Friday, December 24, 2010

I'll be meme-ing you this Christmas

1. When do you usually know it's the holidays?
I start to 'know' that holiday season is coming around my birthday, which is on Oct. 2oth.

2. What do you want for Christmas this year?
On a large scale I want the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan to be over so we can stop pissing money down those rat holes. On a slightly lesser scale I want to win the Mega Millions jackpot so I can become a philanthropist and also take a massive trip to visit all my blog, Facebook, and Twitter pals. On a realistic scale, I just want peace and happiness for everyone I know and love.

3. Do you go all out with decorations?
Some years yes, but this year not so much.

4. What are you doing Christmas Eve?
We go to Sparky's parents house and eat finger food and drink punch. Then we come home and open one present each.

5. What are you doing Christmas Day?
We'll be opening presents and probably calling a few far flung relatives before we head off to Sparky's parents house for Christmas dinner which is usually turkey with all the trimmings. Then later on Christmas night some friends are coming by for drinks, snacks, games, and goofing around. It's a new tradition we started last year.

6. It's Christmas time. What are you reading?
I just picked up British comedienne Jo Brand's novel The More You Ignore Me at the library so I'll start that tonight.

7. Favorite movie to watch during the holidays?
About a Boy. We watch it every year before Christmas, it's become one of our favorite movies ever. We also watch the Christmas episodes of our favorite British comedies, The Vicar of Dibley, Knowing Me Knowing You, Father Ted, Clatterford, Ab Fab, and some of the French & Saunders stuff.

8. Favorite Christmas song?
This one:

9. Favorite holiday drink?

10. How is your Christmas shopping going?
It's done. I start looking for stuff for those I buy for a few months before Christmas so that I'm not rushed.

11. If you could spend Christmas Day anywhere else, where would you spend it?
New Zealand.

12. Any holiday traditions?
Spending Christmas eve and having Christmas dinner with Sparky's folks. Opening one present on Christmas eve. Watching our British comedy Christmas specials. Getting together with friends. Having a bunch of people over to our place sometime during the holiday season, lately, we've been having folks over around New Years Day which is nice because by then everyone is sick of family and they would rather spend time with friends.

13. Favorite thing about the holidays?
Getting together and spending time with friends.

Thanks for the tag Little Merry Sunshine!

I tag the following folks:
Baygirl 32
Flannery Alden
John Abuzz
and anyone else who feels like doing this meme.

Happy holidays everyone!


Wings said...

Great post, Doc! Merry Christmas to you & Sparky!

Flannery Alden said...

Merry Christmas Dr. and Sparky! I've done your meme.

We'll be seeing you in a couple of weeks! Is there something special you'd like from Ohio?

Mnmom said...

Merry Christmas! Can't wait till you win that jackpot and come visit.

K.Line said...

Merry Xmas Monkey! OK, got to get to work on this...

Mauigirl said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Dr. Monkey!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love the idea of friends coming over to play games. The time between Christmas and New Years is when we do 95% of our board game playing.

intelliwench said...

Merry Xmas, Dr. M! I appreciate the tag, and will eventually comply, in my own way, in my own time :-)
(PS - no need to win the Mega Millions to visit Bubbaville, but you will probably need to bring your own beer -- Big Louie's doesn't sell the fancy stuff.)