Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Quick and Logical Leap

From Sunday Stealing

A Christmas Meme
1.The Christmas song I can listen to even in June is...

A. Winter Wonderland. I suppose that's more like a winter song than a Christmas song. I like Angels We Have Heard on High as a Christmas song.

2.Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog or Mulled wine?

A. Hot chocolate all the way, baby.

3.When do you put your decorations up?

A. Usually sometime after Thanksgiving but before December 10.

4. What are you having for Christmas dinner?

A. Turkey, ham, shrimp.

5.What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

A. When my brother and I were small, we were allowed to exchange presents on Christmas Eve. We continue to do this today most years.

6. Have you ever gone Carol singing?

A. Yes I have, actually. But it was a very long time ago.

7. When did you learn the truth about Santa?

A. I was six when I figured it out. Want to know how? It was all the tooth fairy's fault. She'd been leaving me 50 cent pieces, and one day when I was dusting (I had chores, I don't know if six-year-old children have chores these days), I ran across my mother's stash of 50 cent pieces. Being the precocious and smart girl I am, I immediately leapt to the conclusion that my mother was the tooth fairy. From there I made the quick and logical leap to no Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, either. I confronted my mother and she confessed, but asked me to keep the game up for my brother.

8. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

A. We throw things at it. No, really, it is a process. First we put the thing together and fluff it out. Check the lights (we have a pre-lit one these days), then add garland. Hang balls and ornaments. Then comes tinsel. My husband puts the tinsel on one string at a time, I like to clump it on, which he hates, so I usually let him do the tinsel.

9. What's the best thing about Christmas?

A. I like that it still has some magic to it and people are a little nicer. It gives us an excuse to be good and kind.

10. All I want for Christmas is... 

A. Echoing what I wrote yesterday, I will say good health. You just don't know how important that is until you lose it.


  1. I love the holiday spirit in the air, too.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

  2. We haven't had tinsel on our tree is about a million years. I remember as a kid we threw clumps of it on. And then the next morning we woke up and it all hung in single strands...Merry Christmas

  3. So true about the good health thing.
    Have a wonderful Christmas! :)

  4. Absolutely, good health! That came out heath at first, but then we need that, too, as a habitat for God knows what little creatures of His.

    Merry Christmas! You are very clever child to have noodled out all that stuff about Santa and the rest of the motley crew of father time, mother nature, E Bun, etc.

  5. I don't think I've been caroling since college. The few years we had tinsel on our tree, I was more in the "throw a clump on and then spread it out" group. One strand at a time takes too long! These days I only have a little three-foot tree with mostly handmade ornaments.


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