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Weekend Holiday Tag!

I was tagged by Mrs. Jetplane for a Candy Cane tag, so fun! The instructions are to Copy, Paste, Answer, Add a Question, Tag the 3 bloggers with the most recent updates on your blog feed/roll, let them know they've been tagged in a comment, and learn about your fellow bloggers. are the questions and my answers:

1. What is your favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I even have the Cousin Eddie down pat:

2. Favorite Christmas Song? I'd have to say it's an old, obscure country Christmas song called "Colorado Christmas" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The chorus says "the closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere in a quiet Christmas morning in the Colorado snow". Whenever I think of childhood Christmas memories, singing that song with my parents is the first thing I think of.

3. Favorite Holiday Memory? The first "family" Christmas I spent with my parents and Mr. Wonderful (and the first time he met my father, yikes! haha). He was living in the Middle East at the time, but flew halfway across the world to spend Christmas with us. We picked him up at the Denver airport, and then drove to the mountains to spend a snowy Christmas at my family ski cabin. The entire weekend was a cherished memory, but what sticks out most is hitting the ski lodge I practically grew up in, and introducing him to the bartender that's been a staple there my entire life. He decided some new family schenanigans bonding was in order, and this was the result:

(That would be a parabolic ski, retrofitted with 4 shotglass holders. You say trouble, I say teamwork.)

4. What is your favorite cookie/treat to make? I don't have much of a sweet tooth, nor do I have any baking skills, so I'll just say whatever Mama Martini makes for us.

5. Have you ever made an igloo? We tried many times as kids, but never got it right.

6. Do you love Starbucks? Sorry I certainly do! We used to make daily holiday runs to the 'bucks during winter break in high school, and consumed far too many Caramel Apple Ciders for our own good.

7. What makes the perfect Snowman? I agree with Mrs. Jetplane, creative accessories are a must! And, in the event you don't have any accessories, a little ingenuity goes a loooong way.

(Frosty the Microbrew Snowman)

I don't know where 8 went? It doesn't seem to be on anyone else's Candy Cane Tag! haha

9. Best gift you have ever received? I was fortunate enough to receive the ultimate little girl Christmas present when I was around 8 - my very own horse. His name was Grits, and he was beautiful. He was also very mean, and liked everybody else but me to ride him.

10. What is the snowman's name on Rudolph? No clue? Sad, I'm failing Christmas trivia!

11.Silver or Gold? Silver

12. What is your favorite Christmas decoration? A set of 3 Christmas tree decorations I purchased at Costco. They're about 2 feet tall, and are wild, bright, abstract pieces. They look very Cat In The Hat.

13. What's your Christmas decorating style? Since we don't have any room to store Christmas decorations in this apartment, we don't do ANY Christmas decorating... *tear*... I look forward to having our own house one day, so we can go crazy with the decor.

14. Do you hang stockings? We do, but they're at my parents' house. Mama Martini brings them every year for us, and then takes them back when she leaves (again, no storage room). I've had the same stocking since birth, it has this crazy pastel unicorn on it (!?!) but I love it.

15. How many days do you celebrate Christmas? From the day after Thanksgiving! We leave our tree up until the day after Epiphany, January 7th.

16. What was your favorite ornament on the tree as a child? I remember a little wooden toy soldier-type thing, that did jumping jack moves when you pulled his string.

17. Where will you be spending this Christmas? My parents and their little dog Lulah will be staying with us here in NYC. I cannot tell you how excited I am!!

(Lulah, caught rummaging through the presents last Christmas)

18. When you do open presents? We used to open presents from relatives on Christmas Eve, and then all our presents for each other on Christmas.

I'm passing this on to the 3 in my Reader with the latest additions...
1. Sweet Bea Blogs
2. Nina Knows Best (I know she was tagged with me, but I haven't seen the post yet! *Nudge*
3. Misadventures of a Newlywed
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Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

I definitely had the same wooden soldier / nutcracker / something ornament where you pulled the string and his legs moved! :) Hope you're enjoying advent!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Ohhh my gosh. That snowman is brilliant!!! You had me giggling on the couch!

Ginette said...

Snowman is funny and your dog a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

Jake & Mary said...

I feel like one of my comments was about the commercial...anyway, where was your interview in jeans & chucks?
Chewy says his gf is soo cute!!
Cute fam pic :)
talk soon!

Ms. Salti said...

What a cute pooch! Catching them rummaging under the tree is always so funny!

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