With every season and special event(s) that arise around them, a tag post will always be flying around and if there isn’t, I always find one. I love taking part in tag posts and especially love reading peoples answers on them! I just feel like it helps you find out more things about a blogger, whether they’ve been around for years, or just starting out. It’s also a great way to share fellow bloggers websites and Twitter handles out there on the World Wide Blogging Web!
Before the weekend Sarah over at Raiin Monkey tagged me as well as some of my gorgeous fellow geeky bloggers to take part in the Christmas tag (you can read her answers here!)
AND since it snowed in Birmingham before the weekend, I’ll be using my own snow pictures for this post! 😀
1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until last minute?
I get my Christmas shopping done WAYYYY before Black Friday! I try and get it started at the start of November so that I don’t have to do the rustle and bustle of Christmas shopping at the end of November an on wards. My family have always left Christmas shopping until the last minute and I always hated that. My dad is terrible for it and literally a week before Christmas he’ll be buying stuff and wonder why everything is sold out! xD
2. If you could be in any Christmas movie, what would it be?
Home Alone for sure! That’s my favourite Christmas film and I’d love to play one of the bad characters. 😛 OR star as like a character is a jokey Star Wars Christmas was made. 😛
3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
I like both to be honest for different reasons. I like Christmas Eve because it’s that little excitement for Christmas and you get the buzz! I also love Christmas Day because although I’m excited to receive my own gifts, I just love seeing people’s faces (especially Dane’s) when they open their gifts from me. That’s my favourite part to be honest. I see Christmas as a way to thank people for being there for me throughout the year.
4. When does your family (or you) put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
Me and Dane put our tree up on the 1st December and we both decorate it together. I think it’s going to become a thing where we take it in turns to put the tree up, but we’ll decorate it together. I put it up this year and making a tree look plump and fluffy is one of the hardest things to be honest! Dane had to finish it off for me, as apparently our tree was looking bald down below. xD
5. White lights or coloured lights?
I like both to be honest, but we have coloured lights for Christmas, which we haven’t even switched on yet this past week and a bit!
6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?
I can’t help but have a peek to be honest… I’m always curious what I’ve been bought I suppose. I’ve had a peek in my bag of gifts from Dane, as he has with his gifts from me but I want a surprise. I love surprises! 😛
7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa’s workshop?
If the gingerbread house constantly smelt of gingerbread, then Santa’s workshop. HOWEVER if the house didn’t smell like that, then the gingerbread house. 😛 Not going to lie, I actually really love that question. 😛
8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!
As our first Christmas was last year, I don’t actually know if we’ve fully made any yet. We watched Sausage Party last year and ordered a curry. I wouldn’t want to make having a takeaway a tradition to be honest. Just cuddling and watching Christmas films, or new films would be nice. I want to try and cook us something really nice this Christmas Eve. I’m thinking of getting some nibbly party food for me and Dane to have.
9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
Definitely Dane. 🙂
10. What tops your Christmas tree?
We have a blue star, although I keep meaning to bring the angel that I used to top my tree with at home.
11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?
A Partridge in a pear tree
2 white doves
I can’t actually think what the rest of the song is! I am awful at this! xD
A funny story though, me and my cousin one Christmas Eve we were watching TV and came up with a rude 12 days of Christmas. I won’t write it here, but I am legit texting it to her now! *many moments later* Okay I did it. 😛
12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
I was about to write no, but I actually did once when I was at school! I was part of the choir when I was in secondary school and we were taken to an old people’s home to sing to them one Christmas. It was lovely to be honest and I was gutted that it was never done again. 😦
13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days left?
I can’t help but countdown to be honest! Whether it’s hearing it on the radio, reading about it on social media, or just events coming up so quickly you forget where the time has gone. Currently it is just under 2 weeks until Christmas. DAYUM!
14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?
I’m not sure to be honest, probably just the usual stuff. I always try and get a chocolate cake, especially one that contains salted caramel! You can never go wrong with that sort of stuff. 😛 OH and chocolate truffles! Oh man, I want to go to Aldi now to buy yummy goodies ready for Christmas! xD
15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you’ve grown older?
To be honest I haven’t always had the “Christmas magic” that many people have, purely because of always being made to feel let down over the years, not just by family, but mostly by my friends. Christmas is a time of being happy and celebration, but it’s also a time of people being selfish, as well as being sad. I think since meeting Dane in 2013 my Christmases have gotten better and better! We always do nice things together, as well as with our friends and families and it’s lovely. I wouldn’t say I have any Christmas magic, I just use it as a time to appreciate the people in my life more and more each year. You know? 🙂
So those are my answers on the Christmas tag!
A massive thank you to Sarah for tagging me because before she had, I had forgotten all about doing a tag this year.
I tag EVERYONE who reads this post to take part and do it themselves!
I hope you all have a lovely week though and until next time, take care.