A Christmas Survey + Home Bound!

Today’s the day! I’m super excited to fly home to Pennsylvania for the holidays. Having spent the last 7 months in Texas, I’m really looking forward to relaxing at home and spending time with my favorite people.

I’ve got a half day at work, and my flight leaves Austin around 4:00. It’s pretty surreal to think I’m at work in Texas, but will be home in Pennsylvania tonight!

To get a little bit more in the spirit, I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas Survey! Thanks to A Piece of Cait for sharing this 🙂

1. Favorite Christmas movie?
This is so tough – I have tons of favorites. I’d have to say that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (claymation) is a must-see every year.

2. Hot chocolate or egg nog?
If I only have one cup of each of these each year, that’s enough for me. But out of the two, definitely HoCho!

3. Christmas eve or Christmas day — and why?
I’d have to say Christmas Eve. I love our traditional Christmas Eve dinner, going to church, and the magic of looking forward to Christmas Day! : )

4. Favorite Christmas tree decoration?
We have a Santa lying in a hammock that’s always had a place in the front of our tree.

5. Where do you place your tree in the house?
In the corner of the living room – the only place it fits!

6. Favorite holiday sweet?!
Cookies – I don’t discriminate on which. ; )


7. Family tradition you do year after year?
We would always read Noel, The Night Before Christmas and the story of baby Jesus before going to bed.

8. Or one you plan on doing with your family one day?
Hopefully going to cut down a real tree!

9.  Do you get all your shopping done early? Or late?
Ehhh, medium ; )

10. Favorite Christmas song{s}/ artist?
My favorite is O Holy Night. It’s so beautiful!

11. Fake or real tree?
We’ve always had an artificial one, but I love real ones! We had one my senior year of college and it was soo nice!


12. Do you partake in any cookie swaps? if so.. what are you bringing this year?!
Uhh, I wiiish! ; ) But I did bake chocolate crinkles and chocolate chip cookies for my coworkers.

13.  Ever had a WHITE Christmas?

14. What did your parents do to make this time of year special?

15. Do you still get a stocking?/ stocking stuffers?
Yes : )

16.  What kind of Christmas lights do you like? Clear, colored, icelces?
Colorful ones.

17. When do you open up gifts?
Christmas Eve with my Dad’s side of the family, Christmas Day with my parents, and then again on Christmas with my Mom’s side.

18. Christmas cards/ letters?
Love ’em!

19. What does Christmas day look like for you this year?
Not entirely sure, actually! Hoping to spend it with the extended family like we did last year.


20. Candy canes.. yay or nay?
Not my fave, but ’tis the season!

Your Turn-

  • Will you be heading home for the holidays?
  • Real or fake tree?
  • Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

4 thoughts on “A Christmas Survey + Home Bound!

  1. I’m going home soon too. I am so in love with Christmas. But I think we’re holiday opposites.

    I want a big glass of eggnog, Christmas day over the eve, and love artificial trees. But I feel you so hard on cookies, parents who go all out on Christmas, and colorful lights. 🙂

    Can’t wait for the holidays! Enjoy your weekend. 🙂


  2. Never had a real tree! It has been close to 7 years that we have had the same old fake tree. You should see the poor fella now, I think it may be time to get a new one..Ha! Christmas Eve all the way! I love the anticipation and even though we open presents on Christmas Day I just love to see the gifts under the tree 😉
    Have a great time in Pennsylvania!


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