Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Christmas all over again

Once again Christmas has snuck up on me, every year I say the same thing, that I can't believe it's the holiday season. But it's here, and I'm into it. I was tagged by Sophia's Mom over at Wannabe WAHM for this Christmas meme, and I haven't done one of these for a while. Before I dive in, I wanted to share a website for, where you can get the addresses of deployed servicemen and women around the world. This is a hard time of year being away from home, so sending a soldier a holiday card might help brighten their day.
Now onto the meme:

Have you started your Christmas shopping?
Yes, almost finished, just need some more things for my husband and kids.

Tell me about one of your special traditions.
I like to read books about the meaning of christmas with the kids.

Are you a Black Friday Shopper?
Hell No.

When do you put up your Tree?
The weekend after Thanksgiving.

Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home?
We alternate each year, between Syracuse and Long Island. This year it's LI, so I'm praying for good travel weather.

What is your funniest Christmas memory?
One year my mom took us to a Spanish mass by mistake.

What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time?
I have to have two, the original Miracle on 34th street with Maureen O'Hara and Natalie Wood, and a newer favorite is Love Actually.

Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat?
I make a potato chip shortbread cookie every christmas, and will post the recipe this week!

Fake or Real Tree?
Real, can't beat the smell of it. Plus picking it out is half the fun.

What day (as a mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done?
I never panic, I just go with the flow and enjoy everthing about this time of year.

Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
No, but I only finish a day or two before that.

What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
We make cookies, and drive around a few times to look at christmas lights.

What Christmas craft do you like the best?
I am so not crafty, but I like taking photos of the kids and picking out the christmas card.

Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song?
Yes, and I like too many to have just one favorite....Baby Please Come Home by U2, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland, Fairytale of NY by the Pogues, Noel by Josh Groban, and Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC.

When do you plan to finish all your shopping?
A week before Christmas.

I'm tagging

Yonca Is Cooking
Girl with the Flour in her hair
Colorado Runner


A New England Girl said...

Love the blog! :) I stopped over from SITS to say hello!

I also just wanted to point out that Walter Reed does NOT accept cards just to any soldier. Snopes did a report on this a few year's back. I'm also the ex of an army man from Ft. Bragg and they often circulated this information to deter people from sending. The security risks, the influx of mail and the extra work for those caring for our wounded vets at Walter Reed [and other medical hospitals] is too great.
If you're really interested in sending a card to someone in the military who would appreciate it and is valid, head on over to where you can get addresses of deployed servicemen and women who would appreciate a card from a stranger at the holidays, since most don't receive ANYTHING. :)

Happy Holidays!

yonca said...

Love your answers! Thanks for tagging me:)Hugs!

Liz Mays said...

I haven't seen Love Actually in a long time. I think I'm gonna have to watch it!

KristinFilut said...

Love Actually is my FAVORITE movie!!!

Tricia said... is a great site and one I've been a part of for the past few years. Thanks for getting the word out there!

Mrs. M said...

I like your answers! I am cracking up about you going to Spanish Mass accidentally!1

Susan Fobes said...

I've never done a tag, so thanks for tagging me! I like the idea of the Christmas card send-I'm going to get my kids involved with this one.

Unknown said...

I love love love! So glad you linked to that : ) Hope you have a wonderfully happy holiday season. SITS : )

Tara said...

I love reading these things! They always tell so much about a person that you might normally not know. Thanks for tagging me!

PS-I don't mind you "lurking" on my family blog. :)

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

Hey there! Since you like the site that gives you names/addresses for service men and women overseas, I thought you might like this one as well:

It's sponsored by Xerox, and let's you send a card to a soldier, sailor, marine or airman in the armed forces!


Melissa B. said...

Fake tree...and it's aluminum!

Karen MEG said...

I'm loving your header photo, esp. the beer :).

You are way too organized, I have yet to start my Christmas shopping. Sigh.

Stopping by after my SITS FB day - thanks for commenting, and we do have a lot in common - esp. a five year old! :)