I read this over on pixiegenne this morning and decided to play along with Meg.  Here goes!
Does Santa wrap the presents or just sit them under the tree?

Santa doesn’t wrap at our house, but he does set up a really nice display for each girl – normally one on the couch and the other on a chair.  He did this for both me and Fatty.  I love the wow factor of seeing all the goods out in the open.

Colored lights on tree/house or white?

White lights on the tree this year although I grew up with colored lights and really tried to have both this year.

What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Poppyseed coffee cake – it’s a family tradition.

Favorite Holiday memory as a child:

Decorating the gingerbread house each year and the Pepper Valley Christmas party.  Oh – and eating under the Christmas tree and looking in the windows of Marshall Field’s on State Street in Chicago.

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

Yes – just one each.

How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

Lots and lots of white lights with many mercury glass ornaments.  We have lots of other ornaments, too, but they only made a brief, five minute appearance this year.  But I am over it.  Really, I am.

Snow!  Love it or Dread it?
LOVE it!  Can’t ski without it.  Wish we got more here – I have great memories of all the sledding and snowman building I did as a child.

What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Cookies – all of them baked by my mom and made just so.

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

There are so many good ones…I like the ones I know all the words to although you probably don’t want to hear me sing!

Candy Canes!  Yum or Yuck?

YUM!  Especially with hot chocolate. Mmmm.

Favorite Christmas Tradition Growing Up:

Decorating the gingerbread house and trimming the tree.

Least Favorite Christmas Tradition Growing Up:

Ah – having to wait to eat the gingerbread house until after New Year’s.

Breakfast or Presents First?

Snacking on coffee cake and drinking champagne while opening presents.  Brunch later.

Thanks Meg – that was a fun for me.  Now, off to make some more gifts…

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