1. Worst Christmas song?
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
I know...it was made to raise funds and awareness about hunger in Ethiopia and while I 100% commend them on that, the song is just horrid. Bono kills me a little bit inside every time he sings "Well tonight thank God its them instead of you" *shutter*
2. If you were a Christmas character, who would you be?
Hmmmm - Tough One. I guess Clarice from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. She loves Rudolph despite his differences and I think that's sweet.
3. What type of decoration should stop being made?
Tinsel! Or no, wait....those damn LED Christmas lights that say they are white, but look blue! I hate those. I love their energy efficiency but hate the color.
4. Tastiest holiday treat?
Hot chocolate with peppermint, or Christmas cookies. Mmmmm cookies. Wait until I tell you about my cookie party!
5. Favorite pop culture Christmas icon?
Is it sad that I don't think I have one? I'll go with Buddy the Elf because he seems a popular choice.
6. Know how to make cookies/brownies/cake from scratch?
Sure do - and made a bunch of different types for my cookie party -- now I really need to write about it!
7. Ever cut your mouth on a candy cane/candy?
I don't think so...but can I tell you that I'm totally disturbed by candy canes right now? We were playing a Christmas trivia game and learned that the red stripes in candy canes signify the blood of Christ and the the white stripes signify that we should always be pure b/c Jesus died for our sins. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people who are religious and believe strongly in these things, but somehow sucking on the blood of Christ grosses me out. And before you say anything, no, I'm not Catholic and don't take communion. Also, interesting to note that candy canes aren't meant to be shaped like a hook, like we commonly see them. They were intended to be in the shape of a "J" for Jesus.
8. What other country would you like to experience Christmas traditions?
Well, I have already been able to experience Christmas in Germany. I loved their Christmas Markets filled with traditional German gifts and many other wonderful things (like Glühwein made from mulled wine)
9. What kind of pattern/pictures do you like on your wrapping paper?
Depends on who I'm wrapping the gift for! I do have to tell you my recent favorite paper was one I found with vintage Strawberry Shortcake in a Christmas theme. Awesome!
10. Will you make a Christmas picture for your blog/Facebook profile?
Specifically? No.However we did have cards made and maybe I'll post it.
11. Three best things about Christmas?
Spending time with family and loved ones, finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing their joy when they receive it and Christmas lights/decorations (as long as they aren't before Thanksgiving!!!)