What’s your holiday style? Take a short quiz to discover where you fall on the scale of Christmas cheer.
1. The stores have put up their decorations and Christmas music hits the radio stations. You:
a. Love every second and wonder what took them so long. It is September, after all.
b. Think fondly of the memories of holidays past but opt to wait on purchases while taking mental notes about prices, options, and ideas.
c. Shake your head in disapproval and just try to ignore it.
d. Indulge occasionally, but try to stick to your budget and traditional calendar.
2. Your extended family decides to have Christmas at your house. You:
a. Take a deep breath, smile, and start making lists about décor, food, and other preparations.
b. Flake out and have daily panic attacks until after they’ve left.
c. Congratulate them on their good decision and grow giddy with daydreams.
d. Are excited and think about serving surf-n-turf instead of your tradition. (not. You would never consider anything else).
3. Black Friday is:
a. Full of great sales, but you’ll probably skip and avoid the crowds – at least in the morning.
b. Your second favorite day of the year (behind only Christmas).
c. A chance to flex your planning and shopping muscles.
d. An example of American excess and you want nothing to do with it.
4. When it comes to Christmas decorations, you:
a. Have the latest, trendiest tree trimmings and a new, seasonal look throughout the whole house.
b. Own a tree and some decorations, but in the back of your mind, you’re thinking the more you put up, the more you have to take down.
c. Stick to the tried-and-true Nativity set, tree, and outdoor lights.
d. Keep an inventory list of all your decorations with a map of where they go.
5. One of your favorite Christmas tunes is:
a. “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
b. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
c. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
d. “Santa Baby”
6. The food and goodies you prepare most resemble those of:
a. Martha Stewart
b. Rachael Ray
d. Paula Dean
7. Your must-have or go-to decoration is:
a. Just one thing? A fully decorated tree
b. Nativity set
c. Advent calendar
d. Some greenery
8. When it comes to Christmas parties and gatherings, you:
a. Start penciling in dates around Thanksgiving
b. Make sure to get a gorgeous outfit and hostess gift
c. Skip all but the most important
d. Try to make most of them and bring your signature treat
You’re done! Add up your points.
1. a) 4 b) 3 c) 1 d) 2
2. a) 3 b) 1 c) 4 d) 2
3. a) 2 b) 4 c) 3 d) 1
4. a) 4 b) 1 c) 2 d) 3
5. a) 2 b) 3 c) 1 d) 4
6. a) 3 b) 2 c) 1 d) 4
7. a) 4 b) 2 c) 3 d) 1
8. a) 3 b) 4 c) 1 d) 2
Merry Minimalist (8-12 points)
The Christmas season, while important to you, does not warrant excess or stress. You want to enjoy time with loved ones, instead of just preparing for it. Food and decorations are just extras; they don’t make the celebrations. You can have a wonderful Christmas without all the hubbub.
Traditional Tinseler (13-21 points)
When it comes to Christmas, you prefer it white, after Thanksgiving and with turkey. Gifts and carols, lights and trees are great, but your holiday is not complete without Christ and family. You put in a fair amount of work to make the holiday great, but you do not go overboard.
Peace Planner (22-27 points)
Approaching the Christmas season with a plan keeps you calm and allows you to relax and enjoy the season. Your food and décor are always spot-on, and you most likely keep gift-idea lists year-round.
Decadent Decorator (28-32 points)
If it were up to you, Christmas would be almost year-round. You love this time so much that no expense should be spared to share and spread your joy. The prettier, the newer, the bigger…the better. You are an ace at throwing holiday parties and probably have an entire Dickens village for your hearth.
Be honest now. What was your score? Let us know in the comment field below and tell us how accurate our quiz is.