Usually right after my birthday, December 3rd. My husband isn't a huge fan of all the hoopla but he puts up with it for me.
Christmas attire, casual or dressy?
Casual. I'm really not that big of a fan of dressing up in general. I think it looks weird on me.
Best? I'm not sure I could say one was the best. But some memorable ones are my scrubs and nursing gear for nursing school and my Nikon.
Worst gift you ever received?
Hmm...gosh, probably just clothes when I was little and didn't like getting them. Now? Gimmie the clothes!!
Snow, love or hate?
LOVE. I can't help it. When it snows I just get giddy. Now that we're in Portland it doesn't really stick to the ground. I miss the crunch you can feel and hear when you walk in freshly fallen snow.
Silent Night. It was my Grandma's and I inherited it.
Santa Baby. By far.
Best Christmas movie?
The Christmas Story. But I also love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause, and Home Alone.
Probably Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, just because I think it's kind of boring.
Christmas tree, real or fake?
Growing up, all but one were fake. This year, our first Christmas in our new house, we put up a real tree. I did a whole post about it!
Do you have a favorite ornament?
I guess I would say the ornament for our first Christmas together (married).
Well, we're not able to do my favorite tradition anymore. Every year we would go to my mom's parents' house. Since we lived out of town we stayed there. They had a big party Christmas Eve with the whole family. The kids exchanged names and opened those presents then. The adults split up into men/women and played the steal-the-gift game. My grandparents have passed away and now my brother has a wife and daughter, so we have been doing Christmas at my parent's house. The only traditions I can think of that we do is open a present Christmas Eve, that's always PJs and then on Christmas morning, you can open your stocking when you first wake up. I can't wait to have my own traditions.
The easiest and hardest people to buy gifts for?
I'm just going to say that everyone is hard to buy for. I'm not a great gifter. It's kind of hard for me. Especially because when I go shopping I tend to have tunnel vision for things I want!
Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas?
Just the one on Christmas Eve. Everything else is Christmas day.
Clear or colored lights?
I used to like both equally but I'm on a clear light kick right now.
Travel or stay home?
Usually travel. This year we're staying home.
Themed or homey decorations?
Um, themed? I just like what I like :)