Only this morning I was moaning about hearing Christmas songs on the radio and complaining that it’s only November. Hours later and I’m happily writing a festive blog post and reminiscing about Christmases gone by!
I spotted a Christmas tag post on Jen’s blog http://beautyjunkielondon.com and thought I’d join in. Why don’t you give it a go too? Feel free to copy and paste the questions and tell me the link in your comment, or else answer in the comments if you don’t have a blog.
- What is your favourite Christmas movie/s?
For comedy value I like Elf and Bad Santa but I prefer the more traditional Christmas films that remind me of my childhood. Either Home Alone (although that seems to be on TV all year round) or Santa Claus: The Movie.
- Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always on Christmas Day, I’m not sure I’ve ever opened any on Christmas Eve! We normally open ones from immediate family in the morning together. Then in the afternoon we’re joined by extended family and we’ll swap presents with them. It’s nice because it spaces them out through the day,
- Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I always struggled to sleep on Christmas Eve as I was so excited. I remember once waking up early on Christmas Day to see if Father Christmas had arrived yet and was very pleased to see he had – I had a pillowcase full of presents (pillowcases traditionally replaced stockings in our house) and something covered over by a sheet. I peeked underneath and was very pleased to see a Sylvanian Families house.
- Favourite festive food?
I absolutely love roast dinners so it’s got to be the main meal! This will be the first Christmas I’ll be eating meat after eight years as a vegetarian so I’m actually really looking forward to turkey this year.
- Favourite Christmas gift?
Best one I’ve ever received? I’m really not sure – my memory is terrible and I often can’t remember whether something was a gift for Christmas or my birthday! I think my brother and I got our Super Nintendo for Christmas one year so that would have been pretty awesome.
- Favourite Christmas scent?
Mulled wine or those Christmasey smelling candles – the mixture of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
- Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
When I was little we’d go out into the square of the village we lived in, which was closed off for an hour or so and sing carols with hundreds of other people.
- What tops your tree?
We didn’t have anything to put on top of the tree last year so we made big goggley eyes out of cardboard and attached them to the tree along with a black foam moustache (not sure where that came from). We also always name the tree.
- As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Probably one of those Little Tykes cars, I always wanted one of those.
- What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
The thing I love about Christmas is that it’s a chance to have quality time off, spent with friends and family, watching films, playing games and drinking and eating lovely food! What could be better? This year my little niece is due to be born too so it makes Christmas even more exciting.
Over to you!