I saw this post at Kathy C.'s blog and I had to do it, too! It's fun reading about other people's Christmas traditions :)
Colored lights on tree/house or white?
This year I'm really into a nice clear white light with colorful decorations
Do you hang mistletoe?
When do you put your decorations up?
I grew up in a house that didn't decorate until about a week before Christmas. Crazy, right? So now, for ME, as soon as Thanksgiving things go down, Christmas goes up! I like to make it last as long as possible :)
What is your favorite holiday dish?
Green Bean Casserole. Oh yum!
Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Definitely going to my Granny's house after mid night mass super sleepy but fighting it in order to open just one gift. Then Christmas day going over to my Grandma's and being around tons of family.
When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I never really believed. My parents didn't stress Santa. We are more about the *real* meaning of Christmas. That aside, I am the baby of the family and my brother and sister pretty much ruined any chance of me believing in Santa. Hah!
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Only when we were kids. Now I have a bit more patience...lol it's tempting though!
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
It seems to be different every year! Last year it was a purple and silver theme...the year before that it was red and gold. This year I have white bulb lights and bits and bobs of all colors!
Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love love love it. Here in Michigan, we are NO stranger to the snow. I only mind it when it lasts longer than it should...like late APRIL!
Do you remember your favorite gift?
I honestly don't have one.
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Of all time. For every occasion. My mom's no bake cheesecake. I will never, EVER get sick of it.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
It still has to be going to Christmas eve mass with my family. I've had the same warm feeling during and after hearing the Christmas story ever since I really understood what it was about <3
Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum?
Yum! especially in hot cocoa or crushed up on top of brownies. Lol here come the holiday pounds...
Favorite Christmas movie?
Home Alone. Hands down.
Saddest Christmas Song?
I almost feel guilty saying this because Stevie Wonder is probably my favorite artist, but I have to say "Someday at Christmas". Ok the song has a lot of truth and a great, hopeful message but it just doesn't put me in the light and happy Christmas spirit. Kinda heavy!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Canticle of Mary and O Holy Night. Beautiful <3