Wrapping paper or gift bags? Almost all wrapping paper.. I think the only bag I used was for the Yankee Swap at work.
Real tree or artificial? Artificial; We want a real tree, but since we evacuate Boston for the last 10 days of the year it’s not really practical.
When do you put up the tree? We had it up soon after Thanksgiving.. Since we aren’t actually home on Christmas we figure we might as well make the most of it.
When do you take the tree down? I believe the plan is some time in January.
Do you like eggnog? Yes, both the supermarket and boozy kinds
Favorite gift received as a child? Commodore 64
Do you have a nativity scene? No.
Hardest person to buy for? Mom
Easiest person to buy for? Corinna, usually
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I honestly can’t think of one, but even if I could, I probably wouldn’t call it out..
Mail or email Christmas cards? None, we’re lame.
Favorite Christmas Movie? Three-way tie: Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation, Die Hard
When do you start shopping for Christmas? Late November, usually. I’m often done weeks before Christmas.
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I have both re-gifted a gift as well as recycled it in the environmental sense.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Grandma’s Kolacs and Christmas Breakfast
Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored
Favorite Christmas song? Dominick the Christmas Donkey
Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Travel a lot
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yes
Angel on the tree top or a star? We don’t have either yet
Open the presents Christmas Eve or Morning? My family traditionally opens on Christmas Morning, Corinna’s on Christmas Eve. But this year my family observed Christmas on Saturday Evening and we aren’t getting to Michigan until Christmas Night.
Most annoying thing about this time of year? If I could teleport instead of travelling, that’d be awesome.
What I love most about Christmas? Spending time with the whole family together
Favorite animated holiday TV show? The Spirit of Christmas