Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Christmas Tag.

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Its December 1st! Y'know what that means? It means its officially acceptable for all things christmassy. I'm writing this post with my christmas candle burning, wearing my christmas pjs & listening to christmas songs & you can not judge me because its December! Wooo!

This tag is from the lovely Ella so go check out hers now & follow her blog while your there because she's awesome! I knew as soon as I saw the word Christmas in the title that I wanted to do this, but I put it off until now so no christmas scrooges would get upset about the earliness of it! But its December now, so here we go.

What time of the year do you start your Christmas shopping?

This question fully depends on how organised I am that particular year, normally I won't start my Christmas shopping until the middle of December, but this year I started in November so I must be on an organised streak this year. Although if I find something throughout the year thats a perfect gift for someone then I will get it for them whether it be january, april or august! I'm not strict about it.

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?

I'm not really much of a cook but ever since I was little every christmas I will help my Grannie to make chocolate truffles, thats about the extent of my festive recipes! I'm going to try to get more into cooking/baking this Christmas though.

Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home.

My Christmas routine has been the same for as long as I can remember. Christmas morning is spent at my dads house where we'll open stockings then have breakfast then open presents, then I go to my mums house for christmas dinner & presents and stay there the night. Then on boxing day my family on my dads side come over so we normally have a christmas dinner again then, so me and my stepsister get a 'christmas day' with our other family too. 

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

I suppose my christmas routine itself is a tradition because its the same thing I've done for as far back as I can remember. The majority of our traditions seemed to be when we were little which we don't do anymore, like leaving a mince pie & a beer for santa (apparently Santa was a beer guy)  and a carrot for the reindeer. Although every year we do buy a decoration for the Christmas tree so I guess thats a tradition thats carried on.

Do you have a favourite festive coffee?

I can't stand coffee, I've tried so hard to make myself like it but to no avail I think its vile…I do however love hot chocolate, I drink it like its water this time of year, I'm particularly loving The Black Forest Hot Chocolate from Costa, its delicious! 

What's your favourite Christmas song?

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Michael Buble.
Such a great song!

What do you do on Christmas Eve?

Again, this has been the same for as long as I can recall. In the early evening we'll all watch a Christmas film, then we go to my cousins house for a christmas eve party, then when we were younger we used to come home - put the stockings up & put the food out for santa! Now we just come & chill out for a bit, then go to bed. Not the most exciting! 

What's your dream gift this year?

I don't really have a dream gift this year, it would have been a MacBook but I purchased that for myself earlier this year, I have asked for tickets to see Les Miserables in the West End, so fingers crossed! I don't really have anything major on my wish list this year.

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?

Artificial tree for me I'm afraid, I hope to have a real tree one day, maybe when I move out. Its kind of average sized, it doesn't go anywhere near the ceiling but we do have quite a high ceiling so I don't really know…helpful I know! Unlike many I know, our tree doesn't really have a theme, we have lots of vintage decorations that my step mum got given so we put those up & it kinds of looks toy-ish if that makes sense in anyway! This has been the most horribly described thing ever -- I'll show you a photo of last years tree so you can see for yourself.

Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, bannisters?

The whole house gets the christmas treatment, its the perfect time to go all out, so we definitely do. 

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?

For Christmas parties I'll probably wear a dress, it is the party season after all! Probably one thats black, maroon or sparkly! They seem to be Christmas favourites! On Christmas day I'll probably wear a more casual dress -- this year I think I'm going to wear my tartan dress from Primark.

Woo that was fun! Now I feel all festive inside!
I TAG all of you to do this post! 
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Speak Soon
Charlotte xx

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