I can’t believe that there’s only two days until Christmas!! *squeals*
Since we’re deep into the holiday season at this point, I thought it was only right to do a Christmas-themed Q&A! And, even better, why not do this Q&A with my Blogger Gift Exchange recipient, Hailey Hudson?
Hailey Hudson blogs over at Now All I Know is Grace. Go check her out because she is an awesome human bean and writer! I’ve loved reading her Blogmas posts throughout this December! Thanks for doing this Q&A with me, Hailey! Hope you have a merry Christmas!
Let’s get to it with the Q&A!
I couldn’t be more excited about Christmas if I tried. I love this time of year!
My favorite Christmas movies are Elf, A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street–all the classics–plus a Hallmark movie with Candace Cameron Bure called Let It Snow.
I start playing Christmas music sometime in November–I’m ready in August, but if I started then, I feel like it would make the time until Christmas drag much too slowly! I love all of For King and Country’s Christmas songs, plus this MercyMe CD–it’s my mom’s favorite, so it was the soundtrack to all my Christmas memories growing up.
My favorite things about Christmas include the steady stream of sweets coming into our house, my dad having two weeks off work, the excitement that’s in the air wherever you go, and the way people go out of their way to give generously to their friends and even to strangers–something I want to do year-round.
My family generally decorates the first or second weekend in December.
Receiving presents is great, of course, and I definitely tend to fall into the trap of just wanting more gift bags with my name on them. But I try to like giving presents more, and most of the time, I succeed. It’s so fun to choose the perfect gift for everyone on my list, even though I’m typically on a pretty tight budget. *rolls eyes at my cheapskate self*
On Christmas Eve, my family goes to our church service, which ends with everyone lighting candles and singing “Silent Night.” After church, we eat dinner at Krystal, which is something my dad grew up doing on Christmas Eve; then we come home, read the Christmas story from Luke 2 under our tree, and watch A Christmas Story.
Definitely a real tree* and colorful lights!
*sorry to interrupt (madeline, here) but I’m with you, girl! real trees for the win!!
My favorite food to eat near Christmas is probably a tie between four things we normally have on Christmas day: ham, sweet potato souffle, baked pineapple, and chocolate pie. *drools*