Friday, 21 November 2014

The Christmas Tag

That's right, it's that time of year where Christmas is everywhere and I could not be happier! In my world, Christmas starts pretty early (the Michael Buble album actually started playing in July in my car - oops) and it really is my most favourite time of the year!

I cannot wait to start decorating the house which will take place next weekend and got fully in the mood today when I decorate work. So, whilst I was in the festive spirit (there is no reason necessary to be honest) I thought I'd give 'The Christmas Tag' a whirl after seeing it over on Victoria's blog recently.

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
Miracle on 34th Street - it has to be for me! It's just so magical and reminds me so much of Christmas' as  youngster. I'd also have to give an honourable mention to Home Alone too - it's just a great film and set my love alight for New York that's for sure. Seeing THE tree at the Rockerfeller Centre was a real moment! 

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
We're allowed to open 1 present on Christmas Eve and it's usually a present from under the tree, so not one from Santa. 

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I think it probably has to be when I was about 6 or 7 and we had a white Chrismas! Santa gifted me a bike and I spent lots of time in our little village with my big brother and friends from the village playing in the snow! 

4. Favourite festive food?
Left over sandwiches - turkey is a must for me at Christmas, not necessarily on the day but we HAVE to have some that I can use for leftover sandwiches! Scrummy fresh bread, turkey, brie, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, cranberry & gravy - it sounds horrendous I know, but try it, it's soooooooo good! 

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I don't think I have one stand out gift to be honest - there have been so many over the years. 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Christmas tree - as a child, I was always told we couldn't have a real tree because the central heating would make the needles drop and it wouldn't last. Well that's not true at all - since having my own home I have made sure we get a 'real' tree every year and you just can't beat the smell! And FYI, I have central heating and have no problems whatsoever with the needles dropping - no problem at all! 

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I do indeed! We always get a chinese take-away, mainly so no-one has to cook as obviously on Christmas day, there's lots of cooking to be done. This is so much of a tradition that when I spent Christmas in Canada at my Nanna's a few years ago, I made her go out for chinese as no-where delivered nearby and it's now become a tradition for her too! Then, once stuffed, I head on out to a local village pub to catch up with my best friends. They then go to Midnight mass and I head on home to bed before I bump in to Santa. 

8. What tops your tree?
At the moment, a red and white felt star but I'm not happy with it - I am on a mission this year to find something more suitable and more us! 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
A horse - still waiting on that one! 

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
 Everything about it! I love the run up with all the twinkly lights everywhere, the festive scents, the christmas songs. I also love searching out gifts for others - it's one of my favourite things to do full stop - I love watching people open their presents too (weird?). And I love the food - ALL THE FOOD! 

SANTA - I know him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhh I'm so in the Christmassy mood now! 
Let me know if you do 'The Christmas Tag', I'd love to read it! 

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