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Christmas Time!
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper! Love tying beautiful bows.
2. Real tree or Artificial? Totally Real, Noble Fir is my preference!
3. When do you put up the tree? I usually pick out Mom’s tree with her the day after Thanksgiving in Reedley, then we get ours asap once back in Fresno.
4. When do you take the tree down? We started a new tradition last year in taking our tree down by the 12th day of Christmas, which lands January 5th this upcoming year.
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes! Especially in coffee. Eggnog lattes are amazing!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Billy Ray Cyrus’s Achy Breaky Heart CD
Not sure what happened to number 7…
8. Easiest person to buy for? My Momma.
9. Do You have a nativity scene? Absolutely! I collect them… currently we have 10 throughout the home.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? We are sending New Year’s cards this year.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Nothing really comes to mind…
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Rudolph, the claymation Christmas classic!
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually at some point during the summer…but it gets finished right before Christmas.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Luke‘s family does a white elephant themed gift exchange so re-gifting definitely occurs.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cinnamon rolls Christmas morning, Mom’s homemade applesauce Christmas Eve.
16. Lights on the tree? Of course! We used the big old-fashioned colored ones this year.
17. Favorite Christmas song? Silver Bells, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
18. Travel for Christmas or stay home?  We take a tour of the Central Valley…
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? I teach first grade…of course!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning with Mom, Christmas afternoon/evening with the Mundys, usually the day after Christmas with Luke. We haven’t figured out an easier way yet…
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The horrible drivers!
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I have recently started a fondness of the blown glass ornaments, our tree is an “old-fashioned” one with the family ornaments & a colorful assortment of anything in between!
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? Traditional dinner, love that the same people bring the same dish every year and will always continue that tradition!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Something sparkly & anything foodie related!