Blogmas: Day 1

Hey guys! Like I told you on my last post, I am going to attempt to do Blogmas. For those of you who don’t know what blogmas is, it begins on December 1st and finishes on Decemeber 25. For those 25 days, many bloggers post at least once a day, and all of the posts are related to Christmas. This will be my first year trying to do this, so I’m going to try my best, but I can’t promise anything. I’ve got exams coming up and my last two weeks this semester are about to get really busy, but I’m going to do my best.

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Okay, so I thought I would get things started with the Christmas tag! I did this about two years ago, so we’ll see how different my answers are, if at all.

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Definitely hot chocolate. Hands down, no questions asked.

Colored lights or White?

I’ve never had anything but white lights on my tree, so I think I’ll have to go with white lights.

Stocking or Presents?

I think I’m going to have to go with presents. While I like all the little things that are in my stocking, I prefer the more meaningful gifts that sit under the tree.

Give or Receive Gifts?

Giving. I love giving gifts no matter what the occassion, although some people (my father) can be so hard to shop for.

Angel or Star?

I don’t know if I am supposed to choose what I prefer, or what sits on top of our Christmas tree. I do prefer stars, but neither of those particular objects sit on top of our tree. Instead we have a handblown tree topper that is a spirally pointy thing.

Open Presents Quick or Slow?

As a kid I always ripped right through my gifts but my parents were really good at trying to get us to savor the moment by taking turns. We would either go from oldest to youngest or youngest to oldest. It made Christmas more special to me.

Warm Fires or Sleigh Rides?

I’ll have to go with warm fires on this one. I have never personally been on a sleigh ride so I can’t say that I enjoy them more than the warmth of a fire.

Snow Ball Fight or Making Snowmen?

Geesh, this is a hard one. I do love making a snowman, but we don’t really get enough snow to make a proper snowman. Also, I start to get bored with it after the second huge snow ball, so I think I’ll gow with snow ball fights.

Caroling or Christmas Stories?

I’ve never been caroling or had carolers come to my house (small town living!), well not that I can remember at least, so I would have to go with Christmas stories.

Red or Green?

Green. It reminds me more of Christmas trees. And I do love a good Christmas tree.

Fake Tree or Real?

I can’t imagine that anyone would prefer a fake tree. Nothing can beat the smell of a fresh tree. It makes Christmas that much better!

Were you Naughty or Nice this year?

No one wants to admit they were naughty, but I don’t know if anyone can truly say that they were nice. I leave it with that I guess.

What’s your favorite Christmas food?

Every Christmas morning we have a Dutch pastry called banketletter. It is a pastry filled with marzipan paste and formed into a letter or a shape, most traditionally an “S” for Sinterklaas, Santa’s Dutch brother. Its my fave.

Do you shop early or late?

Usually I shop a little bit here and there. This year, I got it all done on cyber Monday! Let me tell you, cyber Monday is a blessing. Black Friday deals with out the huge crowds. And it all gets delivered right to your door!

What’s your favorite Christmas song?

Its still early in the Christmas season, so I haven’t had time to pick favorites for this year, but my all time favorites are “Grown Up Christmas List” by Kelly Clarkson, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Michael Buble, and “Baby, Its Cold Outside” by Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone.

Have you ever had a white Christmas?

Yes, but I don’t remember much of it. I haven’t had one recently.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten?

A few years ago, my parents decided to send us (my brother, sister, and I) to the Netherlands to visit our family instead of giving us the usual presents. After that year we’ve done it quite a few times, and I much prefer it to normal Christmas presents.

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Well, of course! There’s Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen and Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen and I do recall the most famous reindeer of all Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.

What is your Christmas wish this year?

To follow all clichés, I want all this horrible fighting in the world to stop. I want everyone to get along, and I want everyone to be nice and help eachother. Is that too much to ask?

Well, there’s is my Christmas Tag for 2015, and first day of blogmas. I hope you are all as excited for Christmas (or whichever winter holiday that you celebrate) as I am. What are you most looking forward to this winter? I hope you have an amazing week, and I will hopefully be back again tomorrow with another Christmassy post!

Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure.

 

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