Tuesday 15 December 2020

The Christmas Tag - 2020

Christmas is going to be very different this year thanks to Coronavirus but it doesn't mean that it is going to be a rubbish one. We'll be doing things differently but I think because we're all making the extra effort it's going to be the best yet! 

I have done various Christmas tags over the year but I found one with a few different questions. Here is the Christmas tag for 2020.

How did you spend last Christmas?
We went to the carol singing around the Christmas tree in town on Christmas eve, had takeaway and Christmas day we spent it at home with my dad and his partner over for Christmas dinner.

How are you spending this Christmas?
We will be staying home with no visitors. For the last couple of years we've spent it with my dad and his partner but after him being ill with Coronavirus he wants us to stay safe so he's not coming over for his lunch. This year is going to be strange but it's a good excuse to stay in our pj's and have a relaxed one.

What’s your most memorable Christmas memory?
A couple of years ago we went away for Christmas with my dad and his partner. It was so nice not having to cook, do the washing up and the stress of organising everything. We had the best time, lots of family time, lots of yummy food and there was entertainment every night so plenty of wine was drunk.

Me and my stepmother singing, my girls and I and my girls on their phones.

On Christmas Eve, what do you leave out for Santa?
Even though my girls don't believe we still leave out a mince pie and carrots for the reindeers. Ellie always says it's just in case Santa ever does come. lol

Do you have any other Christmas eve Traditions?
We all get new pj's and we have a takeaway. The kids go to bed at about 11pm and Stu and I get all of the presents out.

What is your favourite Christmas movie?
The first Christmas Chronicles or Elf. I can't decide.

What is your favourite Christmas song?
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York

What do you eat on Christmas day?
Turkey, pork and all the trimmings then for tea we just pick at the leftovers and all the yummy treats that I have bought.

Do you wear Christmas jumpers?
I don't but Stu and the kids do. I do have a few sets of Christmas pj's though.

What is your favourite decoration in your home?
I have two! The hanging snowman that my dad gave us years ago and the Christmas tree I got a few years ago from Hobbycraft. You can move the decorations around. I am not a fan of fancy decorations, I much prefer cheap and cheerful one's.

A hanging snowman and felt Christmas tree.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
It's fake. We bought a new 7ft one this year and I love it!

Do you like Egg Nog?
Yes, I do but it's not something we have every day.

Have you ever gone Christmas carolling?
Yes, We did last year singing carols around the Christmas tree in town.

Have you ever built a gingerbread house?
We have done every year for the last 7 or so years. This year we're being brave though I bought one to make from scratch not one with the ready made walls & roof.

What is your all-time favourite Christmas food?
Pigs in blankets obviously but the stuffing comes a close second. I always go fancy with it and find different flavours not just sage and onion.

Who cooks the Christmas meal?
Me! I might complain about it in the run up to Christmas but come Christmas day I am in my element. It is my favourite meal of the year to cook. Plus if I cook I don't have to wash the dishes.

Are you a last minute shopper or are you organised?
Most years I am organised to a point but always do a bit of last minute shopping but this year I am mega organised. All the presents are bought and the food shop is mostly in the basket for an online delivery. I don't think I'll be doing any last minute shopping unless I am faced with a lot of unavailable items with the online food shop! 

What gifts do you want for Christmas this year?
A new laptop is my dream present but I will be happy with some new pj's and bath bombs.

Are you good at buying gifts for others?
I think I am and I hope I am. No one has ever complained. hehehe

Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts on Christmas?
I prefer giving gifts. I always feel so awkward receiving them and having to open them in front of people.

What was your favourite gift you’ve received for Christmas?
It was either my dad paying for us to go away at Christmas or a laptop Stu got me years ago.

Worst Present you’ve ever received?
A book about horoscopes from my dad. There is a story behind it. My mam left him in the August of that year and she used to be the one to buy all of the Christmas presents. On Christmas morning my dad was as surprised as my brother and I to what we received every year. That first year after my mam left he tried his best. I did get some great presents from him but the horoscope book was so random. I had no interest in that sort of thing. We did have a good giggle about it and now when he asks what I want for Christmas I say anything apart from a horoscope book. lol

What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
Seeing my girls so happy.

Have you ever celebrated Christmas in another culture?
No I haven't but would love to celebrate the Japanese way, KFC for Christmas dinner would be such fun.

What makes Christmas special for you?
Spending time with my family, playing board games, relaxing and seeing how much we can eat before we feel sick.

What would be your dream place to spend Christmas?
I think it would have to be New York. We see it on all the films and it looks amazing!

What’s your one Christmas wish?
For Coronavirus to do one!

What would be your Christmas wish?


  1. Your Christmas traditions sound very similar to mine. I remember when you had the Christmas away with your Dad, you were so excited and it was obvious you had the best time. I've never had a Christmas away but if I did I think I'd love it at a Center Parcs. I agree with your Christmas wish, maybe if we all wish hard enough Coronavirus will do one! I love how the Japanese have KFC for Christmas, I didn't believe my daughter when she told me. I think I'd like a more Nordic Christmas though, one with lots of snow and log fires. xx

  2. I agree with many of your answers but I just couldn't give up our Christmas dinner for KFC, maybe for boxing day though!
    It's been a while since I've properly blogged and even longer since I've joined in with a tagged post so I'm just writing up mine now. I'll be sure you give you a mention of course.

  3. It is all about the food. I hate Corona, bugger off!