I think this is going to be my final blog post of 2018, and what better way to end than with a little Christmas Tag post.
I haven’t done one of these in years, but when Sophia at Tattooed Tealady asked me to share my Christmas secrets I couldn’t resist!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
It has to be The Holiday. I really love Jude Law and have loved the film forever!
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS?
I think so, but not since I’ve been an adult. I really can’t wait for one with the boys though! But I don’t think it’ll happen this year.
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY?
Usually at home. We then visit family and friends between Christmas and New Year as we always make sure we have that time off. We did have Christmas at Dann’s parents last year though and it was pretty amazing!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG?
I’m back proper cliche, but I’ve always been a fan of “all I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey. I think I’m a girly girl at heart sometimes!
DO YOU OPEN ANY PRESENTS ON CHRISTMAS EVE?
No. We’ve always been a strict Christmas Day family. But since having Henry we’ve started Christmas Eve boxes so they get a few presents then!
CAN YOU NAME ALL OF SANTA’S REINDEER?
Urmm, Rudolph, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Blitzen, Comet and I’m sure there is one more?!
*Google says Donner and Cupid too!!
WHAT HOLIDAY TRADITIONS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?
I think I’m looking forward to it all really as Henry kind of understands it all a bit more and loves to talk about Santa. I’m looking forward to leaving Santa a mince pie and milk at bedtime as it’s not something I ever did as a kid.
IS YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE REAL OR FAKE?
We have a fake one which I love. Because of the cat we don’t like real ones in the house.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY TREAT/FOOD/SWEET?
All the cheese! I could live on the cheese plates for the entire month if I had a choice.
BE HONEST, DO YOU LIKE GIVING OR RECEIVING GIFTS BETTER?
Giving, especially to kids. I’m really quite particular about what I like so I much prefer giving than receiving. Which really makes me sound selfish, but I’d rather give than receive.
WHAT IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Finding out I was pregnant, twice, just before Christmas and getting to tell our family!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PLACE TO VISIT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON?
I’d love to go to New York for Christmas. I’m obsessed with the city anyway due to my love of blogger Taza.
ARE YOU A PRO WRAPPER OR DO YOU FAIL MISERABLY?
I like to think I’m good at wrapping, until I get something in an awkward shape. This year I’m doing minimal wrapping to use up what we have left in the house, then I’m switching to brown paper as it’s recyclable and a lot of normal wrapping paper isn’t.
MOST MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS MEMORY?
I think last Christmas at Dann’s parents. It was such a lovely day spent with family. Made more special as we’d just announced we were expecting Dexter too. In fact, the Christmas of 2015 was pretty special too as we told our family on Christmas Eve that we were expecting Henry. The joys of June/July babies!
WHAT MADE YOU REALISE THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA?
I don’t consciously remember believing in Santa to be honest so I think I realised quite early on.
WHAT MAKES THE HOLIDAYS SPECIAL FOR YOU?
Spending it with family. My favourite time is when we go to Dann’s parents and usually go at the same time as his sister and her family. The house is small and just filled with so much laughter and fun, and so much food. We tease Dann’s mum about the food and muck about as much as the kids. So yeah I think that’s always been my favourite.
If you fancy doing the challenge as well, make sure to tag me so I can have a read!!
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.