So it’s Christmas Eve and I sit here a little smug as both babies are in bed, and I have done all my Christmas jobs…. Bags packed, outfits laid out, gingerbread house ready, pigs in blankets ready to take to the sister in laws and wine in hand.
As its my first Christmas as a ‘blogger’ I have decided to join in with the Christmas Tag craze. I have been nominated by Catherine from Mama Cat + Baby Bee. So here goes….
Whats your favourite Christmas movie?
It has to be the classic Home Alone. Although Mop Top has just got into 101 Dalmations, so that has been a constant on our television this Christmas.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
No, actually thinking about it I don’t think I have. To be honest I don’t really like the snow, and would prefer it just to be winter cold.
Where do you usually spend your holidays?
As both myself and Mr DC have large families, for the past few years we have alternated where we spend Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This year we are going to Mr DC’s sisters for Christmas Day and then my parents Boxing Day.
We spend Christmas morning having a fully cooked breakfast and opening presents in our pyjamas.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
It has to be Jingle Bells, a classic I can sing at the top of my voice with the kiddies and know all the words!
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
We don’t open any presents Christmas Eve, however we did have a conversation about it just today. I read a tradition about a couple who opened their presents from each other on Christmas Eve because it was so manic Christmas Day with kiddies presents etc. Which I actually I quite like the idea off.
Can you name all of santas reindeers?
Errr…. No I don’t think I can. Rudolph, Blitzen, Prancer. Poor effort I know!
Which holiday tradition are you looking forward to this year?
Well I love a Christmas quiz, which I normally write. This year we will be playing it on Boxing Day.
In terms of other traditions we don’t have many as a family yet, but as the babies get older I hope we can make some that they remember.
Is you Christmas tree real or fake?
It is a fake tree, but I really want a real one next year. I think that may be one of our new traditions, going to get the tree as a family.
What is your all time favourite treat/ food?
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate
Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better?
I love buying family presents, but I do love receiving a present the best.
What is the best Christmas present you have ever received?
Ooo tough one. Very random but the most memorable present I received as a child was a skate board. Yes I know very random, it was obviously what I was into back then. Don’t worry you won’t catch me out on my skate board this year.
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
Home, I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be than home with family. It just wouldn’t be Christmas if I were anywhere else.
Are you a pro present wrapper or do you still fail miserably?
in my head I am a pro present wrapper but in reality they normally look bodged together. But my thoughts are how it’s wrapped doesn’t matter as it’ll be ripped of before you know it.
Most memorable Christmas moment?
When we were children, my dad used to pretend he was pulling a horse out of the dining room as a present for my brother. We fell for it every year, and eventually became a running joke. He never did get a horse for Christmas.
What made you realise the truth about Santa?
I really don’t remember finding out the big ‘truth’ about Santa. We always just went along with the spirit of Christmas. It saddens me now when i hear my 8 year old nephew talking about the possibilities of Santa nor being real, as he seems so young. I love the whole fairy tale around Christmas and can’t wait until my two are really into it.
What makes the holidays special for you?
Family time and magic, I just love the whole idea of being together with family, eating, laughing and enjoying the magic of Christmas. Although my two aren’t really aware of the whole Christmas thing yet, but I am so excited to start really enjoying them enjoying it!
As its Chrsitmas Eve, I am not tagging anyone to take part, but feel free to play along if you’d like to.
id like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and really hope it is filled with love and laughter…. And maybe food and drink too.
Lots of Love
Kelly and my 1plus1