On Sunday night, Sarah and I went over to Candice’s to decorate gingerbread houses with Candice and her boys. It was seriously entertaining. Besides the fact that gingerbread house decorating is one of my favorite Christmas traditions, there were quite a few funny moments.
As you will see in the pictures below, one house became a gingerbread diorama. This was the result of a “Christmas Disaster”, as one of Candice’s sons put it, which is the opposite of a Christmas Miracle. The disaster involved frosting you had to mix yourself, an already broken roof, and a side that fell on the ground.
So, we all laughed a lot both at the Christmas disaster and with the two boys who were up way past their bedtime.
The Stringham House.
- Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper and ribbon! On all presents. Even Santa gifts.
- Real tree or artificial? Real. I know it’s a pain, and expensive, however I love a real tree and the smell of it.
- When do you put up the tree? If I did, which I don’t right now because I have no room for it, I would do it the weekend after Thanksgiving.
- When do you take the tree down? New Year’s Day.
- Hot chocolate or apple cider? If you don’t know this, you don’t know me.
- Favorite gift received as a child? What about not received. My mom had purchased my little brother and I this kids’ video camera and t.v. combo. I snooped and told my BFF about it, who told her mom who was my mom’s BFF. Long story short: the video camera and t.v. were not under the tree on Christmas morning. They had been returned to Toys ‘R’ Us. It’s my favorite because of the lesson learned. Don’t snoop! Otherwise, probably my little, pink, one speaker-ed “boom box” and my Cyndi Lauper cassette that I would play at full blast, with the boom box hanging from my shoulder like a purse, as I rode my bike around the neighborhood. I was super cool.
- Do you have a nativity scene? Well, my mom’s is floating around somewhere, but no, I don’t. Someday I really want either this or this or this nativity.
- Hardest person to buy for? My dad. Hands down. He has everything.
- Easiest person to buy for? Alicia.
- Worst Christmas gift ever received? I’m sure there have been clothing articles I didn’t like, but I can’t think of a “worst”.
- Mail or email Christmas card? Either. There are pros and cons to both. Mail is mail and that’s a pro. And it’s fun to have the actual card, but then what do you do with it? Email is not as fun, but it’s nice because you can easily store pictures on your computer.
- Favorite Christmas movie? I like them all. If they aren’t stupid.
- When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever I see something that I really want to get for someone…after August.
- Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not buy “re-gifting”. I’ve given some of my gifts away but just in a “Hey, I got this for Christmas and I won’t ever use it. Do you want it?” kind of way.
- Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? This is a bit tough. I’m going to say Raclette. Although I don’t eat it often, I will be having it on Sunday with my friends. If you don’t know what Raclette is, click here. It’s delicious!
- Clear lights or colored? Clear for the most part…although, as a child, I loved the colored lights that were on our flocked tree (yes, flocked).
- Favorite Christmas song? I love all of the traditional ones. My current favorite is this version of The Wexford Carol.
- Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel to wherever my family is.
- Can you name Santa’s reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, and Rudolph
- Angel or star on top of the tree? I’m a star fan.