12 Questions of Christmas Meme

For the holiday season, Hootin--anni started a meme. "The Twelve Questions of Christmas" If you'd like to participate, go to Hootin Anni's blog and copy the questions. If you'd like, you are welcomed to use Hootin' Annie's meme header graphic (above)

1. Christmas is Jesus' birthday. [fill in the blank with ONE WORD]

2. In memories, what was the best part of your Christmases past?
Every year I would go to the big department store in our town and select the doll I hoped Santa would bring me - and he did bring it! They were Effanbee dolls. We didn't have a lot of money, but somehow I always received the doll I wanted! Onc year I received a new shiny bicycle!

I also enjoyed going to my grandparents for the big dinner. My grandmother and my mother were very good cooks!

3. Was Santa ever good to you? [describe how and what]
See answer above!

4. Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both?
We now open them on Christmas Day, but when I was a child we opened them on Christmas Eve, so we could dash off to my grandparents to spend the day!

5. Is there something you make each and every year? [craft or recipe]
I always make our delicious chocolate-peanut butter fudge, and Russian Tea Cake cookies. The crafts I do would be the vignettes I like to create with my Nativity collection.

6. What is your favorite five[5] Christmas songs/hymns?
Away in the Manger, What Child is This? The First Noel, The Holly and the Ivy, The Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah

7. Is there a new tradition for Christmas since your childhood days?
Yes, my children wanted to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve, and the others on Christmas Day. We also ALWAYS have sausage pinwheels and orange danish rolls for breakfast Christmas morning. My oldest daughter has started another tradition, she makes my grandmother's jam cake every Christmas. My grandmother always made this and even mailed one to us each year. We didn't have it for years after her death, but have had it the past three years now since dd started the tradition again! My youngest daughter and I always spent all day making cookies the Sunday before each Christmas. We did that for many years, but haven't been able to since she moved to another state. Someday maybe we can continue!

8. Describe one of your Christmas trips. [whether it's across town or across country]
One of my daughters lives four hours away, and the other lives seven hours away. When we go there for Christmas, it takes a while to get there, but it is worth it!

9. Do you have a special Christmas outfit to wear for the day? No, we are usually casual.

10. Have YOU or any of your family members sat on Santa's lap? My daughter when she was one year.

11. What is/or will be on your Christmas tree this year?
I have several Christmas trees - one has small Nativity ornaments, one has angels, the big one has Victorian ornaments. Another small one has Santas, and snowmen. I also have a tea cup tea pot tree. I don't know if I will get them all up this year or not.

12. Do you/or have you decorated your yard for Christmas? Just the front door, and bench in the courtyard. At our last house I decorated the railing around the porch with garland and bows.

Thanks, Annie for doing this, it was fun!

Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!


P.S. - Yay!! I learned how to do a link!! My grandson taught me a few things while he was here! Mary is also helping teach me things, I'll work on that tomorrow! Thanks, Taylor, and Mary!


Hootin' Anni said...

Hi! [well, the Christmas meme has no comments...but my personal blog does, so glad you found where to comment. That way I could add your link to the list of meme participants...and I DID!!]

Loved your answers...what I'd really like to see is photos of #11...if you DO photograph your trees, please let me know!!]

PS -I've made a list of participants on the Meme Page...if you'd like to read more answers of others

Alice said...

Oh, Katherine, I hope you'll be posting photos of your Nativity collection. Okay, okay, I realize it isn't even December yet...I'll wait. :)

Be Inspired Always said...

Great list :)

I'm new to your blog, please feel welcomed to come and visit mine.


Mary said...

I enjoyed your Christmas meme. Thanks for participating. I always enjoy hearing about the traditions of others.

Glad I could help. I'm just moving the favor forward, as others helped me when I was learning. I still have a lot to learn.


Mommy said...

Your Christmas Trees sound so pretty. The tea cup one especially! Thanks for visiting my meme. :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and reading my version of Anni's Christmas meme. Nice to meet you! Reading your music interests was like reading my own list, and when I saw you have several trees each year, I had to smile! Would love to see photos!

Gattina said...

I liked reading your answers, it's so interesting to read the way of Christmas celebration in other countries and families. Compared to the States Christmas decorations are rather sober over Europe especially outside the house.

Team Tabby said...

Thanks for visiting our blog. We enjoyed your answers to the Christmas meme.....sounds like you enjoy Christmas a lot!

dabrah said...

Hi Katherine,
I've really enjoyed reading your meme. You have so many Christmas Trees, each with their own theme. It sounds wonderful. It would be great if you could put up pictures.
Maybe we all should once our trees are decorated. The theme could be Christmas trees from around the world!
Dee Huff