It’s my favourite time of the year! It’s scientifically proven that Christmas is indeed, the best Holiday of the year, and what better way to introduce my weird xmas loves and traditions than a little Christmas Tag..
What is your favourite Christmas film?
This year has been an odd one, and thus, I am really looking forward to revisiting Gremlins. Is it a controversial Christmas movie? Yes. Do I watch it every year? Not since my brother told me that they live in our attic. But if I had to pick a festive, family friendly funny, it would definitely be The Muppet Christmas Carol. A masterpiece.
Have I ever had a White Christmas?
Yes! When I was a lot younger. In the UK we are usually blessed with heavy showers or delightful high speed winds in December, but the one white Christmas I remember was magical.
Where do you usually spend your holiday?
My family home! Working in retail means I can’t take any time off, but honestly there is nowhere else I would rather be.
What is your favourite Christmas Song?
If you don’t immediately grab your air microphone and lip sync your heart out to to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you‘, then you can reevaluate your Christmas jingles and get back to me.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
How do you open presents on Christmas Eve when Santa hasn’t visited yet?
Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer?
Of course I can. Quite frankly it would be an insult to poor old Rudy not to. Deep Breath guys!… Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!
Is your Christmas Tree real or fake?
Guys I’m gonna let you in on a little secret here.. My mum is adamant we’ve always had a real tree, but honestly? We have two, gorgeous, big ol’ fakies. I know this, because every year I’m the one to assemble the buggers.
What is your all time favourite holiday food?
Literally anything with Gingerbread. Gingerbread lattes, Gingerbread biscuits, Gingerbread houses….
Do you like giving or receiving presents?
If you don’t like receiving presents, you are a filthy liar. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t LOVE giving presents a lot more. I get so excited to watch someone open a gift, like a child at Disneyland who’s just found E numbers and red bull.
What is the best Christmas Gift you’ve ever received?
The first year Christian and I had spent together, he had bought me an Ipad. I was always using his and I wanted one so badly, but didn’t like talking about it too much because they were super expensive for us at the time. It was also the first time meeting his parents, and I burst into tears in front of everyone when I opened it!
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I’ve already been lucky enough to spend Christmas in the beautiful Scottish mountains, but I would love to experience Hogmanay. New York would be an absolute dream too.
Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
I like to think I’m a pro. I take great care and concentration with colour co-ords, ribbons and bows. But we can’t all be perfect after our first bottle of baileys, now can we?
Most memorable Holiday moment?
One Christmas we had all had a particularly bad year. Nothing too horrendous, but enough for us to lose a little of our festive spirit, and we were all feeling the strain. Never the less, Santa and good ol’ mum joined forces, and as we made our way through the house we surprised by the most heartfelt gifts. We all cried very ugly tears, then proceeded to get festively merry.
What made you realise the truth about santa?
What truth? He’s still coming, right?
Do you make new years resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I’ve made resolutions in the past; “I’m giving up alcohol!” I exclaim to an empty room with a bottle of prosecco in hand, or, “I’m cutting my sugar intake!” as I crack open the yule log.
What makes the holidays special for you?
Being at peace with friends and family. We’re all completely spread out up and down the country, which sometimes means there’s resentment when we can’t see each other as often as we like or sometimes we miss important events. But the holidays bring us all together again, and there’s nothing like seeing their face when you got them that kickass prezzie they thought you had forgotten.