Friday, December 21, 2007

Me I Want a Hula Hoop er... Hoopla

Okay dokey, Lynette tagged me and I love Christmas, so here goes. 12 random things about myself that have to do with Christmas:

1) I'm currently being a bit of Grinch in my refusal to post the "rules" of this meme or follow half of them. Sorry Andrea, I just can't bring myself to do it.

2) I love, love, love the holiday season. Fall is great and then it leads into this beautiful season of lights, family, and great smells.

3) As much as I love the season, I think Christmas Day is boring as anything. Nothing is open and since we do most of our celebrating on Christmas Eve, the day pretty much holds nothing. I usually hit up a movie.

4) Poinsettias make my top 5 favorite flowers list. They're so beautiful and vibrant.

5) I get a lot more joy out of finding the perfect present for someone else than receiving the perfect present.

6) I have never believed in Santa Claus. Ever. And I do not feel deprived. My parents never outright told us there wasn't one, they just didn't make him into a big deal. Our present were opened on Christmas Eve and they were from our parents. I thought everyone my age knew Santa was just a symbol so I never thought to inform my friends he wasn't real.

7) I love Jimmy Stewart but I can't stand "It's a Wonderful Life."

8) I like traditional and ethnic Christmas songs much better than the homogenized pop Christmas songs that are all over the radio. Except for the Wham! song- "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away..."

9) The best Christmas dinner I ever had was a waffle buffet. So yummy compared to our traditional German fare of salami and sausages.

10) I insist on having a star topping my tree. If I could find a simple Angel that would be nice, but they always seem to be way overdone. Stars are nice and beautiful.

11) I once had two fish named Gold and Myrrh. I also had a stuffed fish named Frankie.

12) I wish people still gave Christmas oranges. They are the best things ever. When i have kids, they're getting oranges for Christmas.


Kelley said...

We always have a homemade ornament at the top of our tree. This year it's a star made out of tin foil and construction paper.

LEstes65 said...

Christmas oranges? Interesting. My crazy in-laws I mentioned on my post? They used to use REAL stockings. I kid you not. Thigh-high ladies' stockings. Stuffed to the HILT. Do you know how much one of those puppies can hold? Fully loaded, I could hold the top up by my head and it would touch the ground. I'm 5'3"! And each item (except candy) was wrapped. The insanity ran deep. Anyway, at the toe of each stocking was an orange. No one ever ate one within my sight. I never got that. I had never heard of a Christmas orange. Apparently, you have. But I bet you didn't use REAL stockings!

Swishy said...

I always get an orange on Christmas! And I totally agree ... I love Christmas, but Christmas Day after about noon is suuuuuper boring. There is a Project Runway on that day ... yay :) ha ha.

Sarakastic said...

We have oranges on Christmas but I love the chocolate ones that you slam against stuff to break apart, chocolate & breaking stuff, it's the perfect combo. Merry Christmas!

Barrie said...

Awww....we used to get a Christmas orange in the toe of our stocking. Merry Christmas to you!!

Beck said...

My kids always get oranges for Christmas, in the toe of their stocking.... one of the things that was nice about adulthood was figuring out something to do on Christmas afternoon that WAS NOT boring.