Blogmas Day Five already! So today’s Blogmas post is a Christmas tag I found thanks to It’s Me Shenan. She didn’t tag me specifically, she left it open to anyone who was reading her blog, so I thought I would join in because it looked like an interesting one. If you decide to do it, please let me know because I want to read your answers too! You can read Shenan’s post right here.
What is your favourite Christmas film?
My favourite Christmas film which I talked about very briefly in my last Blogmas post is the Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen. As I said in my last post, one of my Blogmas posts will be about that film, because I want to go into more detail about it.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I can’t remember the year but we have had a number of White Christmas’. Living in Northern Ireland, we could get a wet rainy Christmas and then have snow fall heavily in March or April. (Yes, this actually happened a few years ago!)
Where do you usually spend your Christmas?
I normally spend Christmas at home. There was one, maybe two years that I spent Christmas at my (now) ex-fiance’s house but other than that, it’s always been at my Mum’s house.
What is your favourite Christmas song?i
I honestly don’t have a favourite Christmas song; I quite like Michael Buble’s Christmas music but I love the classics, I don’t think we’ll ever have iconic Christmas songs like that again.
Can you name all of Father Christmas’ reindeer? (No cheating!)
Rudolph, Prancer, Blitzen… How do I not know Santa’s reindeers?
The Tree: Real or Fake?
Fake! We’ve always had a fake tree; it’s cheaper in the long run, it’s easy to put up and it’s not as messy.
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I do! Every year I would sit with a cup of tea (It used to be a hot chocolate but now it’s just tea) and watch the Santa Clause.
Be honest, do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
There’s nothing I love more than giving presents. To be honest, it’s not even the giving, it’s more the researching aspect of it all and finding the perfect present for someone. I love it!
The best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
My Nintendo 64, hands down! It’s one of those things I’ll never ever give away.
What is your dream place to visit for the festive season?
Am I being cliché by saying New York? I’m sure it’s a nightmare at Christmas mind you but in my dreams it looks so beautiful and romantic.
Most memorable Christmas moment?
I have quite an embarrassing moment. One of the times I was at my ex fiance’s house for Christmas and we were in Morrisons maybe a week or so before Christmas. It was around the time Toy Story 3 was out so every shop had loads of Toy Story 3 merchandise. Stewart pointed out the Buzz Lightyear and said “Oh no I don’t really like him.” He looked at me very shocked and asked why. I said that I loved the character but the new action figures looked so fake and they just lost their touch. We were with his Mum at the time too and they looked at each other in horror but I thought nothing of it. So fast forward to Christmas Day, I’m opening my presents and I open one of very last ones, and it’s Buzz. I was so surprised, I said “Oh my god, thank you, he’s great!” Stewart turned round to me and said something along the lines of he knows that I hate it but he had already bought it before he knew how I felt. Not exactly a heartfelt, cute moment but definitely memorable!
Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
I would say I’m pretty good at it but I have to have all the wrapping paper and gift tags the same. I really love seeing all the presents match each other.
What made you realise the truth about Father Christmas?
I don’t remember anything specific, I just remember not believing any more but I wasn’t told by a friend in school or anything like that.
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I am a sucker for New Year’s Resolutions. I made some last year and posted them on the blog but I didn’t stick to too many of them. I’m debating whether to do them again or not though. For me, it’s a lot of fun thinking what I want to do in the future. (But at the same time, thinking about the future scares me!)
What is your favourite part of Christmas?
My favourite part is honestly having time off work, not having to wake up really early and just being able to take it easy for a while. It’s as simple as that really.
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