Abby created this darling Christmas tag as part of her Advent Calendar Blog Party, and so I'm here today to answer the questions. (That is, after all, what one normally does with a tag, isn't it?)
Does it snow where you live around Christmas? (If it doesn't, you have my sincere sympathy.) How much? Any special snowy Christmas stories?
Sometimes. Our weather is very fickle, though, so some years it will snow a lot and other years not at all. Like, for instance, the one year when it was so warm on Christmas day that we actually opened our front door to let some cool air into our overcrowded living room. (Totally improper behavior for Christmas weather, wouldn't you say?)
You asked about special snowy Christmas stories. Well, this isn't a story exactly, but one of my favorite snowy Christmas memories is that one Christmas Eve night when we were all bundling into our car to go to a friend's house, and the snow was falling in a beautiful picturesque manner, just like in the movies. It felt so completely festive.
Do you get a real tree or a fake tree?
A real tree. And we've had all sorts of different shapes and sizes over the years. Tall and skinny trees, short and fat trees; trees with gaping holes in places, and trees that drop pine needles like there's no tomorrow. I love the smell of real trees, though. (And you also don't have to store them all year round, so that's a plus when your house is rather over-crowded with stuff.)
Probably It's a Wonderful Life. We watch that every year at Christmas time. I also really like The Shop Around the Corner.
Where in the world would you like to spend Christmas the most?
I guess just at home. It's pretty nice here, and I can't think of any other place at the moment. :)
What fictional/literary character would you most like to spend Christmas with?
Oooh. Fun question. Let me see. ...fifteen minutes later... Okay, I think I'm making this harder than it ought be. Think, think, think. Ah! Got one. I think it would be totally fun to spend Christmas with Tommy Traddles from David Copperfield. Sophie would be there, too, of course--and probably her sisters as well--and we'd all have a jolly old time exchanging presents that didn't cost a good deal but that had a lot of kind thought put into them. And we'd probably laugh a lot, and tease Traddles, and just have an all around good time. :)
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Eeek. I don't know. There are so many good ones. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear is awful pretty, though. Let's go with that.
What is your favorite Christmas book/story (besides, ya know, the story)?
A Christmas Carol. My dad reads it to us every year, so it's got a lot of lovely memories attached to it. (Funny story: The process of reading A Christmas Carol is so much the same every year, that we could tell one time when my oldest brother had fallen asleep during the reading, simply because he hadn't laughed at the accustomed places. ;))
Which do you prefer: multi-colored lights or white lights?
We've always had multi-colored lights, so I guess I'm partial to those, but white lights are lovely, too.
What time period/decade would you most like to spend Christmas in?
Oooh. How about the 1950s or 60s? I find I'm rather in love with that era just now.
Which period drama has the best Christmas scene/episode?
Goodness. I don't know. I can't think of that many period dramas that have Christmas scenes in them. The one that keeps coming to mind, though, is the scene in Little Women '94, where Beth receives her piano. I wouldn't actually call it the best Christmas scene, but I do like the feel of it. The way the house is all decorated and everyone's gathered together; and then how they all sing around the piano. It has a very nice Christmas-y feel to it.
Well, that's it! Thanks for the fun tag, Abby!
P.S. I'm not going to tag anyone today, but Abby has made this tag available to anyone who wishes to fill it out, so...go for it! And have a very merry Christmas season everyone!!