Saturday, December 24, 2016

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. Apparently when I was a toddler I was not a Santa fan, but that changed as I grew older. However, I discovered who Santa was when I was quite young, so that may have made a difference.

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

A. I hope I am on the Nice list. I haven't done anything special except work hard to improve my health and keep the household running under trying conditions. But maybe that is enough.

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

A. I sent cards to California, but no gifts.

4. Did you buy yourself a gift this year?

A. I bought a few pieces of clothing when I was making other purchases, sometimes because it was cheaper to buy myself something than pay the shipping, if it moved the purchase up to the "free shipping" category.

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

A. If you count Rudolph in clay animation, then that one. If it has to be a longer movie, then probably It's a Wonderful Life, although I really don't go out of my way to watch any holiday movies.

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

A. I don't think so.

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

A. Fortunately, for the last 20+ years I have worked from home. However, a few years ago I went to the office party of one of the publications I frequently wrote for, and they were playing Bad Santa. When it came time to go get my "gift" which someone could then steal from me, I picked up an unopened bottle of wine from the table and said, "May I have this?" The owner laughed and waved me away with it. Of course it was stolen from me and everyone who took it. I ended up with a coffee mug.

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

A. Hot chocolate.

 9. Share a memory from last Christmas.

A. Last year we were surprised when my 26-year-old nephew came home from Florida. He had told us he had to work but he caught a red-eye (or whatever they are called) and flew in. We were very happy to see him.

Merry Christmas from Blue Country Magic!


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  1. Loved your answers. I just shipped a big box full of Christmas gifts to Connecticut to my granddaughters. That was a chore but so worth it. Christmas parties in the past have been loads of fun but now I enjoy nice quiet holidays.

  2. When distant family members can make it home for the holidays it is always nice

  3. I can't believe how much some retailers charge for shipping (and "handling"). They just don't get it.
    Have a great holiday!

  4. Our oldest girls were 5 and 6 when they decided that Santa was a real person, having learned from schoolmates that he wasn't. After they came to us about the matter, I'm sure they had little bedtime discussions about it and decided that both we and some of their classmates were absolutely out of their minds to not believe.
    Merry Christmas, CountryDew!

  5. One Christmas we played the bad Santa game, and I got some cute Christmas dishtowel, that 5 year old DD2 took a shine to. Some Bad Santa stole them from me, and made her cry. They were from Target so since the Bad Santa wouldn't trade them back, We stopped on the way home. I still have them.

  6. You must have been so happy to see your nephew; that's wonderful! I didn't even think of hot chocolate, but I love it, too. Confession: I have never watched It's a Wonderful Life. It's on my Bucket List. Maybe this year...? Merry Christmas, Anita!


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