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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


Ms. Rudolph's Christmas Personality Results Revealed!!


Blog Posted:12/22/2012 4:33:00 PM
THANKS SO MUCH TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED. HERE IS YOUR PERSONALITY FOR CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO THINGS I READ ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES FOR DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS MOVIES, SONGS AND STYLES OF DECORATING. IF YOU ARE SEEING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WANT ME TO ANALYZE YOUR RESULTS, PLEASE GO TO MY ORIGINAL PERSONALITY TEST, MY PREVIOUS BLOG, AND TELL ME YOUR RESULTS DOWN THERE. LATER, I'LL THEN ADD YOUR RESULTS TO THIS LIST RIGHT HERE:

FRANCINE (added on this morning): You chose Xmas Vacation, the Chevy Chase movie, same as Deb and Charlotte. I don't know who came up with this, but on one website, it was said that people who choose that movie are accident prone or just like watching other people have funny accidents. I liked that movie too. haha. You are probably about the only person besides me to choose artificial tree with one color of lights. I have noticed you and I have a lot in common, and that was reflected in our tree choice, Francine. I just love my cool blue/silver tree this year. In past years I had red/gold and blue/green was another color scheme I had with blue lights a long time ago. This shows we take pride in the perfection of our tree. The angel on top signifies a grateful heart. I have had a star in the past (denoting generous spirit) but this year I have an angel topper, same as Joyce and Rachael said they had. Finally, for your song, again you chose like me with Night,Oh, Holy NIght, which denotes intelligence by choosing a well composed song. By also choosing Chipmunks song, it shows you have a wacky side. Same as me with my Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. I too like the Chipmunk song as well as that Adam Sandler Chanuka song. Hilarious!!


CHARLOTTE : Charlotte chose the same movie as DEB down here. So scroll down to read what I said about Family Christmas. She is the only person to say that she uses unmatched ornaments and/or homemade ones. This means Charlotte attaches sentimental meaning to the ornaments and if they are homemade, maybe she  has too many children. haha. and if she is using popcorn garlands, I'd say also too  much time on her hands! Her favorite song, White Christmas, depicts her as someone who is calm and contemplative. Liking Silent Night, a popular choice, shows that she craves peace and relaxation (do you have some rugrats running around, sweetie? Going back to the homemade decorations!!)

CRAIG: By liking the movie Elf, Craig shows us that he is still a kid at heart, believing in magic. It’s no wonder that he came out as Santa Claus in the other test I gave the link for. Having a perfectly adorned tree with white lights is a sign that he is a perfectionist when it comes to Christmas, and also interestingly, white lights denote a person probably of European ancestry who is either Catholic or Protestant, and one who pays close attention to all the details of his Christmas traditions. In other words, not tacky!! Finally, his favorite song White Christmas reinforces the fact that he is the traditionalist Christmas personality!

TRACIE: By choosing Love Actually, Tracie right away shows that she is a romantic! (I love that movie too, Tracie!) As with Craig, Tracie is most likely of protestant/Catholic background and a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. Her love of the song Feliz Navidad means we can throw into the mix the fact that she is very festive in her style of celebrating! An overall very Christmassy girl!

REBECCA: Wow, another believer in magic, she chose Elf as her favorite movie. Just a kid at heart! Choosing a real tree denotes what you would imagine it to mean. She is most likely an outdoorsy type of person and/or someone down to earth and who has the Christmas spirit. The song Let it Snow shows her to be someone fond of cuddling. Cute song choice, Rebecca!

DEB W. chose National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Obviously it seems she is someone that just enjoys a good laugh, but it also could mean someone who is prone to disaster themselves. Is that true, Deb? I kind of doubt it!! Her preference for multi-colored lights inside and outside the house shows her to be an extrovert who is really into the festive side of Christmas. Finally, a girl after my own heart, she chose for her song Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, which shows a person with a sick sense of humor! Remember “sick” almost means awesome, and I too have a SICK sense of humor, Deb!! Oh, and the love of the Chipmunk song just means you are one wacky lady!!

JOYCE with her love of either the White Christmas or the Scrooge movie is a traditionalist who loves the classic things related to the holiday. By having a real tree, she is showing again her strong Christmas spirit and love of nature. The angel tree topper shows Joyce to have a strong spiritual side, someone very grateful for her blessings. Her love of the movies White Christmas or Scrooge again show her love for all things traditional and classic about Christmas!

RACHAEL shows a nostalgic or sentimental side (maybe with a silly streak) with her love for “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street.” Also she is a spiritual or grateful person by enjoying an angel on top of her tree. Her preference for the song Silent Night shows that she craves peace and relaxation during the holiday season and her love of The Little Drummer Boy shows us that she also craves visibility since the Little Drummer boy represents an underdog. She too supports the underdog! Interesting!

CARRIE, like Rachael, has that sentimental side with maybe a silly streak by choosing It’s a Wonderful Life for her favorite movie. Her love of a real tree for Christmas shows she is down to earth and has the Christmas spirit. By choosing Joy to the World as her favorite song, Carrie shows that even though she is traditional, she is not too serious about being traditional since that is such an upbeat song. So our Carrie, my little fellow Rudolph lady,  is nostalgic and traditional and fun!

PD is the third person to choose that crazy movie Elf. Sorry, PD, I just don’t like that movie. I guess I simply can’t believe in magic the way you do!! By choosing the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, PD might be showing us she is very broke (ha ha, I just threw that in there). What it really means is that PD supports the underdog. So how is that for an accurate reading, PD? Finally, her chose of Silent Night coupled with her love of Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer shows someone craving peace and relaxation but also with a sick sense of humor!! (like me and Deb!)

MYSELF: My favorite movie is not on the list. Actually it’s The Christmas Story, about the kid who wants a beebee gun for Xmas. I just adore that movie but I was not able to find out what that says about me. I think it is just really good humor! Like Tracy, I am also the romantic who likes Love Actually. I also love the Grinch cartoon, which is the mark of someone who breaks with convention. I have this same attitude showing in the way I decorate. I am the “whatever” person who chooses the decorations easiest to use at that time with no real care about where to put the decorations year after year. However, when I decorate my tree, I enjoy matching colors up and using one color of lights on an imitation tree, which shows I am a proud perfectionist who enjoys simplicity and/or serenity. Like Joyce, I usually put an angel on top and there is a song I like that nobody chose: Oh Holy Night. People who like that song are traditionalists with good taste in music. Seriously, that’s what I found out!! What a contrast with my love for Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer!

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF YOUR READINGS, GUYS, AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE MEANINGS OF THE ANSWERS ON MY PREVIOUS BLOG, JUST ASK ME!!!
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  1. Date: 12/25/2012 10:06:00 PM
    Haha I am all those things you mentioned Andrea!!Yes I am wacky and have a somewhat sick sense of humor at times..By the way another one of my fave Christmas movies is Bad Santa..so there you have it ...

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:04:00 AM
    To answer Charlotte's question on popcorn garlands, they are homemade garlands made of popcorn. You just take your needle and thread and string big pieces of popcorn together into a long garland for the tree. Some people, I think, color the popcorn. We did it one time when we were kids. There were 8 of us kids but I don't think many of us kept to the popcorn stringing. It's time consuming!!!

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  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:06:00 AM
    haha fascinating results here andrea! I have no idea what popcorn garlands are - we don't have them in UK - I just went for the unmatched/homemade decorations bit! contemplative, maybe, calm? definitely not! that's why I crave the peace and relaxation, you see :) the national lampoon's disaster thingy sounds familiar too...anyway, happy holidays to you andrea, and everybody else on the soup! :)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/23/2012 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    so DO you have lots of kids? Maybe two or three?? Merry Christmas to you too!
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 9:04:00 PM
    I went back to your other blog and put in my answers, I missed it when you first posted it

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/23/2012 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I put up your profile, francine!!
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 6:53:00 PM
    And the only reason I picked elf... was cuz...you left all the good movies out. ... you know like ..Sint** black Christmas 1974** silent night****... the nightmare before x-mads****** don't open till Christmas***** jack frost**** Santa claws**** and the all time ... Gremlins.... gremlins.... gremlins. .. I love Gizmo....pd

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/22/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    funny reply, PD. and I think we all can guess what liking THOSE Kinds of movies would signify. one sick little puppy for sure!!
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 12/22/2012 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And by the way . ELF ..is a scary movie.... seeing Will Farrell...in tights... is the scariest ;xx-mass movie ever
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 6:46:00 PM
    And about the sick thinking... "how sick can you get, thinking that about me" lol...jk. ...

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  1. Date: 12/22/2012 6:46:00 PM
    I agree with David and AD--what a lot of work you put in here--but looks much like a labor of love--but then that's what you are---a love!!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/22/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, Craig.It took me forever to just do my new contest too. SUre hope it fills up. Not much action here lately.
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 6:44:00 PM
    Lol.... Andrea...I like what you said about the no tree...he he. Broke-en minded maybe .. but what it really means is that... I'm not ready to participate in Christmas at home... I actually have no tree up in my house. I told my daughter that mom was smart...no Christmas means "saving money".... by the way I'll be on the soup x-mass night and working at my restaurant on the 24 & 25 ... yup.. I'm taking advantage of being one of the only restaurants open on THE DAY....lol. ....call me greedy... luv ya

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  1. Date: 12/22/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Andrea no movie ever will beat 'It's A Wonderful Life' ....

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/22/2012 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you big sentimental teddy bear!!! My nephew just finished community playhouse. He had the part of the angel. Wish I could have seen it.

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