Christmas edition of getting to know your friends

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  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.

    Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just change all the answers so that they apply to you. Tis the Season to be NICE!

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Real


    3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving


    4. When do you take the tree down? After the New Year


    5. Do you like eggnog? nope


    6. Favorite gift received as a child? Steiff Siamese Cat (which was stolen 15 years ago [​IMG] )


    7. Hardest person to buy for? my brother

    8. Easiest person to buy for? my kids


    9. Do you have a nativity scene? not figures but a picture


    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a wok LOL

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 10 Commandments

    13. When do you start shopping? September

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes [​IMG]

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cookies

    16. Lights on the tree? The more the better

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both


    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Commercialism

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? homemade from my kids

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? one with family

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? stability for ourselves and our country
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    1.

    Wrapping paper or gift bags?
    wrap

    2.

    Real tree or Artificial?
    Whichever is cheaper...I like real better, but fake is the choice for this year...

    3.

    When do you put up the tree?
    Well, it's Nov 19th, and the tree's been up for almost a week already

    4.

    When do you take the tree down?
    When hubby forces me to, sometime in late Jan early Feb

    5.

    Do you like egg nog?
    YUP!!

    6.

    Favorite gift received as a child?
    I think it was a huge stuffed Alf, but I don't remember if it was for Christmas or for something else....

    7.

    Hardest person to buy for?
    bro and sis Catherine & Petie, and my mom...

    8.

    Easiest person to buy for?
    my sis Carolyn


    9.

    Do you have a nativity scene?
    YUP!!!

    10.

    Mail or email Christmas cards?
    I thought ppl were supposed to send them to ME....

    11.

    Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
    A little red purse that I got from my stupid dad during my piercing/tattoo/freak years....


    12.

    Favorite Christmas Movies?
    A Christmas Carol (the original black and white and the muppet version), White Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey and the animated one), Christmas on 34th St, Rudolph (claymation), Frosty the Snowman, The little Drummer Boy (claymation)....and a few others I can't remember right now...

    13. When do you start shopping?

    Ummm, whenever I can...this time it was October....


    14.

    Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    Nope....

    15.

    Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Everything except cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes!

    16.

    Lights on the tree?
    Yes, lots of them and COLORED!!!!

    17.

    Favorite Christmas song?
    I dunno....White Christmas...

    18.

    Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    ACK....Travel...There's 4 families we have to visit....

    19. (I added it from another Christmas survey)

    Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
    Yup...

    20.

    Angel on the tree top or a star?
    ANGEL!!!!

    21.

    Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
    MORNING! DUH!!!

    22.

    Most annoying thing about this time of year?
    Prices and shopping....and that whole making the word Christmas illegal thing....

    23.

    Favorite ornament theme or color?
    All colors!!! lots of colors and shiny stuff!!!

    24.

    Favorite for Christmas dinner?
    Turkey!

    25.

    What do you want for Christmas this year?
    Ummm...Piercing stuff, jewelry, a huge crockpot, cast iron griddle/cookware, an extra large deep dish aluminum turkey roasting pan...the kind that is like a real pan and can be reused, not those disposable thin pans, and not a non-stick version....a housekeeper, 50 Jumbo Cornish X Rock chicks from McMurray Hatchery, a shelf to put above my washer and dryer, and some other stuff I can't think of right now....
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Oh goody!!!! [​IMG]

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both or boxes or sometimes nothing. [​IMG]

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Both....a funky silver one and a real one.


    3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving


    4. When do you take the tree down? The second the presents are opened


    5. Do you like eggnog? YUMMY.......homemade ONLY with tons of brandy


    6. Favorite gift received as a child? I honestly don't remember a favorite [​IMG]


    7. Hardest person to buy for? My brother

    8. Easiest person to buy for? my husband


    9. Do you have a nativity scene? no way


    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a giant pickle (seriously)

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Charlie Brown Christmas (so many memories)

    13. When do you start shopping? all year long

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? of course!!! [​IMG]

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? REAL chocolate covered cherries

    16. Lights on the tree? tons!!!!

    17. Favorite Christmas song? anything secular

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? neither

    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? neither....we are Solstice kinda people. This year ours will be in January, however, when my hubby gets to be here.


    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Gonna skip this one to be polite

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Vintage....especially WWII Era, but ANY vintage will do

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? traditional....turkey and alll the trimmings....with the whole family together

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Something I can't have.....the next 15 months to be over and to have my family complete (with my husband home) again. [​IMG]
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Real tree or Artificial?
    Real! DH is a Christmas fanatic!


    When do you put up the tree?
    The day after Thanksgiving (see above)

    When do you take the tree down?
    When the tree has no more needles (see top question's answer)


    Do you like egg nog?
    Hokey Smokes, do I ever!



    Hardest person to buy for?
    DH - he never needs anything



    Easiest person to buy for?
    me




    Mail or email Christmas cards?
    I make our own Christmas cards - I've got 15 done now so far



    Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Spiced nuts and Lindor White Chocolate Lindt Truffles




    Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    Stay home with just hubby - family not allowed (yes, it gets lonely as heck).



    Angel on the tree top or a star?
    ANGEL Gabriel!!!!



    Favorite ornament theme or color?
    Anything that glitters
     
  5. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Prefer real...but lately have done artificial. Since the one dog 'waters' the real ones for me....


    3. When do you put up the tree? When I can find time....usually first weekend in December

    4. When do you take the tree down? New Years Day

    5. Do you like eggnog? YUCK

    6. Favorite gift received as a child? not sure... probably either a doll house or a cabbage patch doll

    7. Hardest person to buy for? my husband

    8. Easiest person to buy for? my dad

    9. Do you have a nativity scene? no

    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? chip & dip bowl

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone

    13. When do you start shopping? depends. I tend to start off good and then not finish.

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yup

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? ham [​IMG]

    16. Lights on the tree? yes, and COLORED.

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Angels We Have Heard On High

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star when I was a kid.... lately we've done nothing.

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

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the radio stations that switch to all christmas music. there's not that many songs!!!

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? my things from Germany.

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? ham, mashed taters, biscuits, cranberry sauces....etc.

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? the only thing i asked santa for was a navigation/gps thing
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Real


    3. When do you put up the tree? Dec 1st


    4. When do you take the tree down? January 20th


    5. Do you like eggnog? Love it!!


    6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hess trucks


    7. Hardest person to buy for? My mother

    8. Easiest person to buy for? the new GF. We have everyhting in common... well almost [​IMG]


    9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yep!


    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Emial. I am to lazy to send them out even though the mail box is right across the street

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? clothes [​IMG]

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Nightmare before christmas

    13. When do you start shopping? January. I love starting early

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Ham

    16. Lights on the tree? Blue lights

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Trans siberian orchestra version of The nutcracker

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star

    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning


    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Dunno

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love shiny glittery ornaments

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I eating at home with the Fam

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A headset and webcam since DGF will be going out of country for a bit.
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Yay!! OK, here it is!


    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Real! I would rather have a tiny Charlie Brown tree than a artificial one! Plus I LOVE the smell!


    3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the first week of December, but I have babies (human ones)in the house this year, so It might be later..not sure yet!


    4. When do you take the tree down? Usually the 28th, my sons birthday is the 29th so we have to make room for his party! We set it out front with the lights still on it with our other shrubs and landscaping! Get a little more use out of it, then it goes to the chicken pen!


    5. Do you like eggnog? No


    6. Favorite gift received as a child? My first english saddle!


    7. Hardest person to buy for? My son, he is really picky

    8. Easiest person to buy for? My daughter, you could walk through a toy store with a blindfold on just grabbing stuff and she would be happy!


    9. Do you have a nativity scene? No


    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I love my MomMom dearly but every year she would knit us booties. Even at 13-14-15 years old, we got big multicolored knitted booties

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Rudolph

    13. When do you start shopping? As soon as I have the money for it!

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cookies!

    16. Lights on the tree? Oh yes, multicolored ones!

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Rudolph!

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I would rather stay home

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel, my hubby just bought me a new one last year!

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


    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The crowded stores

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? My favorite ornaments are my farm, horse and chickens ones!! No particular color!

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Usually ham

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? My kids to have a happy Christmas and my family to continue to be happy and healthy!
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both, sometimes neither

    2. Real tree or Artificial? Fake. DH worries about fire...

    3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving, usually. This year we're putting it up early so it'll be there when we get home from Thanksgiving in IL.

    4. When do you take the tree down? New Year's Eve


    5. Do you like eggnog? Yes. Never had it with liquor in it though

    6. Favorite gift received as a child? A Breyer's horse. I got one every year. Still have them...

    7. Hardest person to buy for? Tied between DH & DD1

    8. Easiest person to buy for? DD2, nieces

    9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes

    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? polyester shirt... I only wear cotton and other natural fabrics. MOM should've known that!!!!!

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? All of them

    13. When do you start shopping? Summer. I'm always done by Thanksgiving except for the handmade stuff.

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Of course!

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cookies

    16. Lights on the tree? Colored ones as well as white ones.

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Duet of 'Little Drummer Boy' by Bing Crosby & David Bowie.

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home for the actual day, travel to see sis & bro plus their families at Mom's house the day after.

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Neither. A glittery globe-like tree topper.

    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both


    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People being mean when they shop. That's why I'm done by Thanksgiving.

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Love it all. My tree is very eclectic. Bottom ornaments are from Whitman's samplers so the cat cat play with them.

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? At Mom's house. Standing rib roast studded with garlic and lots of side dishes.

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Resolutions to all the issues that have preoccupied my loved ones this year! I want answers, good or bad. Tired of spinning my wheels and never getting anywhere.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both

    2. Real tree or Artificial? both - I put up a tree in each room of my house - Usually 8 and one on my side porch.


    3. When do you put up the tree? Right after Thanksgiving


    4. When do you take the tree down? After the New Year


    5. Do you like eggnog? yes, try making ice cream with it [​IMG]


    6. Favorite gift received as a child? a typewriter


    7. Hardest person to buy for? my husband

    8. Easiest person to buy for? my kids


    9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes, 3


    10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a giant chess set make of plexigalss with lots of glitter

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Natitivty

    13. When do you start shopping? All year long

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? yes

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? red velvet cake

    16. Lights on the tree? The more the better

    17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

    20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angels and stars

    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? people forget Thanksgiving and rush into Christmas

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I have many many collections of ornaments

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? christms eve - peking duck, christmas day standing rib roast, this year will be goose

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Peace.
     
  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because we are Baha'i, we don't officially celebrate Christmas. We have Holy Days throughout the year, one of which is a gift-giving time called Ayyam-i-Ha.

    On top of that, we believe the true spirit of Christmas has been drowned in commercialism.

    Basically we do it on New Year's Day so that anyone who travels or has a gathering on Christmas Day at their own house can still attend our gathering. Friends/family who want to, can exchange gifts. We have our big 'Christmas Dinner' afterward -- a huge turkey and the works. We give one small gift to each person who attends.

    1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

    both

    2. Real tree or Artificial?

    none

    5. Do you like eggnog?

    YES!

    6. Favorite gift received as a child?

    Roller Skates and lessons


    7. Hardest person to buy for?

    DH, 'cause we're poor and I never get what I want to get him

    8. Easiest person to buy for?
    grand baby


    9. Do you have a nativity scene?

    no

    10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

    We usually send out a 'hope you have a happy holiday season' email. I think we've gotten one card per year in the mail. When I was a child our entire front door was covered with a hundred Christmas cards.

    11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
    a thin red bedspread when my sisters rec'd pretty pastel and lace bedspreads

    12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
    It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation

    13. When do you start shopping?

    after Christmas!

    14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
    definitely, but always something that has not been opened or used.

    15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
    Mixed Nuts, Fruit Cake, Eggnog


    17. Favorite Christmas song?
    any I can sing along to

    18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
    would love to travel, but none of our friends celebrate Christmas either, and family is too far away


    21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
    New Year's Day

    22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
    Commercialism

    23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
    colored lights strung on the porch

    24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
    the works

    25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
    Unity
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008

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