Player Survey: Part Two

Mystics players share their holiday traditions...

What is the best gift that you ever received for Christmas?
Monique Currie: My first basketball.
Bernice Mosby: Barbie Doll.
Alana Beard: Love.
Matee Ajavon: Love from my family.
Crystal Langhorne: Hmm, I dont know.
Lindsey Harding: Red Jeep Wrangler power wheels when I was little.
Chasity Melvin: A bicycle from my grandmother in the 4th grade.
Marissa Coleman: I have had a lot of good gifts.
Nakia Sanford: A trip to Florida with my family to go deep sea diving. Even though the water was too rough and we couldnít go, we still had a blast shopping.
Kristen Mann: My first guitar.
Nikki Blue: My little brother was born on December 23rd so that was a great Christmas gift.

What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
Monique Currie: When you go around the table and say what you are thankful for during Thanksgiving dinner.
Bernice Mosby: To sit around at dinner time, eat and tell jokes and reflect on the wonderful memories.
Alana Beard: Sitting around the tree wrapping gifts in front of the TV on Christmas eve.
Matee Ajavon: Seeing gifts the a week before Christmas and wrapping them the night before only to open them and act surprised.
Crystal Langhorne: Just having Christmas dinner with my family.
Lindsey Harding: Putting up the Christmas tree and decorations.
Chasity Melvin: Eating Christmas dinner with family at my mom's house.
Marissa Coleman: Opening a gift with my family on Christmas eve.
Nakia Sanford: We donít really have one.
Kristen Mann: My family and extended family gets together on Christmas eve and opens presents. Usually save the best gift for Christmas day.
Nikki Blue: Christmas eve at my Aunt Bertha's house. Our tradition is to eat her famous tacos and play family games like Catch Phrase. We also get to open up 1 gift each.

How old were you when you first heard that there wasn't a Santa Claus?
Monique Currie: 6
Bernice Mosby: I kind of knew there wasn't a Santa Claus for the fact that I never got what I wanted.
Alana Beard: 7
Matee Ajavon: THERE ISN'T A SANTA?
Crystal Langhorne: I never believed in it, my dad doesn't believe in that lol.
Lindsey Harding: 7 years old.
Chasity Melvin: I always knew because I had an older brother who always told me there was no Santa Claus.
Marissa Coleman: 9, I think.
Nakia Sanford: 6
Kristen Mann: What?!?! There's no Santa Claus?! maaaaaan, thanks for ruining it!! ;-)
Nikki Blue: Ever since I can remember. My Mom always told me and my brother that she works too hard for us to give someone else credit for the gifts that she bought! lol.

What is your favorite Holiday movie and why?
Monique Currie: Elf because it's funny.
Bernice Mosby: The Preacher's Wife, because Whitney be singing.
Alana Beard: A Charlie Brown Christmas because my entire family watched it every year.
Matee Ajavon: Home Alone because it brings back childhood memories.
Crystal Langhorne: Home Alone because it's so funny.
Lindsey Harding: A Christmas Story and Elf....they both make me laugh.
Chasity Melvin: I don't have one.
Marissa Coleman: Jingle All the Way, because it is a pretty funny movie and it reminds me of my mom going through everything to get my brother and I what we wanted.
Nakia Sanford: Jim Carrey, the Grinch that stole Christmas.
Kristen Mann: Christmas Vacation... because it's HILARIOUS!
Nikki Blue: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. When I was younger I watched this movie sooo much! It Makes you realize how special spending the holidays with your family really is.

What are your top five favorite Holiday songs?
Monique Currie: The entire Mariah Carey Christmas CD.
Bernice Mosby: Silent Night; Santa Clause is Coming to Town; All I want for Christmas is You; Oh Holy night; and O Come All Ye Faithful.
Alana Beard: Let it Snow; I'll be home for Christmas; Rudolph; Dreaming of a white Christmas; and Silent Night.
Matee Ajavon: Silent Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Crystal Langhorne: This Christmas; the Christmas Song; Let it Snow; Jingle Bells; and All I Want for Christmas (the crunk version).
Lindsey Harding: 12 Days of Christmas; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Silent Night; This Christmas; and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Chasity Melvin: Dreaming of A White Christmas; Joy to the World; Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer; Jingle Bells; and Oh Christmas Tree.
Marissa Coleman: Silent Night by The Temptations; All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey; Let It Snow by Boys 2 Men; This Christmas by Chris Brown; and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by The Jackson 5.
Nakia Sanford: Let it Snow by Boys to Men.
Kristen Mann: I'm not really into the Holiday music.
Nikki Blue: Silent Night; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire; Joy to the World; and This Christmas.

How will you celebrate the Holiday this year?
Monique Currie: Spending time with my family and friends.
Bernice Mosby: In Florida, probably go swimming as well because you know it will be like 80 degrees on Christmas.
Alana Beard: At home in Louisiana with my family.
Matee Ajavon: I plan on hanging out with family and friends that I have not seen in so long.
Crystal Langhorne: Just spending time with my family and friends.
Lindsey Harding: I will be at home in Ohio.
Chasity Melvin: I will be with my dog Redd, and my brothers and sisters and their families at my parents' home in NC.
Marissa Coleman: With my family in Maryland.
Nakia Sanford: I only have a four-day break. So hugs kisses to the family, and SLEEP AND EAT!!
Kristen Mann: Go over to my Aunt's on Christmas eve with the whoooole family :-)
Nikki Blue: At home in Bakersfield with my family for Christmas; in Vegas for New Years.