17 December 2014


Christmas Traditions Tag

 1. When does Christmas start for you?
It's not Christmas until December, I get excited for it near the end of November but I won't start listening to Christmas songs, watching Christmas movies or anything Christmassy before the 1st December because I feel that just ruins Christmas otherwise and the whole run up to it.

2. What is one Christmas movie you have to watch?
Home Alone (Only the 1st and 2nd one though). I also like to watch Jingle Bells as that has been one of my favourites since I was a little kid. You can see what my favourite Christmas movies are here.

3. Do you bake or buy a Christmas cake?
I personally do not do either. Usually my Nanny bakes one each year. However, last year I actually made and decorated one by myself at school which I was really proud of…even though I do not like Christmas cake. (FYI, according to my family it was really good!).

4. When do you put up your Christmas tree?
I aim to put my own one (that goes up in my bedroom) for the 1st of December but tends to be the weekend after due to lack of preparation and time.

5. Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree?
I have always had a fake one in my bedroom but in the past our main Christmas tree (sits in the living room  has been real. But this year it is indeed fake which is good in many ways but also has the disadvantages like not having the ‘Christmas tree smell’ which can be a bummer, but on the other hand…no needles dropping!

6. When do you start playing Christmas music?
The first of December is when I shove on the Christmas music, Band Aid (the original!!) is always the first tune :D

7. Do you use the same Christmas decorations every year or buy new ones?
A bit of both. Most of our decorations have a story behind them but each year I tend to pick something new up for to give my mum for the tree. This year I actually bought a lovely Floral Spring Hanging Owl from here. I love this store!
8. How do you spend Christmas Eve?
I used to go out with the whole family to the pantomime every year, but this is the first year that I haven't done so as I feel that I am a bit too old now for it...and I have been and seen Wicked last Wednesday (10th) and I am also going tonight (17th)...oh and plan on going on the 23rd too. I cannot express my love for Wicked, it is simply amazing. However, during the evening usually I spend it in my pj's watching Christmas films with my mum and uncle. Nothing too extravagant.

9. Advent calendar or no advent calendar?
Advent Calendar! I have one that my mum 'stocks' each year.

10. Do you leave a snack out for Santa and his reindeer?
When I was younger I always used to leave a carrot, a glass of milk (or port haha!) and a mince pie.

11. How does Santa get into your house?
That is a secret ;)

12. Mince pies, yay or nay?
Mehhh? I used to like them but I think I have gone off them slightly....

13. Snowballs, egg nog or mulled wine?
Snowballs - No, I hate snow!
Egg nog - Never had.
Mulled Wine - Never really had. :L

14. What scents remind you of Christmas?
Cinnamon, 'Christmas tree scent' and certain scented candles.
15. How do you spend Christmas day?
We wake up, have breakfast, open our presents, chill, Christmas lunch/dinner, chill some more, get ready to go out, go to my aunties house, see family, open our secret santa present, then party till early hours in the morning of boxing day :)

I tag my two blogging friends, Mairi and Cera along with anyone who wants to do this tag.  Please let me know in the comments if you have done this tag as i love to read them and come across new blogs.

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