Jen from mythbusterbeauty just tagged me for the Holiday Hoopla, so here goes…1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas

2. Please refer to it as a ‘hoopla’ and not the dreaded ‘m’-word (Josi doesn’t even know what the m-word is but she’s trying really hard to think of all the dirty words that start with M that she’s ever heard. Tristi thinks the “m” word is Meme.)

3. You have to specifically tag people when you’re done. None of this “if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged” stuff is allowed…then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you — but the more, the merrier to get this ‘hoopla’ circulating through the blogosphere.

4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it and I’d like to get as many people involved as possible.

As a child…

1. I have 4 older brothers so when I was really small there were tons of people at my house on Christmas!

2. I have opened packages and re-wrapped them 😦
3. I always wanted a Barbie Dream House for Christmas but never got one.  But I did get a Barbie Convertible.

4. I don’t remember any of the food from Christmas.

5. My father was a Pastor so we went to Church every Wednesday and I remember missing many of the cartoon specials that were on.  Much counseling has been needed to correct this 🙂
As a Teen:

6. As my brothers got older, and we moved, Christmases got smaller.  But we always past the phone around to talk to those not with us on Christmas.

7.  Christmas was not as much fun as a teen.

8. We now lived in California from Illinois so Christmas was much warmer.

As an “adult”:

9. I love Christmas!!! I love Christmas carols and baking!

10. I love to snuggle up with a blanket and fall asleep with the Christmas lights on and the music playing (hubby shuts it all off for me that night).

11. Operation 12 days of Christmas is our thing now.
12. The tree and music start the weekend after Thanksgiving and don’t come down/stop until New Years (or after).  And we have to watch Jingle All The Way every year.
I would like to thank Jen for passing on this m— I mean “Hoopla” to me. Please, and, would you honor us with your own random Christmas Memories?

May many new wonderful memories be created this year and always!