The Christmas Tag

IMG_3861I saw this tag on MilkBubbleTea last weekend and since today marks the official start of Christmas (Milo’s birthday was yesterday so I’m not allowed to get too excited until after that) I thought I’d kick it off with a festive tag.

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
Ah, there’s SO many, I love National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf, The Santa Clause etc. but one that I watch every year, without fail is The Snowman on Christmas eve. I absolutely adored the Snowman and The Snow dog. My dad bought me the little plushie last year, so cute.
 
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always on Christmas morning (usually whilst scoffing Christmas chocolate) We usually get new Christmas Pyjamas on Christmas Eve, but we save the present opening for Christmas day morning.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
My parents always used to go all out at Christmas. We’d come downstairs to presents, balloons, reindeer prints made out of glitter, red and white tape for the north pole, it was so magical as kids!
4. favourite festive food?
Aside from chocolate…Roast potatoes during Christmas dinner, so many roast potatoes.
 
5. Favourite Christmas gift ?
I can’t remember how old I was, but it was the year of the Furby. I’m sure there were small riots amongst the shelves in Toys R us. My parents pretended they couldn’t get me one but then it was hidden behind the sofa! (anyone else hide theirs in the wardrobe at night, they were so creepy!)
 
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Christmas dinner cooking, mmm or the smell of the Christmas tree!
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Just that it’s family time, we’ll usually all have wine, the fire on, lots of yummy food and sit down in our new pyjamas to watch Christmas films.

8. What tops your tree?
For years and years it was a little gold vintage angel, my dad always lifted me up to put it on the tree, when I was a kid… at the very end of decorating everything. She was always kind of wonky and worn looking, but it was tradition. These days it’s a big gold glittery star.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Not in an ungrateful way. I mean, I used to circle half of the Argos catalogue!But every year I would ask for a dog, without fail. One year my parents brought it a huge box, with holes in and something was moving. I was certain it was a puppy…it was a rabbit ha ha Still one of the best pets I’ve ever had though. Then last year, I finally bought myself my own Christmas puppy 🙂 Oscar on the 21sr of December. He was certainly worth the wait.

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my loves ones, friends and family, after eating Christmas dinner, watching Only fools and Horses episodes that we’ve seen ten times already. Watching the snow fall and generally having a lovely time.

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1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
Ah, there’s SO many, I love National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf, The Santa Clause etc. but one that I watch every year, without fail is The Snowman on Christmas eve. I absolutely adored the Snowman and The Snow dog. My dad bought me the little plushie last year, so cute.
 
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always on Christmas morning (usually whilst scoffing Christmas chocolate) We usually get new Christmas Pyjamas on Christmas Eve, but we save the present opening for Christmas day morning.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
My parents always used to go all out at Christmas. We’d come downstairs to presents, balloons, reindeer prints made out of glitter, red and white tape for the north pole, it was so magical as kids!
4. favourite festive food?
Aside from chocolate…Roast potatoes during Christmas dinner, so many roast potatoes.
 
5. Favourite Christmas gift ?
I can’t remember how old I was, but it was the year of the Furby. I’m sure there were small riots amongst the shelves in Toys R us. My parents pretended they couldn’t get me one but then it was hidden behind the sofa! (anyone else hide theirs in the wardrobe at night, they were so creepy!)
 
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Christmas dinner cooking, mmm or the smell of the Christmas tree!
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Just that it’s family time, we’ll usually all have wine, the fire on, lots of yummy food and sit down in our new pyjamas to watch Christmas films.

8. What tops your tree?
For years and years it was a little gold vintage angel, my dad always lifted me up to put it on the tree, when I was a kid… at the very end of decorating everything. She was always kind of wonky and worn looking, but it was tradition. These days it’s a big gold glittery star.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Not in an ungrateful way. I mean, I used to circle half of the Argos catalogue!But every year I would ask for a dog, without fail. One year my parents brought it a huge box, with holes in and something was moving. I was certain it was a puppy…it was a rabbit ha ha Still one of the best pets I’ve ever had though. Then last year, I finally bought myself my own Christmas puppy 🙂 Oscar on the 21sr of December. He was certainly worth the wait.

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my loves ones, friends and family, after eating Christmas dinner, watching Only fools and Horses episodes that we’ve seen ten times already. Watching the snow fall and generally having a lovely time.

– See more at: http://milkbubbletea.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.z1zFMwp4.dpuf

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
Ah, there’s SO many, I love National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf, The Santa Clause etc. but one that I watch every year, without fail is The Snowman on Christmas eve. I absolutely adored the Snowman and The Snow dog. My dad bought me the little plushie last year, so cute.
 
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always on Christmas morning (usually whilst scoffing Christmas chocolate) We usually get new Christmas Pyjamas on Christmas Eve, but we save the present opening for Christmas day morning.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
My parents always used to go all out at Christmas. We’d come downstairs to presents, balloons, reindeer prints made out of glitter, red and white tape for the north pole, it was so magical as kids!
4. favourite festive food?
Aside from chocolate…Roast potatoes during Christmas dinner, so many roast potatoes.
 
5. Favourite Christmas gift ?
I can’t remember how old I was, but it was the year of the Furby. I’m sure there were small riots amongst the shelves in Toys R us. My parents pretended they couldn’t get me one but then it was hidden behind the sofa! (anyone else hide theirs in the wardrobe at night, they were so creepy!)
 
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
Christmas dinner cooking, mmm or the smell of the Christmas tree!
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Just that it’s family time, we’ll usually all have wine, the fire on, lots of yummy food and sit down in our new pyjamas to watch Christmas films.

8. What tops your tree?
For years and years it was a little gold vintage angel, my dad always lifted me up to put it on the tree, when I was a kid… at the very end of decorating everything. She was always kind of wonky and worn looking, but it was tradition. These days it’s a big gold glittery star.

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
Not in an ungrateful way. I mean, I used to circle half of the Argos catalogue!But every year I would ask for a dog, without fail. One year my parents brought it a huge box, with holes in and something was moving. I was certain it was a puppy…it was a rabbit ha ha Still one of the best pets I’ve ever had though. Then last year, I finally bought myself my own Christmas puppy 🙂 Oscar on the 21sr of December. He was certainly worth the wait.

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending time with my loves ones, friends and family, after eating Christmas dinner, watching Only fools and Horses episodes that we’ve seen ten times already. Watching the snow fall and generally having a lovely time.

– See more at: http://milkbubbletea.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.z1zFMwp4.dpuf

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie?

The Santa Clause, hands down! No, not the one with Tim Allen (although that’s good too) but the one with Dudley Moore. I will never forget the moment they open the doors to the toyshop, seriously magical.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve of Christmas morning?

We always have Christmas PJs from my Dad on Christmas Eve and I seem to remember perhaps opening small gifts from distant relatives the night before as kids but the main event has always been Christmas morning.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Do you know.. I haven’t. They all kind of blur in to one, I don’t remember but particularly epic Christmas memory but I DO remember the year that my Auntie left the post it notes on everyones gifts reminding her what was in each of them.. that was pretty funny as a kid.

4. Favourite festive food?

I like Christmas lunch but my Mum does a great Sunday dinner every week which we visit for so much as it’s more special as we have extra guests around the table that doesn’t really do it for me. She makes these amazing mushroom volauvents in the morning which I have tried and tried to replicate but can’t so I’d probably say those. In addition two things I can only ever buy at Christmas – Dark Chocolate Orange and Haagen Dazs Baileys Ice cream – yum!

5. Favourite Christmas gift?

Probably would have to be my iPad mini. I think we can all agree there are gifts we’ve received and loved for a week and those we’ve never even used.. I use my iPad every day so that would have to be the best, right? Oh I once got a Gameboy.. that was pretty epic! It was yellow.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

Anything tree-like. Pine, balsalm etc. I really like fresh scents over sweet, heavy ones which I know isn’t everyones preference but it’s very Christmas specific to me. My favourite scented candle WAS Winter Wonderland from Yankee but it’s been discontinued, wah!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

As previously mentioned we get our new Christmas pjs but every year as long as I can remember we’ve had a Chinese on Christmas Eve. I so rarely eat Chinese that we ordered one last week and realised we hadn’t had one since last December 24th.. very much a tradition for us. We still go back to my parents now, with the kids for it.

8. What tops your tree?

It used to be a a fairy Ella made when she was small but last year it was on it’s very last legs so I think we ended up buying a star.. I haven’t dug out the decorations just yet but expect a post once I do.. I may save that til December and pretend I didn’t put the tree up this afternoon 😉

9. As a kid, what was the gift you always wanted but never received?

That would have to be a Mr Frosty. Do you remember him? I wanted one SO bad and when I was 21 my Mum finally bought me one. It was rubbish of course and I’m sure I used it once on Christmas Day and then never again but I must have asked for it so much for her to have thought of it so many years later.

10. What’s the best part of Christmas for you?

I’m really not all that excited about Christmas Day itself, it’s hectic and when you have kids it’s a lot of work. It’s obviously great to be with the family and watch the kids open their presents etc but for me all of the excitement is the week leading UP to the day. Christmas Eve is the best and better still.. Boxing Day sales!!

Thanks to Becky for the questions, don’t forget to link back to her if you do the tag yourself.. and if you do, feel free to leave your link in the comments for those who may want to binge read them 😉

Miss BB

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13 Comments

  1. 16 November, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    Oh Mr Frosty I so wanted him too! My parents said it was rubbish and a waste of money and I was so jealous of any friends that had one!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

  2. 16 November, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    I got a yellow Gameboy aswell! It was lovely to read your tag although I should be studying right now.. I’ll make sure to do the tag this year

  3. 16 November, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    I am so excited for Christmas! Not so much for gifts, but more so for the decor, atmosphere, pine scents, etc. It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🙂
    xx
    Jenny // http://www.mishmoshmakeup.com

  4. 16 November, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    Love this post, I always wanted a Mr Frosty, my mum refused to get me one by saying she had read they all broke then to add insult to injury went and bought my cousin one. He’s still on my Christmas list every year but has yet to find his was under my tree. Really wanted a Sylvania family too although looking back now it was a bit rubbish and more overprice then lego is today.

    Sammie
    Little Blonde Life – Lifestyle Blog

  5. Marie
    16 November, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Aw getting me right in the mood for xmas , I love home alone on Xmas eve and I always get my pjs, I am so excited this is the first xmas me and my partner will have together because we have always worked xmas but now we have different jobs so we get to be with each other xmas eve, day and boxing day . xox

    http://rainbowsandunicorns27.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. 17 November, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Love this tag will defimitely be giving it a go! Love what you’re wea4ing in the pic aswell!! May I ask where its from? Xxx

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