My wonderful writer friend, Kir from The Kir Corner is hosting Old School Blogging with me this month! She came up with these super fun questions and I am so excited to have her here!! If you do not know her (but who doesn’t??) then you must get over to her place and READ. She also wears fabulous shoes and gives THE best hugs on the planet. No lie.
This is OSB the Holiday Edition! Copy and paste the questions below and join us in some holiday cheer, I know Kir could use extra!
Don’t forget to tweet with us too, using the hashtag, #OSBlog!
First things first: 1 Holy Night or 8 Crazy Ones? (Do you Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, both?)
Christmas! And Christmas Eve, so does that actually count as 2 nights? Because Christmas Eve is awesome for food and family and some pressies!
Peppermint or Chocolate?
BOTH! Duh! And make THIS and you will be saying both too. Trust me!
Sing us into the Holiday Season, what is your favorite Carol this time of year?
I love Sleigh Ride and O Holy Night and The Christmas song. Also, I think kids singing Away in a Manger is about the cutest thing EVER!
I also LOVE the Bare Naked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Tim put it on every Christmas CD when he used to make them every year(what happened to that tradition? oh yeah, iTunes). Oh, and the Jars of Clay version of Little Drummer Boy. So awesome. Apparently I like Christmas music.
Tell us about a Favorite Family or Personal Holiday Tradition.
The kids and I do a ginger bread house every year. I used to be kind of anal about it and want everything perfect and now I just let them have at it! It always turns out different, of course and I always get a photo of the three of them with the finished product. See?
(okay, okay, still a little anal about it. I did all the icing parts and told them to put the candies where the icing was…)
This one came from World Market and it was the best one we’ve had in a while. Easy to assemble and stayed together! (maybe because I actually followed all the instructions this time… ahem.)
Also? Only 10 bucks!
C’mon you remember your favorite (Christmas, Hanukkah) gift, tell us all about it:
Two gifts that stand out as a kid were my pink bicycle from Santa, with the pink and white plastic streamers hanging off the handle bars and my Barbie horse… what was her name?
And as an adult it has been cameras.
That magical moment? (Your favorite scene from a Holiday movie…it’s okay if you have 2) For sentimental, I love the scene in Miracle on 34th Street, toward the end when the lawyer shows the dollar bill that says “In God We Trust” as a way to Believe. For funny, I love the scene in A Christmas Story when the dogs chow down on their Christmas turkey.
Kissing under the mistletoe? Who do you hope is standing underneath (We know it’s normally your spouse, if it did not have to be, who would you choose?)
If you make me choose someone else besides Tim then it would have to be Chris Pine, these days. Or my old standby, Matt Damon.
Swans a swimming, lords a leaping, golden rings; which gift of the 12 days of Christmas would you like most?
I’ll take the pear tree, but without the partridge. I love pears but birds kinda freak me out
Play Secret Santa, what inappropriate gift would you love to give this year?
A Leg Lamp. You know, from A Christmas Story… he he.
Martha Stewart or the Grinch? What is your decorating style? (Pictures would be awesome!)
More Martha Stewart but totally NOT that crazy detailed. Our tree is a total mish-mash of ornaments but I love that it glows red and gold here. The stockings were all made by Tim’s mom so they are extra special. My mantle is a bit spare this year but I still love it. And of course, “Elfie” comes out every year to watch the kids. That Santa pic below was not taken at my house but oh well.
What is ONE WORD that defines the holiday season for you? (Examples: Believe/Wonder/Bah Humbug?)
FAMILY. See pic after first question.
If Santa could assure its delivery, what’s the first thing on your holiday wish LIST?
Peace on Earth (oh and then a new camera body). :)
P.S. Check out the brand, spankin’ new Old School Blogging button. This is the Christmas version but the new regular one will start us off in the new year without the ornaments. :) And I have to give ALL the credit to my awesome husband, Tim for making it and for implementing it on the blog. He did it ALL for me. Doesn’t he rock? Yes, he does. You can grab the code on my sidebar!