Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Q & A

by Beth

I thought we'd do a quick Q&A for today's blog. So I give you my...


12 (and a few extra) Questions of Christmas!


Christmas trees:


1. Real or artificial?


2. White or colored lights?


3. Blinking or static?


4. Tree skirt or bare?


Decorations:


5. Red and green or silver and blue?


6. Old fashioned lights or LED?


7. Outside decorations - simple or the more the merrier?


8. Gingerbread houses - edible or just for looks?


Fun stuff:


9. Sleds...runner or plastic?


10. Ice skating, skiing or sledding?


11. Do you hang mistletoe?


12. Where do you hang your stockings?


The toughies:


If you had to choose (and lets pretend you DO have to choose *g*), which of these would you give up for the entire Holiday season:


Christmas music or Christmas movies?


What if you were wrapping and could have either Scissors or scotch tape (and no, you don't have any gift bags available either *g*) which would you choose to keep?


If one of these was the ONLY beverage you could drink through the entire season, which would it be: eggnog or mulled wine?


And don't forget, each commenter will be put in the drawing to win a rooster themed gift for our 12 Bandita Days of Christmas and I'll throw in TWO books from my stash of goodies. Winner's choice!

134 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

Mine ?

Linda Henderson said...

I'm going to party with the rooster today. Here are my answers.
1. Real
2. Colored
3. Blinking
4. Tree skirt
5. Silver and blue
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple
8. Just for looks
9. Runner
10.Sledding
11.Yes, fake stuff
12.Don't hang them, lay them down
Christmas Music
Scotch Tape
Eggnog

Jane said...

1. Artificial
2. White
3. Static
4. Bare
5. Silver and blue
6. Old fashioned
7. None
8. Edible
9. Plastic
10. Sledding
11. No
12. On the wall because I don't have a fireplace.

I would probably give up the Christmas movies. I need the Christmas music to get me into the holiday mood. I can do without the scissors, but I do need the Scotch tape. Definitely mulled wine over the eggnog.

Congrats on the GR, Linda.

Emmanuelle said...

1. artificial
2. White
3. static
4. bare
5. Red and green
6. Old fashioned lights
7. simple
8. edible
9. plastic
10. Ice skating
11. No mistletoe
12. No stockings

Have a nice sunday everyone !!!

Gillian Layne said...

Hey, congratulations Linda!

1. Artificial
2. Both
3. Static
4. Skirt
5. Red and green
6. LED. But we made the switch just this year, and found out the old and new really don't match. So I need to buy more LED at the after Christmas sales.
7. Simple
8. Edible!
9. Plastic
10. Sledding
11. Yes!
12. Fireplace
13. Christmas music could go. I love my movies! I'll be watching White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, and the Holiday this week for sure.
14. Keep the tape.
15. eggnog

Donna MacMeans said...

Beth what fun!
1.I prefer real, but we have an artificial tree that's probably 30 years old now. It's become tradition.
2. colored
3. static
4. tree skirt. I have a cross-stitch one that I've been working on periodically. One day I'll finish it!
5. red and green
6.old fashioned
7. simple
8.for looks
9.both - I feel the need for speed - anyway I can (grins)
10. ice skating & sledding. I have a long story connected with skiing.
11. no hanging mistletoe because I'm too lazy to hang it.
12. mantle
13.toughie...I'd say I'd forgo the movies because it seems I see so little TV these days it would be easier to miss (says she who watched Elf last night).
14. I'd keep the scissors as I have enough industrial strength packing tape around here to use as a substitute for scotch tape. However, I've used glue, duct tape, and even pins to wrap presents in the psst when I couldn't find the blasted tape.
15. eggnog

Merry Christmas everyone!

PJ said...

Oh, what fun!

1. Artificial
2. Colored and White (I have more than one tree.)
3. Both (see #2)
4. Skirt
5. Red and Green
6. Both
7. This year it's simple
8. For looks
9. Haven't been on a sled since I was a kid but I loved both.
10. Ice skating and sledding but, again, haven't done either since I was a kid.
11. No mistletoe
12. Hung from the fireplace mantle.

Bonus:

Movies (Christmas without music isn't Christmas.)

I need my tape!

Eggnog, preferably made by my new neighbor. It's OMG good!

Maureen said...

1. Real
2. White
3. Static
4. Tree skirt which my cats take and make into a bed.
5. Red and Green
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple - really simple
8. To eat
9. Runner
10. If I can't stay inside and drink hot chocolate then I guess sledding.
11. No
12. By the chimney with care

Christmas music
Scotch Tape
Eggnog

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Virginia C said...

1)Real
2)Both
3)Blinking (Twinkling)
4)Skirted
5)Red & Green inside//Silver & Blue outsid
6)Old-fashioned
7)Simple
8)Edible
9)Runner
10)Sledding
11)yes
12)mantle

Movies

Tape

Eggnog

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Blodeuedd said...

1. Real all the way
2. Both
3.static
4. what?
5. Oh I mix
6. Whatever I get
7. simple
8. Looks
9. Both
10. skiing
11. nope
12. no stockings

Oh I'd give up Christmas movies

The scotch tape

I have never tried eggnog but I love mulled wine

sherrinda said...

Oh, I'll definitely play!
1. Real, though I forget to water the thing and it gets dry and droopy! lol
2. Colored
3. Static
4. Bare...with lots of presents to hide the nakedness.
5. Red and Green
6. Old fashioned
7. Simple
8. Just for looks! Nobody's touching the hours of labor I put in!
9. Runner, though living in Texas it has only been used once! lol
10. Sledding
11. No way! I get enough kissing without it!
12. On the banister until Christmas morning and then they are lined up on the couch. (alas, no fireplace)

Christmas movies
Scotch Tape
Egg Nog

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

If you are interested...in honor of mistletoe, I am hosting a Kissing Day Blogfest tomorrow. Bloggers are posting kissing scenes (or almost kissing scenes...my personal favorite) from their WIPs (or other works) If you aren't a writer, then post your favorite kissing scene from a book or movie. There's a Mr. Linky to list those who are participating so you can read all the sigh-inducing scenes posted.

Minna said...

1. Real
2. White
3. Static
4. Bare
5. Silver and blue
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple
8. Edible
9. Plastic
10.Sledding
11.Nope
12. I don't hang stockings

Christmas movies -there's music in the movies, after all

scotch tape

Neither

Deb said...

1. Artificial for the last 3 years.
2. Colored lights
3. Blinking
4. Tree skirt
5. Red and green
6. Old-fashioned lights
7. Simple
8. Edible g.bread houses
9. Plastic sleds. I do have my dad's sled from when he was a boy. My mother painted a snowy tree scene and a cardinal on it and it's in the corner of my living room.
10. Sledding. Used to ice skate as a kid.
11. No mistletoe. But Jerry brought some of the real stuff back from TX for me when we were dating. He had to climb down into a ditch and reach up into a mesquite tree to get it. Good thing rattlesnakes hibernate in winter.
12. Stockings are hung on the t.v. entertainment center. We pretend that it's a fireplace?!
Christmas movies are fun to watch, so I guess I'd have those.
Gotta have my tape. I don't cut the paper all that well anyway!
Eggnog--I love it.

Suzanne Welsh said...

Hey Beth!

1. Real
2. colored
3. static
4. Tree quilt
5. Red, green and gold
6. old fashioned
7. simple,just a wreath
8. just for looks, but I don't build one
9. runner
10. sledding
11. no
12. over the mantel

Christmas music
Tape...I can tear in a straight line
Mulled Wine...heavy on the wine!

Now, off to bed!

gigi said...

1. artificial
2. White
3. static
4. Tree Skirt
5 Silver and Blue
6. LED
7. Simple
8. Just for Looks
9. ?
Never been on a sled
Where I live we rarely see snow flurries

10.Never done any, but Ice Skating
is my choice
11. no
12. on a divider wall. no fireplace in my house.

I could give up the Christmas movies I have to have the carols.

i think I could be real creative as long as I have the Scotch tape.

I don't drink either but if I have to choose one it would be the mulled wine.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Anna Sugden said...

Oooh tough questions Ms Beth!

Congrats Linda!

1. Real
2. Coloured
3. Blinking
4. Tree skirt (that I made in one of my mistaken moments of believing I can do craft-y things!)
5. Red & Green
6. I would have said old-fashioned, but this year we got LED for outside and I think they're actually pretty lovely. I also have some lovely twig LEDs that go nicely with greenery to make a festive display.

7. In-between - I'm not into ho-ho-ho displays, but I like to see lights.
8. For looks
9. either
10. What - no hockey? LOL Skating, naturally.
11. Heck yes - and hubby insists we test it each day to make sure it's still working!
12. By the fireplace.

Christmas music (coz you can get that in the movies *g*)

Scotch tape - can tear the paper.

Neither - ick.

Awesome post, Beth! Thanks.

Anna Sugden said...

Speaking of Christmas movies - watched Holiday last night ... love it! ... Can I just say that I do not find Jude Law attractive at all! *ducks*

Stephanie J said...

1. Real (tho I understand artificial)
2. White
3. Static
4. Skirt
5. Red & Green
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple -- I love simple white lights on the bushes
8. Just for Looks
9. Plast (saucers!)
10. Ice Skating
11. No, but I wish! I'd like a Christmas kiss!
12. Fireplace

I had to think about this one for awhile but I'd say Christmas movies but only because I could entertain myself with Christmas romances instead (which I do anyway).

Scotch Tape!

Mmm. Eggnog...

Fun post!

Margay said...

1. Artificial
2. Colored
3. Static
4. Bare (my cats love tree skirts and they're all made by my mother, so I don't want them to get wrecked)
5. Red and green
6. Old fashioned
7. Neither - I live in an apartment building, so I don't decorate outside
8. Just for looks
9. Plastic
10. I don't do any of that now, but back in the day it was skating and sledding
11. No
12. On the wall

Christmas music (I love the movies too much!)

I would choose the tape.

Eggnog

Margay

Silvia said...

1. Artificial
2. White
3. Static
4. Skirt
5. Red and green
6. Old fashioned lights
7. Simple
8. Edible
9. Plastic
10. Ice skating !
11. No, but would love to
12. Bedposts

Christmas Music, for I love all the decorations and snow on film. And in movies they have music too so I'll get a bit of both that way.

Beth said...

Yep, Linda, the Golden Rooster is indeed yours for the day! You'll have to ask Joan if he's any good at baking cookies *g*

Do you have your tree up? When we used to get real trees, we couldn't put them up until a few days before Christmas so they'd last until New Years. I do miss having a real tree but I don't miss the runny nose I had every year from my allergies :-)

Beth said...

Hi, Jane! I'm with you on the mulled wine. I am NOT an eggnog fan even though it looks so pretty I think I should like it :-)

traveler said...

1. Real
2. Colored
3. Blinking
4. Tree Skirt
5. Silver and Blue
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple
8. Just for looks
9. Runner
10. Skating and Sledding
11. Yes
12.Fireplace

Music
Tape
Eggnog

Beth said...

Yay, Emmanuelle! I'm glad someone picked ice skating *g* I love to skate although the older I get, the less I enjoy being out in the cold. And even though the ice rink in town is enclosed, it's still really cold :-)

I love how cute Christmas stockings are but I hate trying to find things to fill them with - especially now that my kids are older. They end up getting toothbrushes and candy *g* A weird combination but it works!

Beth said...

LED. But we made the switch just this year, and found out the old and new really don't match. So I need to buy more LED at the after Christmas sales.

LOL, Gillian! We made the same discovery this year *g* Just as I discovered that while one strand of old fashioned lights were plenty to cover one evergreen bush out front, one strand of LED lights isn't quite enough :-)

I plan on having a Holiday Movie-athon this week, too! And I'm forcing my teens to watching them all with me...bwhahaha!

jo robertson said...

What fun, Beth! Yay on getting the rooster, Linda!!

I think I'll just answer a few questions and keep my comment short LOL.

I love white blinking lights on a real, piney-smelling tree.

Uh, do I even know what LED Christmas lights are, duh?

I hate all those too-elaborate, out of control decs on everyone's lawns. Simplicity, please!

Probably I'd give up the music because there'd be some songs in the movies. I hope!

Definitely I'd keep the scotch tape. I can tear a pretty mean straight line!

Wonderful, entertaining post, Beth!

Louisa Cornell said...

Yay, Linda! Have a great time with him!

Christmas trees:

1. Real or artificial? Real, but I buy them with a rootball in a big plastic tub so I can plant them after Christmas. I have some really gorgeous spruce and fir trees on my property now!

2. White or colored lights? White, except in my late Great Dane’s tree outside the kitchen window. It has white lights because she was a white dog and blue lights for her sweet blue eyes. I miss her!

3. Blinking or static? Blinking. Keeps the dogs and cats entertained!

4. Tree skirt or bare? Tree skirt! I’m a Southern girl. No nekkid trees here!

Decorations:

5. Red and green or silver and blue? Depends. I have several themes of decorations boxed up – Dogs and cats, Teddy Bears, Birds, Victorian and Regency decorations.

6. Old fashioned lights or LED? Old fashioned.

7. Outside decorations - simple or the more the merrier? A lot considering the only creatures who see them every night are my outside dogs and the neighbor’s cows!

8. Gingerbread houses - edible or just for looks? Edible !!


Fun stuff:

9. Sleds...runner or plastic? Not much use here in the South, but when we lived in England we had some grand sleds with runners! I think my youngest brother still has his.

10. Ice skating, skiing or sledding? It would have to be skiing or sledding. I am TERRIBLE at ice skating.

11. Do you hang mistletoe? Yes!

12. Where do you hang your stockings? On the mantel over my fireplace, of course!

The toughies:

If you had to choose (and lets pretend you DO have to choose *g*), which of these would you give up for the entire Holiday season:

Christmas music or Christmas movies? Christmas music actually. I can play it any other time of the year if I like. The movies I usually only watch at Christmas.

What if you were wrapping and could have either Scissors or scotch tape (and no, you don't have any gift bags available either *g*) which would you choose to keep? Scotch tape. I can always tear the paper and fold it into neatness

If one of these was the ONLY beverage you could drink through the entire season, which would it be: eggnog or mulled wine?
Neither actually. If I had to choose it would be mulled wine. Might like to try that once before I die. Eggnog? NO, THANK YOU!!

s7anna said...

1. artificial tree
2. white lights
3. static
4. bare
5. red & green
6. LED
7. simple
8. edible
9. runner
10. ice skating
11. no
12. wall - don't have a fireplace
13. Christmas music
14. scissors
15. mulled wine

Happy Holidays
Anna Shah Hoque
s7anna@yahoo.ca

Anna Sugden said...

Can I just post a reminder to Deb and Linda Rader to send their snail mail addresses to Kate Walker for their prizes:

Kate@kate-walker.com

EllenToo said...

A couple of these were difficult

1.REAL
2.COLORED
3.BLINKING
4.SKIRT
5.RED & GREEN
6.OLD FASHIONED
7.SIMPLE
8.JUST FOR LOOKS
9.WHO KNOWS ~~ NEVER SLEDDED
10.WHO KNOWS ~~ NEVER DID ANY OF THEM
11.NO
12.DON'T HAVE STOCKINGS

I'D GIVE UP MOVIES
I'D GIVE UP SISSORS
I'D PREFER EGG NOG

limecello said...

1. Real or artificial?
Artificial :X and it's still not up yet
2. White or colored lights?
Colored! ... and white, actually, I think
3. Blinking or static?
I like blinking, but pretty sure they're static now
4. Tree skirt or bare?
Skirt of course!
Decorations:
5. Red and green or silver and blue?
All of them - and more. We got for "homey" bright colored tree - with old and old hand made ornaments from elementary school
6. Old fashioned lights or LED?
er... not sure :X
7. Outside decorations - simple or the more the merrier?
none
8. Gingerbread houses - edible or just for looks?
none
Fun stuff:
9. Sleds...runner or plastic?
We don't sled :X We just shovel :'(
10. Ice skating, skiing or sledding?
I've only been ice skating, really, but haven't been back since someone skated over my hand the one time I fell, the last time I went... O_o
11. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope!
12. Where do you hang your stockings?
We don't :D They appear outside our bedrooom doors
The toughies:
If you had to choose (and lets pretend you DO have to choose *g*), which of these would you give up for the entire Holiday season:
Christmas music or Christmas movies?
Music!
What if you were wrapping and could have either Scissors or scotch tape (and no, you don't have any gift bags available either *g*) which would you choose to keep?
O_o only one? Uh, I wouldn't wrap them, then, likely. OR really, I'd go to the store and buy whatever I didn't have :P
If one of these was the ONLY beverage you could drink through the entire season, which would it be: eggnog or mulled wine?
Neither- we don't drink either :P Liquor though, yes, or champagne :D


Congrats on the GR, Linda!

Pam P said...

1. Real tree
2. Colored lights
3. Blinking
4. Tree Skirt
5. Red and green
6. Old-Fashioned
7. Simple outside decorations
8. Edible gingerbread houses, kids love it.
9. Sleds - runner
10. Ice skating
11. Mistletoe some years
12. Stockings, no chimney, use bannister
Probably give up movies, like Christmas carols during the season
Wrapping, give up the scissors, I can tear, need that tape to keep it together.
Love eggnog, not one for mulled wine.

Stacy McKitrick said...

1. Artificial (love the smell of real, but not the mess).
2. Colored (white is too boring).
3. Static (blinking drives me nuts).
4. Tree Skirt (or something to cover up the stand).
5. Red & Green (although our tree is starting to look like Steeler Gold & Black!)
6. Old Fashioned (LED is a nice energy saver, but they really aren't bright enough).
7. Simple (less can be more).
8. Looks (not a fan of gingerbread anyway).
9. Plastic (safer - I'm a hazard waiting to happen).
10. Sledding (love the rush of going down the hill).
11. No (never have).
12. Fireplace, of course!
I could probably give up the movies easier than the music. Finding time to watch is hard!
I'd keep the tape. I can always rip the paper.
Never had eggnog nor mulled wine, but would probably pick the wine.

Merry Christmas!

Anna Campbell said...

Linda, you're a new squeeze for our wicked bird, aren't you? Congratulations! Don't give him egg nog. He goes completely CRRRRRAAAAAZZZZYYYYY! I said don't... I said... Oh, man, I warned you!

I must say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Beth, great quiz. Here are my answers:

I should say real but these days I have an artificial one so I guess I have to fess up.

Colored.

Blinking.

Skirt (if it was real!) Hate seeing those undies on a tree!

Silver and Blue.

LED

The more the merrier (again I'm a slack tart but the neighbours go to a lot of trouble and it gives me some entertainment!)

Never seen a gingerbread house but I suspect it would be just for looks.

Sled in 100% humidity and the ridiculous temps we're getting? You're kidding, aren't you? Something I can put in the swimming pool instead, please!

Snort, none of the above. Again, a nice swimming pool is what I like at this time of year.

No.

From my slender thighs ;-)

Christmas movies.

Scissors.

I don't particularly like mulled wine - it's like gluhwein, isn't it? All spicey? Bleuch! And would you believe I've never had eggnog. I've got some eggs in the fridge. Maybe I should make up a batch just to try it. Hic!

Anna Campbell said...

Anna, he doesn't do that much for me either!

Anna Campbell said...

By the way, that's I want the tape and I'd get rid of the scissors!

Gillian Layne said...

Anna, you're swimming! And you have blessed, beautiful humidity! We are freezing, the static electricity is ridiculous, and my husband jumps out of his skin every time I touch him because my hands are verrrry cold...(actually that part is funny).

I think a frozen eggnog shake would taste good in the summer. Especially with a heavy shot of spiced rum.

Helen said...

Congrats Linda he may be a bit quiet today after the fun time he had at the picnic yesterday.

Here are my answers Beth
1.Real
2.white
3.blinking
4.bare
5.mixture of all
6.old fashioned
7.simple
8.edible
9.?
10.Ice skating
11.no
12.door knobs on the wall unit

I would give up the movies
Scotch tape
eggnog.

Fun questions Beth

Have Fun
Helen

Nancy said...

Linda, congrats on taking home the rooster! He'll do party cleanup but only if you make him. I hope the party goes well.

Beth, what a list! Wow. We're actually putting up our tree today, which is late for us. As the dh pointed out, at least it'll still be fresh when the boy's girlfriend comes next week.

Answers:

1. Real
2. Colored
3. Static. Just FYI we have some Star Trek ships that plug into the light string and, in theory, then flash their running lights--except every time we try it, they short out the whole string. *sigh*
4. Tree skirt--a beautiful one made for us by a friend when the boy was small. It's holly on black, with gold highlights on the holly and gold braid around the edge and four holiday cross-stitched ovals around it.
5. Mostly red and green but other colors mixed in.
6. Old-fashioned lights, I think, since I have no idea what LED would be.
7. Outside, very simple, one string of the big, old-style lights, around the porch. I love to drive around and look at other people's, though, a habit I think I got from my parents.
8. No gingerbread house--too labor intensive, but I love to look at other people's.
9. No sled. No snow, alas.
10. Again, no snow, alas.
11. No mistletoe--poisonous if the berries fall, and we don't trust Herself not to sample them.
12. Stockings (handmade by the dh's sister, and all 3 matching) on the mantel.

On the toughies--I choose tape. I can tear paper if I have to.

Egg nog--we have it every year with the cringe-proof fruitcake.

Fun blog, Beth!

~Drew said...

1. artifical
2. white
3. static
4. tree shirt
5. A mixture, lots of Hallmark ornaments
6. old fashioned
7. simple
8. Just for looks
9. runner
10. skating
11. nope
12. By the chimney, with care...not really, on the wall actually.
13. Xmas music (that was tough)
14. tape. I can always rip the paper with my teeth.
15. Eggnog

Happy Holidays!

Anna Campbell said...

Gillian, call me immature (yeah, right, and your mother wears army boots! LOL) but I laughed at your poor husband jumping every time you touch him! It's kinda like the sexual awareness part of a romance novel with extra zing! Snort!

Caren Crane said...

Congrats, Linda! And you got all your answers in first, too. Please don't let the GR help you wrap gifts. He only wants to make "confetti" and make a mess!

Beth, here's my shot at it.

1. Artificial
2. Colored
3. Static
4. Tree skirt
5. Red and green
6. Old fashioned until they burn out. All the new ones are LED.
7. Simple...if any get put out at all!
8. Just for looks!
9. Runner
10. Ice skating (I go slow, but can do it)
11. Fresh when I can get it, otherwise fake.
12. Above the fireplace from hangers on the mantel

Hm...these toughies are TOUGH!

Music - but I'm assuming we can still sing them rather than listen?

I'd keep Scotch tape, because I can cut with other things or tear it.

Mulled wine - less calories!

Caren Crane said...

Gillian, I love 'Christmas In Connecticut' and the Banditas have been talking about 'White Christmas' since last night via e-mail!

"Snow...I want to wash my hands, my face my hair with snow!"

Caren Crane said...

Donna, we watched 'Elf' last night for the second time! We had watched it last Sunday while decorating the tree. Love that movie!

"You sit on a throne of lies!"

Beth said...

LOL, Donna. I'm notorious for running out of things I need so there have been plenty of times where I've used masking tape, mailing tape, glue and even stickers to wrap presents. And except for Christmas gifts, I'll use whatever paper I can find. Or even the comics from the Sunday newspaper :-)

Deb said...

Note to Anna S."
I resent my address to Kate from my home computer. I sent if from school last week, but sometimes school mail does weird stuff....Thanks for the notice.

Caren Crane said...

Deb, your "TV as fireplace" reminds me of the movie "Better Off Dead" where they had a movie of a fire playing on the TV. Ha!

Beth said...

PJ, we don't hang mistletoe either probably because my family never did when I was growing up. Funny how traditions get passed on from one generation to the next without even thinking about them *g*

Jess said...

1. Real or artificial? faux
2. White or colored lights? white
3. Blinking or static? STATIC
4. Tree skirt or bare? skirt
5. Red and green or silver and blue? red/GOLD, or silver/blue
6. Old fashioned lights or LED? na
7. Outside decorations - simple or the more the merrier? simple
8. Gingerbread houses - edible or just for looks? edible
9. Sleds...runner or plastic? runner
10. Ice skating, skiing or sledding? skating
11. Do you hang mistletoe? want to
12. Where do you hang your stockings? don't

If you had to choose (and lets pretend you DO have to choose *g*), which of these would you give up for the entire Holiday season:

Christmas music or Christmas movies? movies


What if you were wrapping and could have either Scissors or scotch tape (and no, you don't have any gift bags available either *g*) which would you choose to keep? tape - I can rip to fit ;)


If one of these was the ONLY beverage you could drink through the entire season, which would it be: eggnog or mulled wine? water. wine if I HAD to pick, b/c I'm vegan, but I can't have alcohol, so really, must be neither

Beth said...

Maureen, staying inside with a hot drink is my favorite cold winter activity as well. I do enjoy sledding but only in short amounts then it's back inside for me. My older daughter and I are happy to curl up with a good book while everyone else is outside trudging around in the snow :-)

Beth said...

Virginia, is your mistletoe real? I'm not even sure where to buy real mistletoe but I've been thinking it would be a nice addition to our decorations *g*

I love silver and blue outside decorations! The blue just pops against all of our snow :-)

Beth said...

Blodeuedd, a tree skirt is wrapped around the base of the tree to hide the trunk/tree stand *g*

Mine is a patchwork design I sewed years ago but before that, we used a sheet :-) My mom always had a tree skirt so I always wanted one I could hand down to my kids but I noticed this year ours is getting a bit worn.

Beth said...

Bloggers are posting kissing scenes (or almost kissing scenes...my personal favorite) from their WIPs (or other works) If you aren't a writer, then post your favorite kissing scene from a book or movie.

Oh, what a fun idea, Sherrinda! I adore kissing scenes *g*

We line the kids stockings on the couch, too! But when I was a kid, my mom hung ours along the picture window in the living room and one year, my sister's fell onto a turned on lamp. By the time we figured out what had happened, a huge hole had burned in it.

She was much more careful about where she hung them after that ;-)

Beth said...

Christmas movies -there's music in the movies, after all

LOL, Minna! This is exactly what my daughter said when I asked her this question *g*

Caren Crane said...

Beth, you need to brave the after-Christmas sales and nab a tree skirt. I got a gorgeous one that is deep burgundy sating with dark green trim, quilted with gold thread and trim. It was 80% off and was still around $30. After-Christmas sales!

Beth said...

Deb, I have an old runner sled I use for decoration, too *g* We much prefer the plastic ones for sledding since the snow really has to be packed down on a hard surface for the runners to really fly. But those plastic ones are super fast!

Beth said...

Suz, I'm all about simple outside decorations, too. We have white lights on two small bushes and our crab apple tree and electric candles in the windows. I love coming home after dark and seeing how pretty it looks :-)

It seems as if there aren't as many houses decorated in my town this year. Not sure if that's my imagination or not *g*

Beth said...

Gigi, as I've said, I highly recommend the plastic sleds. And they can be used year 'round. We have a huge tarp we put on our front hill in the summer, spray it with the hose, grease it up with some dish soap and the kids fly down our homemade water slide on sleds :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

joder said...

Okay....here are my preferences...

1. artificial--but looks really lifelike
2. white
3. static
4. tree skirt--a plaid one
5. silver and blue
6. LED
7. simple--virtually none actually
8. Gingerbread houses are just for looks.--they get really hard to eat after sitting around for awhile.
9. plastic
10. sledding
11. no, I do not
12. right on the fireplace mantle.

-I'd give up the music in a heartbit. I get sick of hearing it in every store as is.
-Definitely the tape. It won't be pretty, but it will definitely be sealed shut.
-Eggnog definitely.

Daz said...

1. Real
2. Colored
3. Blinking
4. Bare
5. Silver and Blue
6. Old fashioned
7. Simple
8. Edible
9. Runner
10. Ice skating
11. Yes
12. No fireplace, so on the staircase
Christmas music
Scotch tape
Mulled wine

Anna Sugden said...

Beth - we could never find real mistletoe in the U. But if you come to Cambridge you can get a nice big bunch of it.

Deb - great - I'll let Kate know to look out for it.

Caren - Christmas in Connecticut is one of my fave movies of all time - the dialogue is unbelievable!

Tammy Faris said...

1. Artificial
2. Colored
3. Blinking
4. Bare
5. Red and green
6. Old Fashioned
7. OMG...MORE the merrier...my husband can out do Chevy Chase!
8. Edible
9. Haven't a clue...(way down south in Mississippi here) LOL
10. Please see #9
11. sometimes
12. Fireplace

Christmas Movies
Tape
I'd be very thirsty!

Merry Christmas!
Tammy

Lois said...

Hiya! :)


1. real
2. white, even though the lights are colored that we have
3. static
4. Tree skirt
5. Red and green
6. Old fashioned lights
7. simple
8. edible
9. um, have no idea actually :)
10. none of the above LOL
11. do have a nice (although fake) kissing ball; but fake just means it'll last forever ;)
12. wherever they'll hang (or just leave under tree)

I guess I wouldn't go without the movies (besides, plenty of movies have music in them, so are you really going without the music?) ;)


tape
and neither to the drinks

Lois

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hey Linda! You got the boide! Go you! The GR better be glad he's not at MY house today (or Christie's!) We measured one spot at 24.5" of snow. Grins. It's taken all day to dig out the cars.

Okay, Beth, here we go:

1. Real - love the smell and just read that it takes 20 years of use for an artificial tree to "lose" it's carbon footprint. Would never have expected THAT! ha!

2. White

3. Static

4. Tree Skirt - Like Louisa, I'm thinkin' that if'n yer Southern like me, you gotta have a tree skirt. Grins.

5. - All of the above (Colors, that is)

6. Old fashioned lights so far.

7. The more the merrier, but stopping before you hit Tacky-City-Display status.

8. Edible Gingerbread houses, allll the way. Not that we DO eat them, but stilll...

9 - Sleds, again, all of the above, with some boogie boards thrown in for good measure. ha! If you wax the runners on the old fashioned kind, you get pretty good speed even on lighter snow.

10. Another "All of the Above" answer - I love winter sports. ALL of them. Skating, skiing, sledding, tobogganing, snowman making, snow creme making (takes on a sport capacity if you're trying recipes, you know!)

11. Mistletoe - yes, more kisses are better, always. Nancy, I have mine in a gold mesh bag, because it's real, dried mistletoe and I don't want pups to munch should something fall...

12. Stocking are on the fireplace, yes, we have a real one.

Toughies:
Movies - I can read or imagine, but don't make me give up the carols.

Scissors - like everyone else said, I can rip, but tape is hard to beat.

Eggnog - but only if it's made by this guy at my DH's office who makes superior, magnificent eggnog that's actually tasty and drinkable. Grins. Otherwise? I'll skip both and stick with Diet Coke! Snork!

Fun post, Beth!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Anna said: Skirt (if it was real!) Hate seeing those undies on a tree!

OMG!!! Snork!! Eggnog on the keyboard!!

Pat Cochran said...

1. Real
2. Colored
3. Blinking
4. Skirt
5. Red/Green
6. Old-fashioned
7. More the merrier
8. Edible
9. Runner
10. Sledding
11. No
12. Under the tree, no fireplace
Christmas music
Scotch tape
Non-alcoholic Eggnog

Merry Christmas!!

Susan Sey said...

Great topic, Beth! I have nothing insightful to add regarding the twelve questions, but I will weigh in on Christmas music vs. Christmas movies. I pick movies! Because you can always watch a musical & get your fix!

White Christmas anyone??

Jerrie Alexander said...

1. real
2. colored
3. static
4. tree skirt
5. red and green
6. old fahioned
7. the more the merrier - all depending on husband!
8. edible!
9. runner
10. ice skating
11. sadly ... no
12. over the fire place
13. have to be music ..I need the Christmas movies to watch with family
14. scotch tape
15. mulled wine..yum

Merry Christmas everyone,

Jerrie

Virginia said...

Congrats Linda!

1. artificial
2.colored
3. Blinking
4. Tree skirt
5. red and green
6. LED
7. simple
8. just for looks
9. runner
10. sledding
11. not any more
12.on fish tank cabinet
13 Movies
14. tape
15 eggnog

Pissenlit said...

1. Artificial
2. White
3. Static
4. Bare
5. Silver and blue
6. Old fashioned lights
7. Simple
8. Edible
9. Plastic
10. Sledding
11. No
12. We don't but back when I was a little kid, my aunt would hang ours on the banister at my grandmother's house.

Christmas movies
Scotch Tape
Mulled wine

M. said...

no tree opinions, but thought I'd mention how vastly entertained by a neighborhood family who wanted to go with something different that light-up reindeer on their lawn, and chose poloar bears instead. Only they look like capybaras - those giant guinea pig rodents from south america. my fave seasonal decoration in the neigborhood.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Snorking over the white, snowy capybaras, M! Too funny! My fav in our neighborhood is the dancing santa on one neighbor's front porch. It's got a sensor and the first day they put it up, I saw the postman go up on the porch, focused on the mail.

That thing started gyrating and singing and I thought he was going to fall off the porch. Poor man, I'm afraid I laughed a great deal at his expense! Heehee. (Still am, for that matter!)

Beth said...

What - no hockey? LOL Skating, naturally.

LOL - I should've added hockey since you and my son love it so. He's missing his rec league tonight because he has to work *g*

I like our LED lights, too. I especially like them since a string of old fashion lights went out on our crabapple tree and they're too high up to mess with *sigh*

Beth said...

Oh, just saw your comment about Jude. I'm not a huge fan either although I did like him in The Holiday but I absolutely loved Kate Winslet in it!

Beth said...

Real (tho I understand artificial)

Stephanie, I prefer a real tree but had to switch to artificial since my son and I both have allergies to all that fresh pine *g*

But that hasn't stopped us from doing one of the traditions that's been passed down from my family. Each year after we decorate the tree we all look at it and say, "You know, I think that's the nicest tree we've ever had." Even though it's the same artifical tree year after year ;-)

And I'm with you on the plastic saucers! Love those!!

Beth said...

Margay, do you decorate your door? My husband's aunt lives in an apartment building and it seems as if everyone there decorates their door for the holidays *g*

Beth said...

Silvia, that's a great idea to hang stockings on bedposts! When my kids were little, we used to let them open their stockings in their rooms while we set up the camera so we could catch their reaction when they saw the present-loaded tree for the first time *g*

Now we just tell them to stand in the hall until we're ready ;-)

Beth said...

Thanks for playing along, Traveler! Did you make your tree skirt? Mine was one of my earlier sewing projects but luckily it turned out well *g*

Beth said...

Jo, after cutting wrapping paper today with scissors (and not doing such a hot job) I don't even want to know what the edges would look like if I tried to tear the paper. However, my youngest turned out to be wicked good with the scissors. But she had trouble with the sticky tags :-)

Beth said...

Eggnog? NO, THANK YOU!!

LOL, Louisa. I agree. The only person in our family who likes eggnog is my older daughter (she's had it at friends' houses - not spiked *g*)

If we ever get back to buying real trees, I'm going to make sure we can plant it after Christmas. I think that's such a terrific idea :-)

Nancy said...

Beth wrote: Each year after we decorate the tree we all look at it and say, "You know, I think that's the nicest tree we've ever had." Even though it's the same artifical tree year after year ;-)

But the ornaments are differently arranged every year!

Nancy said...

PJ wrote: Eggnog, preferably made by my new neighbor. It's OMG good!

We used to have a neighbor (who moved to Vermont, alas) who made fabulous egg nog--no mix from the store for him! That stuff was good. Even if you could feel your arteries clogging while you drank it.

Beth said...

Thanks for playing, Anna! Glad to have another ice skating fan among us *g*

Not too many people have picked skiing. My son loves to ski and snowboard but I had a terrible experience the one and only time I went skiing and just never went back. It does look like fun though :-)

Beth said...

Hey, EllenToo!! I think if you've never sledded, a plastic one would be easier to steer *g* And skating is so much fun but only if you don't mind the cold :-)

I've actually been thinking of hitting our local rink a few times this winter for some exercise. As much as I love my treadmill, it would be nice to do something different!

Beth said...

Oh, Lime, your skating story has me shivering. As a kid and into my early teens I spent a lot of time at our ice rink and I've seen some close calls. Mostly what sticks in my mind is how the boys loved to skate circles around everyone and then spray them when they stopped :-)

Beth said...

Edible gingerbread houses, kids love it.

Hi, Pam! Our gingerbread houses are totally edible but no one ever eats them! Probably because I won't let them since I like to look it until at least after Christmas :-)

Nancy said...

Jeanne, your comment about the postman reminded me that we have, somewhere in the depths of the closet, the dancing Santa that was my mom's. He doesn't have as sensor, but he's fun. We need to dig him out.

Sitting on the floor by me, awaiting fresh batteries, is the Star Wars ball droid the boy just kicked out of his room (too "little kid" for him now). It does have a sensor, and I plan to aim it at the door when I'm working so people don't bother me. Hah!

Beth said...

Red & Green (although our tree is starting to look like Steeler Gold & Black!)

Hey, Stacy! I'm watching the game right now. Or I was but wanted to pop on to see all the action here *g* Go Steelers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Joan said...

Christmas trees:



1. artificial. Too afraid a Christmas Vacation rabid squirrel might sneak in on a real one :-)*



2. colored lights? Without a doubt. All white are too sterile. I got a prelit tree last year and it is PERFECT! Every light positioned just right!



3. Blinking or static? either



4. Tree skirt. Definately. I've always wanted to have the time to do a counted cross stitch one.



Decorations:



5. Red and green or silver and blue? Depends on my mood. Silver and blue remind me more of winter than Christmas. BTW...ya'll DO realize that Santa HAS to wear green mittens..Has. To.



6. Old fashioned lights or LED? I don't know about LED but old fashioned aren't broke so why fix it?



7. Outside decorations - simple or the more the merrier? I'd LOVE to have a overhang of lights but the way my house is I have to step out onto my porch to turn them on and off....not fun in the cold. So a simple wreath will do.



8. Gingerbread houses - edible or just for looks? Looks.....they take too much work to EAT



Fun stuff:



9. Sleds...runner or plastic? If I had the energy to do this, I'd go with traditional runner (Or use Demetrius' shield :-)



10. Ice skating, skiing or sledding? Sitting....in my warm PJ's ....watching Christmas movies.



11. Do you hang mistletoe? Sigh. No. The chocolate chip cookies haven't drawn out my Prince Charming so, no need for it



12. Where do you hang your stockings? No where. Santa doesn't leave me stockings anymore



The toughies:



If you had to choose (and lets pretend you DO have to choose *g*), which of these would you give up for the entire Holiday season:



Christmas music or Christmas movies? Movies. I need the music.



What if you were wrapping and could have either Scissors or scotch tape (and no, you don't have any gift bags available either *g*) which would you choose to keep? Tape cause like Suz, I can fold and tear paper.



If one of these was the ONLY beverage you could drink through the entire season, which would it be: eggnog or mulled wine? Wine....in the form of mulled Sangria :-)

Beth said...

From my slender thighs ;-)

ROFL! You crack me up, Anna!

I've never even attempted to make eggnog (and I never will *g*) but when I hear someone is making it, I'm reminded of that TV show Sisters. Did anyone else watch that? It had Sela Ward and Bruce Springsteen's ex-wife and two other actresses I can't think of right now...anyway, in one episode, they made eggnog from bad eggs and were all horribly sick.

So now I'm afraid to make it :-)

Beth said...

Thanks, Helen! Maybe I should've asked if our friends on the other side of the world prefer swimming or roller blading *g*

Joan said...

Oh hey, Rosemary!!!

Vera waving madly ;-)

Lucy said...

fun! this is my first post
my thanks to Anna Campbell
1. Real, I love the aroma
2. white lights (but for the kids we use color)
3. static (Baileys and blinking lights don't mix)
4. Tree skirt (picks up the needles)
5. silver and blue
6. led
7. merrier (my husband's only time to decorate)
8. don't like gingerbread houses
9.sleds?? sleds?? that means snow-no thanks
10. outdoor activities? snow-nope
11. any chance I get to kiss my husband, I'll take, so yes to mistletoe
12. too heavy for mantle. I have an antique firescreen we use

I love movies-I watch It's a Wonderful Life every year with my husband.
I need scotch tape.
Mulled wine-less calories

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Lucy, did you see my hoy on Facebook? Welcome to the lair! And thanks for playing!

Anna Campbell said...

Yanno, Rosemary and Vera, I have to tell you it might sound a bit strange, but I always found Danny Kaye very attractive! Perhaps it was the big nose! And I do love a smart man with a sense of humour!

Anna Campbell said...

M, capybaras for Christmas? Snort!

Actually I looked up a recipe for eggnog and it looks like liver failure mixed with a heart attack! This recipe had full cream milk, cream, a dozen eggs, bourbon AND brandy. And a ton of sugar as well, I think.

And the really horrible thing is I started to think maybe I should make some. Do you think I could substitute whisky for the bourbon? I'm not a bourbon drinker but there's sure some scotch in the house (purely for Santa's use!).

Joan said...

Bing actually preferred whiskey to bourbon in his eggnog....

Vera..

Lady_Graeye said...

1. Real
2. Colored- but just one color
3. Blinking
4. Tree Skirt
5. Silver and blue
6. Old Fashioned
7. Simple
8. Just for looks
9. Runner
10.Ice Skating
11.Yes, real
12.Hung on the fireplace mantle
13.Christmas Music
14.Scotch tape
15.Never had mulled wine, through I'd like to try it sometime...But I Need My EGGNOG!!

Happy Holidays!

Beth said...

Static. Just FYI we have some Star Trek ships that plug into the light string and, in theory, then flash their running lights--except every time we try it, they short out the whole string. *sigh*

Oh, that's too bad, Nancy! That would be so cool to see them all lit up *g*

One of our favorite ornaments is one from my husband's grandmother. It looks like a little circus tent and has a fan inside and you hang it directly over a light bulb so the fan will twirl. We had several but are down to just the one now.

Beth said...

tape. I can always rip the paper with my teeth.

LOL, Drew! I'm picturing this and it's cracking me up *g* Thanks for playing along with us!

Louisa Cornell said...

Beth, It is really nice to walk by a tree and know that it was my Christmas tree two years ago or five years ago. It's almost like having a pet tree! LOL The Leland cypress have grown the most, but the firs and the spruces are catching up. I realize that the lob lolly pines are the Southern tree, but I hate them. So when I plant a retired Christmas tree we eliminate the pines around it to give it room to grow. I hope one day to have five acres of nothing but retired Christmas trees and hardwoods and dogwoods on my property.

Beth said...

Music - but I'm assuming we can still sing them rather than listen?

Of course! I would never want to stop anyone from singing *g*

Well...sometimes I ask my husband to stop but that's only when he tries to hit the really high notes ;-)

Beth said...

Hey, Jess! I prefer static lights as well. All that blinking gives me a headache *g*

Beth said...

Beth, you need to brave the after-Christmas sales and nab a tree skirt.

I should, Caren, but then I think I should just make another one. Of course, it took me 10 years to make my older daughter's stocking (counted cross-stitch) and my younger one's is still in the package *g*

Maybe I could buy one that just looks like I made it. But it'd have to have uneven stitching :-)

Beth said...

Joder, I think that's why we don't eat our gingerbread houses - by the time I'm ready to let the kids go at it, all the frosting is dry and the candy is stale *g*

Beth said...

Hi, Daz! I wish we had a staircase (I'm not counting the one that leads to the basement *g*) to hang stockings on. My husband's family always took a picture of them coming down the staircase Christmas morning and I always thought that was a great tradition :-)

Beth said...

OMG...MORE the merrier...my husband can out do Chevy Chase!

LOL, Tammy! My neighbor (who also happens to be my sister *g*) is a more the merrier type too! So I get the best of both worlds - our simple white lights and right out the window, they're millions of colored ones :-)

Beth said...

do have a nice (although fake) kissing ball; but fake just means it'll last forever ;)

Lois, you're so right! And who cares if it's fake or real? A kissing ball is a wonderful thing *g*

Beth said...

Jeanne, hope you're enjoying that snow! Is it suppose to stick around so you'll have a white Christmas?

You and your love of winter sports would fit in well here with the husband and two of the kids *g* The other kid and I will stay inside where it's warm ;-)

Beth said...

Pat, thanks for stopping by and playing with us! I love seeing everyone's answers *g*

Beth said...

Susan, I'm all for snuggling on the sofa and watching White Christmas followed by It's A Wonderful Life and then Elf *g* Love them all!

Beth said...

Hi, Jerrie! I talked my husband into hanging lights on the crabapple tree. I think I got away with it because it's not full grown yet *g*

Beth said...

Thanks for answering the questions, Virginia! And it seems as if we have enough people to have one huge sledding party *g*

Beth said...

Hi, Pissenlit! Thanks for playing *g*

Did anyone else have knit stockings? My mother knit all of our stockings (and for our spouses and all of her grandkids) and those things hold a ton of stuff. They stretch like you wouldn't believe. I have such a hard time shopping for stocking stuffers I'm glad my kids' stockings get full after only a few items :-)

Beth said...

Only they look like capybaras - those giant guinea pig rodents from south america

ROFL, M!! And eww...those things creep me out. I'm shivering just thinking about them.

But it does sound...festive ;-)

Beth said...

But the ornaments are differently arranged every year!

LOL! True, Nancy. And this year, quite a few of them are facing the wrong way (thanks to my son.) A few years ago, he printed a picture of himself and taped it onto a paper body with wings. We all cracked up when we noticed the new 'angel' sitting on top of the tree ;-)

Beth said...

I'd go with traditional runner (Or use Demetrius' shield :-)

Joan, I think you could make some money renting out this shield! Especially if Demetrius comes with it ;-)

Beth said...

Hey, Lucy! Welcome to the lair *g*

I hear you about the snow but that's not a choice for me. We usually have the white stuff from late Oct until early April *sigh*

And It's A Wonderful Life is my very favorite movie! I watched it with my son last weekend *g*

Beth said...

Lady Graeye, what color is on your tree? Do you alternate each year? My mom does an all white tree upstairs and a multi-colored one in the basement. I'm just glad I can get one tree up and decorated *g*

Beth said...

It's almost like having a pet tree!

LOL! That is so cool, Louisa! And I love your goal for your property *g* We plant a tree or two every year and I love seeing how well they do each year :-)

flchen1 said...

OK, Beth, here are the answers :)

1. Artificial
2. One strand of white, the rest blue (who knew that white sold out so early!??)
3. static
4. Tree skirt, handmade by a friend's mother
5. all of the above, and then some :)
6. LED
7. Simple, please
8. Just for looks
9. plastic
10. skating
11. nope
12. we lay them under the tree

T1. Christmas movies; not a huge movie person anyway, but no Christmas music?? Blasphemy! ;)

T2. Tape, although that's something I reserve the right to change my mind on should this occasion actually arise...

T3. Mulled wine, although I'd really prefer cider :)

Very fun, Beth! :) Now, back to addressing Christmas cards... ;)

Congrats on the GR, Linda!

Nancy said...

Anna C., that sounds like a perfect egg nog recipe. It really shouldn't contain anything remotely good for you, except, arguably, egg.

You probably could substitute whiskey for bourbon. You could try it in one glass or so and see how it does. Around here, egg nog comes with brandy, I think, so if you have any of that on hand, it might do.

When I was in college, we had wassail once, and that was pretty terrific. Although lighting a match in the room was not recommended.

Pissenlit said...

Hiya Beth,
The stockings my aunt hung for us weren't knit but they were MASSIVE! :D

Nancy said...

Musing further on egg nog--I wonder if the alcohol kills any germs in the raw eggs . . .

The dh bought some pasteurized egg nog at the store, and we have brandy that's open because the first batch of cringe-proof fruitcake is in the oven. So that might do, though it's not the same as home-made, which he says makes him nervous because of the whole raw egg thing.

Nancy said...

Pissenlit, define massive?

limecello said...

Awe, Beth - sounds like boys. We went more as kids - I had a friend, he could do a split on the ice... but not solid ground O_o
My accident was kinda sad too - the only time I fell all night... and was run over by someone who had his own skates so they were all sharp. :P It wasn't too bad, but I wasn't keen to go skating after that.

PJ said...

And the really horrible thing is I started to think maybe I should make some. Do you think I could substitute whisky for the bourbon? I'm not a bourbon drinker but there's sure some scotch in the house (purely for Santa's use!).

Anna, my neighbor who brought his made-from-scratch eggnog to the neighborhood Christmas party last week made it with scotch. It was fabulous!

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, no, PJ, this delicious heart attack/liver failure potion is sounding more and more likely! JUST what I need, not! I must say it sounds absolutely yummy!

catslady said...

real
colored
blinking
bare

red and green
old fashioned
simple
looks

runner
skating
nope
don't lol

movies
I keep the scissors (with ribbon I wouldn't need the tape.
mulled wine (eggnog is very filling and has tons of calories lol)

Beth said...

One strand of white, the rest blue (who knew that white sold out so early!??)

LOL, Fedora! I bet the white and blue is lovely *g*

And as someone who has wrapped many a present without tape let me just say, it can be done! Especially if you have cute stickers large enough to hold the flaps of paper together ;-)

Beth said...

When I was in college, we had wassail once, and that was pretty terrific. Although lighting a match in the room was not recommended.

ROFL, Nancy! Sounds like a festive time *g*

Beth said...

The stockings my aunt hung for us weren't knit but they were MASSIVE! :D

Eek! I'd have nightmares trying to fill a massive stocking. Honestly. Or I suppose I could just stuff a dozen pair of socks in there and call it good :-)

Beth said...

Lime, I don't blame you for not wanting to go back. Nothing nearly as horrible as your ice skating accident happened to me the time I went skiing and still you couldn't pay me to get back on the slopes.

Once burned twice shy and all that ;-)

Beth said...

Thanks for playing, Catslady! Yes, the eggnog would keep us full and probably add a few pounds, wouldn't it? *g*

And I forgot all about using ribbon in place of tape. Great idea!