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  1. #11
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    I still need to do it.
    I love Outdoor Christmas Lights!!

  2. #12
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    Before Christmas

    1. Does your family send out Christmas cards? yes
    2. How soon do you start shopping? usually not until October
    3. Who do you shop for? wife, daughters, parents, in-laws, sisters, other family members
    Decorations

    4. Do you put up a Christmas tree? the week of Thanksgiving
    5. If so, is it fake or real? fake
    6. Do you like tinsel? like it, just don't use it; tinsel seems to be more for real trees
    7. Do you use homeade or storebought ornaments? combination of both
    8. Do you put Christmas lights outside your house? yes
    9. Do you put lights on the tree? yes
    10. How about popcorn and cranberries? no, too much work, but would be fun
    11. Is there a wreath hanging on your door? yes
    Christmas Eve

    12. Do you celebrate it? yes
    13. Do you hang up your stocking? yes
    14. Does your family read "Twas the night before Christmas?" sometimes

    Favorite
    15. Christmas Movie Vacation
    16. Character from any Christmas Movie Clark Griswald
    17. Christmas Song There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Perry Como
    18. Christmas Memory too many to list!

    This or That
    19. Give or Receive? give
    20. Eggnog or Cider? cider
    21. Red or Green? green
    22. Ham or Turkey? ham
    23. Star or Angel? angel
    24. White Lights or Colored Lights? white on my wife's "formal" tree; colored on the bonus room "family" tree
    25. Blinking Lights or Still Lights still
    26. Were you Naughty or Nice this year? both
    Presents

    27. What do you want for Christmas this year? I'm not going to ask for a thing this year
    28. When do you open your gifts? both Christmas Eve and Christmas morning; prefer Christmas morning
    29. What's the best gift you've ever gotten? as a child, Billy Blastoff set; as an adult, n-scale train set
    30. What's the worst gift you've ever gotten? probably a pair of shoes my mom bought me when I was in college
    31. Who gives you the most gifts? my wife
    32. Have you ever had a secret Santa? no
    33. Do you like wrapping gifts? love it! I wrap 90% of everything under the tree every year.

    Random

    34. Do you put change in those red buckets? every time I pass by one
    35. Do you burn a yule log? no, never have
    36. Can you name all the reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph
    37. Do you bake cookies? yes
    38. Have you ever seen your mommy kissing Santa Clause? yes
    39. Have you ever gotten a kiss under the mistletoe? yes
    40. Do you go caroling? I used to, haven't in years
    41. Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights? love it!
    42. Have you ever left Santa cookies? up until our daughters were in college
    43. Have you ever sat on Santa's lap? years and years ago!
    44. Who do you celebrate Christmas with? family and friends
    45. Where do you celebrate Christmas? our home, family's homes, friends' homes
    46. Have you ever had a white Christmas? yes, but it doesn't happen often here
    47. What part of Christmas do you look most forward to? everything; the lights, the music, the food, the true Reason for Christmas
    48. Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa? yes
    49. Does your family always take a picture at Christmas? yes, but with 3 ladies in our house, it depends on whether or not everyone is having a good hair day that day.
    "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."

  3. #13
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    Before Christmas

    1. Does your family send out Christmas cards? I try.
    2. How soon do you start shopping? As soon as I see something someone would like.
    3. Who do you shop for? My mother, the young grandchildren, the great-grandchildren, some of my friends.

    Decorations

    4. Do you put up a Christmas tree? Usually three, maybe zero this year.
    5. If so, is it fake or real? Fake.
    6. Do you like tinsel? Yes, but I haven't used it in years.
    7. Do you use homeade or storebought ornaments? I gave my homemade ones to my brother. Now I have storebought ones from Germany.
    8. Do you put Christmas lights outside your house? I used to.
    9. Do you put lights on the tree? Absolutely!
    10. How about popcorn and cranberries? Too much work.
    11. Is there a wreath hanging on your door? Always.

    Christmas Eve

    12. Do you celebrate it? Define "celebrate"
    13. Do you hang up your stocking? For decoration only.
    14. Does your family read "Twas the night before Christmas?" No, we never did.

    Favorite

    15. Christmas Movie Since You Went Away (Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Monty Woolley)
    16. Character from any Christmas Movie Hard to say
    17. Christmas Song O Come All Ye Faithful and all the other old carols
    18. Christmas Memory Driving through the neighborhood (on the way to church) and seeing luminarias everywhere

    This or That

    19. Give or Receive? Give!
    20. Eggnog or Cider? Eggnog, but I love cold cider
    21. Red or Green? Equal
    22. Ham or Turkey? Neither --- Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding
    23. Star or Angel? Both!
    24. White Lights or Colored Lights? White indoors
    25. Blinking Lights or Still Lights Still
    26. Were you Naughty or Nice this year? Very Nice!

    Presents

    27. What do you want for Christmas this year? Cards (no funny ones)
    28. When do you open your gifts? When I was a child, on Christmas Eve; after I married, one or two on Christmas Eve, the rest on Christmas morning
    29. What's the best gift you've ever gotten? A camera when I was ten or eleven
    30. What's the worst gift you've ever gotten? No comment
    31. Who gives you the most gifts? My mother, usually things she found at the Dollar Store
    32. Have you ever had a secret Santa? Yes, that didn't work very well for most of us in the exchange
    33. Do you like wrapping gifts? I used to LOVE it and bought every trim that Hallmark had!

    Random Never mind --- I'm tired.

    34. Do you put change in those red buckets?
    35. Do you burn a yule log?
    36. Can you name all the reindeer?
    37. Do you bake cookies?
    38. Have you ever seen your mommy kissing Santa Clause?
    39. Have you ever gotten a kiss under the mistletoe?
    40. Do you go caroling?
    41. Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights?
    42. Have you ever left Santa cookies?
    43. Have you ever sat on Santa's lap?
    44. Who do you celebrate Christmas with?
    45. Where do you celebrate Christmas?
    46. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
    47. What part of Christmas do you look most foward to?
    48. Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa?
    49. Does your family always take a picture at Christmas?

    "Hail him who saves you by his grace,
    and crown him Lord of all."

  4. #14
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    I'm thinking of answering this survey again and then comparing my answers to last years!
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by wstaple View Post
    49. Does your family always take a picture at Christmas? yes, but with 3 ladies in our house, it depends on whether or not everyone is having a good hair day that day.
    lol I'm not photogenic, so I would probably never show up in any of the photos if I actually had a say.
    The holly's up, the house is all bright, The tree is ready, the candles alight; Rejoice and be glad, all children tonight.

  6. #16
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    Before Christmas

    1. Does your family send out Christmas cards? yes
    2. How soon do you start shopping? whenever I see the perfect gift
    3. Who do you shop for? husband, 2 daughters, their boyfriends, mother, mother-in-law, grand-niece, my dog

    Decorations

    4. Do you put up a Christmas tree? of course - 3 or 4 or them
    5. If so, is it fake or real? fake
    6. Do you like tinsel? used to use it when I put up a real tree
    7. Do you use homemade or store-bought ornaments? both
    8. Do you put Christmas lights outside your house? yes
    9. Do you put lights on the tree? yes pre-lit tree
    10. How about popcorn and cranberries? no
    11. Is there a wreath hanging on your door? yes

    Christmas Eve

    12. Do you celebrate it? yes - big time- lots of family and often frends for a big seafood buffet
    13. Do you hang up your stocking? yes
    14. Does your family read "Twas the night before Christmas?" always used to - when kids were small

    Favorite
    15. Christmas Movie Holiday Inn or The Family Stone
    16. Character from any Christmas Movie Clark Griswold
    17. Christmas Song I'll Be Home for Christmas - Bing Crosby
    18. Christmas Memory Babys' first Christmases

    This or That
    19. Give or Receive? give
    20. Eggnog or Cider? eggnog
    21. Red or Green? red
    22. Ham or Turkey? turkey (But we usually have Roast Beef)
    23. Star or Angel? angel
    24. White Lights or Colored Lights? white on the main tree and my daughter's gold tree, multi on my Madame Alexander tree, no lites on the Rudolph tree
    25. Blinking Lights or Still Lights still
    26. Were you Naughty or Nice this year? very nice!

    Presents

    27. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new pot and pan set
    28. When do you open your gifts? generally in the morning
    29. What's the best gift you've ever gotten? probably a video camera
    30. What's the worst gift you've ever gotten? clothes my Mom picks out
    31. Who gives you the most gifts? hubby
    32. Have you ever had a secret Santa? yes - at work each year and I would do a secret Santa ornament exchange with my troop when I was a girl scout leader
    33. Do you like wrapping gifts? love it! I used to be a real perfectionist and spent a fortune on wrap, bows and tags


    Random

    34. Do you put change in those red buckets? most times
    35. Do you burn a yule log? often - but the smoke bothers me - asthma
    36. Can you name all the reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph
    37. Do you bake cookies? yes lots of them
    38. Have you ever seen your mommy kissing Santa Claus? hmmmmm.....
    39. Have you ever gotten a kiss under the mistletoe? yes
    40. Do you go caroling? I used to take my girl scout troop every year
    41. Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights? of course. There is one house in my town that covers everything in white lights AND also converts an entire front room into a Christmas display with probably 50 motionettes all lit up
    42. Have you ever left Santa cookies? Every year!
    43. Have you ever sat on Santa's lap? many times
    44. Who do you celebrate Christmas with? family and friends- brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, daughters, husband, Moms and any friend who needs a place to spend Christmas
    45. Where do you celebrate Christmas? usually at our house
    46. Have you ever had a white Christmas? every year but one as a child and about 50% of the time here in NYC suburbs
    47. What part of Christmas do you look most forward to? writing and receiving cards, baking cookies, shopping and wrapping, decorating and eating special treats
    48. Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa? yes
    49. Does your family always take a picture at Christmas? most of the time

    Now I will post this and then compare it to the lst time I answered this survey!
    Last edited by ornamentmaven; 10-20-2015 at 09:26 PM.
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    46. Have you ever had a white Christmas? every year but one as a child and about 50% of the time here in NYC suburbs
    Where are you originally from?
    The holly's up, the house is all bright, The tree is ready, the candles alight; Rejoice and be glad, all children tonight.

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistletoe View Post
    Where are you originally from?
    I was born in NYC (Queens) but moved to upstate NY - near Syracuse - when I was about 10 months old! I moved back downstate - Brooklyn - when I was 26. I only remember 1 Christmas, as a child, without ANY snow on the ground - when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I remember being absolutely amazed by the lack of snow. Bear in mind, the Syracuse, NY area is one of the snowiest places in the continental USA.
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    I was born in NYC (Queens) but moved to upstate NY - near Syracuse - when I was about 10 months old! I moved back downstate - Brooklyn - when I was 26. I only remember 1 Christmas, as a child, without ANY snow on the ground - when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I remember being absolutely amazed by the lack of snow. Bear in mind, the Syracuse, NY area is one of the snowiest places in the continental USA.

    When I moved back to northern Indiana I was hoping for white Christmases. We've only had one or two. We get lots of snow later in the winter.

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornamentmaven View Post
    Bear in mind, the Syracuse, NY area is one of the snowiest places in the continental USA.
    Do you miss all the snow from up there?
    The holly's up, the house is all bright, The tree is ready, the candles alight; Rejoice and be glad, all children tonight.

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