Posted by: Amanda | December 16, 2006

A Christmas Meme

1  Egg nog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa does not wrap

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?  White lights, red bows

4. Do you hang mistletoe? some years

5. When do you put your decorations up? December 1, usually.  Day after thanksgiving some years now that we have a fake ree

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Deviled Eggs

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child:  All the Christmas Eve “Open House” at my grandmother’s house have merged into one favorite holiday memory – that and the English Toffee in tins that you didn’t get the next year unless you returned the tin.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?  What?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?  Emily open’s one gift on Christmas Eve – its always a new pair of Christmas PJ s

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?  White lights, red bows, bead garlands and a growing collection of annual ornaments

11. Snow! Love it or dread it? LOVE IT!!!  Let it SNOW!  Please!

12. Can you ice skate? No.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?  My engagement ring.

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Worship, followed by family time.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?  English Toffee

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Cocoa and Christmas music while decorating the tree and wrapping presents 

17. What tops your tree? A hand made star made out of sea shell.  Ben and I bought it in Seal Beach one year early in our marriage.

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? receiving.  What – I am honest.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? Joy to the World.

20. Candy canes:  Peppermint Ice Cream – yum. 

21. Favorite Christmas movie?   A Miracle on 34th Street – Natalie Wood version, colorized., also that one with Doogie Howser where he goes back to close his grandfather’s business and reads his journals and finds out about love and forgiveness.

22. What do you leave for Santa?  Milk and Cookies, and sometimes carrots for the reindeer


  1. Do you make English Toffee yourself now? Is it crunchy or chewy?

  2. I don’t make it. It is very complicated about knowing by visuals about when the butter has turned to just the right temperature of toffee and knowing how to read the weather. It has to be dry and cool. Damp weather when you make it, makes the toffee too chewie.

    My grandma’s toffee is hard crunchy with a layer of chocolate on both sides and then ground almonds. Think almond rocha but much, much, much better.

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