Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Hoopla

I just received word from Sheila letting me know that she tagged me for meme.

Here's how it goes...

1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas.

2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm' - word.

3. You have to tag specific people when you're done. No "if you're reading this consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed...because nobody actually ends up doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you, but the more the merrier to get this 'hoopla' circulating through blogosphere.

4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it. Lets involve as many people as possible!

5. Please give Andrea some link-love as the "Hoopla-Creator".

So, here are my 12 things:

1. When I was little, my sister and my two brothers and I would always go to see Santa and tell him what we wanted for Christmas and he would give us a box of nonpareils. And to this day I still love those candies!

2. I wanted a doll for Christmas every year until I was too old for dolls!

3. Our family always went to candlelight service every Christmas eve.

4. We always opened presents on Christmas day.

5, We always had a fresh tree when I was young. Hubby and I still get a fresh tree. I love the smell of pine and I don't think I'll ever get an artificial one.

6. I got engaged on Christmas!

7. I only use white lights.

8. I love to decorate at Christmas time.

9. I love to wrap presents.

10. Christmas cookies have always been a tradition in our family and I still try to bake as many as my mom! My favorite is the peanut blossom.

11. I love Christmas music.

12. I don't like all of the commercialism at Christmas time and try to stay focused on the true meaning.

Well, there you have it! And now I guess I will tag Jen at sunnispace, Deb at postedfromhome, and Alexandra at silverbellcottage! Please do it if you can, I know this is a really busy time for everyone.


Sheila said...

I loved reading your answers Donna..!
Thank you for doing this.

Sunnispace said...

Thanks for tagging me, Mom! I finally got a moment to sit down and write my 12 favorite things... fun!