Monday, December 04, 2006

Santa

Elizaphanian tagged me.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wraps them.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? My apartment is too small for a tree--but I'm thinking of putting up lights!

4. Do you hang mistletoe on house? I can't find any mistletoe in NYC.

5. When do you put your decorations up? Usually around the first week of December.

6. What is your favorite holiday meal (excluding dessert)? Turkey with stuffing.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? When I was 19 and we had first gotten our collie, Sam and he played in the discarded wrapping paper and bows.

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

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? No.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? Ornaments from childhood, strings of gold and silver beads, lights, and an angel.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it!

12. Can you ice skate? Sort of.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? Yes.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Coming back home and being with family and loved ones.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? CANDIED YAMS!!!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? The Christmas story and "For the Time Being."

17. What tops your tree? An angel.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving? Giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? The Little Town of Bethlehem.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or yummy? Yummy.

21. Favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone 2.

22. What would you most like to find under your tree this year? A 2-bedroom apartment in the Upper West Side for $1300/month.

23. Favorite Holiday memory as an adult? Christmas Eve with Tina and her family at the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

Joe, Patrik, Tina

3 Comments:

Blogger Rev Sam said...

What is "For the Time Being"?

4:01 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Hi Rev Sam. For The Time Being (http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1413.html)is a poem by WH Auden about Christmas, more specifically that time after Christmas when we suddenly realize it is over. It's one of my favorite poems, and I've sort of made it my own tradition for the past few years to read it for myself and think on it. The link I've pasted in, isn't the entire poem. It's a long poem and this section is the end of the work. I'd recommend trying to find the whole thing--"For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio."

8:17 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/
minstrels/poems/1413.html

9:03 AM  

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