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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lola's Holiday Meme

Ok, there's tons of memes out there. In 2009 I decided to create my own holiday meme. Here goes (with a few edits to make it current):
1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show?
Sentimental - "It's A Wonderful Life", Funny - "Christmas Vacation", Animated show - "Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer".

2. What holiday character do you think you're most like?
Rudolf.

3. What holiday character does your significant other think you're most like?
I'm not really sure.

4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song?
"The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.)

5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song?
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon. I can't explain it, it just grates on my nerves. I love just about anything else he did.

6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?
I tune in now and then, depending on my mood. I still haven't yet this year.

7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it?
Depends on my mood.

8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas present? Come on...you can tell!
Umm, no.

9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer's father?
Let's see what you all have to say. I already know the answer.
10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people's holiday decorations?
Guilty. Our kids always ask when we're going to do this. When we lived in Chicago we always drove around Sauganash. They had the best decorations. Santa in a tree house and a working, fully lit carousel.
11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, 'oh that's lovely'? Or do you think, 'oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn'?
Umm, yeah, totally Grinch here. Christmas threw up all over their lawn. Unless they have some one of a kind, spectacular item in the display (like the Santa in the tree house or a carousel), I think Christmas threw up.

12. Are you counting the days to Christmas with excited anticipation or dread?
Dread. Nuf said.

13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap?
Our son's first Christmas when Marshall Field's sent their best Santa to our apartment to make up for the bad Santa at their State Street store. Read read all about it here. I had my picture taken on Black Friday. I was goofin' with a friend of mine.
14. Do you make a Christmas list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you?
I have yet to discuss this yet with my gf. I am kinda hoping she wants to do the list thing because I don't have a clue.

15. When do you put up your tree?
Normally we do it the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the kids were at their dad's and our son is the one who goes up in the attic and brings everything down. I am painting the living room this year, I have all the supplies. I just need to get 'er done. Then the tree can go up.

16. Real or fake?
Fake. 2008 I spent nearly all day on Black Friday shopping for the perfect pre-lit tree that met Anastasia's specifications. As far as I'm concerned...it will do just fine!

17. When do you take your tree down?
The day after Epiphany. Sometimes New Year's Day.

18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for?
If I have the money, I shop for Christmas wrap for the next year, sometimes ornaments. I also may spend any gift cards I've gotten and sometimes shop other items on sale.

19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend?
My office is having a holiday party, employees only, no spouses/significant others. That's always a drag because it's nice to see everyone's other half. I still dread if there will be a Secret Santa. I positively hate doing Secret Santa with people I hardly know. It's like wtf do you get them without copping out and getting a gift card?

20. Do you have your New Year's Eve Plans set yet?
No plans as yet. It hasn't been discussed.

Feel free to steal (copy) this meme and complete with your own answers.

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1 comment:

Lin said...

Donder? Right? I think that is Rudoph's dad. And I hate when people call him Donner--that's not right and I always think of the Donner Party--those settlers who resorted to cannibalism.

I'm done with Christmas already. I've spent too much money and am regretting it already. Ugh.

 
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