I was tagged by the wonderful Lauren of Makeup By Lauren Marie to take part in the Christmas Tag! Of course, I accepted as I am quite possibly the most festive person ever - I love Christmas and I'm one of those annoying people who start their shopping in October and don't shutup about it until the big day. On with the tag ...
1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
Definitely The Grinch, it's been my fave for the last few years along with A Christmas Carol which is a classic but a good'un. A few of my other faves are Home alone 2, Miracle of 34th St, Arthur Christmas & one magic Christmas.
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
We usually have a visit from Santa on Christmas eve who delivers our pyjamas and we open the rest as a family on Christmas morning, and I open presents from my Dad on Christmas evening so it lasts all day long!
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I don't really have a specific Christmas memory, but the whole Christmas period is memorable each year! Every year someone does something silly or there's some kind of accident like when my mum dropped a pickled onion in her glass of coke or last year when my brother fell into a humongous gift bag.
4. Favourite festive food?
Everything! Festive food is the best, although I'm not into all the puddings like mince pies and Christmas pud but I could eat turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings everyday of the year.
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
Ever? I really don't know! I remember one year getting a huge white tiger stuffed animal that was as big as me and screaming with delight, so that's gotta be up there in my top 5 presents ever received! I much prefer shopping for others and seeing them open their presents than opening my own!
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
The smell of the turkey cooking on Christmas morning, or the smell of mince pies in the oven - I don't eat them but they smell amazing!
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I love Christmas eve. When I was younger the tradition was to go to town with my dad and sister and do the last minute Christmas shopping. Now we have a big meal and get together on Christmas eve! My stepdad is Norwegian, so traditionally his christmas is celebrated on christmas eve, so we all sit down together and have some special food (there's 10 of us now) and a few drinks. Then we move onto the sofa and wait for Santa to arrive, no really, a man in a santa suit comes to deliver all of our pyjamas. Then before bed we watch 'dinner for one' every year and still find it funny. If you haven't seen it you can find it on youtube (link) and then my little brother and big sister all have a sleepover in my room and wait for Santa!
8. What tops your tree?
It used to be an angel with a pencil up her bum, now it's a star/snowflake.
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I always asked for a pretend slot machine - not really a wild request but Santa didn't get the memo!
10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
I love the build up to Christmas; listening to Christmas music and wrapping presents, having the Christmas channel on 24/7, buying the radio times Christmas special and highlighting what we want to watch. I love Christmas eve and our family traditions and I love rushing down the stairs with my little brother in the morning! Seeing people open their gifts and enjoying good food and quality family time is the best!
Leanne from A slice of my life Wales
Gemma from Fat Frocks
Alice from Alice in a Looking Glass
Bex from I always believed in futures
Lisa from Lisahh-Jayne