December 22, 2008

Ask "the SwimMom" Holiday Edition

Today's "the SwimMom" post promises to be short and to the point. Mainly, because in a few hours my home is going to be filled with children. Our book club is having a little family get together and between the few of us there are almost 30 kids. Take a peak here to see them.

Aren't they cute monsters? I asked a group of girls/women this question yesterday and was amazed at how quickly they each answered. My curiosity is peeked and I just have to know.

Are you a Snowman or a Santa person?

Me, I'm a snowman person. Most of my Christmas decorations are snowman. Most of my beloved ornaments, Snowman. I don't really have an issue with Jolly Old St. Nick. I just prefer Frosty.

(One of my Favorite Snowman because he is holding 4 little snowman. :))

Really, I think it has a lot to do with growing up in Utah and then moving to California. I missed having a white Christmas. So I compensated with a house full of snowmen. Now that I live in Utah again, they are my friends I can't change now.

So do you sing "Frosty the Snowman," or "Jolly Ol' St. Nicholas?"


Race Fam said...

I think I agree with you, snowman are much cuter than santa. I don't have much of either of them but if I did it would be snowmen all the way.

Willow said...

Bah Humbug!

We have neither snowmen nor Santa Clauses. There is no real reason that we don't have either... mostly it comes down to finances. When we have extra disposable income, I can't find something I like. When we are dead broke, I can find all kinds of things.

Were I to choose, I would have to go with a nice Father Christmas. Santa is a bit creepy in my opinion, but those 18-24 inch Father Christmases with their deep colored and fur lined coats, crinkly noses, twinkly eyes rimmed with wire spectacles, and respectable facial hair are absolutely lovely.

Oh, and I have thought of a tradition that I don't quite get. My husband grew up going to the movies on Christmas Eve. I grew up listening to my father read the Christmas stories from the gospels... then we sang carols, drank cider and faux wassail (no alcohol in our wassail), ventured out to look at Christmas lights. The night ended with all of us playing games until Mom and Dad insisted we go to bed. I have yet to embrace the movie theatre during Christmas. (Of course, I am not much of a movie person in general)

Scott and Stacy said...

All snowmen in my home. Only one santa. Like you said being in a place it doesn't snow having snowmen in the home brings the memory of white,cold, wintery Christmases from MT and UT.

Sharonda and Zaron said...

I love both frosty and santa; I seem to have the same amount of each in my Christmas decorations. But, when I'm at the store looking at Christmas stuff, I'm always drawn to the snowmen.

Sharonda and Zaron said...

P.S. I'm really glad that you guys had a good time at the movies. I'm not surprised that Sam liked the movie. We're still really sad that we missed out. We'll have to plan it again. Zaron and I went on Saturday night to see Twilight. He wanted to see what all the hype was about. I don't know if it made it better or worse. We're really looking forward to Christmas.

Angie said...

Definitely Snowmen. I LOVE Snowmen. I think I got it from my mom.

Lori Ann said...

I am a total Santa girl here. Almost ALL my ornaments through the years have been Santas. I still get excited when I see him too! :)