Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Meme, a few days late...

I've been seeing this little diddy floating around and although blogland is kind of quiet this time of year, I figured, why not?

I promise, those other posts will make it out. There's no way I can keep them in. But seeing as it's Christmas Eve Eve, I'll stick to this holiday thingy.

OH YEAH: Penny--my recipe is the oreo truffle balls! (one package of oreos processed in food processor, mixed with one package of cream cheese, shaped into whatever, then dipped! Pretty easy overall).

And now on with the show:

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate all the way. Right now my favorite is the Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Star.bucks. I don't drink coffee, but this is worth a visit to Starbucks. And this is where working in medicine is nice...the reps bring me all the Star.bucks I want. Nice, eh?

2. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping all the way. I love to embellish with little add ons, and I always do festive tulle for bows.

3. Real tree or artificial?
Growing up with horrid allergies, it was always artificial trees. I don't mind them. In fact, this year we purchased a second one, a silver tinsel mega-artificial tree.

4. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights, and tons and tons of them!

5. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
See pic below.

6. Do you hang mistletoe?
No...although we used to.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Of course. I love my nativity. Every year Mr. LC sneaks Yoda into it, because even Yoda has to worship the Baby Jesus and he's wearing a robe and is just the right size.

8. Mail or email Christmas cards?
I don't do Christmas cards. Remember that post I wrote a few posts back about what I'd love to say? Ha.

9. What is your favorite holiday dish?
We're all about the sides since we don't do meat--and I adore sweet potatoes. Tomorrow we'll be trying a tofurkey, so I'll let you know how it goes.

10. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Driving around looking at lights on Christmas Eve.

11. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was only six when a big mouthed neighbor ruined things for me. Of course, I still tried very hard to believe for a few more years.

12. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open all wrapped gifts on Christmas Eve and Santa left gifts on Christmas morning.

13. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
I love the idea of snow, but we don't really get it here.

14. Have you ever recycled a gift?
Most definitely!

15. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
That suspended reality that usually happens...everyone seems to be nicer around the holidays. And of course, hanging out with my family and also my friends who are just like family to me.

16. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Yesterday I made a wicked pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake that is pretty high up. However, I have this tradition of always eating thin mints on Christmas morning....

17. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
It used to be listening to my Dad read the Christmas story from Luke. I'm so sad he can't do that anymore.

18. What tops your tree?
A crazy retro star.

19. Favorite Christmas Show?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, bar none. The original, NOT that crappy Jim Carrey remake.

20. Saddest Christmas Song?
Joni Mitchell "River"

21. What is your favorite Christmas Holiday Song?
I love almost all Christmas songs. We bust out the holiday CDs in late November and play them constantly (we have at least 30-40) through December. Brave Combo's "Must Be Santa" is fabulous.

So, here is the pic of our tree--it's kind of eclectic, and I do the non-traditional colors on it to match our mod green couches I guess.


  1. I've been following and loving your blog - and feeling we have so much in common. Same age, same amount of failed cycles, a love for baking, spectacular husbands and just the same sort of general thought process. I got my official 'negative' of my 5th ICSI today and am trying very, very hard to survive christmas. Your posting helped, and lovely tree decoration btw. I am not from the US (but married to an American), so the only thing we disagree on seems to be the artificial christmas tree question. But if you've got bad allergies I'll give you a fake tree... Hope to read lots more soon, especially those 'other posts'... I need them! Merry Christmas fellow 5-failed-cycles-sis. It can only get better, right? Greetings from Europe. A

  2. I can't believe I have lived this long and NOT had one of those delicious Oreo/cream cheese cookies till last week. It just seems wrong.

    I love your tree, and I love how you decorate your house. I would love to see more pictures and I definitely want to see your birds if you hang them up!

  3. Lovely tree, and a fun post. I hadn't seen that before.

    And yes, Hot Chocolate ALL the way!

    Merry Christmas.

  4. I loved reading this post. I could hear your voice telling me the answers. We have a fake tree, too and I'm with you on the white lights and hot chocolate. Love the tree pic. We wish you and Mr. LC a sweet Christmas full of cake balls and Santa hats.

  5. By the way..Tofurkeys are great!

    Cool tree!

  6. And this is why we're friends...we have so much in common! Even the Santa Yoda worshipping the baby Jesus...worship you I will. Love it! And I need to find out where you got your fake tree because it is the realest looking fake tree I've seen. Merry Christmas Eve!

  7. the tree is beautiful! wishing you a very merry christmas A! I'm hoping with all my heart that 2010 is a very special year for you. ((big hug))

  8. Beautiful tree! and, Joni Mitchell's "River" always makes me cry...but I listen to it anyway b/c it is beautiful...hate that Christmas Shoes song!!!

  9. I think we really are brain twins. (-; Not many that have different answers for me.