What’s your favorite Christmas movie? I love Elf, Home Alone, and White Christmas!
Have you ever had a white Christmas? Yes, growing up in New England we had more snow than we knew what to do with. This is my first southern Christmas, but I am not missing the frigid temps or snow!
Where do you usually spend your holiday? There is no “usually” for me. This year my husband and I will celebrate here in Georgia. Last year we celebrated in Maine, which was lovely. Who knows where we will be next December!
What is your favorite Christmas song? I love Silent Night, or any songs with a biblical reference. I love listening to music which truly embodies the meaning of the season: the birth of Jesus.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? Yes, I don’t like waiting… I also usually end up giving gifts early because I get so excited to give them.
Which holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year? Making sugar cookies, playing scrabble, going out for Chinese food on Christmas Eve, watching Elf with my husband, and secret santa with the Carpenter crew. I also send out photo cards each year, which is a great tradition and an excuse to have our photo taken!
Is your Christmas tree real or fake? We decided on a fake tree this year due to the clean up factor and pets.
What is your all time favorite holiday treat/food/sweet? I love hot cocoa with whipped cream. Sugar cookies are also up there on the list!
Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better? Both! I love love love giving. I get too excited to give a gift and always end up giving it early or telling the person. I love seeing the joy in a recipient’s face when they really love their gift.
What is a favorite childhood Christmas memory? One year, my Mom took us to the Trinity Church in Boston for Christmas Eve. We got dressed up and attended the service, it was so beautiful and moving.
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season? Colorado or Banff, Alberta.
Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably? I am somewhere in between. I watched a YouTube video for tips, but they still never look as neat as I would like!
Most memorable Christmas moment? My husband and I shared our first Christmas together last year in Maine. I told him I had never had my own tree (as an adult). He decided to surprise me and found the biggest tree he could, which was over 10 feet tall, and strung it up with lights. It was the most wonderful moment to come home to that huge pine!
What makes the holidays special for you? Being with people I love and celebrating the birth of our Savior. I also enjoy some casual/low-stress time to unwind from a busy year.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!