Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Tag

I can't believe Christmas is so soon! Where has this year gone?! I've said this a few times but it has wizzed by!

I've seen a couple of Christmas tags going around and I thought I'd combine a some of the questions to answer. 

1.  Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?
I much prefer a fake tree. I like to be able to bend and move the branches around so they are where I want them
... I can get very particular

2.  You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick? 
Usually something in a red cup but I've completely gone off Starbucks this year. I got swayed by the cute festive cups in Costa and I now pick a white hot chocolate

3.  What’s your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
My tree is FAR from co-ordinated. I buy a new decoration each year that means something to us. Last year Mason was born so we bought a bauble with his name on it, this year we moved house so we got a little door with the year on it. I have decorations from years back on there. It may not match but it tells a story.

4.  Do you enjoy giving or receiving gifts?
I love receiving gifts, who doesn't? But I really look forward to giving presents. Remember the kid in the John Lewis ad who was so excited to give his parents their presents? That's me. I think I've done pretty well on a few presents this year and I can't wait to see the look on a few peoples face when they open what I've given them!

5.  To mince pie or not to?
I'd rather not. I'm really not a fan of mince pies.

6. Who do you spend your Christmas day with?
My family. I can't imagine spending Christmas day with just one other person, surely you'd get bored and it would be like any other day? Christmas is about being around lots of people and enjoying everyones company. This year I'm waking up with Sam and Mason then we're heading over to my parents and on Boxing day we'll be at Sam's family's house. I can't wait!

7.  What's your traditional Christmas Dinner   
My Mum goes all-out. She does a pretty big Sunday roast every week so it's no big challenge for her. She is actually Wonder Woman. Turkey, Roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower cheese, stuffing, and of course it wouldn't be Christmas without pigs in blankets! Then she always gets in enough desserts to feed us for weeks!

8. Do you enjoy shopping for your loved one's gifts?
I actually do. I don't like to get anyone things off their list. I like to put some thought into it and come up with ideas on my own. I'm confident I'm a pretty amazing present buyer. 

9. Have you ever received a gift that you disliked and pretended you liked it?
Yes! Over the last few years I've had a few people get me things they thought I'd like when it was really stuff they'd like for themselves. One year I was given a popcorn maker even though because of medical conditions I can't eat popcorn!  I ended up making sure I always gave them a list or asked them to just get me vouchers!  

10.  What's your favourite Christmas song?
'Merry Christmas Everyone' by Shakin Stevens, don't judge me.
And it was Christmas number 1 the year I was born don't ya know!

11.  What's your favourite Christmas film?
It has to be Muppets Christmas Carol! I watch it every year while wrapping presents. I'm such a kid but It's such a lovely film!

12.  Open presents before or after lunch?
Before! Before Breakfast even! Get up, all in PJ's around the tree opening the presents together as a family. Me and my brothers always open our presents together. One year I was out at a boyfriends family for Christmas and I came to mine that evening and they still hadn't opened their presents as they were waiting for me. I was so impressed!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Send me your link if you've done a Christmas Tag too. I love hearing about everyones Christmas traditions!



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  2. Great post, I love these kind of tags! :)

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