To start Blogmas off I thought that I would do a Christmas tag. Christmassy questions to get into the seasonal spirit. I love hearing about peoples Christmas traditions, food, favourite songs etc so I thought this would be a bit of fun.
I have chosen these questions from various different lists, and hopefully you guys will find these questions interesting. I’ve split the questions up into categories just to mix it up from last year.
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Our Christmas tree is fake. Its what I always had growing up and so that’s what we had when we moved into our own home.
How do you decorate your home at Christmas?
Like a grotto! (that isn’t an exaggeration!!) I go all out with a different colour scheme for each room, just to maximise the festiveness.
I also love to have a wreath on the door.
What is your favourite Christmas colour?
I love the traditional Christmas colours of red, gold and green.
What tops your tree?
We have a red star that tops our tree. This came as part of the tree decoration set that my mum bought us when we moved into our own place.
What do you usually have for Christmas dinner?
Tradtionally, my family always had turkey and gammon for our Christmas dinner. We usually have either Turkey or Chicken at my father in laws.
What is your favourite sweet treat at Christmas?
A Terry’s chocolate orange.
What is your favourite Christmas food?
It has to be the Christmas dinner, in its entirety. All those delicious components together to make one amazing meal. Pigs in blankets tho.
What is your Christmas day breakfast?
Although I am a firm believer that chocolate is 100% a legitimate breakfast for Christmas day, as a child my mum always made us have something proper for breakfast, therefore I always make me and Tim something. I usually make something we wouldn’t usually have such as dippy eggs and soldiers (A classic) or Pastries (Pan Au Choclat, Crossaints etc) and fruit juices.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No. We have Christmas eve boxes for the boys but we open all our presents on Christmas day.
Do you wake up early on Christmas day?
Oh yeah! I’m such a child when it comes to this aspect of Christmas. Anything from 6am is fair game to me. You get more Christmas day if you are up earlier haha.
Christmas day attire, Smart or Casual?
When I was younger I used to wear something nice or new to my Nana’s for Christmas lunch. However, as an adult I now choose comfort. I have even been known to wear a Reindeer onesie all day. I do usually opt for a Christmas jumper at the in laws though.
What would be your dream place to visit for the festive season?
I would love to go back to Florida at Christmas. I bet the theme parks look so cool and Disney would be SO magical. America does holidays well.
What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
My favourite tradition is driving around our local town together, on Christmas eve, to see the Christmas lights. Its a fun Christmas eve activity and makes you feel really festive and excited for the big day.
Name a Christmas tradition from your childhood.
When we were children and went to my Nana’s for Christmas day we used to have little present bags from my Nana. We would open our main presents from Nana at home in the morning with mum and dad, and then once we had, had Christmas lunch Nana would get out the little bags and we would open those. It spread the presents out a bit and it was a nice little bag of goodies, usually chocolate, socks, Shower gel and so on.
When do you start getting excited about Christmas?
Urm October??!! haha. As soon as Halloween is out of the way its fair game I’d say. Although, from the 24th November on wards I start decorating and that’s when it gets super exciting.
Do you have an advent calendar?
Of Course! I always have a chocolate advent calendar which is usually Cadbury’s. I have previously had different beauty advent calendar’s but I couldn’t decided on which one to get this year (Some are so pricey!!). I’ve also had colouring advent calenders too which are cool and super fun!
What is your favourite Christmas Song?
Last Christmas By Wham!
What is your favourite Christmas Film?
I don’t know if I have a favourite but I like ‘Deck the halls’ and ‘Elf’. I also love to tape the ‘Made for TV’ Christmas films haha.
What is your favourite Christmas activity to do?
I love going to the annual Christmas panto in our local town, a bit of Christmas shopping, stopping for a hot chocolate, decorating.
What is your favourite TV to watch at Christmas?
The soaps usually get pretty good at this time of the year, especially Eastenders. I also love watching I’m a celeb which is usually on at the beginning of December. The Doctor Who Christmas special, Harry Potter & the Philosphers Stone.
Until next time,