Since I’m so busy planning for Thanksgiving tomorrow and Princess Nagger is home from school today (and we have a ‘date’ to see Tangled), I wasn’t planning on posting anything today.  But when I stumbled across this giveaway, I had to join in.  Feel free to join in – or not, you know, because if you don’t, it increases my chances.  I’m just sayin’.

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

The usual Health and Happiness – and looking forward to what the New Year will be bringing.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

Hubby and I are usually the ones to wake up Princess Nagger so she can go downstairs and see what Santa left the night before.  She always checks to see if he enjoyed his cookies and milk, then digs into her Santa gifts.  I’m always armed with my camera (and this year I’ll make sure the battery is charged!!)

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

Decadent, eh?  Well that would be a trip to tour the Wine Country in Italy, of course!  If I were to think more decadent-practical, I’d love to have a new kitchen.  Mine is sadly stuck in the 70’s.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

Turning the house into a magical place with lots and lots of old decorations – some that I got from my mom when I moved out, so Princess Nagger loves to hear the stories behind all the ‘old’ ones, and likes to help me set up the plethora of festive decor to make the house enchanting.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

Us kids were really good at making up our own games, but our favorite board games were Monopoly, Sorry, King Oil, Life, and I loved playing Hearts, Go Fish and Gin Rummy with my grandmother (she always let me win).

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

Opening gifts on Christmas Eve – with Santa Gifts on Christmas Morning.  It was a Swedish tradition that my Great-Grandmother passed down.  We decided one year to do what a lot of other people do by opening one gift on Christmas Eve, and saving the rest for Christmas Morning, but it just wasn’t the same.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

Somewhere snowy!  There’s just something about a White Christmas that makes it even more magical.

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

Definitely the XBox 360 would be at the the top of the list, it’s something Princess Nagger keeps saying we need.  Playstation 3 (since we’re still ‘old school’ with a PS2), and the Nintendo DSi XL – something Princess Nagger is asking from Santa this year. 


What’s on your Wish List this year?


  1. When I was a kid we always opened presents on Christmas Eve with my maternal grandparents – Christmas morning was for Santa, and Christmas evening was for a more formal meal/gathering with my step-father’s family.

    These days, since our family is so scattered and our kids are grown, we open presents on Christmas morning. But now that our kids are starting families of their own, we may have to go back to the traditions of my childhood – which I would love!

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