I saw this on Staci's blog and knew I had to play along!
When do you usually know and feel that it's finally the holidays?
After Thanksgiving, when I see houses decorated with lights and start listening to Christmas songs.
What do you want for Christmas this year?
I'd like a standing mixer, a dSLR, and an Xbox 360. But who knows what I'll get!
Do you go all out with decorations?
No, I put up a tree and display the holiday cards we receive. I was hoping to find a bigger tree (our current one is 4') but I couldn't find one that wasn't huge.
What are you doing Christmas Eve?
We usually head to a friend's house, have dinner, then go to midnight Mass.
What are you doing Christmas Day?
Tai and I get up open presents, have breakfast at home. Then head to another friend's house for dinner and a gift exchange.
It's Christmas time. What are you reading?
I'm reading Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'. I usually don't read holiday books but decided to try one this year.
Favorite movie to watch during the holidays?
I love The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and A Christmas Story. I also love all the animated shows like Rudolph and Frosty.
Favorite Christmas song?
Too many to list here!
Favorite holiday drink?
Spiced apple cider. Yum!
How is your Christmas shopping going?
Pretty much done. I have to wrap everything and decide if I'm getting Tai one more thing!
If you could spend Christmas Day anywhere else, where would you spend it?
I don't care about where as long as I have those I love with me.
Any holiday traditions?
Spending Christmas with friends and going to midnight services on Christmas Eve.
Favorite thing about the Holidays.
Being with those I love.
Please play along if you wish to!!!