I saw Carpe Diem Emmie‘s Christmas Tag up on her wonderful blog. So I grabbed myself a hot drink, as per her instructions (tea – milk, no sugar) & sat down to write my own.
The idea is to pass it around, fill in your own tag & let us know your Christmas traditions too!
y’know… so we can steal ideas…
Oh that picture? That’s just the time I met Father Christmas…no biggie..
1 \\ What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
The cosiness! Christmas is the one time of year you can curl up on the sofa with a book or a movie every single evening & no-one will judge you for it; it’s too cold to go outside.
Also the acceptable level of alcohol consumption is raised…baileys on a tuesday? Don’t mind if I do…
2 \\ What is your favorite Christmas movie/s?
Probably Elf.I like awful Christmas movies though, I’m hooked on Christmas24 as soon as it launches!
3 \\ Real tree or fake tree?
Real tree. Every time. It has to be! The smell is so evocative of christmas. Also my husband is a tree surgeon so we’d probably be breaking some kind of Aboricultural law by buying a plastic tree…
4 \\ Giving presents or receiving them?
Giving! I always go overboard and buy too much though… Me? I’d be happy with Christmas socks & a Terrys Chocolate Orange; I’m a pretty simple sort.
5 \\ Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
Okay so with my family we open stockings as soon as we wake up & then have to wait until after the Queen’s speech to open tree presents.
With my husband’s family, it’s a morning free-for-all!
I can’t decide which way I prefer though!
6 \\ What tops your tree?
A tartan star that says Joy, Peace, Noel. Every year my husband puts it on the tree while wearing a Santa all-in-one hat & beard combo.
7 \\ As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Hmmmmm, I actually can’t remember! Probably one of those Robotic Dogs they used to sell in Argos that you could ‘train’…we didn’t have a dog growing up…
8 \\ Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
One day I’ll be the kind of woman that handmakes her Christmas cards…that day has not come yet though…
9 \\ What’s your favourite Christmas food?
Stuffing!!! & all the cheese!
10 \\ Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation – with some wine and mince pies – & go to bed early because otherwise Santa won’t come…
Now it’s your turn!