Monday, 1 December 2014

The Holly Jolly Christmas Tag

I want to be one with the Christmas. 

Everybody in my family goes co-co for Christmas, we have our traditions, all of our baubles and tree decorations as well as a bunch of housy stuff (Include my brothers favourite - a dancing santa!) We all sit around watching Christmas movies, and we bake Christmas themed goodies, this year I'm going to be making Gingerbread macaroons, and we just generally have a supper duper time! So if your anything like me, and enjoy a good Christmas - take a gander!

What is your favourite Christmas film? This is a toss up, what a great way to start off right? My first favourite would be the Grinch, when I was a child it was a great heart warming tale but now that I'm older its incredibly quotable which I really love. Plus that hair and those outfits oh boy! Next to that would be Jingle Bells, it has Schwarzernegger in it, and its about a quest to find Turbo Man! (If you've seen it you know, and if you haven't seen it you need to get on this level. Stat.

Have you ever had a White Christmas? I can officially answer yes to this - infact I've had two! The first was in England in 2012 and it was pretty to look at but damn cold to be in - seriously way icier then I wanted it to be. The second was in Las Vegas in a the big driving home things. It was fun and silly and perfect that was in 2013! But I must say, I quite like my Australian summery christmas - theres just something about them? Swimming, fun, cricket, beer!

Where do you usually spend your holiday? If were not travelling, I normally spend Christmas morning with my parents and my brother - then we pack up and head over to my Aunt and Uncles place in the 'country' for a massive family get together, cousins, aunts and uncles, nan's and pops - its something I ALWAYS look forward to.

What is your favourite Christmas song? When I was younger it used to be anything by the wiggles but ever since I was twelve, it has been Mariah Carey's version of All I Want For Christmas Is You because its perfect. Its fun, bubbly, entertaining and just everything. Give yourself an eargasm now!

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No and to be honest I've never gotten that tradition? I mean maybe if they were like tea mugs to drink your Christmas beverage of choice? Or Christmas themed PJ's? But no, not even then. 

Can you name all of the Reindeer? I have always been able to ever since Kindergarten - we always used to sing them, especially when it was coming up to practice for the Christmas concert - was it just me or were those things the shit! Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Comet, Donner, Blitzen  and eventually Rudolph. 

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year? Sitting around the Christmas tree with my family, all with coffee and teas while we open presents; its always a really joyful experience and its perfect, we listen to Christmas music and I can't even.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake? Real.

What is your all time favourite holiday food/sweet treat? Normally we all bring something, I think my favourite holiday food is Turkey...or chicken...or Mince Pies I really like them. (Are you sensing a pattern - I can't choose between food products) and my favourite sweet is generally these cream filled lamingtons that my nan makes! 

Be Honest: Do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better? Honestly, I couldn't say. I mean I love getting gifts, so much, I get a little jolt of excitement everytime I see things wrapped under the tree! In saying that, as I've been old enough to buy people presents in the past years, and have had the money to buy the things that I really wanted to get this year - I am super excited to see everyones face when they open there. This year, they are on par for sure!

What is the best Christmas gift you've ever received? I think when I was about fourteen, my parents brought me two rabbits for Christmas (Patches and Toffee a la original) and they were great - until they died/ran away. But still! Such a great gift!

What would be your dream place to visit for Christmas? I think I'd like to go to South America for Christmas in the future (Its one of the places I haven't been yet and it just seems so exciting and...colourful!)

Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably? Not to put to fine of a point on it, but yes, I am a pro...on all except the cylindrical objects - those I normally give to my brother. I don't like people knowing what I'm getting other people so I kind of have to be a good wrapper because I don't want to ask for help! I love putting bows and really decking them out!

Most memorable Christmas moment? I don't think I can answer this one - there have just been so many memorable Christmas's be it in Vietnam walking around in throngs of people with the massive lights and Christmas displays, in England or America, or even at home with everyone I love, its way to hard, Christmases in general are normally my favourite moment!

What made you realise the truth about Santa? I guess, it just happened as I grew older, things just happened and I become increasingly suspicious - and when I caught my dad putting out the easter chocolate I just knew...

Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them? I normally never have, but I'm contemplating doing them this year, this year has been one hell of a roller coaster and I've learnt a WHOLE lot so I figure I might give em a go - let me know in the comments below if you want to see them!

What makes the holidays special for you? The fact that I can spend it with my family and everyone I love - its the best - I can just be with everyone and truly live in the moment! No work, no school. nothing but fun, food, and frivolity. 

Merry Christmas!
Stay shiny x

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