A tag post!! A Christmas tag post! I feel like I haven’t done a tag post in forever and a day so I was super excited when my favourite ginger Jackie tagged me in her most recent video (psst, go check it out here!).
The tree lights are on and there’s a hot chocolate with extra marshmallows on my lap so without further a do, lets get our Christmas on!
1. What's Your Favourite Holiday Movie?
Hands down, no questions asked it has to be National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! I’ve been watching this film every Christmas for years and I will be watching it for years to come! My Dad introduced me to it I don’t know how long ago and it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Griswalds! What’s that? Oh! You’ll read this post later…you’re eyes are frozen over!
2. What's Your Favourite Christmas Colour?
Red and gold! Those two colours just scream Christmas to me, so of course, with it being my first Christmas in my own place, my tree had to be red and gold this year! Those two colours just sum up everything about Christmas to me; festivities, presents, traditional, warmth, the glitz and the glam, it’s all in those two colours!
3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
Honestly, it depends on where I’m going! Pj’s are the go-to for as long as possible on Christmas day, but I do love picking out an especially Christmassy outfit and getting all dressed up and what not! I still keep it pretty comfortable, but it’s nice to have something new, let’s call it an extra Christmas present for myself!
4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
Can I say I’d buy one gift for the whole family? Or is that cheating the question? Screw it, it’s my blog and my tag! I would, if it was at all possible, book out a cabin or something and take all of my family along for a get away! Hurrah, everyone wins and get’s a gift!
5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
From the minute I could get myself out of bed, my parents would make my brother and I sit at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning while they went downstairs, put the lights on, put the kettle on and kept us in sheer on the edge of your seat suspense. Just when we where convinced we would positively explode with excitement, one of them would appear in the hallway, snap our picture and tell us to come on down! It was absolute carnage, paper and wrapping flying around the room, us having to pose for a photo with epic bed head, each new gift in our hand. Long story short, presents have to be opened on Christmas morning! I’m pretty sure when I go round to visit my parents on Christmas day they will make me go and sit at the top of the stairs for at least 5 minutes…and I’m 27!
6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
No! This feels like a Christmas crime! I’ve seen some amazing kits for huge, elaborate gingerbread houses. Now, I probably won’t manage to put any kind of masterpiece together but, I really want to pick up a basic kit and give it a go! It feels almost like a right of Christmas passage!
7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
I don’t really have a Christmas break, as such. I work right up until Christmas, having Christmas day, boxing day and New Years day off. In the run up to Christmas I try and see as many of my friends as I can, going for Christmassy meals and gift exchanges. Come boxing day you’ll find me battling my way through the sales, and come New Years day I’ll be making plans for the year ahead, including lists of resolutions I undoubtedly won’t keep!
8. Any Christmas Wishes?
I only wish that we have a happy Christmas, filled with love, laughter, friends and family and make memories that take us into 2015 with nothing but a smile on our face. Cheesy enough for you?
9. Favourite Christmas Smell?
I love that cinnamon/nutmeg/spiced apple smell you get at Christmas time. Throw in some fresh pine and I’ll melt into a puddle of Christmas glitter. I also love the smell of mulled wine (though I’m not a huge fan of the taste) and christmas pudding!
10. Favourite Christmas Meal Or Treat?
For years, my Mum has been baking bun loaves from an old family recipe. It’s a cake filled with fruit and brandy; more of the latter than I care to divulge might I add. They’re amazing, and when you step into a house that smells like brandy and mixed spice, you know Christmas must be just around the corner. The loaves mature over a year, and come Christmas, we can’t get enough of them, I pretty much live off bun loaf in December!
Are you feeling even more Christmassy yet? I know I am! In the spirit of giving this Christmas season, I tag; Corinne, Bethany, Hayley, and all of you!!! Time to get your Christmas on!