Tuesday 10 December 2019

The Christmas Tag 2019!

I do love a tag, especially the seasonal one's and BubbaBlue & Me does too. I have borrowed the Christmas Tag questions from her and I will be answering them myself.

What is your favourite Christmas movie?

I love so many Christmas films. Love Actually is my all time favourite but recently I have been watching the cheesy one's on Netflix. My favourites are the Christmas Prince one's which have been released over the last few years. There was A Christmas Prince, then The Royal Wedding and this month The Royal Baby was released. They are so predictable, cheesy but full of festive cheer!

Are you on the naughty or nice list?

The nice list of course. I am a goody two shoes. hehehe

Where do you usually spend your holidays at Christmas?

We usually spend Christmas at home, unless you count last year when we went away and stayed in a hotel with my dad and his partner Sarah. We did have the chance to go away again this year but decided we wanted to spend Christmas at home with it being the first in the new house. We have invited my dad and Sarah over for the day and I will be cooking the dinner. Eek! 

What is your favourite Christmas song?

It has to be The Pogues, Fairytale of New York! I love singing along to it and even have it set as the ringtone on my phone throughout December.

When do you open Christmas presents?

The stockings are opened as soon as the kids wake up. I have found leaving the stockings on their beds gives Stu and I an extra half hour in bed. hehehe Then as soon as they have been through their stockings we come downstairs and open the presents under the tree. All of this usually happens before 7am.

What was your best ever Christmas gift?

As a child it has to have been my trampoline I got when I was 8 or 9 years old. It was huge and I spent all of the day on it including eating my Christmas dinner. 

My parents were fond of buying me trampolines as the first Christmas I can sort of remember was the year I got one when I was 2 or 3 years old.

As an adult the best present I got was my first laptop off Stu! I used to have a desktop computer, I would never have another I much prefer being able to move around with a laptop.

What was your worst Christmas present?

I don't think I've ever had any bad Christmas presents. I think the worst has to be a book about Horoscopes off my dad. I had no interest in horoscopes but it was the first Christmas after my mother had left and he had to sort out the Christmas presents. That was a job my mother used to do.

Fake or real Christmas tree?

We usually have an artificial tree. We have 2 this year and plus a mini real one which I was sent to review. I am tempted to try a real one next year!

What’s your favourite Christmas food?

Am I allowed to say all of it. I love the Christmas dinner and everything on it especially the roast parsnips and pigs in blankets. I love Christmas cake and pudding and all the fancy party food. 

Do you prefer the giving or receiving gifts at Christmas?

I prefer giving presents. I like picking the perfect gift for someone and seeing them open it. 

Christmas shopping online or on the high street?

Up until this year I would have said all online but this year I have bought the main presents online and the rest off the high street. We have a Primark 20 minutes away and it is perfect to get the kids clothes, pj's and some presents plus there is a better selection of shops here in Scunthorpe compared to Ashington.

Do you go to church at Christmas?

Not usually but this year we are going to on Christmas eve for the carol service.

Have you ever have a white Christmas?

I'm sure I must have. I've just Googled it and the last time there was a lot of snow over Christmas was in 2010! I can remember it well. Everything came to a halt, even my fella had time off work because the shop he worked at was shut!

Do you do anything for charity over the Christmas period?

I have been buying a few things extra if I'm in the local shop and putting it in their food bank box and buying the charity raffle tickets.

Are there any must watch tv programmes you watch on Christmas day?

Top of the Pops, The soaps, Gavin & Stacey this year! (I can't wait) and Call the Midwife!

If you have children, what age were they when they stopped believing in Father Christmas?

This is the first year that my youngest Ellie doesn't believe. I thought it would be horrible having a pair of non-believing children but we're having fun.

Who decorates the Christmas tree in your house and when does it go up?

The kids decorated the tree's and Stu put most of the decorations up. I sit back and let them get on with it.

Do you have any Christmas traditions you do each year?

Bucks fizz to drink on Christmas morning, selection boxes for breakfast, making gingerbread houses, seeing the Christmas lights and making mince pies.

What makes Christmas magic for you?

The kids and their excitement. It's infectious! 

Are you all ready for Christmas?


  1. Oh I love this! I am proper giggling at the Book of Horoscopes present! :)
    I have been loving all the Christmas movies recently and like you am a fan of the Christmas Prince films on Netflix, I watched the new one as soon as I could and am slowly getting in the spirit! Sim x

  2. Reading this is making me feel all festive X #mmbc