I read this over at Dropped Stitches & thought it was fun but a little long! Feel free to join in if you like!

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Really neither. I’m much prefer Hot Apple Cider.

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa placed them on unwrapped on separate couches growing up. Within the last couple of years, Santa has decided to wrap them and we open Santa gifts along with gifts from the rest of the family.

Colored lights on tree/house or white? Growing up we did colored lights on the tree, but as I mentioned in my tree post, we do white lights now. White lights on house for sure.

Do you hang mistletoe? Nope. I think my Charlotte grandparents would have some hanging in their house, but I never have.

When do you put your decorations up? The week/weekend following Thanksgiving.

What is your favorite holiday dish? broccoli casserole or Christmas cookies. Oh and pumpkin pancakes on Christmas morning!

Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Running around with my mom, aunts & grandmother in Charlotte before Christmas. Church on Christmas Eve with my family. Spread the Christmas day gifts out so it lasts all day!

When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I don’t remember when exactly… wait he’s not real?! ๐Ÿ˜›

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? We usually do after we get home from church. Usually Christmas pjs if anyone’s getting/giving those.

How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Lights first, then ornaments, topper then tree skirt. Jason & I do it together now.

Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it because we get it so infrequently here in NC.

Can you ice skate? I’d say yes….kind of… but it’s been years since I did.

Do you remember your favorite gift? My American girl doll which was probably in elementary age. My mom has actually kept both of mine in the attic at their house. {The Nikon I’m getting this year might top this list too! Yay for being a good girl this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ }

Whatโ€™s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Being together with family & friends. Celebrating Jesus’ birth.

What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? cookies! I love these white chocolate cranberry cookies. I’m going to make them tomorrow.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Waking up & doing stocking Christmas morning, then breakfast, opening some gifts, eating dinner with the family & popping Christmas crackers, more gifts then maybe a movie or a little football. Since I can remember, Mom, Nana & I have shopped the day-after-Christmas sales!

What tops your tree? At my parent’s house, an angel. At our house, a star.

Which do you prefer giving or receiving? I think you become “grown up” when you get more exciting about giving than receiving! I look so forward to seeing my family & friends open the gifts I’d gotten for them!

What is your favorite Christmas Song? Hard to choose just one! I love Silent Night {it makes me cry when we sing it my candle light on Christmas eve at church}. I love Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. It reminds we of Home Alone and watching that movie on car trips growing up over the holidays.

Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? I like them. I don’t think I’ve had any this year though. I like the fruity ones more than minty.

Favorite Christmas Show? If you mean movie, then hands down Christmas Vacation!!

Saddest Christmas Song? Not sure. Lots of them might make me tear up if I’m in the right mood.