Loyal Nancy-Con ThePoliticalCat tagged me
with a Christmas meme thingy a couple of days ago. It's 25 questions, which is longer than my application to beauty school, so I'll go until I lose interest. But it does allow us to savor those War On Christmas memories for at least one more day, so enjoy.
1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share Christmas facts about yourself.
3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Welcome to the Christmas edition of "Getting to Know Your Friends."
1. Wrapping or gift bags?
Usually wrapping paper, but it's in storage, so I used the Sunday funnies for the one gift I had to wrap.
2. Real or artificial tree?
None. I realize Jesus wants us to kill as many trees as we can to honor His birth, but I just don't have the space.
3. When do you put up the tree?
You're not listening.
4. When do you take the tree down?
5. Do you like egg nog?
Yes! It's one of the few foods I find palatable even in dreaded "reduced fat" form.
6. Favorite gift received as a child?Epoch Man
, in 1981, probably because it was the only time my parents actually got me what I wanted. Epoch Man was a handheld Pac Man knock-off about the size of a calculator that also served as an alarm clock for some unknown reason. This was before day-planners, so as a particularly busy 10 year old, I found that alarm clock function to be especially helpful in keeping my days of elementary school and television viewing organized. I played that thing for months before the battery went dead; it's a wonder I'm not a hardened criminal.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No. If I did, it would be in storage.
8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Too many to count, but the windshield ice-scraper I got from my mom when (1) I lived in Los Angeles and (2) I didn't have a car comes first to mind.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards?
Mail. Email is cheating, if you ask me.
10. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Mommie Dearest. It's during Joan's Christmas address to her fans that she gives her recipe for successful parenting: discipline mixed with love. Tell it, Joan!
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Usually I get a few in late November and rest on my laurels for a while, but then there's a last-week sprint to get it all done.
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Whatever candy happens to be around. Usually it's See's, but yesterday it was M&Ms.
13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
14. Favorite Christmas song(s)?O Holy Night
. Such drama! It cries for a disco remix much in the same way Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart was redone a few years back.
15. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Usually out to the "Inland Empire" to see family.
16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Let's see how well I remember the song: Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, I want to say Donner again, Blitzen. I don't care enough to google it.
17. Angel on the tree top or a star?
18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
Usually Christmas afternoon at the family clambake.
19. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
Liberals who try to deny there's a war on Christmas, probably.
20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color?
Ugh, enough with these decorating questions!
21. What do you leave for Santa?
Porno & a kleenex.
22. Least favorite holiday song?
Mary's Little Boy Child. I have no idea whose jazzy up-tempo version drove me to such despair at my mother's house a few years back (my guess was Anne Murray), but I really hate that song.
23. Favorite ornament?
From my childhood, a bulb that had sequins secured with pins with little plastic pearls on the end, and pink satin ribbon loop for hanging it. It was so fabulous!
24. Family tradition?
Bad food. My family members aren't particularly healthy eaters, so the table is usually covered with hearty fare laden with preservatives and hydrogenated oils.
25. Ever been to Midnight Mass or late-night Christmas Eve services?
Dragged to it for years. My mom was the organist at our parish, so we had the option of either going to midnight mass or any of the other masses she'd be playing on Christmas Day. Then one day I grew taller than her, and I never had to go to church again.
As my Christmas gift to all of you, I'm not going to tag anyone. It's already a day after Christmas, and putting this meme to bed seems like a good idea, lest people still be passing this along in April. Praise Him!
Labels: Christian persecution, Global War on Christmas, memes