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06 December 2017

Christmas Tag

I saw Rebecca from This Booky Place post this and I couldn't resist! I do tags very rarely, but I actually love them because I am very #Nosy. This Christmas Tag one called to me and fits perfectly with Blogmas. I'm not tagging anyone, but if you've done it then hit me up with a link.

1. What is your favourite Christmas film?
Ooh this is such a tough question! I honestly cannot pick just one film, but is it even Christmas if you haven't watched at least one Hallmark original with Lacey Chabert? She is the Queen of Christmas and perfect for festive films. The Sweetest Christmas is this year's newest with her, and it is beyond adorable. And I have already seen it twice.

2. Have you ever had a White Christmas?
Yes, but not many! We live near the cost so the salty sea air tends to mean that it's a bit milder and when snow falls it doesn't lie.

3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?
At my mum's house.

4. What is your favourite Christmas song?
White Christmas! I love every version I've ever heard, and yes, I do dream of a white Christmas too. I just love how hopeful and soothing it is, the memories it evokes.

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Only our new Christmas PJs! We all get a brand new set, open them early, change into them and eat our dinner in our jammies. Then we keep them on and laze around on Christmas Day until just before dinner.

6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Nope. I'm not even going to try!

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?
I've already done the Christmas Market with my mum, but I still need to visit Fenwick's Window, and I am definitely looking forward to it. It's a joy to queue up and watch the magic unfold.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Fake and pre-lit, but it's also seven foot tall and adorned with extra lights. We decorate with a mish-mash of ornaments that have been collected over the past twenty years and it reflects my family so much. I love how nothing matches.

9. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?
Mince Pies and Gingerbread Lattes. Individually they are delicious, together they are divine. I always try to hold off until December for getting my first heavenly treat so I don't overdo it.

10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
Giving! I always put a huge amount of thought into gifts and I love shopping around for the perfect present. Seeing the look on someone's face when you get them something personal is priceless.

11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
Until about three years ago, my sister would always get me something super cheap with little thought. Like a bargain bucket CD of music I didn't like, or a headband from Primark with the reduced sticker still on. Then three years ago I unwrapped the most beautiful handbag that was 100% me. It was the first gift she'd truly put thought into.

12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I'm happy at home! I honestly wouldn't rather be anywhere else. I'm a total home bird.

13. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
I start off a bit scruffy, but quickly get my wrapping mojo back. I love wrapping, and decorating parcels, personalising them and adding pretty extras.

14. Most memorable Holiday moment?
The year I was eight I was terribly sick with tonsillitis, I couldn't even move from bed. I hadn't eaten for almost a week and could barely even drink water. My mum made Magic Christmas Soup (Northumbrian Broth), and my dad carried me downstairs, and I managed a couple spoonfuls before I couldn't do any more. But the next morning I was all better and it felt to me, at eight years old, like magic.

15. What made you realise the truth about Santa?
I don't think there was anything in particular, I think it was just generally growing up. Being the eldest sister, I had to keep up the pretense with my sisters a bit too.

16. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I usually try a few and very rarely stick to them! They usually include the common "get fitter" and "eat less crap" and I fail at those pretty quickly. In recent years I've actually been changing it up a bit, and I think I have the hang of it now.

17. What makes the holidays special for you?
Spending time with my family. We spend a lot of time together anyway (like, daily) but there's something extra special about Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading posts like this 😊
    We do Christmas Eve PJs too (Which I love, so cosy!) And a couple of other little bits with them. Your memorable holiday one sounds so magical; a little Christmas miracle 😍💜
    Amy xx


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