Christmas Thoughts

Christmas Thoughts

December 21, 2010

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Let’s take a survey! You can answer with ‘when I was a kid’ or ‘now as an adult’ answers – I don’t judge. (You can copy-and-paste if you like.)

1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
2. Do you do stockings?
3. White lights or colored lights?
4. Real or fake tree?
5. Tree topper?

1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other? As a kid, it was always Christmas Eve. Now – whenever I want! You can’t tell me what to do!
2. Do you do stockings? We have some, but I don’t always hang them up. We had them when I was a kid, and one year my Mom wanted us to open one stocking gift a day for each of the 12 days of Christmas. That lasted for 12 minutes. Sorry, Mom.
3. White lights or colored lights? White lights, non-twinkling.
4. Real or fake tree? Fake tree. It’s just so much easier.
5. Tree topper? It’s a little star this year.

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11 Responses to “Christmas Thoughts”

  1. Nigel Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Christmas Day, the stockings, then the presents under the tree on Boxing Day

    2. Do you do stockings?
    Yessum. Though they are more sacks. Stockings hung over the fireplace are too small and ornamental.

    3. White lights or colored lights?
    White lights, non twinkling. My parents have a preference for twinkling, coloured lights that ALSO plays (horrible) tinny Christmas music. To me, this seems to miss the point of the tree.

    4. Real or fake tree?
    Fake. Australia is too hot for real trees. People do them but they shed all their needles within a few days.

    5. Tree topper?
    An angel, precariously perched and looking as though she is about go bungee jumping.

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  2. Brad Said on:

    1. Our family used to do Christmas Eve. Now it’s whenever we’re all finally together. December 27 this year I think.
    2. No stockings
    3. White lights
    4. Fake, pre-lit tree
    5. I didn’t decorate the tree at all this year. It just looks like a pine tree with lights. Easy to put up, and easy to take down.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    1. Christmas day. As a kid & now.
    2. Stockings! Filled with my everyone’s favorite candy. (It was sad this year though hanging the stockings. Two were left in the box, Joe’s (the married son) & Carly’s (the dead dog).
    3. Colored lights, non-blinking. But I’ve been wanting to change to all white for the last few years.
    4. Real.
    5. Angel in a circle of white lights.

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  4. Annette Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Christmas Eve, Santa leaves a gift for the children on Christmas morn!
    2. Do you do stockings?
    Yes, for my sons (if they are at home)
    3. White lights or colored lights?
    White-no blinkies
    4. Real or fake tree?
    Fake and pre-lt. My nieces decorated it this year on Thanksgiving evening. Think they’ll come and decorate Christmas cookies too?
    5. Tree topper?
    Red pointy thing with children from around the world .

    Merry Christmas lloydandlauren.com-ers! God gave the best gift…every day!

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  5. Curt Said on:

    When I was a kid….
    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other? Christmas Eve because we would go to Grandma and Grandpa on Christmas Day.
    2. Do you do stockings? Yes, my matchbox cars and other small toys would be in them. Mom also had two small stocking tree ornaments that were filled with M&Ms. We were always instructed not to eat them until Christmas. Yeah, like that was going to happen.
    3. White lights or colored lights? I think we had both (not at the same time), but mostly white lights.
    4. Real or fake tree? Some years real and others fake.
    5. Tree topper? Most years an angel.

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  6. bekahcubed Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Christmas Eve

    2. Do you do stockings?
    On Christmas day

    3. White lights or colored lights?
    Either, but never blinking. This year I have white and red lights on my tree.

    4. Real or fake tree?
    Fake tree. It’s tons easier.

    5. Tree topper?
    This year, a big red bow

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  7. Keren Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Both. Some Christmas Eve, and the big ones Christmas Day.
    2. Do you do stockings?
    Yes! We put the chocolate oranges and small gifts in there. How else would Santa get stuff to us?
    3. White lights or colored lights? Both, but usually colored ones, non blinking. This year we got the glasses that turn all the lights into snowflakes.
    4. Real or fake tree?
    Real.
    5. Tree topper?
    A big copper star.

    Merry Christmas to everyone out there in Christmasland!

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  8. Kristi Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Christmas Eve
    2. Do you do stockings?
    Yes, on Christmas morning
    3. White lights or colored lights?
    It varies from year to year.
    4. Real or fake tree?
    Fake, inherited from my in-laws who wanted a smaller tree.
    5. Tree topper?
    Angel from my horribly wicked hosts from student-teaching

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  9. Amy Said on:

    1. Do you open presents Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or other?
    Well, I open christmas presents three times.. once with my mom’s side of the family.. once with my immediate family.. and once with my dad’s side of the family
    2. Do you do stockings? For St. Nicks :3
    3. White lights or colored lights? I think they are colored
    4. Real or fake tree? REAL
    5. Tree topper? I believe it’s a star this year…

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