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merry-xmas

The holidays are all about family and it’s no secret that JMC Brands is family-centric. It’s with that in mind that we compiled a list of holiday questions from each of us. Here are a few holiday thoughts from everyone in our family, to everyone in yours. Blessings:

 

xmas-mike

Mike M.

Graphic & Web Design

 

 

Earliest holiday memory? Decorating cookies with my Grandma Mary.

What did you have as a child that kids today don’t have? T
he original Gameboy. The amount of hours I ate through and the AA batteries I’ve burned.

I think _________ would be the best place to experience the holiday. Why?
Nowhere specific, but experiencing another country’s holiday traditions sounds like a blast. If I have to whittle it down to one, based on my recent vacation I’d love to see Christmas in Japan.

I hope I get a ______ for Christmas:
Debt eraser, haha. Some upgraded parts for my computer would be pretty cool, too.

 

xmas-jessJessica M.

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Favorite holiday memory?
Watching my kiddos for the 1st time open up their presents themselves that Santa had brought them.

Earliest holiday memory?
Waking my younger sister up Christmas morning to tell her Santa came and we need to go wake Mom and Dad!

Giving organization of choice.
Leukemia Foundation or any Veteran’s Foundation.

Favorite Christmas song.
The Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas record album!

What is the ‘reason for the season’ to you?
Jesus’s Birthday!!!

 

xmas-roseRose B.

Production Manager

 

 

 

 

Favorite holiday traditions?
Not having any. LOL – A family Christmas together and one gift on Christmas Eve. This will be the 3rd year. I wrap a gift with games, toys, snacks and such that we open and play on Christmas Eve.

What did you have as a child that kids today don’t have?
Alf and Feivel.

Mistletoe. Keep me away or I carry my own, just in case?
I carry my own and I use it everytime I see my hubby (all year!).

Why do you love Christmas?
It feels different. I actually feel the Holy spirit throughout me during the holiday season. The air is different, the feel is different and I think others feel it too.

 

xmas-roger

Roger B.

Account Executive, Government

 

 

 

Favorite holiday traditions?
Making up a new tradition every year and then saying, “This is a keeper”.

Favorite holiday memory?
The Christmas I was able to keep my wife’s gift a secret; it’s only happened once and it was epic.

Earliest holiday memory?
I remember writing a letter to Santa and asking him to sign his name. My plan was to use hand-writing analysis to prove his signature matched one of my parents. But my plan was foiled when “Santa” signed his name with a typewriter.

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa spends way too much money on wrapping paper not to do that himself. #JustSayin

 

xmas-alexAlex R.

Web Designer

 

 

 

When do you hang your decorations up?
Day after Thanksgiving, every year. We take them down Christmas afternoon, we’re early like that.

Eggnog or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate (made with white chocolate)

I hope I get a ________________ for Christmas.
Radar detector, gotta keep from getting a ticket every time I’m running late to work.

Have you ever gone to an ugly Christmas Sweater party?
Describe your sweater (or the best ugly sweater you’ve ever seen). I have a Harambe Ugly Christmas sweater, that I’ll be wearing to our work Christmas party.

 

xmas-danDan B.

Creative Team Lead

 

 

 

Favorite holiday traditions:
Overeating and the naps that follow.

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
The snow fairies wrap the gifts, Santa just breaks and enters everyone’s home and steals their cookies.

It is not Christmas until…
it snows.

What is the ‘reason for the season’ to you?
The feeling of doing good for others.

 

xmas-laurieLaurie W.

Accounts Payable Associate

 

 

 

Giving organization of choice.
Fire Department or anything that helps children.

Share a mishap at a family meal.
HAHA. My sister makes the green bean casserole. One year she was getting it out of the oven and dropped it all over the floor. Couldn’t save any of it. Didn’t have enough ingredients to make another batch.

Mistletoe. Keep me away or I carry my own, just in case?
Never been under one. As long as person isn’t creepy I wouldn’t mind LOL.

Favorite Christmas song.
“Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix or “Jingle Bells”

 

mas-nicoleNicole L.

Assistant Media Planner

 

 

 

When do you hang your decorations up?
My dad puts up the decorations the day after Halloween… yeah, I know a little eager..

Earliest holiday memory?
Driving home on Christmas Eve where my parents would tell us (the kids) to look for Santa in the sky and we were trying to determine which star could potentially be his sleigh light.

Giving organization of choice:
Rescue Village Animal Shelter.. all the little fur babies deserve something from Santa Paws… hahaha.. they deserve a happy HOWLiday…

Which famous Christmas story character do you most identify with during this time of the year?
Probably the Grinch... for good reasons… it’s not all about the gifts and decorations and what today has commercialized it up to be, but more about the goodness people have in their hearts in which the Grinch comes to know… Mic drop.

 

xmas-nateNate M.

Sales Assistant

 

 

 

 

Favorite holiday memory?
When my Dad got me my first iPod that I had been wanting for years.. Even so, he put it in a picture frame box so it would be safe to wrap. I was unaware that there was an iPod in the box and gave the best appreciation a 10 year-old receiving a picture frame for Christmas could give. Of course when he told me to open it and I saw it was an iPod I was overjoyed but I still laugh at the thought of receiving a picture frame that Christmas.

Most looking forward to this holiday season:
Moving into my beautiful new home!

I think ___________ country would be the best place to experience the holiday. Why?
Finland! They have a deeply rooted celtic culture which means a lot of very pretty and unique decorations and local products for the holidays. Plus, going to the northern coast to see Aurora Borealis over the ocean is one of my greatest dreams.

Favorite Christmas song.
“Carol of the Bells”

 

xmas-sarahSarah W.

Business Development

 

 

 

 

Earliest holiday memory?
Sleeping in between the walls at the top of the steps waiting to go downstairs xmas morning.

What’s the deal with cranberry sauce?
LOVE IT and all it’s jellyness!!!

Have you ever gone to an ugly Christmas Sweater party? Describe your sweater (or the best ugly sweater you’ve ever seen).
Yes, a fantastic hunter green crew neck sweatshirt with a white collar that has a red cardinal on the tip and a snowman scene painted on the front.

How much money did you spend in holiday decorations this year?
$65

 

mas-gregGreg K.

National Account Manager

 

 

 

 

Favorite holiday traditions?
Traditional Greek Christmas dinner with extended fam!

Favorite holiday memory?
My son’s first Christmas when he was excited to open gifts from Santa on Xmas morning. That was awesome.

I think ___________ country would be the best place to experience the holiday. Why?
Greece or Croatia only to spend Christmas on the beaches of the Mediterranean.

It is not Christmas until…
The movie “A Christmas Story” starts running 24/7…

 

xmas-royRoy B.

President

 

 

 

 

Earliest holiday memory?
Choosing between cash and coins as a present from my grandma. Coins always had more money than the cash! I believe I was about 6-7 years old the first time.

Giving organization of choice:
American Diabetes Association

Have you ever gone to an ugly Christmas Sweater party? Describe your sweater (or the best ugly sweater you’ve ever seen).
Yes, I wore a sweater with Santa stuck upside down in a chimney with the words, ‘Bottom Up’ on it.

Favorite Christmas song.
“Mary, Did You Know?”

 

xmas-rachelroy

 

We at JMC Brands wish anyone, and everyone, reading this the very best and joyous holiday season. Please, take a moment to share some of your memories in the comments below. Thanks for taking a minute to share in our holiday memories; looking forward to reading yours.