Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Hoopla Tag

I have been tagged by Rosemary to share 12 things about myself that are Christmas related. So here we go...........
1. ~ I love and collect old post cards. This one is a favorite of mine. To me it symbolizes Christmas.

2. ~ Starting the day after Thanksgiving I play all Christmas music. My favorite song is So This Is Christmas.

3. ~ I have a several Christmas movies that I enjoy,but the one I can watch over and over is A Christmas Story. It is a sweet movie that just warms your heart.

4. ~ I enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards. It's a joy opening a card, reading the greeting or message from family or friends.

5. ~ I've always thought it would be great fun to work in the gift wrap department. I love to wrap packages, once in awhile I'll use a gift bag but I'd really rather rap....a package that is.

6. ~ Never done this but I think it is neat to put a wreath on the front of your car. I don't think it's hokie, do you?

7. ~ I have a Christmas charm bracelet Lisa gave me years ago that I wear everyday in December.

8. ~ On Christmas Eve we have a small buffet with lots of little finger foods. One of the must haves are ribbon sandwiches. They are delish.

9. ~ Two events that I enjoy going to every year is the Nutcracker Ballet and the play A Christmas Carol. We always go to an evening performance and on the way home we drive about looking at all the beautiful holiday lights.

10. ~ On Christmas Eve I leave a little bedside radio on all night, it's tuned to Christmas music. What a nice way to fall to sleep and then to wake to Christmas carols. We also leave our outdoor lights on all night.

11. ~ Christmas morning Carl always cooks breakfast, he makes the best scrambled eggs, which we always have, plus ham and sweet rolls. We open our stocking presents before breakfast and then we have to eat breakfast before opening the other gifts.

12. ~ Christmas is my favorite time of year, it is truly a joyous, loving time and my wish each year is that the spirit of Christmas be carried in our hearts all through the year. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

I'm tagging Michelle @ Back Through Time and Michelle @ I'm A Little Teapot, have fun doing the Christmas Hoopla Tag........Linda


Cottage Contessa said...

These tags are always such fun! Great post, I loved your answers! If you get a spare minute, stop by my blog and enter the give away. Have a great day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

The Rose Room said...

I love reading tags!!! We have a similar Christmas morning routine. I like the idea of going to bed and waking up to Christmas Carols. Merry Christmas, Rachael

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh- always fun to read all the hoopla! Have a blessed day!

Merry Christmas,
kari & kijsa

Michelle said...

Thanks SO much for the tag! Have a happy day :)


BittersweetPunkin said...

I make my kids eat a nice breakfast before opening gifts,....it prolongs the morning which would otherwise end in about 15 minutes!!

Back Through Time said...

Thank you so much for the tag! I will get mine posted later today!! I loved your answers, I think we have a lot in common!
Merry Christmas!

Tea Time and Roses said...

I so enjoyed reading this tag! I had to laugh out loud when you talked about starting Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving! I sometimes sneak a carol or two in in the middle of the year!! With your love for Christmas it sounds like you may just keep Christmas in your heart all year too!! :o)



Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
I loved reading your list. You are a lot like me.
Love A Christmas Story!! I do have a wreath on the front door.
You should tell us how to make ribbon sandwiches.
Have a great day, and thanks for playing.

Kathleen Grace said...

We do Christmas morning the same way you do. Christmas stockings, breakfast and then presents:>) I am glad you are enjoying the magazine. I loved learning more about you through the Christmas Hoopla!

Sweet Remembrance said...

You have some wonderful Christmas hoopla happening around you!
Happy Holidays...

homespun living said...

We always have sweet rolls on Christmas morning also. Your home looks beautiful!
Merry Christmas,


Deb said...

I enjoyed reading your 12 Christmas facts. I've never hung a wreath on the front of my car either, but I've seen it done and think it looks wonderful and festive :-}

Andi said...

Linda, I love your post! We have lots of Christmas Hoopla in common. I posted my list a few days back...you'll have to check it out!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda,
What great Christmas memories and traditions you have! I have really enjoyed reading them today. Merry Christmas!!

Bren said...

You tagged Michelle @ A little teapot and she tagged me and now I am having a CHRISTMAS HOOPLA GIVEAWAY at Bren's Little Cottage, please sign up..
Also, Help me spread the word.

:) Bren


Natasha Burns said...

Oh it's fun to learn about you and your love for Christmas!

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your "Hoopla" list. What a sweet idea to leave the radio on to Christmas carols:)


bj said...

I loved reading your answers and it sounds as if you really enjoy Christmas. Me, too!!
I must know, what are ribbon sandwiches? If they are so good, I am pretty sure I will want to serve some on Christmas Eve as well. :) All my family comes over that night, we have a buffet, too, and then open gifts from each other.
Oh, and we leave our outside lights on all night on Christmas Eve and Christmas nights...this year, I intend to do the same with Christmas music as you do. Thanks for giving me the idea...it's a lovely one.
hugs, bj

Mrs. Staggs said...

I just told my son the other day that I thought it would be fun to wrap presents for a job! I also was just listening to "So This Is Christmas" a couple of days ago, and thinking that it's always been a favorite of mine too.
This has been a fun post to read.
Merry Christmas!

Wanda said...

Wreath on the front of a car hokie? Nah....... hehehe....YES! It is! But I love it when people do that.

Nan said...

I loved hearing your 12 things. I like the idea of leaving the music on all night and the lights.

Priscilla said...

Hi Linda, Its been a while since I was last here,.... christmas suddenly caught up with me! ha,ha I really enjoyed reading the things you do at christmas, what a lovely idea to keep the radio on, we always play christmas carols too, and every christmas eve we watch the old movie 'A christmas Carol'.....

Happy Christmas
Love Priscilla xx