Thanks to Becky at Strikeouts + Sprinkles for this tag!
The rules (because there are always rules) are as follows:
— Be sure to link back to the tag creator in your own post.
— Tag four or more of your own friends to keep the coziness going.
— You don’t have to be tagged to fill this out—feel free to post your answers on your own blog.
So without further ado …
1. Green Christmas or White Christmas?
White, on one condition. A dusting of snow is pretty and festive and all the rest of it, but not on the roads. As long as the driving conditions are OK, I’m fine with everything else.
However, I remember going to Florida over Christmas as a kid, and it was weird to run outside to play in the nice weather after we opened presents.
2. Would you rather snuggle up with a blanket or go outside and play in the snow?
At my age, if I’m going outside in the snow, the only things I’m “playing” with are my snowblower, shovels and brushes for the cars.
So, if you don’t mind, I’d rather stay inside if I could.
3. How do you typically celebrate New Year’s?
Suzi and I usually go to dinner and a movie. She goes to bed before I do, but I can usually hang on until midnight. Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on CNN used to be my go-to, but now I switch between channels, based mostly on what musicians are on.
At midnight, I watch the Times Square ball drop on ABC. Ryan Seacrest does nothing for me, but it’s out of respect for the memory of Dick Clark.
4. Favorite winter food?
I pretty much eat the same food as I do the rest of the year, even ice cream if it’s around. As far as around Christmas, I’d say cookies.
5. What is your favorite seasonal drink?
Egg nog during the Christmas season, hot chocolate otherwise.
6. How early do you decorate for Christmas?
Right after Thanksgiving.
We don’t go really big — a tree, decorations on the fireplace, a wreath, Christmas lights. However, we have new Christmas lights, and they’re the greatest, because they turn on automatically when the room is dark and off when it’s light, meaning I don’t have to go all around the house every night turning them off.
7. Do you enjoy the cold weather or do you get anxious for spring to come?
Spring can’t get here soon enough, although it never gets here soon enough.
8. Do you have any special holiday traditions?
Suzi’s parents have always been more into Christmas Eve, and my family is very into Christmas Day, so it makes a nice mix.
We get together with her parents, go to dinner, go to church and open presents before meeting up with my family the next day.
On Dec. 23, Suzi and I do Festivus with dinner and presents, not because of the “Seinfeld” reference (although I liked it perfectly fine and she was a fan), but so we can have a day for ourselves.
9. What is your idea of a perfect winter day?
A day that’s not winter. Seriously, aside from the weather determining what I do or don’t do outside, I pretty much do the same things as always.
10. What’s the best part about winter?
I enjoy Christmas light displays.
11. What’s your favorite movie set in the winter season? (Not necessarily a Christmas movie)
12. What do you hate about winter?
It’s cold. It snows. It’s dark. Before I can do anything, I have to make sure we’re not getting a blizzard or hours of freezing rain.