At long last I'm finally doing the Christmas tag! I didn't do it last year so I was quite excited to be tagged this year! Everyone is tagged who reads this as well so get posting if you haven't already done this!
What time of year do you start your Christmas shopping?
I'm usually quite unorganised when it comes to Christmas shopping but this year I've been very good! I started collecting bits and bobs back in October for little stocking presents so I'm quite impressed with myself!
Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
Not really, I must admit that I do live off party food around Christmas time though.. Raiding co-op with my friends for the little party snacks is always the best!
Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home.
- Wake up whenever, since we normally all like a lie in, apart from my brother which never fails to annoy us all.
- Grab our stockings and sacks and go to mum and dads room to open them up.
- Go downstairs for breaky which Dad normally cooks.
- Head to the living room for the tree presents which are normally all opened with 10 minutes.
- Chill out for a bit, help mum make lunch, wait for family or friends to come over if we're having people over.
- Have lunch.
- Chill out more, play games, watch films.
- Fall asleep.
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
In my village it's a tradition that everyone goes to the church service on Christmas Eve to watch the nativity play and then to the pub for a few drinks. And normally when we have family over on Christmas day, we dedicated a good couple of hours to games like bananagrams and charades and stuff. It's always hilarious!
Do you have a favourite festive coffee?
Noooooo, hate coffee but I love the odd cinnamony hot chocolate from Starbucks!
Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl hands down.
What do you do on Christmas Eve?
Like I said a bit earlier, we always go to the Christmas church service and I normally go with one of my best friends. This year though I think I may be going to a local pub with my boyfriend!
What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have a strategy?
I am disgustingly bad at wrapping, just awful. This year Toby had to wrap my fathers day presents so I think I might just leave it to him again!
What's your dream gift this year?
This year I'd just like a new pair of trackies and a Michael Kors bag. I'd be quite content with just those two gifts to be honest!
Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
My family have this thing where we always have to have a real tree! Since we extended a few years ago, we've got a really high ceiling which means we can get massive trees which we love! Mum changes the colour scheme every year as well, but normally it's red and gold which looks so so pretty!
Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, bannisters?
Everywhere gets decorated in my house! Some kind of spikey leafy long thing is positioned on top of mirrors, clocks and around the bannister, pinecones dotted about the window sills, pretty lights outside, I always have a little tree in my room as well!
What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?
As you probably know, I love getting dressed up! I already have a selection of dresses to wear for different parties (outfit posts will be going up soon). Tonight I'm having a Christmas drinks party at my house for all my close friends (this post is pre-written) and I'll show you what I'm wearing in another post but I normally opt for a black dress or something with a bit of glitter or sequins to make it feel more Christmassy! And for Christmas day, I normally stay in my pjs or onesie for most the day until we eat, and then I normally change into something which I've been bought!