I wanted to do something a little more Christmassy than just putting out a regular book review today, so I did a search (I actually googled “Christmas blog tag”) and this tag came up from 2014!  So the blog I got this from is Makeup Savy, although I confess I’ve not looked at the blog before so I can’t comment much on it other than saying thank you very much for doing a Christmas tag all those years ago and I’m sure the blog is lovely, and I know it’s still active today so take a look if you’re into beauty and lifestyle 🙂

Here are the tag questions, all about Christmas, of course, and please feel free to do this tag yourself or tell me what your answers would be in the comments.  I’ll be taking a bit of a break over Christmas although you won’t notice it as there’ll be blog posts going out as usual but I might be a bit late to reply this next couple of weeks.  Have a lovely Chistmas everyone and enjoy this tag!

1. What is/are your favourite Christmas movie/movies?

This is a tough one because for me it depends on how recently I’ve seen a film and how often.  For example, I do like Home Alone but when I’ve watched it too many times or it used to be repeated too often, I went off it for a while.  I definitely like any film that makes me laugh including I’ll Be Home for Christmas and The Santa Clause, although there are so many good movies that I find it impossible to pick just a few, as long as it feels good and has a happy ending I will probably see it as a favourite at some point 🙂

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

My family always waited for Christmas Day to open presents and while as a child I used to open all my presents up in the morning, these days what we like to do is contain the excitement by opening just a few straight away and opening all the presents slowly throughout the day…that way the excitement stays all day long (I know…it also helps that I’m a very patient person!).

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

So many that I can’t pick a favourite.  There was one time though that I remember quite vividly the magic I felt when I saw a big stocking hanging with so many presents that Santa had left me.  I think that thought about Santa and the magic was so special to me and I always want to recreate that magical feeling every year! 🙂

4. Favourite festive food?

This depends entirely on what mood I’m in and used to be chocolate and special Christmas tin biscuits.  These days though, now that I am more healthy and eat a much healthier diet I have to say that one of my favourite festive foods is  probably….brussel sprouts!  No I’m not joking!  Far from hating them actually, I do love to eat them, I always have.  Mum used to call them mini cabbages and that made me want to eat them and nowadays I enjoy them either boiled, fried or part roasted.  In fact the key to a good brussel sprout is to not over cook it, if you overcook them while boiling then you really ruin the taste (and cause a bad smell in the kitchen, lol).

5. Favourite Christmas gift?

I’ve had so many amazing gifts over so many different Christmases that I just can’t name one that was my favourite.  I always adore and appreciate any gifts I get, but definitely I have really loved some of the toys I got over the years, especially as my family when I was young couldn’t afford a lot so even a plastic flute or yoyo became the best and most amazing gift I’d ever received!  But since then I’ve still had so many, I just can’t decide, lol

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

There’s so many but I think the smell of freshly baked gingerbread has got to be the best! Mmmmm…😋

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

It depends on whether I’m staying with any extended family which would mean different traditions are observed (as a lot of them come from Eastern Europe!) and when I was younger we observed them more in my own house too, particularly opening up presents on Christmas Eve, in the evening!  But most of the time in my own household these days we like to just set an extra table setting (just in case) and have a lovely meal on Christmas Eve, looking forward to the fun and opening of presents on the next day.

8. What tops your tree?

A star.  To me a fairy or angel always seemed weird as I grew up with a star always on top of the family tree.  We have a lovely one that is a bit like tinsel instead of solid so it sparkles when all the lights are on!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I never did ask for anything wild, crazy or extravagant!  The wildest gift I ever asked for in my life was a Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) console but that was for my birthday and I didn’t really ask for it as much as I did just tell my Mum how awsome and amazing it was after I had seen it (and Sonic the Hedgehog being played on it) for the first time ever!  I remember going on about it but I never outright asked (by the way I did get the Mega Drive 😀 ) I often wished for things but I was brought up in a house where we didn’t (for much of my younger childhood) have much income so I always felt grateful for whatever I got, and to be honest I never noticed that we didn’t have the money back then.  When it came to asking for things for Christmas or birthdays it was more that I sometimes said, when we went past a toy shop “Wow, that’s so amazing, I’d love to have that!” but I never actually asked, and so I don’t think there was any gift I ever asked for but didn’t get because I never actually asked in the first place. 🙂

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

The build up to Christmas is something I love and then the whole twinkly decorations and festive feeling you get when you see everything up.  I love to make decorations and cards and then decorate the house and tree, it puts me into such a good mood.  I sort of love being able to do as much as possible, including some baking and cooking, although I always do everything while listening to Christmas songs, or watching Chrsitmas movies! 😀  To me Christmas is just an amazing time to have fun and be happy, it puts a wonderful cheer into what feels like a gloomy time of year, and the presents are just an added bonus.  But it’s definitely the build up and festive feeling that I love! 🙂 🙂 🎄

So there you have it, I’ve loved writing up these tag answers and I wonder if we have anything in common when it comes to Christmas.  Feel free to do this tag yourselves (just don’t forget to add a link to your blog posts in the comments below or add a link to my blog post in your own if you’re a wordpress user so I can read your answers).  Or let me know some of your answers in the comments below, and whatever you are doing this week, whether you celebrate the holiday or not I hope you have a lovely time and a lovely week! ❤ 🙂

Are you celebrating Christmas?  What are you doing for Christmas? What’s the best part of the holiday for you?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂