Blogmas Day 3: The Christmas Tag

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
the christmas tag

What I love about Christmas is how everyone celebrates it in different ways. To give you a chance to find out a little about my traditions and my favourite things, I thought I would complete the legendary 'Christmas Tag'. I found a few tags online which I've liked from the previous years, so I've just combined between Make Up Savvy and The Enthusiast's tags. Enjoy.

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE/S?

I'm going to have to go with Elf. I just love all the things he says and does. I love the scene where he is too scared to go up the escalator, which reminds me very much of my younger self. I would just stand at the bottom and would have to psych myself up to make the huge leap of life. My heart does still skip a beat every time I have to get on one of those! Some of the other movies I love is Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, and I did watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time last year and it had me in stitches!

2. DO YOU OPEN YOUR PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS MORNING?

I'm going to have to go with option 3; Christmas afternoon. I know, it's terrible but it's not my fault. My parents always say why rush and get all the presets over with in the morning and spend the rest of the day being bored. I think it's just an excuse for them not having to deal with my excitement for the entire day and hideaway. Scrooges!

3. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

I don't think I have. It's either snowed before or after Christmas but I don't think it's ever dramatically snowed on the day.

4. WHAT MADE YOU REALISE THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA?

What truth about Santa? That he doesn't actually climb down your chimney? I didn't think he did. What would happen if he got stuck, no one would have got their presents. Obviously I'm only joking... My parents never sat me down and told me he isn't real, so I'm assuming I just realised myself.

5. CAN YOU NAME ALL OF SANTA’S REINDEER?

Rudolph, Blitzen, Dancer, Prancer... no.

6. WHAT IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE HOLIDAY FOOD/SWEET TREAT?

Anything that's Christmas and sweet related will do fine by me! I love anything with peppermint in, and I love mince pies. I wish they were around all year. Not really a huge fan of the pudding though!

7. BE HONEST: DO YOU LIKE GIVING GIFTS OR RECEIVING GIFTS BETTER?

As we are being honest here, I love receiving them. Giving them isn't too far behind though! I do love when you've found the perfect present for someone that they weren't expecting, and they get all excited opening it. I do love being the one to open the presents a tad more though. It doesn't make me a bad person, we all enjoy that moment too.

8. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

I could never imagine going anywhere warm for Christmas, but I really want to go to Disney World, Florida. I've been there during the summer and loved it, and I've seen a documentary about the Disney Christmas and it just looks so amazing. They have Christmas parades, a winter wonderland, Disney inspired food, all the shows and performances. Can you just imagine the fireworks display!

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONG?

There are so many I love but it has to be "Last Christmas" by Wham! It's such a sad song for Christmas but I just love meaningful, heart wrenching love songs. Plus he has taught me never to give my heart away at Christmas! Other songs I love to sing along to are "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, "Stay Another Day" by East 17, as well as the more traditional songs such as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town".

10. DO YOU MAKE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS? DO YOU STICK TO THEM?

I keep them in my head so no one knows when I've not stuck to them, and I tend to forget so I never feel guilty. For next year I do want to do a sort of bucket list so it's not changes I want to make in my life, but things I want to achieve. I think that makes them pro-active so I am more likely to complete them.

11. FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SCENT?

I love the smell of peppermint, cinnamon and roasted chestnuts. I am currently using the 'Candy Cane Lane' and 'Cranberry Ice' Yankee Candles which both smell amazing!

12. AS A KID WHAT WAS THE ONE (CRAZY, WILD, EXTRAVAGANT) GIFT YOU ALWAYS ASKED FOR BUT NEVER RECEIVED?

I don't really think I ever did. To be honest, I can't really remember. I just used to ask for the standard toy that was popular that year. I think I've started to ask for more crazy presents as I've gotten older.

13. WHAT'S THE BEST PART ABOUT CHRISTMAS FOR YOU?

I'm going to have to be a complete cliche and go with spending time with my family. We rarely spend days together so it's nice to spend some good old quality time together. We don't really do anything significant but just being in each others presence is enough.

I hope you've enjoyed finding out a little about my Christmas, and don't forget to do the tag too! Make sure you comment below with your links.

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