Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Actually, no. I know this is quite a common tradition among my friends but my family tend to save everything until Christmas day. My brothers and I are allowed to open one present before everyone else wakes up on Christmas day so we’d always try and feel for a DVD so it would pass the time.
What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?
This isn’t going to sound exciting to anyone else in the slightest but I loooove looking through the Radio Times and circling all of the Christmas films I want to watch during the lead up to Christmas.
Also, my younger brothers and I always have a sleepover on Christmas Eve and watch a festive film. We’re definitely too old now to justify how excited we get over Christmas.
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Sadly, it’s fake. We used to always go and buy a real tree but there were a few years where our tree kept dying before we’d actually reached Christmas. So, we purchased a fake tree. It still looks pretty real but we don’t get the nice festive smell, sadly.
What is your favourite Christmas film?
It’s a definite toss-up between Nativity and Love Actually. I’ll be posting my Top 5 Christmas films very soon…
Where do you usually spend your holiday?
At my house with my immediate family and my grandparents.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
100% ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ by Shakin’ Stevens.
What is your all-time favourite holiday food?
Hmmm…I’d have to say either yule logs or, if we’re talking about christmas dinner, it would HAVE to be pigs in blankets.
Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
Honestly, giving. I love when you know you’ve got someone a present that they’re going to love. But I can’t lie, I don’t hate receiving presents either…
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
Definitely the build-up – I love how excited everybody gets.
When do you start getting excited for Christmas?
Truthful answer: Some time in mid-November.
Answer I give to people: 1st December.
What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
Hmm…I had to think long and hard about this. I think I would have to go with my first ever laptop that I received when I was around 9 or 10. It was a pink Dell (yes, I was that girl) but it was my most prized possession for the longest time.
As a kid, did a sibling ever receive a present that you wished was for you?
YES. There is only a year between my older brother and me and he would always end up getting CDs or DVDs that I asked for and, at the time, it seemed like the world’s greatest injustice to 7-year-old me.
Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I always make resolutions and try to stick to them. Keep your eyes peeled for a resolution-based blog post coming in the next few weeks…
What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
Christmas dinner is probably what I look forward to the most and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Also, since I’ve been at university I love coming home and spending time with my family.
So, that’s my take on the Christmas Tag! I hope you enjoyed reading it…what’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
Lots of love,