A Christmas tag… I don’t mind if I do 🙂
Before we start a shout out to Danielle of Underland to Wonderland for including me on her list of people to attempt this tag (it’s also a great blog with wonderful photos and if you like Disney you’ll be in good company… so you really should go and check it out!)
1) When does Christmas start for you?
I LOVE the Christmas period but for me it doesn’t really start until much closer to the day. I tend to put my tree and decorations up two weekends before the big day (so not the weekend just gone but the one before) but then I do leave them up until the weekend following the 6th January!) so that’s kind of when it starts for me 🙂
2) What is one Christmas movie you must watch?
I haven’t watched this one in years but it’s still my favourite Christmas film and that is Miracle on 34th Street. There’s just something so magically special about it.
3) Do you bake a Christmas cake or buy one?
Personally I buy one. It’s just me on my own so making one isn’t really very viable but Mum bakes one every year and they totally beat the bought ones hands down.
4) When do you put up your Christmas tree?
I’ve already kind of answered this one in the first question 🙂
(Not my tree hehe 🙂 )
5) Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree?
I have a small artificial tree for logistical and price reasons (I live in a top floor attic flat). But I love the smell of real trees so it’s always nice to go back home to one at Christmas.
6) When do you start playing Christmas music?
Beginning of December is normally when I permit myself to put the Christmas music on but when I was younger this would be a lot earlier. I remember one year the Christmas music came out in August – what were we thinking! hehe
7) Do you use the same Christmas decorations each year or buy new ones?
Same every year – though for some reason the tree always looks different… to be honest there isn’t room for much more on it!
8) How do you spend Christmas Eve?
I normally watch a film and track santa… because I can :p
9) Advent calendar or no advent calendar?
I do try and remember to buy an advent calendar but every year I forget – though in work I am sharing a Transformers calendar, hehe.
I really want to try the Hotel Chocolat advent calendars one year though.
10) Do you leave a snack out for Santa and his reindeer?
I so want to say yes to this…
Used to though…
And in return he’d switch on the Christmas lights and turn on the fire – good times 🙂
11) How does Santa get into your house?
In my parents house down the chimney, in my flat with a magical key!
12) Mince pies, yay or nay?
Oh, yay – definitely yay.
The fruit, spices – nom, nom, nom.
13) Snowballs, eggnog, or mulled wine?
None of them – I don’t drink! It’s Appletiser, orange juice and hot chocolate for me over Christmas 🙂
14) What scents remind you of Christmas?
Clementines, gingerbread and peppermint.
15) How do you spend Christmas Day?
Christmas Day is normally spent with my immediate family – it doesn’t really have a fixed plan but generally includes breakfast and gifts. Helping out with dinner… and then dinner. The afternoon is normally really chilled out – could be playing (or watching) games, watching TV – we generally don’t watch the queens speech and tune in a bit later.
As it’s so late I’m not going to tag anyone but if you’d like to… I tag YOU! 🙂