I haven’t been able to link up to Old School Blogging in the last couple of months or so but wanted to join the fun this month. This one is all about the holidays and holiday traditions…
1)First things first: 1 Holy Night or 8 Crazy Ones? (Do you Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, both?)
We celebrate a little of both. I grew up celebrating Christmas and so did hubby for the most part but his grandma is Jewish and since I like my kids to know all the family traditions, so we celebrate Hanukkah, as well. We usually pick one night, out of the 8, have a nice traditional dinner with some gelt and dreidels on the table and the kids get one gift from grandma and she gets one from us. We also have a few Menorahs set out among the Christmas decorations!
For Christmas, we have a (mostly) traditional German Christmas Eve (Heiligabend) and a typical Christmas morning followed by brunch with grandma.
2)Peppermint or Chocolate?
I like both, but I’m a complete chocoholic… so chocolate, preferably the German kind! (Sorry, I’m spoiled and biased!) 🙂
3)Sing us into the Holiday Season, what is your favorite Carol this time of year?
One of my all time faves is “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”)…
4)Tell us about a Favorite Family or Personal Holiday Tradition.
My favorite holiday tradition would be our Christmas Eve… the food, the company, the sparkling lights and the kids get to open one present each – the yearly Christmas Eve pajamas!!!
5)C’mon you remember your favorite (Christmas, Hanukkah) gift, tell us all about it:
This is still, by far, my favorite Christmas present ever. I received it years ago from the hubby and only very rarely take it off.
6)That magical moment? (Your favorite scene from a Holiday movie…it’s okay if you have 2)
My favorite holiday movie is “Miracle on 34th Street” – I watch it every year after the Thanksgiving Day parade. I don’t really have a favorite scene though!
7)Kissing under the mistletoe? Who do you hope is standing underneath (We know it’s normally your spouse, if it did not have to be, who would you choose?)
I’ve never ever kissed under a mistletoe – something to rectify, perhaps??? If I could choose anyone, other than hubby, I’d go with Keanu Reeves…
8)Swans a swimming, lords a leaping, golden rings; which gift of the 12 days of Christmas would you like most?
Had to look this one up before making a decision — I’d go with the hens, at least they can lay eggs for my family to enjoy!!! 🙂
9)Play Secret Santa, what inappropriate gift would you love to give this year?
An inappropriate gift from me??? Never…
10)Martha Stewart or the Grinch? What is your decorating style? (Pictures would be awesome!)
11)What is ONE WORD that defines the holiday season for you? (Examples: Believe/Wonder/Bah Humbug?)
12)If Santa could assure its delivery, what’s the first thing on your holiday wish LIST?
To be able to spend it with my mom, and bring my sister, her husband and my niece here from Germany and let all of us have a great holiday — together!!!