Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"Twelve Questions of Christmas Meme"

Here is the "Twelve Questions of Christmas Meme" I saw at my good friend Renie's blog, Renie Burghardts World. It's a lot of fun. If you would like to give it a try, click on over to Hootin' Anni's Blog. Hootin Anni created it and has graciously provided the graphic, too!

1. Christmas is beautiful. [fill in the blank with ONE WORD]

2. In memories, what was the best part of your Christmases past?
Watching my children on Christmas morning!

3. Was Santa ever good to you?
Yes, he has given me many wonderful surprises over the year! I'm glad I married him!

4. Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both?
One gift Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas Day.

5. Is there something you make each and every year? [craft or recipe]
I used to make fudge. When the kids were little, we made it as a family. They are grown now. I only make it once in a while.

Marshmallow Fluff Fudge
2 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 5.33 oz. can evaporated milk (3/4 c.)
1 Jar (7 1/2oz) Marshmallow Fluff
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 12-oz. package semisweet-chocolate pieces
1 /2 c. chopped walnuts

Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside. In large saucepan combine first 5 ingredients. Stir over low heat until blended. Heat to a full-rolling boil being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling. Boil slowly, stirring constantly, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and chocolate until chocolate is melted. Add nuts. Turn into greased pan and cool. Makes 2 1/2 pounds.

6. What is your favorite five[5] Christmas songs/hymns?
The Little Drummer Boy
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
Feliz Navidad
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer

7. Is there a new tradition for Christmas since your childhood days?
On Christmas morning we all (my husband (aka Santa), my grown son and his fiance, my grown daughter and my two grandchildren) have a continental breakfast together and open presents. The main attraction is watching my grandchildren open their presents. It is very special.
It's usually filled with loads of laughter!

8. Describe one of your Christmas trips. [whether it's across town or across country]
Last year, we had Christmas morning at my daughter's house. Since I'm pretty much homebound, it was a real treat for me. She only lives about a mile or two away, so it was a short trip. I loved seeing her house so beautifully decorated. My grandchildren had much to show me! It was delightful!

9. Do you have a special Christmas outfit to wear for the day?
No. I usually wear my slacks and a favorite blouse and scarf.

10. Have YOU or any of your family members sat on Santa's lap?
Yes, long, long ago.

11. What is/or will be on your Christmas tree this year?
I don't know. We are planning on some construction in the spring. There is a beautiful little tree - I think it is a spruce, growing right in the middle of the area to be disturbed. We may cut it down and use that for our tree. We have cut down trees on our property in the past. We've been lucky to have so many trees!

12. Do you/or have you decorated your yard for Christmas?
Not usually. One year, my daughter and the children decorated some of the trees in the front yard. It was beautiful!!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

I enjoyed your answers to the Christmas meme.

You are married to Santa? You lucky woman, you! Lol.

The Fudge recipe sounds yummy. Must try that, and maybe treat some friends to it as well. Thank you.

The trip to your daughters house must have been so special for you, Tina.

Great answers. I enjoyed finding out your Christmas doings. And the meme does put one in a Christmas frame of mind, doesn't it?

Christmas blessings, dear Tina.



Mary said...


I enjoyed reading your answers to the Christmas meme. It's always nice to learn about our friend's traditions.

The fudge sounds delicious and I may just try it. I haven't made fudge in years.

I'm glad you were able to go to M's house for Christmas last year. I know you don't get out often and that was a great blessing for you, I'm sure.

Take care, my friend.

Michele Tune said...

Hi Tina,

Like Mary and Renie, I really enjoyed all your answers! I'm so glad you were able to get out of the house. I've been homebound before (yes, I know I'm "young", but I still went through it) and I know what it can mean to get out of the confinement of those walls and sometimes depressing feelings.

You've done a fantabulous job on your meme! You've become quite the little blogger!

Bye for now "Mrs. Claus!"


Tina Coruth said...


Thank you! Whether he only has a little to spend or a lot, Dave sure comes up with great presents, so I think he must be Santa. LOL

This fudge recipe is so easy, but so good.

Last Christmas was very special. We had a wonderful time and Mariah's house was very festive. It was so much fun - my grandchildren wanted to show me their rooms, things they had in their rooms, and things that were outside. It was great! I will never forget it.

Yes, this is a terrific meme for getting one into the Christmas spirit. I enjoyed it.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Renie. :-)


Tina Coruth said...


The fudge is very easy to make. I bet the boys would love it. But then they love anything and everything that you make!

Yes, it was a great blessing and joy to spend Christmas morning at Mariah's. When I think of it, it seems like yesterday because I rememeber everything so clearly.

Merry Christmas, Mary, to you and all your family, especially Brandon and Jordan!


Tina Coruth said...


Yes, being homebound can be depressing. I'm glad you aren't any longer! Getting out is a fantastic feeling. Driving down the road to Mariah's house, I felt as though I could get out of the car and fly!! It was a wonderful feeling.

Thank you for your kind comments. You really do make me smile!

Merry Christmas!
Smiling right back at you,