WHW: Christmas Questions

Happy Wednesday!! Sorry for my absence yesterday--I've been swamped at work with things that have to be done before Winter Break, MG was at a late work event Monday night and I just didn't have the energy to write a post for yesterday, but here I am today!
I saw this post on Emily's blog last week and knew I wanted to participate in the holiday fun, albeit a little late #cantgetmyacttogether

1. Real or Fake Tree?  Fake! I've always had a fake tree growing up and MG and I have had a smaller fake one since we lived in our condo together. We may do a real one down the line once Ella gets a little older, but for now, the fake one is doing just fine!
2. Favorite Christmas Cookie?  I'm actually totally going to agree with Emily on this one and say the snowball cookies are THE best! I hadn't had one (that I can remember) until our neighbor brought over a bunch the other year to thank us for helping her shovel her car out after the blizzard we got. Oh my word, they were delicious!!
3. Home on Christmas Morning or Travel?  The last few years, it's been travel, and likely will continue to be that way for a while since the majority of our family is in PA. Not sure what will happen once Ella is older, but for now, we travel.
4. Clear or Colored Lights?  I used to have colored lights on the tree growing up, but I love the look of white lights too. Honestly, I love ANY Christmas lights, so I'd take either. 

5. Send Christmas Cards?  Yes!  We just had to buy a new printer because ours went kaput, but we'll be addressing them and sending them out soon!
6. Favorite Christmas Present Received?  I don't know if I have a favorite, but I will say one of my most used are my gray knit Uggs that MG got me for our first Christmas together. I still wear them during the winter because they're so dang cozy!

7. Favorite Christmas Present Given?  I'll say when I got MG the Play Station 4 last year, but wrapped it in a WAY bigger box, and added my workout weight to the box so that he had NO clue what it was. It was a pain carting that up to PA but it was worth it to throw him off and then see his expression when he opened it up.

8. Stockings or no stockings?  Yes--my mom always put fun little things in my stocking growing up and I loved it. Definitely plan to continue that tradition with Ella. My MIL is buying Ella's stocking this year.
Can you see them hanging on our railing?
9. Christmas PJ's?  We haven't done it as a family or anything, and I don't have any Christmas specific PJ's as of now. Ella does though, and I can't wait to see her in them!

10. Favorite Christmas carol?  Probably Silent Night

11. Favorite Holiday Tradition?  I always looked forward to getting to open ONE gift on Christmas Eve. Usually it was my mom's choosing. I looked forward to it ALL day and it was such a fun memory for me.

12. Early Shopper or Last Minute? Last minute--I feel like the holidays creep up on me every year and all of a sudden I'm scrambling haha

13. Favorite Christmas Movie or Show?  Personally, The Holiday and Home Alone always make me think of Christmas. I'll always put these on whenever I see them on tv.

14. Favorite Holiday Beverage?  Hot Chocolate with a candy cane in it, and marshmallows (another fun "tradition" I had growing up was adding a marshmallow for each of my family members. Because I was an only child, and I wanted more than 3 marshmallows, I would add one for grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, pets, etc lol)
15. Cookies and Milk for Santa?  Yep! 

Now you can link up with Jessi and I to share what's hap-"pinning" with you!


  1. I have never had any of those cookies before--maybe someone will gift me some after a big blizzard ha!! Or I'll just have to make them myself ;) And We never were allowed to open gifts on Christmas Eve but when Dustin and I started dating we started buying ourselves really small Christmas Eve gifts to open and we've continued that tradition. It's so fun!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I haven't had hot chocolate yet but there's still time right?! I'm all about the white lights on the tree and we don't really travel too far, but we try to alternate but it also depends how christmas lands because I don't get off work the next day! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  3. Snowball cookies are sooooooo good!!! And your Christmas card turned out awesome!

  4. ok that marshmallow thing is the cutest. and yes to the holiday all day every day! love how your christmas card turned out - so cute!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. Do fun! This Christmas is going to be so magical!

  6. I can't wait to see/hear Ella's reaction to her first Christmas!!!! And how cute is a snowball cookie for someone helping in a snow-jam?!

  7. I have never had those cookies before but they look really good. Your Christmas card came out so awesome. Having children make the holidays even more special.

  8. Right there with you on the movies and already watched both!! Love it!!

  9. Ok now I really want a snowball cookie! I haven't had one in years. And we travel on Christmas morning too. Sometimes I actually feel like it's less stressful to travel then. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. I don't think I've ever had a snowball cookie. I guess I need to google a recipe and get to it!

  11. So fun to read about all your traditions! I'm sure this year is extra special. You'll get to start new traditions will Ella!

  12. Yum! Hot cocoa is my favorite, too. Those Christmas pjs with the little reindeer feet are so cute!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  13. So fun starting new traditions with Ella! Never had those cookies but now yall have me interested!

  14. I am cracking up at the fact that you totally messed with MG on that present! And yes those cookies - gosh I could go for some right now!


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