Presents never seemed like a big deal to me, because my parents didn’t make them a big deal. I remember being shocked at the neighborhood’s haul of gifts.
Do you have a favourite piece of Christmas music? I adore all kinds, namely: Handel’s Messiah, Away In The Manger, Celine D’ion singing Oh, Holy Night, Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby, and the version of Baby, It’s Cold Outside from that ridiculous film “Elf.”
What makes your mouth water at Christmas time? Peppermint ice cream and hot fudge, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, homemade Christmas cookies. Yeah, I’m pretty much into the sweet treats. You’re not going to find broccoli and eggplant on any of my favorite foods list.
How soon do you put the Christmas tree up and when do you take it down? I never, ever put it up before December. My son’s birthday is December 7, and I used to wait until after that, but now I usually put it up December 1. I like real trees over fake, and they don’t last much past December 26. In any case, I usually take the tree down by New Year’s Day to start the year fresh.
Please, feel free to respond to this on your own blog. I’d be interested to see your traditions!