Holly Jolly Holiday Tag

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Long time no see, huh? I know I know…I have no excuse. I promise to try and do better.

Anyways, I found this Holiday questions tag online and liked it so I thought I’d give it a try. I “tag” you all to answer them as well. Merry Christmas Everyone!

-Favorite Christmas movie?

White Christmas is a family favorite. I love The Grinch with Jim Carrey and I always have to Watch Santa Baby on ABC Family every year.

-Are you on the Naughty list or the Nice list?

Nice 🙂

-Show us an embarrassing Christmas Card photo!

I don’t think my family has ever done Christmas card pictures…soooo, sorry!

-Have you ever had a White Christmas?

Yes, they are my favorite. Living in Ohio we get our fair share of snow so I get disappointed when we don’t have one. This Winter has been on the warm side and it is supposed to be around 55 degrees on Christmas Day. I may be the only person who is disappointed in that fact. Sorry, but Christmas should be cold.

-Where do you usually spend your holiday?

We go to my Grandma’s house or one of my Aunt’s houses.

-What’s your favorite Christmas song?

Oh, I have so many…I love Christmas music. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (I love the message in this song and it makes me think of when I was young and Christmas was this truly magical time), Baby It’s Cold Outside, and of course, All I Want for Christmas is You.

-Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Nope. I’m a Christmas morning kind of girl. I do still like to get up bright and early though. J

-Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Prancer, Rudolph…wow 8, that is pretty good! I went and looked to see who I missed…it was Vixen. Damn.

-What holiday tradition are you looking forward to most this year?

It’s simple, but I like putting up the tree at my mom’s house, we play Christmas music and it is fun going through all the old ornaments and remembering past Christmases. When my dad was in kindergarten he made this elf ornament and it somehow became tradition that it is always the first ornament we put on the tree and we take a picture. It is old and falling apart but I love it.

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-Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

Fake. It’s always been fake. I just think it is easier and now it is kind of tradition.

-Hands down, what’s your all-time favorite holiday food and holiday sweet treat?

I don’t really know…Christmas Cookies? Like Christmas shaped sugar cookies with icing and Holiday sprinkles. Or Starbucks’ Chestnut Praline Lattes!

-Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?

I like giving gifts of course but I’m not going to lie I like getting them too J

-What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

Alaska maybe? I’ve always wanted to go dog sledding there.

-Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?

No, not really.

-Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?

I fail. My family makes fun of me sometimes. I just get annoyed and rush it.

-Most memorable Holiday moment?

So let me tell you a story, when I was 2 I really wanted a Waterbaby baby doll because my cousin had one. If you aren’t a kid from the 90’s and you don’t know what a Waterbaby is, it’s a rubber baby doll that you fill with water and it makes it fell like a “real baby”. (Disclaimer: Now that I am 25 and have actually held a real human baby, I will tell you that from what I remember the Waterbaby actually feels nothing like a real baby.) Anyways I digress; I finally got it for Christmas and was so unbelievably excited I screamed. It is on video and I used to love watching it. I should dig it up and watch it again…But then I would also have to find a VCR…not an easy feat in 2015.



-What made you realize the truth about Santa?

I remember just asking my mom one random night if he was real and she reluctantly told me the truth. I still make her put “from Santa” on some of my presents, forever a child at heart.

-Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you stick to them?

Sometimes, but I know I never stick with them so it’s not very serious.

-What makes the Holidays special for you?

Being with my family and being able to catch up.


That’s all. I hope everyone has a great Christmas with their family and friends or whoever they spend it with!

Love you_Mean it♥

2 thoughts on “Holly Jolly Holiday Tag

  1. I’ll take your challenge!

    OK Chelle Belle….Here goes:

    Movie- Its a Wonderful Life (OK, I’m old!)

    Naughty or Nice?- Naughty….but it’s a nice naughty

    Have I had a White Christmas- Many!!

    Where do I spend the holiday?- mostly at Kohl’s looking for last minute gifts….

    Fave Song?- Oh Holy Night….don’t ask me why. Second is Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.

    Presents Christmas Eve?- Never was a fan although when you kids were young 7am WAS a little too early.

    Name the reindeer- I always go to my old standby….the beginning of the song “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer”. You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixon, Comet and Cupid and Donnar and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous Reindeer of all? Rudolph of course…..unless you are Michelle, who failed to recall Vixon.

    Favorite tradition?- Waiting to receive my picture of Michelle putting my 55 year old elf on the tree.

    Real or fake tree?- I will invoke the words of Elaine on Seinfeld: “Fake, fake, fake, fake”

    Favorite food or treat?- The Italian cookies my Grandma used to make. Or Peppermint Patties. Same candy….just wrapped in holiday wrapper. I’m a sucker for PP’s.

    Prefer giving or receiving?- Being the self involved person that I am, giving, believe it or not. There’s nothing like giving someone that perfect gift.

    Dream place to be on Christmas?- Anywhere as long as my kids and grandkids are there too.

    Favorite Holiday Recipe?- My mom’s eggnog. She puts twice the “recommended adult dose” of Rum in it. Then I wait until she leaves the kitchen and add an additional dose, claiming I thought the Rum hadn’t been added yet…..and we all lived happily ever after!

    Pro wrapper or failure?- I’ll put it this way: I’m so bad I sometimes ask Michelle to wrap my presents….nuff said.

    Most memorable holiday moment?- There have been many but Michelle reminding me of the “Water baby” moment made me cry a little.

    When did I find out the truth about Santa?- When Michelle told me the day after her mom told her.

    New Year resolutions?- Every year I promise not to embarrass my kids during the upcoming year. Invariably, I somehow fall short.

    What makes my holidays special?- My family. And if you happen to know them, you’d know why.

    Love you, Chelle! And I truly do mean it!! Merry Christmas!!


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