You're Only Ready for Christmas If You Check Off at Least 23/30 of These Things

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
griswold Did you put up enough lights to make Clark Griswold envious?
I am Clark Griswold.
No, but Santa will be able to see me.
I didn't put a lot of lights up this year.
I have them on the tree. That's enough.

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guess Does everyone know what you want because you've dropped a lot of hints?
Everyone knows!
My partner has heard all the hints.
I don't drop hints. I just say it.
I figure I'll just buy it myself.

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checklist Have you made a gift list and checked it twice?
Done!
I'm still working on it.
I have a list, but I don't remember where I put it.
I never make lists.

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treetop Do you know what you're going to put on top of your tree?
I use the same thing every year.
I'm not sure I'm going to put up a tree this year.
I think so, but I'm still deciding.
I'm sure I'll find something.

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battery Did you remember to get batteries for all the new gifts?
I think they are included.
I'm giving batteries as a gift.
I didn't buy anything battery operated.
I have a stockpile.

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tape How many rolls of tape did you get?
I have at least five.
I totally forgot to get tape.
I bought one.
I'm sure I have some in my junk drawer.

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dinner Have you planned out the holiday dinner yet?
I have it planned by September.
I mostly know what we're going to have.
I'm having it catered.
Kind of ... we're having a potluck.

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wrapping roll Do you have enough wrapping paper to wrap everything?
I have a closet for it.
Oh, no! I totally forgot.
I remembered to get a couple of rolls.
I'll use the leftover wrapping paper from my birthday party.

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misletoe Where did you hang the mistletoe this year?
I have it in a few different doorways.
I don't follow that tradition.
I put it on the door where everyone enters.
Oops! It looks like I'm running out to find some mistletoe.

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gingerbread Would you consider your gingerbread house a success?
It's the best one I've ever made.
That's a more positive word than I would use.
I don't make gingerbread houses.
No, but my gingerbread men are great.

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elf Has your Elf on the Shelf been naughty or nice this year?
He has pulled some crazy stuff this year.
I keep forgetting about it.
The elf freaks me out. He's still in the box.
I really should get one of those.

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caroling When you went caroling, did your neighbors like it?
I enjoyed it, and that's all that matters.
No one wants me to go caroling.
Well, they didn't throw rocks at me.
No, but my coworkers think I'm off my rocker.

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santa suit Did you make sure your Santa suit still fits?
It does!
I wouldn't make a very good Santa.
It's a little big. I might have to have it taken in.
I really should invest in a Santa suit.

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cookie What kind of cookies do you plan to leave out for Santa?
Sugar cookies
Oreos
Santa is getting carrots this year.
I never leave out cookies for Santa.

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bow You have wrapping paper, but did you remember the bows?
I have a drawer full of bows!
Bows are ugly.
I'll use twine instead.
I got a bag of those sticky ones.

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gift tag How about gift tags? Do you have enough of those?
I make my own!
I tend to write names on the wrapping paper with a marker.
I think I have some from last year.
I won't need them.

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guest Are you on top of the accommodations for your guests?
I've reserved rooms for all of them.
I'll be the guest this year.
They're on their own.
What guests?

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pajamas Did you pick out your Christmas pajamas yet?
Everyone has a matching set!
I'll wear whatever it is I sleep in the night before.
Thanks for the reminder!
I'll wear last year's pajamas.

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card Will all of your holiday cards arrive on time?
I hand them out with my gifts.
I send a newsletter instead.
I'm sure they will arrive by Valentine's Day.
I think they're a waste of paper.

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family photo Have the family photos been taken?
They are so cute!
I took a few pictures of my dog.
We don't do holiday photos.
I guess I can take a selfie or something.

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wreath Did you make your own door wreath, or did you buy it?
I made it, and it looks wonderful.
I use one that someone gave me a long time ago.
I picked one up at the market.
Honestly, I don't like the way they look on my door.

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santa claus Where did you go to meet Santa Claus?
The mall Santa was the real deal.
He rings a bell outside my grocery store.
If he wants to meet me, he can wake me up.
I'll skip that trip this year.

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hallmark movie Would you say you've watched enough Hallmark holiday movies?
My channel hasn't changed since Thanksgiving.
I prefer holiday comedies like "Elf."
One is more than enough.
I don't watch Hallmark movies.

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playlist Did you remember to make a holiday playlist for your party?
That's a great idea!
I would rather skip the holiday tunes.
I'm working on it.
No, but I have a lot of good everyday playlists.

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nutcracker How much did you enjoy going to see "The Nutcracker"?
It's my favorite part of the holidays.
I haven't done that since I was a kid.
I found it a little scary.
I've never seen it.

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hot coco Have you perfected your hot cocoa recipe?
It's my best one yet!
I prefer hot cider.
It needs a little tweaking.
I prefer coffee from Starbucks

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toy drive How many toys have you donated to toy drives?
At least five
One
I needed that reminder, thank you!
I tend to donate to other causes.

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tree lighting What did you think of the tree lighting ceremony you attended?
It was magical.
I skipped it.
It was kind of boring.
What's a tree lighting ceremony?

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small gift Have you set aside a small gift for someone to open on Christmas Eve?
No gifts until Christmas morning!
I never make it that long before I give it away.
Yes!
You're supposed to do that?

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christmas light Did you drive around to check out your neighbors' decorations?
Everyone has done a beautiful job.
I cannot wait until they come down.
No, but we went to a special lighting event.
I try not to look.

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