He's baaaaack! Sean is taking over the blog again today for the Guys Behind the Blog linkup! (It's the week of the linkups over here.) This series is most definitely a favorite of mine. I'm so glad Sean's agreed to participate again!
So tell us, Sean:
1. What's on your Christmas list this year?
The new Coldplay album, thick socks, and a robe.
2. Did you believe in Santa as a child? Do you have any funny Santa stories?
My parents used to give me gifts "from Santa." I started to realize it was their handwriting on the wrapping paper. We also left out milk and cookies which were gone in the morning. Once my brothers and I got older, we started leaving out a can of beer and raw eggs. It was my older brother's idea. I never understood why we did that but I always thought it was funny, so we kept doing it. In the morning "Santa" would usually leave an empty beer can and egg shells on the plate.
There was also a Santa that used to come to our house on Christmas Eve to give us candy canes at like 9:00pm. I used to think that was a little late to be visiting Fall City, WA, and how was he going to make it around to everyone if he wasted so much time at my house? We just played along and we knew it was just some old guy who probably lived in the neighborhood.
3. What is a Christmas tradition you hope to pass on someday?
I hope my sons learn to wrap presents as well as I do someday. And when I say well I mean terribly.
4. Do you open presents on Christmas morning or a different time?
We open presents on Christmas morning. My brothers and I used to wake up early and look in our stockings by the fireplace. Then we would wake up my parents and go into the living room where the tree was, and would open presents one at a time. Usually my little brother would play Santa. My Dad usually got skipped a few rounds because he didn't have as many gifts as the rest of us.
Side note from Tawni: I think having the little brother play Santa is another tradition we need to carry on! I'm sure I can find a really cute Santa suit fit for a one year-old.
5. What is your favorite Christmas song? Movie?
I usually watch Jingle All the Way at least five times every year because I like to make fun of it. It's really one of Schwarzeneggar's finest roles. My 7 year-old son also loves it now, and we make fun of Arnold's accent and repeat lines together. Some of our favorites are, "dis is my ball," "dis means woar," and "put that cookie down, NOW!"
I like O Holy Night because it's a beautiful song. I also like Feliz Navidad because it's so cheesy. My younger brother and I recorded a Christmas album for my mom about eight years ago, which has a now-infamous version of Feliz Navidad on it where I play my trumpet, and my younger bother for some reason turns into Elvis for the last 20 seconds of the song. This album will be available on iTunes in the near future.
THANK YOU, SEAN, for playing along again this month!
Now I'm craving peppermint candy canes, which I have not found yet in Vienna. They're all fruit-flavored. It's really tragic. So while I cry over that, be sure to check out the other posts in the linkup ⟶here⟵