About Me: The Christmas Tag

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pretty Confused Christmas Tag

I spotted this tag over on Youtube and, because I love answering these types of questions, I thought I would join in. Here we go.

1. Do you prefer a real or synthetic tree? We always had real trees when I was growing up and I used to getting in the car and going out to choose one each year with my Dad, then lying underneath it after it had been decorated. watching the light and smelling the scent of pine. We switched to a plastic tree a few years ago and I was pretty disappointed, especially because of the smell. Luckily I found a fantastic pine scented oil and now we have that under to tree behind the presents so despite the fact the tree is fake I still get to enjoy the smell.

2. You are in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick? I'm not a big fan of flavoured coffee so I would probably just go for my usual latte during the day or a nice herbal tea in the evening, I'm really enjoying stuff with ginger in it at the moment. 

3. What is your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree? I'm pretty traditional when it comes to Christmas decorations, red, green and gold are the main colours on my tree. I'm planning on starting a collection of birds this year though, we have a whole bunch of them on the tree at my parents' house and I would love to start my own. I'm hoping to find the perfect owl or robin in the sales later this week.

4. Getting presents or receiving them? Neither? Both? I think it all depends on the person and the present for me. There is something so satisfying about finding a present that is just perfect for someone and knowing that they will really appreciate it. On the other hand, when you have spent three hours trying to find something right for that one person it can be so demoralizing. I get the same thing with receiving presents, I love getting something I really want but I also feel so guilty if someone spends money on something I am not that keen on.

5. Mince pies? Yuck, no thanks

6. What is your traditional Christmas lunch? My family like to go all out for Christmas lunch, we're talking turkey, some kind of fish for my Mum and all the trimmings, washed down with some fizzy wine and followed by a big box of chocolates to share. We generally have people over for Christmas dinner, especially people we know who don't have any one else to celebrate with, so it usually turns into quite a drawn out, fun filled affair.

7. Describe your Christmas day fashion. I used to always keep my pjs on for most of Christmas day, at least until it was time to eat, but now I have the dogs to get out first thing I tend to go for my skinny jeans and a Christmas jumper for the first half of the day and a comfy but pretty dress for the second half, something with room round my belly for when it swells full of food.

8. What is your favourite Christmas song? Sleigh Ride! I don't know what it is about this song but it gets stuck in my head for the whole of December - so good!

9. What is your favourite Christmas film? There are just so many! Love Actually has probably been my favourite to watch this year, but I've got a full list in this post

10 Open presents before or after lunch? After a late breakfast but before Christmas dinner. Because we generally have people over at Christmas we do presents first as a family. I'm planning on staying at my parents' house tonight so we'll also have stockings first thing in the morning too.

I cannot believe it is Christmas Eve already! This year has just gone without a trace, and I'm left wondering where it disappeared to. I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow, whatever and however you are celebrating. Oh, and lots of love to you all too. 

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  1. These are wonderful! I really love when bloggers do little things like this because it allows us the reader to get to know you a little better!


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