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What is your best (or worst) holiday memory?
This is an easy one that is a bit sad to remember. Growing up, we always celebrated Chanukah with my grandparents who we were very close to. They have long since passed away, and this question makes me long for them. When I was maybe seven, I opened my shiny gift-wrapped box to find a doll that walked, talked and I think even peed. I don't know if I'd ever been as excited about anything. I always loved dolls and taking care of them (I used to sit in my mom's car and pretend to drive carpool!), and I spent hours with that doll!
What's the most embarrassing/most disappointing gift you ever received?
I definitely have a most embarrassing gift! I have been friends with my two brothers-in-law for as long as I've known my husband. They love to tease me because I am the sister they never had. So, on my first Christmas with their family, they presented me with a HUGE gift-wrapped box. I tore open the wrapping only to find...another box. And another. And yup, another. I must have unwrapped ten boxes to finally get to a teeny box. Jewellery? Cosmetics? I was intrigued. And then completely mortified as I held in my hands a black g-string thong that I had to show to everyone in the room. Luckily, it was a really nice thong so I wore it, but I have definitely gotten them back for that one!
Favorite holiday beverage?
Eggnog! With a serious helping of rum. But, a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks is a close second.
What would you add to a snowman to personalize it?
Is it completely horrible that I always want to add an appropriate appendage?
What are three things you can't survive the holidays without?
My family, sleep and some amazing books.
Santa - sexy or let's just be friends?
I have not stopped laughing since I read this question. Okay, let's be honest here. The whole "Come and sit on my lap" thing is a little titillating and I've always loved a man with long hair. But though I don't think of myself as superficial, the red velvet leisure suit screams just friends.
Favorite holiday song, album or movie?
Love Actually is my all time favorite holiday movie. The scenes with the flashcards and the little boy on the drums get me every time.
It's midnight New Year's Eve - you can kiss any celebrity, living or dead. Who's it going to be?
Agh! I have to choose just one? There is something so sexy about Bradley Cooper. He's hilarious, smart and talented. And that gorgeous face with just a hint of stubble and those pierecing blue eyes always makes my stomach drop a bit.
What is your worst/funniest holiday travel tale?
Oh, a "vacation" I'll never forget. For my dad's 70th birthday, my parents took my entire family on a cruise. I'd never been on a cruise because I'd always been a backpack traveller, but my son was eighteen months old at the time so being in one place sounded ideal. Ha! He loved the swimming and the one kids' activity the ship had, but he threw up every single day of the trip. The grand finale was at a fancy dinner for my dad's birthday. We were all dressed in our finest at the nicest restaurant, and my son puked all over me, my husband, the beautifully laid table and the elegant (and thick) carpet. Needless to say, we have never gone on a cruise again!
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