Friday, December 21, 2007

X-Mas Tag

The holiday cheer is spreading like a virus. As Moody Minstrel has tagged me so I must comply. Here are my answers to a list of 20 questions plus one I added.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Lite Egg nog or Soy Nog, the regular stuff is too sweet and Hot Chocolate you can get anytime
2. Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree? What? Santa does not wrap his presents?! I’ve never heard of such a crazy thing.
3. Colored or white lights? Colored lights.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No, nothing against it though.
5. When do you put your decorations up? The first weekend of December.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Turkey or Pie.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I went to my Aunt’s House in Yakima for X-mas one year. That was nice because there was lots of snow and it was fun to be in a completely differently place
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? For some weird reason I always knew about Santa. My older Siblings must have told me when I was very young, as I have no memory ever of not knowing the truth. That’s why other folks’ tragic stories about finding out have always freaked me out.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Sometimes, but usually I wait until X-mas day.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I have a lot of old X-mas stuff my family collected over the years but we get a few new pieces every year. Also, because of my SO, the tree has some Japanese items as well. I have also begun to get a few pop culture items of late too (see here)
11. Snow: Love it or hate it? love it.
12. Can you ice skate? No. I never tried.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I sure do, it was a the millennium Falcon from an adult cousin. My parents would never buy me any Star Wars figures for X-mas, but that's all I ever really wanted. I think they must have thought they were stupid or something. So I had to scrape, save and trade to get all the figures I had. But this one year my cousin got me the Falcon and my X-mas prayers were answered.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Teaching my SO, who is unfamiliar with American customs, about the Holidays and her teaching me about Japanese customs.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Pie.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The stories, it doesn’t’ matter if they’re pop culture favorites, like Rudolf, or family tales. I love ‘em all
17. What is on top of your tree? A small red wreath ornament with a red bird. My SO and I haven’t found a tree topper we really like yet.
18. Which do you like best giving or receiving? Receiving when I was young, giving now that I'm an adult.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Probably Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, but I like a good parody or humorous X-mas song once in a while.
20. Do you like candy canes? They’re OK, more for decoration.
21. (I’m adding a question) What do you NOT like about the holidays? The huge shopping crowds and fundies who think they know everything about Christmas but really don’t know anything about it at all.

I’m gonna’ Tag
Dean Wormer
Heidi Meeley

Edit: I found a great Christmas Parody to go along with my tag. You all like the Chipmunks right?



Don Snabulus said...

I got tagged too. I will work on it when I get home.

Selba said...

This is so great that you are also doing the tag plus adding a question, hehehe....

No pictures of your christmas tree with all the ornaments that you mentioned it? ;) Would love to see it especially there's also japanese decor, rite?

Now, seriously, I'm wondering how come a lot of people who live in a country with snow, don't know how/try to ice skate.

I love chipmunks!!! They rocks!!! Oh my... I love this Christmas song too!!! Chipmunks cartoon was my favorite series in the morning before I went to school when I was in the states. I can't hardly wait to watch the Chipmunk (the movie)which gonna show it very soon here in Jakarta.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! *hugs*

Pandabonium said...

This season makes me go into mental hybernation (how could you tell? I hear you ask) just to survive the shopping frenzies and lousy xmas music blaring out of every store speaker.

Swinebread said...

snab - you better or moody will get mad

selba - thanks for stopping by. Did you see the link? it's got some pictures from the tree.

Ice Skating... I dunno' I've never been interested. Maybe it's a guy thing?

I like the Chipmunks too (but please don't tell anybody) I watched that show all the time as well. The movie has been a surprise hit, so I'm sure they'll make more of them. It's great that something you liked long ago has come back.

Merry Christmas to you and your family as well... and a happy new year!

panda - I'm not a religious guy at all but only having the commercial part of the holiday with no emphasis on the family would drive me nuts.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Swinebread, thanks for doing the tag.

I appreciate that extra question you added, and I agree 137.38% with you!

It doesn't really snow in Western Oregon all that much, and it never gets cold enough for the lakes to freeze enough to skate. That means ice skating is restricted to those shopping mall ice rinks...and I for one tend to shy away from the type of people that frequent those things.

Christmas music has NEVER bothered me, and I always enjoy it every year...with the sole exception of that "Last Christmas" thing... Considering Christmas' religious significance is most likely adopted anyway, I say just appreciate the holiday for what it is, commercialism notwithstanding!

Swinebread said...

Well, "this year I'll give it to someone special" :D