Christmas Questions!

22 Dec
Got this from Ang and Krysten! Enjoy some Christmas questions combined with photos from the posada at our house on Saturday. (Burgers and piñatas… good times!)
1. egg nog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate. I only had eggnog once and it was good, but nothing beats hot chocolate.

Jorge and the grill

2. does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Neither. The wrapped, under-the-tree presents are from cousins, grandparents, sisters and my parents. Santa fills our stockings and leaves our gifts out in the open for us to see when we go into the living room.
3. multi-colored or white lights on tree/house?
Any Christmas lights are good Christmas lights. (This year I found out Jorge dislikes multi-colored lights. Very disappointing.)
4. do you hang mistletoe? 
Not me or anyone in my family.
5. when do you put up decorations?
Beginning of December.

Thomas manning the grill

6. what is your favorite holiday dish?
My mom’s Christmas breakfast sausage and cheese casserole and venison sliders (thanks Jared!)
7. favorite holiday memory as a child.
Opening presents is always the best part. Not so much the presents, but watching everyone open theirs and laughing with the family.
8. when did you learn the truth about Santa?
9. do you open a gift on Christmas eve?
Only at the occasional family get together with aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

It was a very Merry Christmas for all the guys present

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Jorge and I don’t have one because we’re never home on Christmas Day, but at my parents’ house it’s usually multi-colored lights and all of our family ornaments. Used to have an angel on top until it was destroyed by tree sap. Now they use a gold star.
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? 
Love. (Then again I don’t have to live in it, so I might be biased.)
12. Can you ice skate?
Barely, but yes.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Probably an iPod classic Santa brought me 5 years ago. I may be the only person left in the world with an iPod classic, but that baby is still going strong! My sister gave me a hand-made photo album years ago that I still have as well. Bottom line, there have been many.

Nothing says "Mexican Christmas" like a miniature deep fryer

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Traditions and being with my family.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Chocolate fudge and Lord of the Rings-inspired Christmas cookies (courtesy of me and Sarah)

Me vs. Piñata

16. what is your favorite holiday tradition?
In our family we all open our gifts one at a time, taking turns. Christmas morning lasts hours, and it’s nice to see what everyone gets.

17. what tops your tree?

No tree
18. which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
Both! Right now I’m more excited about seeing my family open their gifts from me, but once the gifts are opened I love playing with my new toys!

My brother-in-law vs Piñata

19. candy canes. yucky or yummy?
YUMMY! Especially traditional peppermint.
20. favorite Christmas show?
We used to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer every year.
21. saddest Christmas song?
Blue Christmas (Like Ang said) is the only sad one I can think of right now. Jorge thinks Carol of the Bells is very eerie.
22. favorite Christmas song?
All I Want For Christmas Is You (original Mariah Carey version), O Holy Night, Mary Did You Know

Aaaand grown-ups fighting over piñata candy, including Jhonny hitting his girlfriend. Nice, guys.

This will be my last pre-Christmas post because I’m leaving for home TOMORROW! With Jorge! So incredibly excited.

Feliz Navidad to all of my readers. Thanks so much for your love and support.

14 Responses to “Christmas Questions!”

  1. Kathryn December 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    I’m like Jorge- I’m not a fan of multicolored lights, either. And I definitely agree that NOTHING beats hot chocolate! (especially with some Baileys!) Love the pics from your party- what were you deep-frying?

  2. Margaret@SingleandSane December 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    I’m so glad I stopped by today! I’m not sure what was the most fun about this post – your answers to the questions or the pictures. Have a wonderful trip home and Feliz Navidad!

  3. Nikki December 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Hmm…our Santa leaves all the gifts unwrapped too. I always just thought he was lazy 😉 Have wonderful Christmas Laura and Jorge. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Don’t forget…Grandma has a package for you from me!

  4. Ang December 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    Have a great time at home – enjoy your family! Merry Christmas!

  5. KfromMichigan December 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Feliz Navidad to you and Jorge. Have a wonderful and safe trip home. (probably no snow for Jorge)

  6. lisa n javi December 23, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. Merry Christmas!!

  7. Josie December 26, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    Feliz Navidad! Have a lovely trip 🙂

  8. Julie M. December 28, 2011 at 2:20 am #

    Have an A.Mazing time! It’s truly a blessed trip for the two of you. We’ll see you in the new year. 🙂

  9. Krysten Hartenstein (@WeirdGirlBlog) December 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I cannot wait to hear about how Jorge liked Christmas on your old stomping grounds!

  10. Kristi December 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    I hope you both had a great time back home for Christmas! Can’t wait to read about it!

  11. Ceri February 25, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Awwww, lovely Christmas meme. 🙂

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