I spotted this tag over on The Mile Long Bookshelf, and as I’m doing 25 Days of Blogmas, I thought I would take part, because it is hard to think of topics for 25 days in a row!
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
The Santa Clause is my ULTIMATE Christmas movie, with Home Alone following closely behind in joint place with Scrooged. I did do a full list of the BEST Christmas movies that you can check out, with trailers!
Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
When I was a kid I saw in a movie or TV show once the tradition where you get to open one present on Christmas Eve, so I think I bombarded my parents to let me do that for a while. I was usually allowed to open my Christmas PJ’s and slippers on Christmas Eve so I could wear them that night. Am I the only one who had a annual family tradition of new PJ’s and slippers? Now though, it’s always Christmas morning #adulting.
Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
There’s probably so many when I stop and think about it. My mum and dad divorced when I was around 8, so I always had two Christmas Day’s – one on Christmas Day and one on Boxing Day, alternating which parent I would spend Christmas Day with each year. It could be stressful at the time, but looking back it’s nice that I got to have two Christmasses every year.
Favourite Christmas food?
SO many – prawn cocktail, the turkey, cranberry and stuffing combination (my sister’s stuffing is THE best, I should share the recipe), cheese and crackers, and Shloer (which is a drink we seem to only have at Christmas, by the bucket load, White Grape is thee best, and we used to pretend it was wine when we were kids and get “drunk” on it – welcome to Ireland). On Christmas Eve, and sometimes New Years Eve, we also do a “nibble” dinner where we make a big mix of party food like mini sausage rolls, potato wedges, onion bhaji, duck spring rolls… you get the idea.
Favourite Christmas gift?
There’s been loads over the years. As a kid some that stand out are Teddy Ruxpin (which I still have), a replica Silver Cross doll’s pram (which I still have), my first Hi-Fi system that I kept for YEARS and thought I was so cool. I could list loads, I’ve received some lovely gifts from friends and family.
Favourite Christmas scent?
I ADORE cinnamon, so come Christmas time I’m on to a winner. Anything spicy and cinnamon related and I’m sold.
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
We do the “nibble” dinners every year, and when I was younger we always watched The Santa Clause. Now we tend to watch it on the 22nd or 23rd, because Christmas Eve is the night everyone goes to the pub for a few festive drinks in Christmas jumpers, and we swap presents with our friends. Literally the whole town squeezes into one pub. It’s great craic.
What tops your tree?
Either a star or an angel. When I was younger it was an angel, as I’ve gotten older it’s become a star. We used to decorate the tree with TONS of unique decorations gathered over the years, and I think we still have them somewhere, but in recent years we’ve just gone for a fibre optic tree. I’m looking forward to getting my own place so I can have my own, properly decorated tree again!
As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for and never received?
It wasn’t even expensive or extravagant, but I always asked for a Baby All Gone and I NEVER got one. I can still remember the words to the song for the advert. Heart broken.
What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
I love Christmas so much. The twinkly lights, the giving of gifts, the festivities, the food and drink, the time off work, the big nights out, the movies, the nostalgia. I just love it.
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