Thursday, December 3, 2009

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Happy Thursday my blogarino friends! I hope you are staying dry and warm whereever you are.  The winds are kicking up here at 60 miles an hour at my house and the rain is moving sideways and you know what that means - yup - a REALLY BAD HAIR DAY! HA!  Oh well, wonder if I can find a hat to wear to work and then do my hair in the bathroom at the office - hmmm... now there's an idea! :o)  Anywho - moving on! I found this survey on my new friend, Cathy's website and wanted to share.  She got it from Mandy who wants everyone to come play along! :o)

So, the rules are:  if you are reading this post, then you must:

(a) leave a comment and answer the below 25 questions that Mandy made up,

(b) write the answers to the questions below in your own blog post, if you have a blog, that is.

or (c) call yourself a scrooge in the comment below and refuse to answer them.

I hope you choose (A) or (B) but if you choose (C) then I'll just let the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future deal with you. If you do decide to write your own blog post about it, please mention Mandy and Cathy (Writers credit and all that jazz - thanks!)

Okay, here goes.

(1) What is your favorite Christmas movie?  How the Grinch Stole Christmas but since it's hard to choose just one, I also love Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life and all 3 of the Santa Clause movies.

(2) What is your LEAST favorite Christmas movie?  Elf and It's a Christmas Story - I do not like either of those movies.

(3) What is your favorite Christmas song?  I would have to say any of the songs on Harry Connick Jr.s album along with the music from both Andy Williams Christmas show album and Jessica Simpson's Christmas album (don't judge - I L.O.V.E. her!)

(4) What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?  Feliz Navidad

(5) What is your favorite Christmas drink? (i.e. egg nog, hot chocolate)  Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks (coffee wise) and then Egg nog spiked for sure! :o)

(6) What is your favorite Christmas memory?  Probably the year I turned 16 and received a $100 check in my stocking - even though it is a lot of money to kids nowadays - it really WAS a lot of money "back then" - ha!

(7) What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?   Probably the diamond earrings my husband gave me after we had been married for about 7 years.

(8) What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?  Sad to say, but probably had to be the gifts that one of my grandmother's would pick up from around her house and wrap and give us each year - she was really poor but a nice grandma regardless.  But, I have to say, I only have a bowl from her since she passed away and wish I still had all of those what I THOUGHT were useless items years ago.

(9) What do you LOVE about the holidays?  Everything! The sounds, the smells, family and the gifting to my family and friends as I try really hard to always pick something special for each person.

(10) What annoys you about the holidays?  Crowds, traffic and scrooges.

(11) Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?  It doesn't really matter to me but my husband INSISTS on having an Angel and nothing else - he won't stand for it - HA!

(12) What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?  Probably the apple turnover recipe that my mom gave me many years ago - it's usually the only time I make them is at Christmas.

(13) Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?  I am always a Who - it is my favorite time of year for sure

(14) Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?  Love them as long as they are done nice and classy

(15) Santas at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?  I LOVE Santas at the mall and try every year to get my family to take a picture with me and Santa but they always refuse (my kids are 16 now - nuff said) and my husband looks at me like I'm nuts! So suffice it to say, I never get that picture! :o(((

(16) Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no?  Yes every year I send around 75 that I have personally hand made.

(17) What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?  Time with family and giving gifts to those I love.

(18) What is the worst thing about Christmas?  The Scrooges for sure

(19) When do you put the tree up and take it down?  I put it up the weekend of Thanksgiving and take it down New Years day.

(20) Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your true love to give to you?  Seven Swans-a-Swimming.....and a pond for them to swim in! (sorry Cathy - I am stealing this one from you - I LOVE that idea! :o))

(21) Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?  Because the reindeer is male and wasn't paying attention. (duh!) (Again - stealing this idea from Cathy) HA! (Sorry if you are reading this Steven - nothing personal my friend! :o))

(22) Who is your favorite reindeer?  Comet

(23) Do you believe in Santa Claus?  Well duh - who doesn't? Of COURSE I do!

(24) What is your favorite smell at Christmastime?  Real Christmas trees, candles and all the yummy smells at that time of year.

(25) What would make you happy at Christmas this year?  To be home with my family and friends back home in Arkansas - I really miss all of them - especially this time of year. :o(((

So, those are my answers - come play along if you want to and as I said before, be sure to give the credit to Mandy and Cathy if you wouldn't mind! 

Have a wonderfully safe and warm day my lovies!

Big hugs,
Trac~ :o)


  1. Thanks for playing along!! Wow, 75 handmade cards...that's ambitious! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season(my favorite time of the year too!)

  2. What a fun post- definitely getting into the holiday spirit! To answer your question, Junior's is another big cheesecake spot in NYC. Although pretty touristy, lots of people say it's the best in the city... perhaps your hubby will be the judge of that! :) Their website is: As for Williamsburg, PLEASE GO- we had the best time! I'll let SFS know about the marinara sauce- he'll get a kick out of that! I hope you're having a great day!

  3. wow, what a fun post. This is definately something to put you in the christmas mindset.

  4. Thanks now I have Feliz Navidad in my head....

    And 75 hand made cards I can't find time to address a single card.

  5. This is such a great post! I cannot believe you made 75. You are truly my hero!!

    I HEART the smell of real trees... so much.

  6. My non-handmade cards are still all in the box. Way to go on your SEVENTY FIVE handmade.

  7. Oh, fun! I LOVE Elf and A Christmas Story though!! :)

  8. ok I thought we had so much in common you and I until you said feliz navidad drove you is one of my


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