Friday 5 December 2014

C was obviously always going to be Christmas! I completed The Christmas Tag last year but I found a good one on milk bubble tea and I wanted to give that one a go this year. Feel free to complete this on your blog too and send me your answers. Here goes... 

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
I said this last year and it's still the same - Home Alone. I don't know what it is about that film but it always puts me in a Christmassy mood. It's a favourite from my childhood. If I'm looking for a more romantic film I'd watch The Holiday. Love that film!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
It would feel like cheating if we opened them on Christmas eve and I won't get home until 8pm as I'm working so there's never much time. We gather around the tree on Christmas morning, eating a tin of Quality Street or Roses and take it in turns to open our presents. My brother always gets up late because he's 27 and always a little hungover. 

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
This is a little bit sad but when I was about 8/9 I came downstairs at midnight because I thought I heard Santa coming. Instead, it was my mum still awake with a glass of wine, watching a Christmas film. She hadn't wrapped my Winnie the Pooh bear yet. Remember the massive bear everyone had? So I knew I had that to play with come Christmas morning. I don't remember sleeping much that night. 

4. Favourite festive food?
This one is easy - turkey, pigs in blankets and chocolate. Bit of a mixed bag there. One of my favourite things about Christmas is sitting around the table with my family, eating Christmas dinner. It's the only time of year we sit around the table together. 

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
Probably the Winnie the Pooh bear I mentioned above. Or a tea set I received when I was about 6 years old. I knew I was getting it because I "accidentally" ripped open one of my presents, at least that's what I told my parents. Naughty!

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
The smell of turkey as soon as I wake up on Christmas morning, cinnamon and the old, musty smell of the attic as my dad gets the Christmas decorations down. 

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Throughout November and December, my mum buys lots of chocolates - tins of Quality Street, Roses, Celebrations and others like Matchmakers and After Eights. We put these out on the table next to the sofa. The table will be full of chocolates so we tuck in whilst watching whatever version of The Christmas Carol is on the TV, 

8. What tops your tree?
We have had an angel at the top for many, many years. She comes in a gold box and smells of cinnamon. I'm always the one to put her up on the tree. She has gold wings and wears a red and white dress. 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I don't know if I asked for anything too extravagant. I usually asked for a pet but with my allergies that was always a no-no. Remember kids, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my family on Christmas day, eating a delicious dinner my mum has slaved over for hours, feeling so full that I'm about to burst, settling down to watch a film that one of us has received as a present and having a nap before watching the Christmassy shows. I love watching peoples' faces when they open presents I've bought for them. I much prefer giving because you can't beat the feeling of finding something you know someone will really love. 


  1. I agree, the best part about Christmas is spending time with family! I also did this tag over on my blog it would be great if you checked it out
    Amy xxx