Monday 8 December 2014


1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
This is a tough one but I think I'd have to say The Holiday, I watch it every single year and never get tired of it. You can't beat Home Alone (any one, they're all fab!) too, but my absolute favourite is definitely The Holiday, fun fact, it is the only movie I will watch all the way through on my own. I'm generally not a movie person as I'm so easily distracted but I love that one!
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas Morning, of course! I guess maybe it's tradition in some other countries to do this on Christmas Eve, as I've seen this on a couple of international blogs. While I find it really interesting to see what other peoples traditions are, for me it seems wrong to open presents on Christmas Eve! In the past, me and Darren have opened one small present from eachother on Christmas Eve, but that's it.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
There are so many! I think it's quite hard to pin point one exact memory, as each Christmas tends to be different in my house with different friends and family members there each year! I do remember one year though and I swear to god this is true, myself and my twin sister Hannah used to share a room and one Christmas, we'd tried and tried to get to sleep and the later it got, the more worried we were that Santa wasn't coming (because he knows when you are sleeping and knows when you're awake, duh) and then we both swore we heard sleigh bells. To this day, none of us know where it came from, in hindsight it was probably the neighbours or something, but at the age we were it was so magical. I also looked out of the window of our room at this point and saw Santa's Sleigh (a plane) flying through the sky with all it's lights on. 
4. Favourite festive food?
I'd have to be a bit predicable and just say Christmas dinner in general. It's more the whole event that the meal is that I like, as for once, we all sit round the table as a family, honestly this is a rarity unless we go to restaurants, and just enjoy each others company. Also, if you've never put sausage wrapped in bacon into a Yorkshire pudding, do it this year, you won't regret it.
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
My Christmas present came early this year in the form of my teeny tiny Chihuahua puppy Belle! She is definitely without a doubt the best Christmas present I've ever received. My parents bought her for me early as I was getting a puppy anyway, but wanted to get her properly settled into my house a little while before Christmas, so that it wouldn't be super overwhelming for her. I love her to bits and she's definitely the best Christmas present ever! 
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
I love Yankee candle's Snowflake Cookie if we're going for a candle but another scent that I love, that isn't technically a Christmas scent, but always reminds me of Christmas is Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star body lotion, a couple of Christmasses ago, I was absolutely obsessed with Soap & Glory and this body lotion in particular was my absolute favourite. I use it exclusively in December now as it a lovely, super sweet cookie type scent that always brings me back to the festive period!
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Not really as every Christmas is pretty different, the last couple of years it was just me and Darren for Christmas Eve, this year I think we'll be with friends and family and of course, Belle! So that'll mean lots of drinks and Christmas films I would imagine! When we were younger we used to pop our stockings up in our bedroom and leave a mince pie and a beer for Santa and a carrot for Rudolf (though I used to insist this was massively unfair on the other reindeers) but we've obviously grown out of that now! Sometimes I do wish there were still children in our family to celebrate Christmas with, but until someone has a baby that's not happening!
8. What tops your tree?
A simple gold star, I like my tree kept classy!! As a kid, I used to think my mum was so boring keeping the tree just gold, or red and gold but now I'm exactly the same! I decorated our tree this year and it's all bronze and gold and I love it! No chocolate baubles or brightly coloured plastic reindeer over here thank you.
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
A Puppy!! It only took 20 years, but I finally got one. To be honest, it's probably for the best as puppies are a lot of work and they do mean you have to think twice about plans as you need to consider how long you're leaving them alone, toilet training, feeding etc and as a kid, all of those responsibilities would have fallen on my parents. Now I'm old enough to look after my own little bundle of fluff though, she's definitely the best present ever and absolutely worth picking up poop for!!
10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Bit of a cliché but, it honestly is spending time with all of the family. As with most families, we don't always see one another as often as we'd like to as life definitely gets in the way, but Christmas is a time where you make time for the people you love. I have to say, I also love buying, wrapping and giving presents too. I find it so exciting to go out looking for the perfect gift (or browse through online stores, but you get my point), then choose something you think they'll love, wrap it and make it look all pretty, then see their reaction on Christmas Day. I definitely prefer giving presents at Christmas, though I love getting them too, who doesn't!

So that's it for this post! I hope you've enjoyed this Christmas tag and definitely let me know if you've done it in the comments below as I absolutely love reading these.


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