Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Christmas Tag

Hello. I hope you are having a lovely day. The festive season is truly kicking in and I am really in the spirit ( okay, I have been in the spirit since August but still ). I decided that the Christmas tag is the perfect way to mark the festive feeling. I couldn't decide on which one to do so I mixed a few up and put them into one tag.

1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

I absolutely love the quality family time that Christmas brings. I love just sitting by the fire on a cold evening, eating chocolates and watching crappy t.v. I love how family orientated my Christmases and I wouldn't change it for the world.

What is your favourite Christmas movie?

Definitely Elf. It is the perfect Christmas film. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and it gives you the warm Christmas feeling in your stomach. I am a sucker for all Christmas films but if someone asks me which one is my favourite I will defend Elf with all I have.

3. Real tree or fake tree?

We have always had a fake Christmas tree in my household and it is a lovely tree. I guess having a fake one would save time due to the fact that they last longer if cared for. In saying that, I would like to experience having a real tree someday.

4. Giving presents or recieving them?

I love giving presents if I believe that I got the perfect presents for someone. Seeing the look of complete joy on a friend or family member's face when I've gotten them the perfect present just warms my heart. I am more of a giving person. That being said though, I do love recieving presents too. I mean, who doesn't? I am always so thankful for any present that I receive. I feel so blessed around this time of the year.

5. Do you open your presents on Christmas morning or in the afternoon?

In my house, we open them in the morning. I always struggle getting to sleep on Christmas Eve, I'm not going to lie. My brother and I will normally chat back and forth to each other throughout the night. My brother will stay in bed for as long as possible most days, but when it comes to Christmas, he'll be up at the crack of dawn. We open them as early as  possible.

6. What tops your tree?

For the past few years, we have had an angel top our tree.

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

Back when I was obsessed with Pokémon, myself and my brother both asked for real life Pokémon. My cousins, my brother and I, actually thought that we would all wake up on Christmas morning and see Pokémon sitting under our tree. We talked about going away with our Pokémon to become Pokémon masters. To our dismay, there was no Pokémon. It didn't crush is too much though because we were so preoccupied with our other presents. My cousins received Pokémon teddy bears to compensate for the fact that Pokémon are not actually real. ( I wrote the word Pokémon A LOT in that paragraph.. ).

8. Handmade cards or bought?

When I used to be good at drawing, I made cards for as many people as possible. It was hard work and it was very tedious. I would rather use bought cards to be honest. It's just less work.

9. What is your favourite Christmas food?

Oh this is a tough question. I absolutely adore turkey but my Granny's homemade stuffing is to die for. I think I am going to say my Granny's homemade stuffing for sure.

10. Christmas Eve traditions?

We usually just chill for the evening and watch whatever Christmas film or television special is on that night. 

11. Favourite Christmas song?

If you are Irish, you will probably be able to guess this before reading ahead. It is Fairytale of New York by The Pouges and Kirsty MacColl. For me, it is not Christmas until you hear this song. It is a classic.

12. Gingerbread or candy canes?

Gingerbread one hundred percent. I have actually been eating gingerbread flavoured things quite a lot in this past month. Also, I am obsessed with Costa's gingerbread lattes. They are so good.

13. Clear lights or coloured lights?

I love the clear lights. I think they are aesthetically pleasing. In that being said, I think coloured lights can look very pretty too.

14. Have you ever made a snowman?

I have! It was a good few years ago on the rare occasion that there was snow. It wasn't the prettiest snowman as there wasn't much snow to build it with, but my friends and I were just shocked that we were able to build one. 

15. Favourite winter drink?

It's definitely between a Terry's orange hot chocolate and a gingerbread latte! They are both amazing.

16. What is the best gift you ever received.

It has to be the handmade dollhouse I got when I was a child. Both my cousin and I received one. I was so happy when I got it. I still have it. It's in my attic. If I ever have children, I will pass it on to them. It's just one of those gifts that should be passed on.

17. What would be your dream place to visit during the holiday season?

I would love to go to Germany and see all of the Christmas markets there. My friend went one year and she said it was incredible. New York also looks magical during the Christmas season.

18. Are you good or bad at wrapping presents?

I am absolutely horrendous at wrapping presents. They just look like a big mess with a pile of sellotape all over it. A+ for effort though, right?

19. Can you name Santa's reindeer?

Uhm.. Rudolph, Prancer, Dancer, Blitzen, Dasher, Commet. I think that's it or is Commet just from the Santa Claus 2? I tried!

20. Any holiday traditions?

On Christmas Day my family gathers at my grandparents' house and we open presents and have chats. We usually then visit my other grandparents' house for the same thing. After that we usually just go home, eat our feast of a dinner and chill in our pyjamas. It's usually really relaxed and family orientated, which I love.

So there you have it, the Christmas tag! I really enjoyed writing this. I absolutely love Christmas so answering questions about Christmas was a joy. I hope you liked this post and feel free to take this combination of questions. Thank you for reading this post.


  1. Fabulous post! I really enjoyed this and can relate to a lot of the stuff haha
    -Morgs x

  2. I'd love to experience a real tree too. People have been saying that they smell so good.


    1. I think it would be lovely to have a real one for a change. I'd say they smell amazing.

  3. Fairytale of New York is my absolute favourite :) Lovely post, I just might do one myself!


    1. Same! It's not Christmas until you hear that song :) thank you! You definitely should. I'd give it a read :) x

  4. i'm horrible at wrapping too haha and i still need to watch elf!

    danielle | avec danielle

    1. I highly recommend Elf! I'm sure you'll love it :)