My girl Joanne ‘invited’ me to participate in a Christmas meme, and I invite you.
Both. But not at the same time. Also hot cider.
Santa doesn’t come to our house
No. Isn’t that a poisonous parasite?
All through the season, when I can get to it.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
My grandma’s Blotch. It’s kind of a coffee cake
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Laughing with all the silly adults–my grandma would give crazy presents like a “microwave bowl” that was a plastic bowl she had melted in the microwave. She always hung up pantyhose for her stocking. Oh, how I love her.
8.When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
We never did Santa, and we don’t lie to our kiddlets either. He’s just a friendly symbol of Christmas, but no where near as important as God’s greatest gift. That Santa picture sure is cute though.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
As well as the children do it. Someday I’ll have a beautiful tree, but by then I won’t have little fingerprints on my mirrors either, and I’ll be sad.
Most of the time I love it. Like Aviana says, our favorite season is winter because after we go out and play in the snow, we get to come back in and have hot cocoa!
12. Can you ice skate?
Well, I can rollerblade, does that count?
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
My dad gave me new tires when I was in college. I was surprised by how much I appreciated that. When I was about 8, he gave me a little tin with a Victorian girl on it. He bought it for me because it was entitled “Jessica” on the bottom. I still have it.
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Oooh, where to start?? my Aunt Twila’s sugar cookies (although I bet it’s not cheap to send them down from heaven), Swedish rings, frozen fruit dessert, rainbow cookies are a new favorite, blueberry torte
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
A white star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving. Although I really do like the receiving, if someone hits it right–like when Kevin gave me Photoshop Elements!
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I like so many…Carol of the Bells, Mary, Did You Know?, Sleigh Ride, Oh Holy Night
20. Candy Canes. Yum or Yuck?
I eat part of one just to be festive–what, that’s not how to be festive? Hmm.. guess I’ll have to work on that.
21. What do you want for Christmas?
A bowl for my Kitchen Aid mixer that has a handle, a three strand mother’s beaded bracelet with all the children’s names, Chronicles of Narnia on CD, an Ipod or MP3 player thingie, new carpet, a front porch, a clean house and world peace
22. Do you attend an annual Christmas party?
No, but I do find plenty of parties to go to.
(And yes, I am invited to them. I don’t just go to random parties. Sheesh. How little you think of me. :-))
23. Do you dress up for Christmas Eve or wear PJ’s?
We dress up for church.
24. Do you own a Santa hat?
More than one actually. I like wearing it while driving. It makes people smile.
25. Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
The ones I love the bestest.
And if you’re really into the whole Jessica and Christmas thing–and if you are, you are what a we call a Fabulous Farm Fresh Fan , here’s the one I did last year.