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The Christmas Meme

Frank Murphy, family man and funny man, tagged me with the Christmas meme. SO, here we go:
Rules for the game include:

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share Christmas facts about yourself.
3. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of "Getting to Know Your Friends."

1. Wrapping or gift bags? Diabolically deceptive wrapping. My oldest son Adam has an uncanny knack for figuring out what is in the package before unwrapping it. I once wrapped a set of drumsticks in a dur-dur tucked inside 5 nested boxes, along with a couple of bricks to disguise the weight. ( A dur-dur is the empty cardboard tube left inside of a roll of paper towels. You use it to sound the trumpets for a charge. "Dur dur du dur doo dur!")

2. Real or artificial tree? Both. This year we only had time to put up the artificial tree, but I usually put up two trees.

3. When do you put up the tree? As soon as I get time. Usually the day after Thanksgiving.

4. When do you take the tree down? As soon as I get time. Usually the day after Thanksgiving.

5. Do you like egg nog? Absolutely!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? All of them.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes.

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? For 5 years in a row, every Christmas Eve, when it was time to assemble the toys, I got a stomach bug. One year,my wife and I were both too sick to make it back upstairs after arranging the tree so we just slept downstairs on the couch and surprised the kids when they came down to scope out Santa's handiwork.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Three years ago,I mailed out over 50 Christmas cards to friends, family, and acquaintances. The following year, I got one card.

From my life insurance agent.

I don't do cards anymore.

10. Favorite Christmas Movie? Die Hard

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Today.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Seven layer cookies.

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? The proper term is "African-American", not colored.

14. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

15. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home.

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid Donner and.....there are only 7 left. Donner got hungry.

17. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.

18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? When I get presents under the tree, I'll let you know.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Folks who not only don't get into the Christmas spirit, but want to make sure you don't get into it either.

20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? Nope, but that's a neat idea.

21. What do you leave for Santa? Nothing. His cholesterol is elevated and he needs to drop a few pounds.

22. Least favorite holiday song? The Chipmunk Song.

23. Favorite ornament? I don't have one.

I'm not tagging anybody because, well, you probably all have more important things to do today and tomorrow. Spend time with you friends and families.
Posted by Rich
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<i>"19.Most annoying thing about this time of year? Folks who not only don't get into the Christmas spirit, but want to make sure you don't get into it either."</i>

That is the best answer I have seen thus far for this Christmas meme!

Murry Christmas!
Posted by Byron  on  12/24  at  02:55 PM

Rich,

Have a very merry Christmas!
Posted by Frank Murphy  on  12/25  at  01:09 AM

Merry Christmas, Rich!
Posted by Tish  on  12/25  at  09:32 AM

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