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Question 1.       What is your favourite Christmas movie?

My favorite Christmas movie is
Call Me Claus with Whoopi Goldberg. It has just the right amount of sass,
humor, and cheesy moments. I watch it every year. If you haven’t seen it then
you should. You won’t be sorry…well not very sorry.

Question 2.       What is your favourite Christmas memory?

A favorite Christmas memory is
harder to isolate. It’s tradition to make new special memories every year,
right? If I had to pick one (and apparently I do thanks to Ms. Scott.) A couple
years ago my adult daughter and her family came by for an impromptu Christmas
Dinner. We’d decided right up until the last minute not to cook a big meal
because of the work and the mess. I was getting ready to cook and realized I
had a pork roast and chicken thawed out that needed to be cooked. So I called
my daughter and invited them over. She came brining not just my son-in-law and
grandchildren, but yummy mashed potatoes, rolls, and desert. I added gravy, and
green beans. It was messy, chaotic, and so much fun.

Question 3.      What is the best present you've ever received? 

The best present…wow these
questions are hard! I’m pretty sure that’s when Silver Publishing released my
first book Our December. I know it’s not really present but it sure seemed like

Question 4.       What is the best present you've ever given?

I’m a pretty good present giver
so figuring out the best one ever isn’t easy. I guess the most fun thing I’ve
done is a couple years ago (yep that was a good one) I gave my daughter a
‘fandom’ Christmas with all sorts of memorabilia from stuffing her stocking to
the boxed set of her favorite manga. We had as much fun watching her open
everything as we did opening our own presents that year.

Question 5.       Santa Claus – real or fake?

A Santa Claus or no Santa is a
loaded question for some folks. We don’t have Santa at our house. Money has
always been tight and I believed it was important that the kids understand hard
work put presents under the tree, not magic. We have magic in our lives in
plenty of other places.

Question 6.       What is your favourite Christmas book?

My favorite Christmas book.
This is lame, I know, but I honestly don’t have one. I should read a ton of
them this year so I have a better answer next year.

Question 7.       Do you like eggnog?

Eggnog is the worst! I’m a
definite cocoa person or tea. Tea is good.

Question 8.       What do you eat for Christmas?

Our recently established
Christmas dinner tradition is bone-in prime rib roast. We haven’t settled on which
side dishes we like best, but the roast is always excellent.

Question 9.       Be honest. When do you put up your tree?

Usually we put up the tree the
day after Thanksgiving, but this year due to a busy holiday weekend, we put it up
the week before Thanksgiving! Early right?

Question 10.       When do you open your Christmas presents?

We open our presents Christmas
morning. We begin with stockings and I hand out the presents and we open them
one at a time and enjoy seeing what everyone receives. 

Question 11.       Do you get snow at Christmas?

I live in North Carolina,
that’s in the Southern US, and we’ve had snow on Christmas morning one time in
all the years I’ve lived here. 47 years. I’m feeling kinda old right now…

Question 12.       What is your favourite Christmas song?

My all-time favorite Christmas
song is Go Tell it On the Mountain by the Acappella Company https://youtu.be/RcQjmS-JpmE?list=PL41036FBAB98208DB
have a listen. My favorite Christmas song to sing is O’ Little Town of