Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Hoopla!

Megan over at Sorta Crunchy requested that I give the Christmas Hoopla a whirl. Since she is such a sweet friend, and so graciously helped me with my blog while I was away a couple of weeks ago...I certainly couldn't turn her down. Even though I have like 50 million great post ideas just waiting to be addressed, I'll humor you all with this Random Holiday Hoopla thingy.

Here goes:

1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas

2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word (which, for you bloggy newbies, is meme)

3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done. None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed...then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you -- but the more, the merrier to get this 'hoopla' circulating through the blogosphere.

4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it and I'd like to get as many people involved as possible.

Let the randomness begin!

1. I have at least 5 Christmas sweaters...given to me as gifts. I might wear one....and only once a year. Why do I keep them?

2. Ever since getting XM radio I have not used my 20 some Christmas CD's and I am having serious guilt over it. I used to put like 3 in my car, and use the others at work, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Now I just listen to the holiday stations on the XM in my truck and the XM on my computer at work. I love XM, but now I have wasted money on cds....sigh.

3. I usually leave my Christmas lights up on my house until well after Easter. I am totally lazy like that. I don't turn them on or anything....I just leave them up forever. I once took a photo of Sugar Bear outside in March and you could see the icicle lights on the house. tee hee

4. I like when people give me a list of things they might want for Christmas. I would rather get something they actually want or need, than spend money on something they end up re-gifting, or never using.

5. I really like it when people ask me for a list of things I want or Sugar Bear might want. I am a practical person, and I usually have a list of things I just couldn't bare to buy for us through out the year, so they would make perfect gifts.

6. Practical gifts are my favorite. I don't think it has always been that way, but since I have more than my fair share of nice jewelry and such, I'd rather just tell Hubby what I want (like a new lens) and get that, than be surprised with something I really don't need.

7. On a whole I think that most people spend entirely too much money on Christmas. I heard on the news the other day, that people shouldn't spend more than 3 days wages on Christmas. I think a lot of people actually spend more than 2 weeks wages.

8. I don't remember when I realized that there wasn't a Santa. It must not have been too traumatic, if I can't remember it at all. I actually have a hard time getting in to the whole Santa thing as a parent. I really should do some research into Santa, and figure out what I want to convey to my girl. I feel sort of Santa ignorant. Right now...I think she just thinks Santa is Tim Allen.

9. I like to mail my Christmas cards out in groups of 5 or so each day until I am done. It spreads out my Christmas cheer. Each day I get to go to my mailbox, and hum a Christmas song, and put my little red flag up. The fun lasts longer that way.

10. I used to be an avid Christmas wrapping paper saver. I opened presents using a knife, then folded the wrapping up in a neat square and reused it the next year. Since having Sugar Bear....I can really care less. I also, I needed my storage for more important things than wrinkly old wrapping paper.

11. My favorite Christmas foods are Cookies.....all kinds, and I simple adore Cheese Ball And Crackers. My favorite way to eat on Christmas Eve is to just have tons of appetizers and desserts. YUMMO!

12. I can't wait to see Miss Sugar Bear perform in a Holiday Program. Since she goes to a small in home Preschool, it won't be for a few more years, but I am really anxious to see my girl on stage.

Well, since I HAVE to tag someone. I'll pick Pam, and Autumn. Lucky girls. wink wink!

8 Live It or Love It:

holly said...

according to #7, i can stop now! yay!!!
and i agree with #6 whole-heartedly. oh i think i'm going to copy your christy card idea. that removes my guilt of not having them all done at one sitting.

Autumn said...

Oh thanks. You are one of two people who read my blog on a regular basis.. and YOU tagged me. Ok so who am I gonna tag? Oh the stress of it all! ;) LOL. I totally agree with the lists. It drives me crazy when people get Bug stuff that he will never play with and I have a mile long list of things he really wants or needs.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

...tonight, the 16th, at 6 PM...the children's Christmas program...maybe SB would like to watch!

WorksForMom said...

Oh how I agree with you Corey (especially on people spending way too much $$ on presents - oh wait, I just bought an XTi - so maybe I should retract that).

Jo Beaufoix said...

Corey I love your Christmas card idea. I am so behind this year.
And Sugar Bear could always go with you to watch some performances maybe?? Miss M loved seeing her big sis.

Pam said...

Tagged, huh? I'll get right on it, right after I finish BooMama's Tour of Homes post!

Mama Zen said...

Cracking up . . . thinks Santa is Tim Allen!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Hey friend! Thanks for humoring me and all of us with this. I am TOTALLY there with you on the practical gifts thing. :)

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