1. Do you have a family Christmas tradition?
On a cold, dark evening just before Christmas we climb in the car and drive around our small town, playing Christmas music and enjoying the Christmas lights. Then when we’ve absorbed enough Christmas spirit we all go to Tim Horton’s (A coffee shop for those of you who aren’t Canadian) for a hot chocolate.
2. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
Once when I was very young it snowed on Christmas Day. Growing up in England we never saw snow, and it made that Christmas special. We played outside in the white stuff all day. My Dad was always generous with his time. He came outside with us and helped us build a snowman. I remember him pulling us on a sleigh. I think he pieced it together from an old pram because we didn’t own one.
3. What are you looking forward to about Christmas?
All of us being together, warm and cozy, in our little house. We’ll watch some movies, eat and laugh. What more could we want.
4. Do you decorate the outside of your house at Christmas?
Yes, but only a little. On out deck I have a string of lights and two light-up reindeer.
5. What type of decorations do you put on your tree?
Family ones. You know, the decorations the kids made in kindergarten. The ones they made when Grandma came to stay. My tree’s a mess, but it’s full of wonderful memories.
6. What are some of your favourite Christmas songs?
My top favourite is O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Enya, but I like all the traditional ones. We don’t have a fireplace so I purchased a DVD that has a fireplace and plays Christmas carols.
7. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
I have three favourite Christmas movies:
1. The Last Holiday – with Queen Latifah
2. The Holiday – with Cameron Diaz
3. Die Hard – The first movie with Bruce Willis
8. What’s on your Christmas menu?
Cinnamon rolls and banana bread for breakfast. For lunch there’ll be mini-quiches, cheese and crackers, and fruit. We have the traditional turkey dinner in the evening
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