For day 3 of Blogmas I thought I would do the Christmas tag! To make it a bit different I thought I would answer the questions but also get my husband Tim involved and get him to answer them too.
This picture is from our first Christmas together in our flat back in 2014 ♡
So here goes…
1. What is your favourite Christmas film?
Tim: I don’t like Christmas films. (Wtf seriously)
Me: The Snowman! We used to sit and watch this on the TV on Christmas Eve every year after dinner as a family. It always makes me feel like a kid again & super christmassy because if it’s on Christmas is only a day away.
2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Tim: No, but it’s snowed around Christmas.
Me: Nope (sadface) but it has been snowy around Christmas and in December.
This picture came up on Facebook today as a reminder from over 5 years ago (2010 😱) When I lived at home…
The view from my old bedroom window on 3rd Dec 2010. We definatly had snow in Feb the year after but nothing major since then I think.
3. Where do you usually spend Christmas?
Tim: Dads house
Me: Now that we’ve moved out we usually go to my mum & dads in the morning, then off to tims dads for Christmas dinner & back to my families with my sisters & nephews in the evening.
4. What is your favourite Christmas song?
Tim: Coldplay Christmas lights.
Me: Wham! Last Christmas
5. Do you open any of your presents on Christmas Eve?
Tim: No unless you count the package that you do. (Yes we count that 👍)
Me: Christmas eve boxes have become a tradition for me, Tim, my sister, her husband (if he’s not at work) and my nephew Noah for the last few years. This will be Caseys first Christmas eve 💙 We usually have cosy pj’s, a Christmas film, snacks & hot choc in these boxes.
6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Tim: Dasher, Rudolph, Prancer then I’m stuck.
Me: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Comet, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph! (Think that’s all of them)
7. Which Christmas tradition are you most looking forward to this year?
Me: I love everything about Christmas, I enjoy looking at the Christmas lights around my home town on Christmas Eve & I love putting my decorations up with Christmas songs blaring!
8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
9. What is your all time favorite Christmas food/sweet treat?
Tim: Urm, pigs in blankets.
Me: Christmas Dinner, BEST meal of the year.
10. Be honest: do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
Tim: I like giving presents.
Me: 100% love giving presents, as a child probably not so much and don’t get me wrong it’s nice to receive things that you’d otherwise have to pay for yourself but I am so excited to give people the things I’ve taken time to find that I know they will love, that’s the best!!
11. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
Tim: I don’t know, that’s impossible! when I was little my dad got me a remote controllered boat, that was cool, I liked that!
Me: ooh that’s tricky hmm I’m not sure I could pin point one particular gift to be honest. Christmas 2013 & 2015 were both special because I found out just before that I was going to be an Auntie 💙💙
12. Where would your dream place to visit at Christmas be?
Tim: Switzerland or Bulgaria? Somewhere skiing, Canada?
Me: The Harry Potter Studio tour. Yes I’ve been loads of times but I’m yet to make it at Christmas time & Hogwarts in the snow would be bloody magical.
13. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
Tim: No I’m not a pro present wrapper.
Me; I’m definatly the Christmas wrapper in our house! I love doing it a few days before Christmas to make me feel super festive & excited.
14. Most memorable Christmas moment?
Tim: Simon (Tim’s brother) destroying my fire engine. Bloody b*****d.
Me: haha this isn’t going to sound funny to anyone else but my sister Sarah, two words ‘chocolate milk’ … one year when we both still lived at home we woke up about 6am so we decided to watch the outtakes of one of our favourite films ‘Back to the future’, for some reason we absolutely pissed ourselves laughing 😁 I dont know why we f0und them that funny but I think we woke our parents up with our laughing 😂😂
15. What made you realise the truth about Santa?
Tim: Probably school, I can’t remember.
Me: I don’t know what your talking about, the truth about Santa? that he brings presents & Christmas joy? I’ve known that truth my whole life 🎅 BELIEVE.
16. Do you make New Years resolutions and do you stick to them?
Tim: No, I just think that if I’ve got a goal I’ll set it during the year not wait until the end, that’s just asking to fail.
Me: I do, the same one since I was about 13 years old..
As you can see I haven’t made much progress #selfconfessednailbiter
17. Favourite Christmas memory?
Tim: Getting new games, super!
Me: Christmas’s at my Nanas house! We always did the same every year, woke up, opened stockings & presents at home, chilled out then went to nanas to open more pressies, have a yummy lunch watch Christmas TV and then in the evening we would have a little goody bag to open & a Christmas buffet tea! They were the best times.
18. Who is the easiest person to buy for at Christmas?
Tim: I don’t find anyone easy to buy for.
Me: Definatly my twin sister Sarah. Tim is quite easy but not quite as easy as Sarah.
19. What is your Christmas day breakfast?
Tim: I don’t have breakfast it makes me too full. I don’t like big breakfasts cause then I can’t eat lunch!
Me: A croissant. This is 100% a token breakfast to make the eating of chocolate swiftly afterwards acceptable.
20. Sum Christmas up in 4 words…
Tim: Lots of good food.
Me: Family, Festive, Fun, Food.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas tag! It was interesting to see our different views on Christmas… we definatly know who’s the christmassy one in our house if there was ever any doubt 😁🎅 I can’t wait to enjoy out first christmas as Mr & Mrs Byford! I can’t believe the year we got married in is almost over!!
Ooh before I go, day 3 of my beauty advent…
Today I got Revolutions Anti shine balm.
This product claims to leave your skin/make up looking flawless all day and not shiny too! It can be used under make up as a primer or just a base to stop shine. The packaging is really sleek & cute! Im going to try this out today & let you know how I get on.
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas? Is there any other Christmas questions you’d like me to answer?
Ho Ho Ho
The Byfords 🎅