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I saw the Christmas Tag post by Tabby over at orangeowldiaries and it looks like fun. It’s a question and answer post, about favorite Christmas traditions. As she, and the ones before her, I leave the tags open to anyone who wishes to participate! Have fun! 🙂


1.  What is your favorite Christmas movie?

That would have to be the 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story”. I know it plays almost continually somewhere on TV during the holidays, and I have to stop and watch at least once. It always makes me laugh, and there are so many memorable catch phrases, which our family have to repeat to each other. 🙂

2.  Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

We’ve always opened one present on Christmas Eve evening, the rest Christmas morning.

3.  Do you have a favorite Christmas memory?

My favorite Christmas memory would have to be 2 days before Christmas, 1969 …the day we got married. This year will be 46 years together 🙂 … another fun memory was when I was a kid and thought for sure I saw the ‘real’ Santa leaving gifts under the tree in the living room …hahaha

4.  What is you favorite festive food?

Festive food? Probably home-made Christmas cookies, that we cut out and decorate.

5.  Over the years, what has been your favorite Christmas Present?

So many I can’t even remember. Besides the wedding and everything that includes, there is one small gift I especially love. It was a small sauce-pan my mother gave me one year, not too many years before she passed. It was just a little pan she’d gotten from one of the grocery store promotions, and she’d put a package of home-made Chex mix in it. I still have the pan, and use it every single day…to make tea in. I think of her, and that Christmas, every time I use it. 🙂

6.  What is your favorite Christmas scent?

Oh, I love them all. The scent of a fresh pine tree, when you run your fingers through the branches would be a favorite. We don’t get to have that scent here very often, so it’s special.

7.  Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Other than opening one gift…not really. We used to have a couple of Bassett hounds, though. On Christmas Eve night, we’d take them for a walk around the neighborhood. We would also take a large door-hanger of huge jingle-bells to shake as we walked around. That was fun!

8.  What is at the top of your Christmas tree?

We usually have had a star of some sort, or a tall, pretty ornament. We’ve used a Santa Hat, ribbons and bows, angels, and other whimsical things. Haven’t had a big tree in many years, though (the cats destroy them), so just have a tiny one on top of the TV shelf, now.

9.  Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up on Christmas Day?

I get dressed, because we usually have to go somewhere to meet relatives. If I get some new clothing or jewelry, I’ll wear that, too.

10.  Do you prefer candy canes, or gingerbread men?

Candy Canes…peppermint has always been a favorite sweet for me.


Hope you enjoyed reading these! Thanks Tabby, for the suggestion!

If anyone decides to do one of these Christmas Tag posts, please let me know when you do, so I can read your answers! 🙂


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