November 24th, 2020

Bertie ?!

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it's too early for Xmas stuff but I liked this Xmas meme making the rounds and I haven't really got anything else to post about so here goes:

1. Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider?
Hot chocolate.

2. Turkey or Ham?
Turkey, although a lot of the time my family would have other things for Christmas dinner, in different years we've had lamb, seafood, lasagna, etc.

3. Do you get a fake or real Christmas tree?
My family always got real Christmas trees
4. Decorations on the outside of your house?
I don't have a house, I have an apartment with no balcony so no

5. Snowball fights or sledding?
Sledding.

6. Do you like hanging around the fireplace because it's warm?
I don't have a fireplace myself but I do like hanging around fireplaces in other people's homes or pubs or whatever.

7. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?
yes, if it doesn't get too crazy

8. Favorite Christmas song?
Happy Christmas War is Over by John & Yoko

9. How do you feel about Christmas movies?
Depends on the movie. I love some of them, my favorite is A Christmas Story with Ralphie and the BB gun (you'll shoot your eye out!) and I love some versions of Christmas Carol, especially Scrooge with Albert Finney and the one with Patrick Stewart but I don't like some of the really cheesy ones and I hate It's A Wonderful Life. I don't especially appreciate the message that movie sends to women, that you are not a success unless you've got a husband. Thank fuck it's not 1947 anymore.

10. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?
November

11. Stockings before or after presents?
Stocking before presents

12. Carolers, do you or do you not watch and listen to them?
I like listening to them and I've been one myself.

13. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?
Go to someone else's house

14. Do you read the Christmas Story?
nope

15. What do you do after presents are opened?
relax, hang out, listen to music, play with the presents, enjoy the company

16. What is your favorite holiday smell?
too many good ones to just pick one

17. Ice skating or walking around the mall?
Walking around the mall because I can't ice skate my way out of a paper bag (ironic given my two favorite sports movies are Blades of Glory and I, Tonya)

18. Favorite Christmas memory?
Too many good ones

19. Favorite part about winter?
Christmas and my birthday.

20. Favorite Christmas decoration?
I love looking at them in general

21. Lights...colored or clear?
colored

22. What is the best Christmas gift you ever received?
I've been lucky, I've gotten too many really great ones to pick one

23. What is your favorite Christmas tradition in your family?
I don't know

24. What is your least favorite thing about the holidays?
Greed and when depressing shit happens around that time of year

25. What is the one thing that you would like to see under the tree this year?
the end of covid related insanity

26. What is your favorite thing to do/build in the snow?
play with dogs

27. What is your favorite holiday drink?
Hot chocolate, but I also like eggnog and hot buttered rum a lot

28. Who is your favorite reindeer?
I don't have one, but does anyone who has a favorite reindeer ever pick any one other than Rudolph?

29. What is your Christmas Eve ritual?
depends
30. Are you a Friday after Thanksgiving shopper?
No, I might go to a grocery store if I need something but other than that it gets too crazy

31. What is your favorite holiday food?
too many good ones to just choose one

32. How did you find out that Santa wasn't real?
I think I always knew. I think I also always knew it doesn't matter.

33. Who do you want to be under the mistletoe with?
Hugh Laurie

34. Have you bought all your presents yet?
no

35. Do you spend Christmas with a lot of family?
sometimes

36. Do you still make snowmen and snow angels?
No, I live in California so there isn't a lot of snow

37. What's your favorite Christmas movie?
see #9

38. What do you plan to do for New Year's Eve?
I don't think there's gonna be a vaccine by then

39. What's the most expensive thing you've gotten for Christmas?
I don't ask how much my presents cost, that's rude

40. How early do you wake up on Christmas morning?
Not super early, that's for kids

41. What do you usually get in your stocking?
When I got stockings I usually got candy and cassette tapes (that's how long ago I got stockings)

42. Who would you like to see this Christmas?
any of my friends and family
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