And since I'm hot here, I thought I'd do it now to start getting me in the mood for the holidays -- perhaps cool me off a bit too.
Here are the questions (and answers) --
What is your favorite Christmas gift? Last year I got a laptop. That was the best gift really. And one year my mom and dad got me a new refrigerator. I really loved that too (my old one was broken). I love getting presents that I can tell the other person is excited about. If someone takes the time and finds a gift that makes them excited to give, then it's a great gift in my book.
What is your best memory of Christmas? I have so many fun memories of Christmas time. When I was growing up, we never went anywhere. My Gramma or Grandmother & Grandfather always came to us. There were some times when it was just the five of us and that was great. And after I got married and had kids, the one where Sam was just 6-weeks old was pretty special -- it was our first Christmas where we went nowhere and no one came to us. And last year spending some time in Perdito Key was pretty cool. I guess my best memories of Christmas all revolve around just being with your family and spending some time together.
Depending on where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas? Well, I'm in the South so it's not cold like Michigan cold -- which can be very cold!!! But it's not hot like Brisbane hot. I guess for me, Atlanta has the perfect mix of not too cold and not too hot.
Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once? Well, I've had Christmases all over -- from cold in Michigan, Germany, Norway to HOT in Brisbane, Melbourne and New Zealand and in between, like in Atlanta. When I lived in Australia, it was really strange having Christmas in the summer. It just didn't feel "Christmasy" -- but it was nice to try it out. And I think Michigan winters are just too cold. I prefer the nice compromise I have here in Atlanta!
What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real? I like the fake ones. I don't remember the last real tree we had.
What is your favorite Christmas Carol? I like a lot of Christmas carols. I really love "Oh Holy Night" and "The Hallelujah Chorus." But, we have a CD called "The Best Christmas Album in the World, EVER" and it is. My favorite song on there is "A Fairytale of New York" by the Poags. Love it!
And, my very least favorite: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." Gives me the heebie jeebies...
What is your favorite Christmas Dinner? Turkey, stuffing, a small bit of ham, sausages wrapped in bacon (from the English person in the house), beans and peas and gravy. Complete with Christmas Crackers, silly hats and jokes.
Do you wear a Santa Hat at Christmas? No. But I do have them for the boys who like to wear them around.
Have you ever seen Santa delivering your gifts? No. And I don't want to lest he disappear never to return.
How does Santa get to all those houses in just one night? Well, I don't know but he does it because we watch him on the NORAD TRACK SANTA website every year.
Okay -- go out and cool off and do the Christmas Meme! Get yourself in the holiday mood! Josh already has his Halloween costume and has started his Christmas list!
I'm tagging those that want to spread the Christmas cheer early and those that want to be Scrooge!
PS: I'm in the midst of changing the website around. Look for changes and I may steal some ideas from your blogs so watch out!