I have seen these Christmas tag posts going around for ages and I love a good old chain post. I jumped at a nomination from the lovely Laura at Five Little Doves. You can check out her answers here.
Without further ado here are my answers!
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
I really love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I only ever got into this over the last few years due to my Mum’s neighbour having it on one Christmas Eve. I love it; just feels so festive and it is so funny. I’m hoping to have all the presents sorted and Piglet in bed before 9pm so I can sit on the sofa and watch it with hubby (and some vino).
Have you ever had a White Christmas?
I don’t think so! The snow usually comes before or in January!!
Where do you usually spend your holidays?
In the past I would go to my family and hubby to his. Then we got really fed up and decided to spend some of the time at each but still be together. Now we have our own family, we have started having most of the day as a foursome and seeing family later in the day or after. It all changes when you have children and being at home is the most important for them. This year we will be heading to my Mum’s later in the day and for Boxing Day.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
I love Wham, Last Christmas. I always remember watching the video with my Mum when I was pretty young. It always gets me in the mood.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
I just don’t get this at all. No presents until Christmas morning. I have never touched anything until then. Just doesn’t seem right otherwise.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Prancer, Vixen, and Rudolph…who totally stole the limelight! Thanks Laura!!! Haha.
Which holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year?
We have already seen Santa, had our advent calendars, met the gremlin’s NCT group and had a Christmas party at my house. I can’t wait for the gremlin to sort out Santa’s plate on Christmas Eve. I don’t fully get Christmas Eve boxes but have bought her a few new books for Christmas Eve and a jar of Nutella for her Christmas pancakes!!
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Fake. I’ve never had a real one but my Mum typically has since we have moved out! Maybe one year as they do look amazing.
What is your favourite holiday treat/sweet/food?
I am such a misery guts as I really don’t like a lot of Christmas traditional food. No to mince pies, mulled wine, mulled cider, sprouts, cranberry sauce, roast parsnips, Christmas pudding….shall I go on? It’s pretty sad! I do like a slice of Christmas cake and my Mum always puts on a fab buffet on Boxing Day. I go from being a girl who never eats crisps to eating my weight in them, plus turkey curry is such a winner!!
Be honest, do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
Has to be both. I’m not going to lie and say I don’t like presents. I can always think of a few things I would like and I love some new stuff. However, since having the gremlin, I have loved giving her presents and seeing her excited little face. It’s always fun shopping for my Mum too, as she is never short of ideas!!!
What is the best Christmas present that you have ever received?
This one is really hard!! As a kid I just can’t remember what I had, which sounds really bad now doesn’t it? I think see my answer a few questions down.
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
This is really tricky as I don’t think I would want to go anywhere too hot, as it would just seem too weird, apart from maybe Hawaii! Now it would probably have to be New Jersey in the States to visit my family who moved out there. Christmas is still really weird without them.
Are you a pro wrapper or do you fail miserably?
In between! I can be neat and tidy but I’m not into fancy wrapping with bows, ribbons and labels. It looks amazing but with kids? No. It will just get ripped off!
Most memorable Christmas moment?
Similarly to Laura, it has to be finding out I was pregnant with the gremlin on Christmas Eve in 2012. I just knew I was and I remember it all so clearly. We were so happy and I still remember my Mum crying down the phone. However, the pregnancy hormones were rife and I do remember a few family fireworks that year…oops. (Also memorable!)
What made you realise the truth about Santa?
I was about 10 and I just asked my Mum. I couldn’t believe how he could deliver so many presents in one night. There was also a girl at school who had stopped believing and was quite happy to tell us all. I was told the truth but has to keep the magic alive for my brother.
What makes the holidays special for you?
Time with family and friends. It really is so lovely and you get that Christmas bubble over the holidays. I can’t deny the presents, lovely food and excuse for a glass of wine most days (when not pregnant or breastfeeding) is also pretty darn ace too!
If you are reading this and want to get this done before Christmas, consider yourself tagged!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!