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Saturday, November 27, 2010

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?

A minimum of drama and stress.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

My parents come over to watch the kids open gifts, and my husband and I prepare a big brunch. We're becoming "famous" for our Eggs Benedict. Yummmm.

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

an all-expenses paid vacation!

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

We share traditions like reading holiday-themed books, watching Christmas specials, and driving around to look at light displays. I also make sure that the kids are involved with the holiday baking and crafting; we have many handmade memories decorating our home every year!

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

UNO, Atari, and tons of board games.

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

Having grandma spend the night Christmas Eve. <3

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

If someone else is paying? Walt Disney World, with the kids! :)

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

Nintendo DSi XL Top Sellers Bundle, for my 7yo
The same, for my 4yo!
and a Kinect, for their parents. ;) with the Fitness Bundle, since Mom's the one dreaming.


  1. I would NOT recommend Disney world at Christmas. While the decorations are lovely- the crowds are ridiculous, and the lines for rides are all about an hour and a half long. Having lived in FL, and going to disney many, many many times, should you ever get to do a disney vacation- go around the end of September, beginning of October. Or the beginning of February. The crowds are reasonable and its not so ridiculously hot.

  2. Really? I went to Disney at Christmas 1985 and it was no worse than usual. Maybe things have changed. Or maybe expectations are relative. ;)

    Really though, I just want to take my kids to WDW period, but don't know how/if I can save enough for the trip. Sigh. Not to mention that with the current TSA mess, our plans will now NOT include flying. But that's another story...