I saw this meme at Table for Five and I'm in need of something light and happy to post about after a rollercoaster day so, here it is. Christmas Eve really is my favourite day of the year. I like the anticipation of Christmas but the day itself always seems anti climatic because of all my anticipation. Anyway...
What is your favorite Christmas gift?
I'm hard to shop for. So, nothing in particular. What makes me happy are the gifts from my husband that come with thought and preparation. Doesn't matter what the gift actually is.
What is your best memory of Christmas?
Christmas carolling in Ipoh, Malaysia around 1988. I was in the church choir and we went from house to house in an old school bus overloaded with happy, laughing friends. It was the only time of the year that I was allowed out until past midnight.
Depending on where you live, do you have a hot or cold Christmas?
I've spent 28 in Malaysia (hot), 1 in Australia (hot) and 1 in Switzerland (cold but disappointingly, not white).
Would you prefer to try the opposite weather at least just once?
I am still waiting for a White Christmas. Songs are sung about it, movies always show Christmas with snow....Yes, I'm easily influenced but I really must give it a go.
What do you prefer in a tree? Fake or real?
Never had a real one but I think I'd prefer a fake one. It just seems very messy to have a real one.
What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
Maybe O Holy Night. I can't pick just one because I like them all. REALLY. I wait all year to listen to them. I start listening from around October because I feel that listening only in December is too short a duration.
What is your favorite Christmas Dinner?
Christmas is a time for family get togethers. Chinese New Year is also that kind of time. The get togethers are always in my grandmother's house and she has a set reunion menu (aka CNY food). Rice with the following dishes: warm cuttlefish salad, slow cooked pigs tails with beanpaste sauce, roast pork chinese style, omellette with carrots, cabbage and pork (this one is actually named after me) and some stir fried vegetables.
Do you wear a Santa Hat at Christmas?
Nope. Its too HOT!
Have you ever seen Santa delivering your gifts?
No. And I can't even remember when he stopped coming.....did I stop believing?
How does Santa get to all those houses in just one night?
He must use a transporter.
Come on people. Do this meme! Get into the spirit of Christmas early this year!