Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas Meme

My dear sweet husband tagged me to do this meme... so here goes.

What are your three favorite Christmas songs & who sings them?

To narrow my favorite songs down to three, regardless of the genre, is extremely difficult. But, for me, I can't fully enjoy the Christmas season until I've heard these "Christmas in Dixie" by Alabama, "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band Aid, and this by Jose Feliciano

What are your three favorite “Christmas” foods?

My husband selected eggnog here, but I'm more of a boiled custard kind of gal. Less spicy than the nog, I love it. My second would be whatever candy item my aunt makes for me, she makes candy for "special" people at our church and because I'm her choir director, she gives me a tin. She usually makes peanut brittle, which I love, but because I hate the peanuts, she makes me something different. Last year, it was homemade toffee and all I can say is YUM! Third favorite isn't necessarily a Christmas food, but I just love turkey and dressing, and a good baked ham and all those trimmings that go with it. And I'm gonna pick a fourth here and go with the breakfast foods because that was always my family tradition growing up. We had breakfast at my parents house at like 7am and all my brothers and sisters and their spouses and children would descend upon our home and we'd eat and just enjoy each other's company. This is our first Christmas without both parents and it's gonna be hard, this breakfast was a big deal to our Dad and in his memory, I'm going to start this tradition with our children.

What are your three Christmas secrets?

In general I don't have secrets. Well, let me say that anything I would keep secret would be intimate things, if you know what I mean. So, instead of secrets I'll tell you a few things about me.
1. I change the decorations on my Christmas tree every year. Last year, it was a white tree with pink decorations, the year before it was all blue, one year I made the decorations and the kids painted them, and this year our tree is black w/silver and white. I'll post some pictures of it later.
2. Starting right before and after my birthday in October, I start dropping hints of things I'd like for Christmas to my darling husband. From just mentioning things I'd like to have, to circling items in a catalog and leaving it in obvious places, he somehow picks up on all these hints, he's good! VERY!GOOD! and...
3. I am not a snoop! I have never snooped to find my presents. Why? Because I love surprises. I love the unwrapping of the paper and uncovering the surprises beneath. I love to be surprised so much that I pick out numerous items I'd like to have so that no matter what my husband selects for me, I'll be surprised. It's wonderful!


Art said...

What do you mean "intimate"??? ;)

Art said...

And, you know, if I had to make a list of my all time favorite blind Mexican singing guitar players who were only famous for one and a half songs, Jose Feliciano would be very near the top of that list!

Stace said...

art - now you know doggone well what i mean by 'intimate'... you naughty boy!

Vicki said...

Good stuff, Stacie!

Now that your meme is posted, I really have to get to work and get mine up...maybe by sometime this weekend...

Art said...