1. What is guaranteed to make you smile over the holidays? the holiday lights at a neighbor's house, they are quite a display
2. What makes you weepy during the holidays? sappy commercials
3. How will you spend Christmas Eve and Day? I'll be at my parents'
4. What was your most memorable Christmas and why? my adult Christmases are lovely, stress-free, laughter-filled celebrations
5. Christmas form letters from friends -- pro or con? I get a good laugh from them
6. In your home is Christmas more of a religious or secular observance? secular
7. What is your favorite Christmas Carol? this year I'm going with "The First Noel"
8. What is your deepest prayer for the world this Christmas? truly, I wish for peace and calm in these turbulent times