Grade/Rate Holiday Movies A – F
91. A Christmas Story. B+
92. How The Grinch Stole Christmas? A+ if we’re talking Chuck Jones. Never saw Ron Howard’s.
93. The Santa Clause? Have I ever seen any of these all the way through?
94. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer? B
95. Frosty The Snowman? B-
96. Home Alone? B-
97. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? D-
98. Elf? Didn’t see
99. Miracle on 34th Street? A
100. A Charlie Brown Christmas? A+
Christmas At My House…(one or the other)
111. Tree is fake/real?
Real, optimally. Though in fact we had no tree when Lydia was nine months old because we were too tired to bother. We didn’t have one when she was 21 months because we feared she’d pull it down.
112. Tree is under/above 4′?
About 5′ most years, though this years is 7′.
113. Open presents Christmas Eve/Day?
Christmas Day. Though there may be stockings opened on Christmas Eve.
114. House/entire yard is decorated?
We don’t decorate the outside.
115. Amount of presents under the tree?
Very few before Christmas Eve.
116. Snowman is a male/female?
Lydia made one Sunday. Male.
117. Go for Santa/Jesus?
I’m not sure what that means.
118. Homemade/delivered/takeout Christmas dinner?
Usually homemade if I’m not making it; otherwise, takeout.
119. Bedtime is before/after midnight?
10 pm most nights.
120. Wake-up is before/after 7am?
Probably 5:30 now. When I was a kid, Dad pushed the wakeup time for the household later and later, from 7 when I was 7 to 9 when I was 16.
121. Go/don’t go to church on Christmas?
Don’t, generally, though I did once or twice recently. Christmas Eve, I go to, usually sing at. Even in my non-church-going phase, I’d go to Christmas Eve, usually a Catholic service. And I’ve never been Catholic.
122. Pray & sing Happy Birthday/do nothing before bed?
I sometimes pray. But “Happy Birthday, Jesus” is hysterical! Jesus almost certainly was a Pisces; seriously.
123. Do shopping before/after Thanksgiving?
If I’m inspired, I shop before Thanksgiving. I was shopping this Sunday past, so that should tell you something.
124. Low-key/over the top decorations (inside and out)?
125. Built a snowman?
126. Heard Santa’s sleigh?
Yes. Must have been a recording. Wasn’t it?
127. Seen Santa & Rudolph in the sky?
Well, no, except in my dreams.
128. Sat on Santa’s lap?
I know I have. There’s even a picture somewhere. But I don’t really have any memories of it.
129. Shoveled the driveway/sidewalk?
130. Made snow angels?
131. Built a fort/igloo?
132. Wrote a Christmas list?
133. Wrote a letter to Santa?
134. Left cookies/milk for Santa & reindeer?
Yes, ever since we had a child. But remember doing so when I was a child.
135. Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
136. Went caroling?
Used to do it every year for about a decade and a half.
137. Got hurt during the winter season?
Just the frostbite.
138. Gone ice skating/sledding?
I’m lousy at skating. Sledding I did regularly as a kid.
139. Kissed under a mistletoe?
140. Experienced/saw a miracle happen?
141. Get everything you wanted for Christmas?
Yes, but my needs are limited.
There was a period that I did both, mostly when I was single.
True Or False
181. You prefer to stay inside where it’s warm?
Truer words were never spoken.
182. You’ve given something (or $) to charity?
183. You spent more than what people spent on you?
Almost always true.
184. You like to take your time opening presents?
True, and try to apply the brakes to the child.
185. The thing you want most this year costs $100+?
True, but that’s MOST unusual.
186. You expect to get more than 10 presents this year?
187. You’re a Scrooge/Grinch?
I don’t think so.
188. Christmas = snow?
True, lightly on Christmas Eve.
189. You know the lyrics to more than 25 Christmas songs?
Oh, indeed true. I love Christmas music. I have three or four BOOKS.
190. Three best things about Christmas?
The music, the decorations, the possibilities.
191. Worst Christmas song?
I especially hate “Dominick the Donkey”.
192. If you were a Christmas character, who would you be?
193. What type of decoration should stop being made?
Any that are poisoning the environment.
194. Tastiest holiday treat?
195. Favorite pop culture Christmas icon?
I like Charlie Brown and his little tree.
196. Know how to make cookies/brownies/cake from scratch?
I did; haven’t done it in so long, though.
197. Ever cut your mouth on a candy cane/candy?
Yes, as a kid.
198. What other culture would you like to experience Christmas with?
Interested to do so in the Southern Hemisphere.
199. What kind of pattern/pictures do you like on your wrapping paper?
Wrapping paper is a real sore point. I used to think that it was dumb. I would just as soon use the funnies from the Sunday newspaper, but was mocked for it. Now it’s rather ahead of the curve environmentally. So I REALLY don’t care.
200. Will you make a Christmas picture for your blog/website/profile?
Nah, I’m a lazy bum.