I do, so it’s akin to shopping for myself.

12. Greeting cards?
          They’re fine and all, but I generally don’t see the point. This year though, we’re sending some out.

13. Nativity Scene?
          Negative. I think they’re generally pretty tacky. Especially the ones in yards in which the paint is coming off of Mary.

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
          Absolutely, without a doubt, my mother’s breakfast casserole. I could eat it three times a day for the rest of my life and not get tired of it.

15. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
          Yes, but only because I have been reading The Night Before Christmas to Grayson.

16. Angel on top of the tree?
          Nope, we used to have a star, but it went missing, so the top of our tree currently sits bald.

17. Open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
          We open in Metropolis on Christmas Eve, and at our house and my parents on Christmas morning.

18. Best part of the holidays?
          The weather and the emphasis on being with you family.

19. Worst part of Christmas? 
          I work retail, take a guess.

20. Weirdest Christmas memory?
          Putting our tree in the bathtub. Until April. I think that pretty much takes the weird cake.

21. Colored lights or white?
          I want colored lights or none. White lights don’t have enough personality for me. Christmas is about kids, you tree should be disheveled and uneven and packed with flashing colored lights.

22. Ever been Christmas caroling?
          I’ve been once or twice but it has been a long time and nothing interesting enough happened that I would clearly remember it.

23. Ever been ice skating?
          A few times in Gatlinburg. It’s not for me. Someone of my size comes careening at you while skating on sharp blades screaming about how he doesn’t know how to stop is enough to clear the rink.

24. Candy Canes or Gingerbread?
          Candy canes. This shouldn’t even be a discussion. Now, if you had asked about sugar cookies, that might be a different story.

25. Christmas quirk?
          I have a really hard time not telling people what I bought them, especially if I’m excited about it. 

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