Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Holiday Survey

Thanks to Rich for tagging me for this survey. Without further ado, here are my answers. Such as they are.

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Lemon drop martini, please.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope. Don't need an excuse to buss ...

5. When do you put your decorations up? Whenever I can find them, as E. likes to move 'em around throughout the year as he packs more stuff into the closets.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Oh, where do I begin? Roast Ham with cloves, Pan-seared salmon, creamy garlic mashed potatoes ....

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I never believed in Santa. A cynical 5-year-old is a sorry sight.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Nope. We're lucky to have them wrapped by then!

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? With miniature ornaments for our mini trees. Or in the case of the Xmas-ball one: Nada. I just take it out of its protective plastic wrapping.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? I've learned to love it. There are several big hills only a 2- minute walk from our house, which are great for sledding..

12. Can you ice skate? I'm no Kristy Yamaguchi, but I can zoom around the rink. Just don't ask me to stop.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Good question. I really can't remember any tangible gifts. For me, spending the holidays with loved ones is the best present.

14. What's the most important thing about the holidays for you? Having enough time to run, read a couple of fat novels, and reflect on the year past. Also, visiting with friends and family.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Marzipan.

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Attending a Christmas choral concert at the Kennedy Center.

17. What tops your tree? A homemade, lopsided star.

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? Definitely giving.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Can't name just one. Favorite traditional carols include "Silent Night, "Adeste Fidelis," "In the Bleak Midwinter," and "Hark the Herald Angels, Sing." Favorite popular Christmas songs include "'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree," "Winter Wonderland," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

20. Candy canes? Not unless they're chocolate ...

21. Favorite Christmas movie? I ditto Rich's answer - A Charlie Brown Christmas

22. What do you leave for Santa? Nothing for the fat man. He needs to lose weight.


  1. Pan-seared salmon .. now there is a holiday tradition worth keeping. Unfortunately, I'm the only fish eater in the family so eat an extra salmon steak for me this year.

  2. Glad to see you step to the beat of your own drum, Ms. Lemon Drop Martini.

  3. A charlie brown christmas is my fav too.

  4. Just tell me you weren't one of those kindergarteners trying to convince everyone else Santa's a sham. Our teacher used to make them sit in the corner. And I'm coming to your house for dinner....dang, pan-seared salmon and garlic roasted mashed potatoes sound so yummy.

  5. I am with you on the Ham! Yummy!

    Happy Holidays!

  6. I need to thank you! I read your blog yesterday before going out for cocktails with the ladies and I thought "hey let me try this lemon drop martini". Long story's my new drink. They are delicious. Might have to leave those out for Santa next year.