Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Tags...

It's been a pretty lousy week so far for one reason or another and I could do with some festive distraction. Being a somewhat belligerent git when the mood takes me, I have a problem with people telling me what to do, but as Pete kindly left an open invitation for anyone who wants to play, I hereby consider myself tagged. Here goes:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Whichever disguises the present best

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial, and preferably someone else's

3. When do you put up the tree? I think that's a question for the fairy (ahem)

4. When do you take the tree down? By 6th January, if I'm not fed up with it before then

5. Do you like eggnog? The words "bear" and "woods" spring to mind

6. Favorite gift received as a child? One of the many bikes (ask Little Sis)

7. Do you have a Nativity scene? No, I keep frightening the animals

8. Hardest person to buy for? Nobody, it's fun searching for appropriate presents

9. Easiest person to buy for? Mum - "I'd be happy with just a nice card" (I've never dared)

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Being dumped on Christmas morning (all together now - ahhhh)

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? I send very few - prefer to give the money to charity instead

12. Favorite Christmas movie? That's a tough one. Elf maybe? Although Scrooged was funny. It's a Wonderful Life ought to be in there somewhere

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? On line, usually late November

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No. Well, not yet

15. Favorite thing to eat/drink at Christmas? Has to be Christmas Dinner to eat and it's become a tradition to have a pint or two of Guinness & Tia Maria a few nights before

16. Clear lights or coloured on the tree? Mine's fibroptic, so wherever the spinning disc is

17. Favorite Christmas song? Wombling Merry Christmas (repeatedly on the Tap jukebox)

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? It's never a question of "where" but "who with"

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Sure, but they may get some new ones

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? So this angel says to Father Christmas, "What shall I do with this tree I've been dragging around for weeks?" and that's why you always see an angel on top of the Christmas tree

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Santa has never brought them in time to be opened Christmas Eve

So there you have it. Feel free to have a go if you want or don't if you don't, but let me know in the comments if you do so I can see if you're as silly as I am...


LuvlyLittleSister said...

Well, if we are starting the bike thing again, I will have a go just to have my two-poundsworth!(2 pence just doesn't cover it!)

Seany said...

Did it ever stop?


delcatto said...

1. Whatever comes off easiest.
2-4. Aspidistra covered in tinsel.
5. Catholic and Pope.
6. Noisy fire engine. How my parents enjoyed that by boxing Day!
7. 3 cats and a dog...they don't all fit in the manger and it's a tad unstable...
8. Me apparently.
9. No. 1 son who writes a list out in August.
10. Erased from my memory.
11. Ditto except for the ones sent abroad.
12. A Christmas Carol.
13. When I remember (prompted!).
14. No.
15. Traditional Christmas dinner.
16. Varies year to year.
17. Silent Night.
18. Home bird.
19. Asbo, Badger, Tango, Alpha, Delta and the small one at the back.
20. Big red soviet star.
21. Not until Santa's been and eaten his mince pie.

Seany said...

Cheers Delcatto - particularly enjoyed the reindeer!