Blogmas Day 1: The Christmas Tag
It’s day 1 of The 12 Days of Blogmas and today I’ll be taking ‘The Christmas Tag’ which I found somewhere online (I cannot remember where for the life of me) to get us in the festive mood…
1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie(s)?
I really like Elf. Like a lot. But I’m also a fan of A Christmas Carol. Which one? Well, I’m torn between the Disney cartoon version (where Mickey is Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck is Scrooge… kinda fits…) and The Muppet version! Also, they’re not movies, but Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas and Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas are just legendary in my household. They’re fab to watch, regardless of age.
2. Do you you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning! Even at my age, I get itching to opening them as early as possible, even if it means passing out right after. As I get older, we have to get up later and have breakfast first, but who has time for breakfast before presents? Not me.
3. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Yeah, a few. But they don’t look gorgeous like in the films. It’s this ugly sludgy grey/brown snow because the gritters have been out. We also go out for food so it’s been tricky, but with cautious driving, we make it.
4. What made you realise the truth about Santa?
Well, I always had a fear of him as a kid (don’t ask), so I always wanted him to not be real, but my family persisted with the whole myth. One day, I saw my post it note I left out for him was in a drawer a few days after Christmas (like, parents, have you not heard of a bin?) and kids in school were suspicious around 7, so I forced my mother to tell me the truth. I was not best pleased.
5. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
YOU KNOW DASHER AND DANCER AND PRANCER AND VIXEN, COMET AND CUPID AND DONNER AND BLITZEN…. BUT DO YOU RECALL… THE MOST FAMOUS REINDEER OF ALL? His name’s Rudolph. Who named them that, anyway? Is it European or something? If it were me it’d be something like “Magic” or “Snowball” or “Carrot”… I’m not that creative when it comes to names.
6. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?
Besides the tins of chocolates, I bloody love a good Yule Log. I especially like Cadbury ones. The more chocolate coated, the better.
7. Be honest: do you like giving or receiving presents better?
Look, I do love receiving presents, I think you’re lying if you say you don’t. But as I get older, it’s giving that I love. Not even the physically giving, but the shopping and finding the perfect presents. I put a lot of effort into my gift giving and I love to get gifts that really suit that person’s personality.
8. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I’ve visited Disneyland Paris days after Christmas Day. Like Boxing Day or the day after that. But for actual Christmas? Honestly, Somewhere Disney. Be it Florida or California or Pairs. Maybe not the Asian parks, though. No disrespect, I admire the culture, but food for vegetarians out there proves to be a nightmare and I want me some Christmas food.
9. What is your favourite Christmas song?
I have a bunch, but I think my all time favourite is ‘Fairytale of New York’ because who doesn’t love a few insults? It’s so catchy. I also love Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ as well as the classic Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’.
10. Do you make New Years’ Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I used to make stupid ones when I was younger, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken one seriously. I don’t trust myself…
11. Favourite Christmas scent?
Mulled Wine is stunning as well as Spiced Cinnamon Apple. Oooh, I’m excited to get them as candles.
12. As a kid, what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I used to want an Animal Hospital blow up ambulance that was in my annual one year, but my parents couldn’t get it. I also always used to ask for the Changing Rooms house in the Argos catalogue. Still don’t know why I didn’t have it.
13. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
I’d say being with my family, but we’re always together. We’re very close knit in that sense. So I’m gonna say the tons of chocolates and Christmas specials on the telly. Bring it on.