Santa Claus is comin' to town and Joanne Boog has unwrapped her huge collection of the big man in the red and sometimes blue suit.
The quality control manager at Dubbo legal firm Austen Brown Boog, and new author whose first book is to be released in February under the nom de plume Joanne Austen Brown, loves Christmas.
Mrs Boog has answered a series of questions put to her by the Daily Liberal as Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice.
What do you want from Santa this year?
I want to spend the time with family but I would love to have another trip to Scotland.
But I love surprises. Some years my hubby can give me something that is really special.
But for me it is more giving. I love to find the right gift for someone.
What does Christmas mean to you?
For me it's the decoration and the time with family. Remembering the reason for the season.
It is the best time of year for me. I love it.
What will you be doing on Christmas Day?
I will be with my family at our home. It's my turn this year.
I will have elves hidden all over the house and will change it each day so the girls can go around and find them.Joanne Boog
Having the granddaughters around will be so much fun.
We have so much fun together.
I will have elves hidden all over the house and will change it each day so the girls can go around and find them.
What was your best Christmas?
A Christmas we had with friends in Texas.
The snow was great.
But every Christmas can be special and I have fond memories of many of them.
Do you prefer hot food or cold food on Christmas Day?
Hot food if it is cold but love the salads on a hot day.
Ham with apple sauce is great.
Sometimes the simpler it is the better.
Where would your ideal place be to spend Christmas Day?
I would love to spend a Christmas in the highlands of Scotland one year.
To see the snow and experience some of the traditions.
Or in a luxury hotel with all the family would be great.
Who would say no to that?
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