I don’t usually do these blogger tags that do the rounds but I am always willing to make an exception for anything Christmas related. Especially, as I spent last night decorating our house!
1) What is your favourite Christmas movie?
It has to be a tie between Love Actually (which we watched this year as we put up our Christmas tree) and Elf (which I am watching with my class next week!) I have to admit to having the Sky Christmas film channel on in the background for most of December though.
2) Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
I wish I could say Christmas Day but we have a new tradition now where we open one present on Christmas Eve which is always Christmas pyjamas to wear that night and on Christmas morning…I don’t think it’s cheating too much!
3) Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Lots! The waking up to discover my previously empty stocking full of presents, the food, time with family and the occasional time it has actually snowed on Christmas Day.
4) Favourite festive food?
All of it! Smoked salmon in the morning, crispy potatoes roasted in goose fat, spiced red cabbage, snowballs, mulled wine, cheese and biscuits, stollen, Quality Street, chocolate yule log…I could go on!
5) Favourite Christmas gift?
In recent years, it would have to be my Kitchen Aid which takes pride of place in my cabinet. However, my most beloved item would have to be my Tiny Tears doll which I loved and still have back at my parents’ house.
6) Favourite Christmas scent?
Apart from the smell of the Christmas dinner cooking, it would have to be the Christmas candles I start burning from November onwards. My current favourite is a ‘Mulled Wine’ scent that fills the room.
7) Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
Apart from a cheesy film in Christmas pjs, it sort of depends if we are spending the festive period at our house or at one of our parents’. If we are at home, then our village church holds a lovely evening carol service which we follow with a walk up to the local pub for a few drinks.
8) What tops your tree?
A big silver star
9) As a kid what was the one crazy, wild, extravagent gift you always asked for but never received?
A puppy…and I am still asking for one now!
10) What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
All of it! Some time off work to just relax with family and friends is good for the soul and I intend to enjoy every minute of it! x