Thursday 18 December 2014

Christmas Q & A

 Hi everyone, I've been constantly seeing lots of bloggers and YouTubers doing the 'Christmas Tag' over the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to have a go myself but I felt like there were a good few questions that I knew wouldn't apply to me or that I wouldn't really be able to answer.  As you may have notice from one of my old posts from last Christmas (if you've been a reader of CSD that long) called Bah Humbug, you'll know that I'm really not the most festive type of person.  However, thanks to watching many of the YouTubers get ready for their Christmases, you can't really help but get in the festive mood and the last couple of years, it's really helped to change my general feelings about celebrating Christmas.  But, as I've never really been a 'Christmasy sort of person' and felt I wasn't qualified enough to answer some of the questions in the tag, so I've picked out all the ones from the various different tags that I've found and have come up with my own Q & A.  I hope you enjoy it and please don't forget to leave your answers, comments or questions below :-)

 The Questions:
1. What's your favourite Christmas film?

For me it has to be Mary Poppins.  "What" you might think that's not a Christmas film lol, but when I was younger it would be shown on the TV every single year without fail and so it always reminds me of Christmas, they would always show Star Wars as well, every year but well you've gotta draw the line somewhere!
2. What are your favourite Christmas colours?

Red, gold and lots of sparkle!
3. Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?
I like to wear something nice but something I feel comfortable and cosy in.

4. If you could only have one present this year what would it be?

Just to have a really nice, quiet, relaxing day with the ones I love, that's all I want this year.

5. Do you open your presents Christmas morning or later in the day?

Usually later in the day, I love seeing them under the tree, they always look so pretty in the various patterned papers and every time I look at them, I get a little thrill of excitement wondering what they all are, so I like to keep myself guessing for a good long while, unless I have something small in a stocking, that gets opened as soon as I wake up :-)

6. What is your favourite Christmas song?

I've always loved White Christmas even the old original Bing Crosby version it's really lovely but I just love the Michael BublĂ© version the most, he has a voice like melted chocolate, ooh just gorgeous :-)  I'm not really one for liking Christmas songs generally but I do also like these two Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas and Cliff Richard Mistletoe and Wine.  And I love hear old traditional Christmas carols, so much nicer.

7. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer (without Googling it)?

Hmmm, Rudolf (I guess that one's obvious), Prancer, Dasher (I think). . . Nope, I'm terrible, let's face it I don't even remember how many of them there are!

8. Do you have any Christmas traditions?  

The only one I can really think of is, every year while I decorate the tree and put all the other decorations up in the house, I always play my favourite music and have festive nibbles like mini chocolates or a tin of fancy biscuits, it's just my own little tradition I've been doing for many years.

9. Being honest what do you like best, giving or receiving presents?

Definitely giving presents, there's nothing more lovely and satisfying than seeing the look on the recipients face as they're opening your gift and knowing they're happy with it.

10. Favourite Christmas Treat? 

It has to be Christmas cake, yum!

11. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?

I have to say I've always been pretty good when it comes to wrapping gifts, plus I absolutely love doing it too!

12. When did you realise the truth about Father Christmas?

What he's not real?!  :-) Only kidding!  I think it was when I was about 3 years old, my mum had taken me to my play group and my father was dressed up as Santa, I sat on his knee and he did the old 'Ho-ho-ho' but even with the big white beard on, I knew it was him straight away!  I don't know if I ever really believed it, I always guessed that the gifts came from my parents.

13. What tops your tree?

I love to have a large star, always have.

14. Do you make any New Years resolutions and do you stick to them?

Yes I always make them and no sadly I usually don't keep to them (feeling embarrassed)!  But I do try and I think it's more important to make ones that you know you are more likely to keep to or ones that are really important to you, that way you're more likely to stick to them!

15. What does Christmas mean to you?

Although I'm not a very religious person, I don't feel Christmas should be about the presents, or the decorations, or the anticipation of the January sales!  It should be about being with the ones you love and making the most of spending that time together, because in the end, that's what really matters :-)

Until Next Time Stay Happy
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  1. I like the anticipation of waiting and guessing what's in the presents, too! However, I'm constantly over-ruled by family members who want to open the presents first thing. X-)

    Also, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! (Hopefully you haven't been nominated for this one already.) You can get more information here, I really hope you get the chance to do it! I'd love to read yours. =-)

  2. Hi Rebekah, yes sometimes you just can't wait the excitement gets too much lol :-)
    Wow thank you that's great :-D I will have a little look at that and I'll send you a link when I've posted it. Thank you! Hope you have a great Christmas :-)

  3. Haha exactly. We'll see how long we can last without opening presents this year. X-)

    Awesome! I'm excited to read yours. Merry Christmas to you too! / / US Lifestyle Blog


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