I was tagged by Sally from Teddy bears and cardigans to answer some Christmas related questions for ‘The Christmas Tag’, so here we go…
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
As most people know I don’t ‘do’ movies. I’m rubbish and as there’s so many I’ve not actually seen I don’t think I have a ‘favourite’, I don’t watch a film every Christmas.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS?
Yes! When I worked as a children’s rep, I was so excited to go skiing or snowboarding on Christmas Day in the snow! For four years in a row we had a white Christmas, blue skies at some point and the sun.
The last white Christmas I can remember here was 2012, before that 2010. I think snow on the ground makes Christmas much more magical.
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
At home, with Christmas Day spent at my parents, was always a visit to my nans Christmas morning then a quick trip to the MIL and then home. Boxing Day is spent maybe sale shopping and then back to my parents.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG?
Think it has to be Stay Another Day by E17.
DO YOU OPEN ANY PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE?
Of course! Who don’t? Was a tradition when I was younger and was allowed to open one from under the tee after Christmas Eve mass. It was officially Christmas Day, and these were off the family not santa.
CAN YOU NAME ALL OF SANTA’S REINDEER?
Haha no! Prancer, Dancer, Blitzen, Coment, know the ninth was Rudolph, do I get bonus points?
WHICH HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?
We’ve not actually started any traditions with Z, I think this year he knows something is happening and I’m hoping he’ll attempt to open at least one present! It’ll take us a few days to open everything and I’m guessing for the next few years that could become our traditions. Either that or each year in the sale before Christmas I buy a new reindeer light, I’m on my third!
IS YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE REAL OR FAKE?
I have a fake one in the house but my real one in the garden.
WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE HOLIDAY TREAT/FOOD/SWEET?
Sprouts! Ok, I’ll eat those all year so ummmm, it’ll have to be the Christmas dinner, with lots of sprouts obviously!
BE HONEST, DO YOU LIKE GIVING OR RECEIVING GIFTS BETTER?
I like to give gifts, I know I’m hard work to buy for!
WHAT IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YOU EVER RECEIVED?
Oh, umm, that’s a hard one, to be honest I’m not really sure.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
Sweden, Norway or Iceland. The snow, the chance of seeing the northern lights, and quiet!
ARE YOU A PRO PRESENT WRAPPER OR DO YOU FAIL MISERABLY?
Depends on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I like to make an effort, then others things just get wrapped!
MOST MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS MOMENT?
When we were younger we would go to my nans house for Christmas diner, me and my sister were young, we had a game called bug out, and you had to hit the bug into a net, but we’d been having sips of my grampas baileys and creme de menth. My sister couldn’t stop laughing and missing the bug, think that was one of the first times she may have been tipsy!
WHAT MADE YOU REALISE THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA?
My mother told me!
WHAT MAKES THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL FOR YOU?
The idea of Christmas is exciting, butin truth it has potential to be a nightmare! The change of routine for Z, the sensory overload could cause for meltdowns. We’ll take the holidays over a few days, there’ll be presents opened over a few days and nothing will be rushed!
Hope you enjoyed The Christmas Tag! Feel free to join in if you have the time.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!