The Christmas Tag... - through these gray eyes...: The Christmas Tag...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Christmas Tag...


I saw this Christmas Tag on Becky's blog - milkbubbletea - Loved the idea so thought I would post it on here... 

What is your favourite Christmas Movie?
I don't really have a childhood one but I love The Holiday - I can watch it over and over again. The music is amazing, the story has so much hope. Just ticks all the right boxes for me.

Do you open your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Neither! Well, having said that at mine and Tom's early Christmas we opened them in the morning. My family's tradition has always been to open them after lunch... We open one before now because I moaned so much... I remember the first year they gave way and allowed us to open one beforehand! I really must have been annoying! 

Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Probably playing the Really Nasty Horse Racing Game with family and friends in the evening or one year, we had croquet for indoors so we rolled the carpet up and played for ages. I have no doubt that my early Christmas with Tom will go down as one of my favourite memories too but, I slightly feel that, that's cheating!

Favourite festive food?
Hands down has to be brandy butter - I'm not so keen on Christmas pudding but my Father makes the brandy butter himself so it always has extra brandy in it.

Favourite Christmas gift?
Tom bought me a long weekend in Venice which was an amazing present. When I was a kid it probably would have been either the hobby horse that my mum made me or the dolls cot my Father made me. They're crafty parents!!

Favourite Christmas scent?
I always remember Claret as a Christmas smell for some reason but also the smell of the real Christmas Tree... I do miss it now we have a fake one but, it's way cheaper and less mess.

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Christmas Eve was always a serious day of Christmas preparation we put the decorations on the tree and decorated the house, listened to Christmas Carols, started cooking, polished all the silver and put up our stockings with food for Santa and Rudolph. 

What tops your tree?
Its been both a star and an angel. Ours has got a gold heart this year because we have neither a star or an angel! 

As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for?
Probably a horse! I always used to want a horse. It's a bit of a silly thing to ask for seeing as I used to be massively allergic to them! 

What's the best part about Christmas for you?
I have two or three...
1. Waking up and knowing it's Christmas - I still get excited about that even if Santa hasn't been.
2. Spending the day with family that's completely out of normal time, my families lives are always so full on, Christmas is the only time we can just chill out together.
3. Watching the children open their presents and letting them open mine once they have run out! It makes having presents more fun somehow watching them struggle with the wrapping paper and open it so carefully! 

Would love to know your answers too....

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  1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie?
    This is an easy one for me to answer ‘It’s a wonderful life’ if you have never watched it then it’s a must!

    Do you open your Christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
    This is going to be a new one on us, we have always opened ours Christmas morning, I feel very grateful that my children have never got up at silly o’clock (although I’m sure if they did I would have sent them back to bed!) but this year it’s going to be a first and they will be opened after dinner.

    Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
    As I child living at home we used to eat Christmas dinner in the front room, we used to push the sofa and chairs back and battle to carry the table and chairs through – not really sure why we did this but it was great fun at the time!

    Favourite festive food?
    I’m with you on this one, has to be Brandy butter, don’t like Christmas pud but warm mince pies with brandy butter yum! Tony’s mum used to make her own and it really was lush so for his sake I have always tried he’s never told me it’s not as nice as his mums but it isn’t.

    Favourite Christmas gift?
    My doll! I was 5 and I seriously still remember going down stairs and having a pram, and pushchair an in it was sat Mary Anne she had like old lady permed style hair, dark brown, and my Nan had knit her white vest and pants and a beautiful red and white long coat and matching hat and yes I still have Mary Anne tucked away in my bedroom I never let my girls have her when they were young (is that mean?)

    Favourite Christmas scent?
    Just Christmas day, dinner cooking, mulled wine it is something we don’t appreciate as much as we should.

    Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
    I suppose we do its simple get everything all ready for tomorrow, we don’t leave putting our tree up until today because unfortunately Tony having always worked shifts has quite often been at work and there is only so much one woman can do!

    What tops your tree?
    It’s been both a star and an angel.

    As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for?
    OK I was a kid but I can’t really remember asking for anything over the top, I’m sure if my parents were still with us they might disagree!


    What's the best part about Christmas for you?
    I have to agree with this one!
    1. Spending the day with family, my family all seem to work silly hours now we meet up at like midnight as one is coming in from work or maybe at lunch time if I nip home from work so I’m hoping Christmas will be a time we can just chill out together.
    2. Watching the children open their presents when they were little was amazing the excitement and mess was always amazing. I miss that now, but one day hopefully we will get that back with grand children (not for a while I hope)!

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