Dec 25, 2010

It's a Christmas Miracle! Or at least a Christmas Meme...

Flannery over at Prone To Whimsy tagged me with a nice Christmas meme, so I thought I would play along.  I don't tag others, but always invite whoever wants to join in to play along.

Let's Meme Again, Like We Did Last Summer
From a tag By Flannery Alden

1. When do you usually know it's the holidays?
When the Christmas music starts showing up, earlier and earlier each year.

2. What do you want for Christmas this year?
I got my present I wanted, new boots.

3. Do you go all out with decorations?
Not really, strings of lights on the front of the house and a small tree.  I always wanted to do a tacky year and get the giant inflatable Santa driving the Lowes NASCAR, just to see the neighbors reaction!

4. What are you doing Christmas Eve?
I finished up a new DVD for Skyler, a lot of the favorite people he likes to watch from the news.

5. What are you doing Christmas Day?
Opening presents, and we were going to go to my sisters house but Santa brought us all sick intestinal tracts...

6. It's Christmas time. What are you reading?
Facebook and Blogs.

7. Favorite movie to watch during the holidays?
I don't have any traditional favorite besides the Charlie Brown Christmas and original Grinch.

8. Favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night, particularly this version:
This is the Asian version with the dialog taken out, which is great.  But there isn't an embed option, so clicky over to check it out!

9. Favorite holiday drink?
Dark Beer

10. How is your Christmas shopping going?
Last stuff I ordered online came in on time, so I am golden!

11. If you could spend Christmas Day anywhere else, where would you spend it?
Like Flan, in the past, before I became cynical about the whole thing.

12. Any holiday traditions?
Not since my mom and dad passed away.  We are trying to make our own, but it is hard.

13. Favorite thing about the holidays?
People seem to be kinder toward each other, and the simple tradition of buying the drink for the next person in line at Starbucks.


  1. Hmm, maybe I should start going to Starbucks...but I suppose tomorrow is too late. Well, there's always next year. But by then, I'm sure I'll have forgotten. I can't catch a break!

    Maybe I'll do a post-Christmas version of this on Monday. Maybe

  2. We share many things, including O Holy Night and missing parents. Great minds think alike I guess. Hope your intestinal tracts are back online!

  3. Lovely! Merry Christmas, Skyler's Dad!


  4. I hope your Christmas was truly peaceful and joyous. Wishing you all the best of holiday seasons!

    Enjoy your new boots Chris! You certainly deserve them!

  5. Anonymous10:31 AM

    The hillbillies down the street set up four of those inflatable things in their yard this year, and not once did they bother to inflate them. If I've said it once, I've said it one million times, sad little piles of wet vinyl do not a Merry Christmas make.

  6. I love your answers Chris. It's about the same for me, favorite movies/song/ect.
    Hope your holidays are warm and cheery. xo d

  7. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday.

  8. That rendition of o holy night was beautiful. I nearly cried at the heart felt trumpet. Thank you.