The Christmas Tag – Grey

Oh my god this made me so happy to see. I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Seriously. I think it’s my favourite thing in the world. Lets do this!

1 \\ What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
I think everyone knows what I mean if I simply say “that christmas feeling”. Coming home from London to Winchester for a couple of weeks is amazing. Even more amazing is the fact that my entire family loves Christmas just as much as me! The whole house is like Santa’s grotto, there is always a log fire burning and it’s just a general warm feeling of love. Oh, and you know…ugly sweaters. AND QUIZZES. Oh my goodness, I can’t explain how serious we get about the Christmas Quiz.

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2 \\ What is your favorite Christmas movie/s?
Without a doubt, Home Alone. It’s December 3rd right now and I’ve already watched it once and, as I’m typing this at my desk at work, I’m listening to the soundtrack on spotify. I’m all for it! Next up, Home Alone 2 : Lost In New York.

3 \\ Real tree or fake tree?
Real real real! There is nothing better than a good old Norwegian Spruce making the house smell even more delicious…and then dropping all its needles everywhere.

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4 \\ Giving presents or receiving them?
Always giving! I seem to have quite a good eye for those “I saw this and it made me think of you and now you HAVE to have it” kind of presents. But I’m also like Shay and will never say no to a good sock or two…

5 \\ Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
We have quite a set routine in the Keyte household. On Christmas Eve we open one present each – a tradition in my dad’s side of the family. Then that night, even at 26, 28 and 29 years old, me and my two bros sleep in the same bedroom…mattresses on the floor! In the morning we all go into my parents bed for stockings (or pillow cases). Next it’s downstairs for breakfast (last year it was pancakes with bacon, banana and maple syrup, YUM) and then after breakfast it’s time for tree presents! I love that it makes the excitement go on for a bit longer!

6 \\ What tops your tree?
Now THIS is a controversial topic hahaha. We have two decorations that fight for the prime spot every year…and have done for as long as I can remember. One (mine) is a hand made Santa. He’s a toilet roll, covered in red glittery fabric and cotton wool. He’s amazing. The other (my younger Bro’s) is a walnut Angel sprayed gold with a tiny polystyrene head and wings. This year it’s definitely my turn….

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7 \\ As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Hmmm. Good question. One that I’m actually not sure of! I think it was probably similar to Shay but apart from a robot dog, it was maybe a real dog….

8 \\ Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
I love handmade cards! I’m not so great at remembering to make them though.

9 \\ What’s your favourite Christmas food?
P I G S  I N  B L A N K E T S. I can’t stress this enough. If I could have just a pile of them I’d be fine. They are like little bites of heaven.  Omg I’ve salivating just thinking of them…

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10 \\ Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Other than opening one present, I think it’s just flouncing around like a child. I always seem to revert back to infancy when I’m home for Christmas. And you know what? I’m super glad about that.

KBear it’s down to you now!

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  1. I was so thrilled to see that walnut angel. Been making those for years, in fact again on Monday evening with some ladies in Cornwall for whom it was a brand new experience! Think I got the idea from Jill Welsh – wonder if your mum did too, or if Jill got it from her? But we put feathers on ours for wings and a little tinsel halo – can’t have too much froth & bling at Christmas! Love your family traditions. Thanks for sharing!

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