The Christmas Tag
18/12/2018 By Stevie L Brady – Mammy to two boys
This is my first ever blogger tag and I was nominated by the lovely Beccy M – Raucous by nature at the end of her Christmas post.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
The Grinch! I absolutely love the Grinch, it is a tradition of mine to watch this film every year whilst wrapping my Christmas presents (I prefer to wrap in one go if I can). This will always be my go to family film for the holidays. However I do love The Holiday as well, just for a quiet Christmas evening by myself.
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
At home, always at home. Christmas eve and boxing day are usually round a family members, or a small do at mine. Even as a child we would never go out on Christmas day, the thought of leaving my house is an awful one to me. Of course people are always welcome to mine. But Christmas eve and boxing day have always been spent with extended family and friends.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
LAPLAND enough said!
DO YOU OPEN YOUR PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS MORNING?
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY?
Just Christmas in general, it’s my favourite time of the year! Although my Christmases have become so much more special and magical since having my boys. The ones with them will always be my favourite.
BE HONEST: DO YOU LIKE GIVING GIFTS OR RECEIVING GIFTS MORE?
Giving! I’m a terrible gift giver. I get so excited if I have nailed a gift that I usually give it away!
FAVOURITE FESTIVE FOOD?
CHEESE. Cheese is by far one of the best parts of Christmas. Brie and Cranberry…Yum!
FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SCENTS?
Zoflora Winter Spice is definitely winning at the moment. But I do love the smell of cinnamon and ginger.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITIONS?
Christmas crafts, Christmas films, spend time with family and Christmas PJs.
When I was a child our mum used to give us a Christmas eve present. I don’t do that with mine, instead we have some mini red stockings that hang on the boys tree. I sneak a letter and Chocolate from Santa into them after their bath, and they have these with a hot chocolate before bed.
WHAT TOPS YOUR TREE?
I actually have four trees in my house. Our main tree in the front room is Harry Potter themed and absolutely spectacular. Hedwig proudly sits on top of this one. We also have another big tree in the dinning room with a gold star on top, this is the boys tree. We have a little one in the kitchen which sadly doesn’t have a topper. Then the boys have a little tree in their library/relaxation room. This used to be my Nanna’s and this has a silver star on top.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG?
Lonely this Christmas – Mud. I have absolutely no idea why, but I LOVE it!
IS YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE REAL OR FAKE?
They are all fake! I don’t think I could ever get rid of my main one, I just love the fake snow, pine cones and berries on it. But I am tempted to maybe get a real one as our second tree in a year or two.
ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL PRESENT WRAPPER OR DO YOU FAIL MISERABLY?
I’m quite good a wrapping! They look especially good this year!
WHAT MAKES THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL FOR YOU?
My boys! Spending time with family. Lots of yummy food. And all the preparation and excitement leading up to it! Not to mention all the lovely films that can be settled down to with a big fluffy blanket and a hot chocolate!
That’s what I think of Christmas, I now nominate these lovely bloggers to get involved…
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