Decided to interview my daughter and see what her answers to this little quiz would be.
Sammy, age 6ish
1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? Eggnog
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Our gifts to each other are usually in reusable fabric gift bags but Santa wraps his – in Santa wrapping paper.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Either one
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No
5. When do you put your decorations up? First Sunday of Advent is when we begin.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Cranberries
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When Santa would come to visit, he would always leave behind magical boot prints on the carpet.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I still believe!
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? My family background is German so we opened all our gifts on Christmas Eve. Now, my daughter has always had the choice – she would be given the honour from Santa of being either the first one on his route and we’d open gifts on the Eve or she’d be given the honour of being his last delivery and we’d open them in the morning.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? With ornaments. (Isn’t she funny?)
11. Snow! Love it or dread it? Love it to look at, dread going out in it.
12. Can you ice skate? Not without breaking bones. (Mom’s note: Oh how well I remember the year we spent most of the Christmas holidays visiting the ER because of this! They actually knew us by first name! She practically had her own mug like Tim Allen)
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? The Little Mermaid on video (Mom’s note: It was sold out EVERYWHERE and it was the only thing she wanted for Christmas….the one and only thing. I ended up paying $100 for one!!!)
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Spending time with my mom
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Don’t really have one – any dessert will do!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Presents!!!
17. What tops your tree? A star or an angel
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Both!
19. Candy canes: yuck or yummy? Yummy! Pretty much love all flavours!
20. Favorite Christmas show? Muppet Christmas Carol
21. Saddest Christmas song? River
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells