Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Sunday Social: Week 7

I haven't participated in the Sunday Social in a while...mainly because I forget to do it!  Sorry :)  So if you want to participate, click the button below to get the questions and copy Ashley Lately's button then answer the questions on your own blog and put a link back on her blog so other's can read your answers :)

Sunday Social

1. What are your favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials?
My favorite Holiday movie is Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version with Dylan McDermott and the cute lil' girl from Matilda...Mara Wilson).  I can pretty much quote that movie.  I also love the Santa Clause movies...the first one is my favorite though.  I love The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law too.  And I do admit to watching Hallmark movies even though they are all so similar lol
2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do?
I haven't done any volunteering during the holidays.  I'm bad at that.  I do want to do a little something for all my neighbors this year though.  I want to get wisks and fill them with Hershey kisses and put a note on there that says "We wisk you a merry kissmas"  lol  totally lame but bound to make someone smile...right?  :)
3. What is your favorite toy received as a child for the holidays?
Honestly...I don't even remember what my "favorite" toy was as a child.  It really depends on what age I suppose.  I got lots of Barbie dolls.  I got a cute pair of skates when I was about 7 that I liked.  I remember a lot of things that I got and I loved them all but there isn't one particular thing that stands out in my mind.
4. What was your must have item in high school for the holidays? 
I remember one year, I really really wanted a Papasan chair to put in my room.  And I did get it.  Come to find out....those things are really not all that comfy  lol  I also really wanted my own computer and got that at some point too.  My parents were pretty generous at Christmas.
5. What do you do on Christmas Eve? If you are Jewish what does your family do for Hanukkah?
Christmas Eve morning is spent with my husband's family.  It was a tradition for him growing up on Christmas day morning to go to his grandparents (that lived on the same property) and have a big breakfast.  When we got married, we all agreed to move it to Christmas Eve morning so that when we had kids, we wouldn't have to tear them away and make them go anywhere.  So we have breakfast and then do gifts. 
Then Christmas Eve night, we go to my grandfather's house with my mom's entire family and eat and do the whole "white elephant/Chinese Christmas/dirty Santa" game which a lot of times just ends up being a big gift card exchange lol.  Unfortunately this year, my grandfather just had open heart surgery so plans for Christmas Eve are still up in the air.  Hopefully we still get together because if not, it will be the first time since before I was born that we didn't get together and that's kind of sad. 
When I was a kid, after we came home from my grandparents' house, we would get to open one gift.  I will continue that tradition with my kids for sure.  My parents got to pick which gift we opened but they never could remember what was in which box so one year, I opened a camera case....for the camera I would open the next morning! hah :)
I love the Holidays! Merry Christmas everyone!

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