Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday 9: Happy Holidays!

Saturday 9: Happy Holidays! (from the archives)

1. As you can see, Sam (meme author) loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. Yet some children are reluctant to climb into Jolly Old St. Nick's lap. Did you enjoy the tradition or were you shy? Or did you by pass it altogether -- either because you wrote him a letter or because your family didn't celebrate Christmas?

A. As I recall, I wasn't afraid of him, though I remember that he scared my brother once when he dropped by the house (some friend of my father's, I think). However, I don't recall climbing on his lap every year, though I am sure I must have.

2. Are you currently on the Naughty or Nice list? How did you get there?

A. I hope I'm on the nice list. I mean, the worst thing I do is eat raw cookie dough and cut the tags out pillows.

3. Did you ship any gifts to friends and family this year? If so, which one traveled the farthest?

A. The one I sent to England to a friend would have gone the longest way. Others went to Florida and California.

4. Did you buy yourself a gift this year?

A. Yes. On Black Friday, J C Penny's had a nice warm coat marked down to a ridiculously low price, and I needed a new coat. So I bought it. I then donated my old coats to a church that was collecting coats and blankets for homeless people, since I had a new one.

5. What's your favorite holiday-themed movie?

A. It's a Wonderful Life.

6. Thinking of movies, Christmas is lucrative for Hollywood. Have you ever gone to a movie theater on Christmas Day?

A. Once, a very long time ago, we attempted to see a movie on Christmas day but the theater was closed. That was probably 25 years ago. Haven't been back on Christmas day since.

7. Have you ever suffered an embarrassing moment at the company Christmas party?

A. No. That's mostly because I've been self-employed for the last 20 years.

8. What's your favorite beverage in cold weather?

A. Hot chocolate.

9. Share a memory from last Christmas.

A. Hmm. Christmas 2014? My aunt did not make it down to see me for the first time in about 15 years, and it wasn't until the New Year that we were able to visit and exchange presents. She brought along her granddaughter, who at 8 years old is the most well-mannered and brightest child I have ever met. She can carry on a conversation better than most adults. My husband and I were very impressed with her.

As for yesterday's Christmas (which was the last Christmas, right, now that it's over?), my nephew who lives in Florida turned up unexpectedly, much to our delight. He'd initially had to work (he's in health care) but his schedule changed so he caught a flight home.


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  1. Yay for surprise visits! And GASP!! You cut the tags off pillows?? Say it ain't so!

  2. I don't think I ever saw a store Santa growing up. I'm sure I would remember that excitement. But we did have a family friend who would play Santa on Christmas Eve and give us good night hugs so we would go to sleep early.

  3. I always have little gifts to ship to Norway and Sweden, though they are late in going out this year. Where the heck did December go, anyway?


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