Christmas Meme!

ctreeIn lieu of the Monday Mingle Meme which I simply did not get the chance to video this weekend due to brother B’s arrival I decided to borrow the Christmas meme from my good friend Karie over at The Five Fish!

1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Yes, I started in October although usually I try to start mid-summer so that come Christmas it’s all done and stress free.

2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions.
Every year for the past three years I have come down to Florida to stay with my mom while my dad went back to MO to work (not so this year) and Buzz stayed in NC. I stay from right before Thanksgiving through until just after New Year and I love it, unfortunately due to grad school this will be my last pilgrimage here for a while.

3.) When do you put up your Tree?
Usually after everyone has gone back to their respective states after Thanksgiving and it’s just mom and I we will put up our tree. We take at least a whole day to do it and play Christmas carols while mom splays the artifical branches and I clip the tree together.

4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper?

No, no and no. I shop black Friday deals online but I do not do crowds. Just yesterday my mom accused me of being homicidal at Walmart as I weaved the car through the parking lot cursing up a storm at idiotic people who thought it best to run in front of moving vehicles.

5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?

See above, I come to FL from NC. Next year the family will most likely be coming to me wherever I may be.

6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory?
As far as everyone else in my family is concerned it’d be the year that I had no front teeth for Christmas and they all made me sing “All I want for Christmas”. I was not so amused.

7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, it is a very “my family” type of movie and it makes me laugh everytime, seriously, I could watch it all day Christmas day and still laugh.

8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
I do, I love to bake. My favorite is actually one that my mom bakes as head matriarch. Each year (with the exception of this year) my mom starts baking our traditional English Christmas cake around the end of October. The large rich fruit cake gets kept in foil in a tin and every week some more brandy is poured on top of it. Right before Christmas the cake gets covered with almond paste and topped with fondant which is decorated with plastic holly leaves. Even if you don’t like fruit cake English Christmas cake is still abso-freaking-lutely amazing.

9.) Fake or Real Tree?
Fake, we have too many allergies in the house combined with dogs that like to eat things that resemble anything that should not be eaten.

10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?

I’m not a mom but the panic sets in whenever I sit down to make a list of what I want to get for everyone and what I can actually afford to get everyone.

11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?

Nope, I am extremely timeline oriented, things must be done before the festivities begin on Christmas eve or else panic ensues.

12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
Christmas dinner, everyone comes together over good food and enjoys each others company.

13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best?

I am not the crafty sort really, I’m more of the baking kind of woman.

14.) Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Yes, yes and yes! I LOVE Christmas music. My favorite is a toss up between “Mary Did You Know” and “All I Want For Christmas is You”.

15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
Mine is done already, I don’t particularly plan to be done at a certain time though. I finish when I finish and I always manage to find extra things to add in to stockings or as side gifts so I’m really not totally done until I run out of time or run out of money, whichever comes first!

So Heather @ Top Ten Christmas was the original creator of this meme so be sure to link to her and as for tagged bloggers, well I’m failing on that level today, it’s Christmas and just about everyone I know is wrapped up – haha get it? – with something holiday related so this one is just me, myself and I.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Meme!”

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    karie says:

    I love this! Yes I truly believe that Wal-Mart makes anyone homicidal…aside from Black Friday…that place is a black hole of cattle and mindless shoppers. I could see you baking and the English cake sounds DIVINE with all that brandy!!!
    .-= karie´s last blog ..SEED Power Winner =-.

    • Amy says:

      Karie, one year when I have figured out how to make my own I will send you one and you can taste for yourself how amazing it is!

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