Christmas Tag

I didn’t think I’d be doing many of these, but here we are.
These are just all too good, and I was inspired to do this tag
when I read a truly terrific post at beautiful Carina’s blog.

=)

I’ve done two recently, so I’m only going to do the ones I’ve not yet answered.

 

Here goes…

 

  1. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
    I think I remember a white Christmas…
    a long, long, long time ago here in the UK.
    I really miss it.
    We rarely get it now, and when it does come, the excitement is unbelievable.
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  2. Where do you usually spend the holidays?
    I usually spend it at home with my parents in the UK.
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  3. Do you open any presents on Christmas eve?
    Nope – not at all!
    All presents are,
    (and should be, I reckon),
    opened on Christmas day.
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  4. Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers?
    Uhm… Dasher… Uhm… Rudolph… Uhm… That’s all I know…
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  5. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
    This year it’s a real one.
    Last year was fake, and who knows about next year.
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  6. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?
    Around this time of year,
    there are usually lots of chocolates and cakes bought
    and filled up in our fridge and cupboards at home.
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  7. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
    I think we can agree that receiving gifts is nice,
    but there’s that warmth and happiness I get when I give gifts,
    and I know they will like it, so I’ll settle for giving gifts.
    Also, I tend to prefer treating myself,
    than receiving gifts I could potentially not like, though the thought’s always nice!
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  8. What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
    I reckon the best Christmas gift I received,
    is the one I received this year, which is a paid job;
    Finally, and just in time for Christmas!
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  9. Are you a pro-present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
    I’m neither really.
    I’m not awful at wrapping, and I would do it if I had to,
    but I’m not exactly amazing at it either.
    I tend to tape wherever I can and hope for the best!
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  10. When did you realise the truth about Santa?
    What truth?
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  11. Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?
    Believe it or not,
    I actually love making New Years resolutions,
    AND
    I actually stick to them!
    I take them to heart way too much,
    and I love making goals which I think are reasonable to me
    and accomplishing them.
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  12. What makes the holidays special for you?
    I’m not going to lie;
    It’s having the chance to sleep, mainly,
    waking up late and being lazy.
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  13. List your three favourite festive wintery activities.
  • Going to Christmas markets.
  • Making hot chocolate with marshmallows every night.
  • Decorating the house.

 

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24 Comments

  1. I bet this year, it will really fall in January too πŸ˜„β„β›„
    I love how it’s always pajamas, haha!! Like, “I wonder what this is?? What?!!! Pajamas??!! I’ve not had them before!!” 😝
    I hope you have a truly great Christmas! xxx

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  2. I can’t remember the last time we had a white Christmas either! Usually the snow waits to really fall until January. I do enjoy having lazy holidays lol, although I’ve had to work it a couple of times and it’s awful!
    We used to open one gift Christmas Eve, and it was usually always pajamas πŸ˜‚

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  3. Yes we will have to create our own tradtions and I am excited for that! I want to hold onto my Christmas Eve traditions as well no matter where I am.

    Thank you! πŸ™‚ xo

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  4. You’ll have to create your own traditions soon now, combining both your and your husbands traditions πŸ˜€ exciting times – I know I’ll be firmly holding onto my Christmas eve traditions aha I really don’t want to let go of them!
    Enjoy your first Christmas with your husbands family! πŸ™‚ xo

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  5. Nice! My Oma and Opa did the same (My oma still does, my Opa passed away a few years ago, but lived a long life and went quickly. He was 90 years old, my oma just turned 90. Her mom my great-Oma who I never met died the day before her 100th birthday. I got some good genes on that side of the family. πŸ™‚ Mind you a lot of it was the healthy lifestyle they led or lead. :P) But as kids and still is the tradition to take out a plate of German/Austrian cookies and Lebkuchen as well during present opening.

    This will be my first Christmas away from my family, I am now living in the USA (Family lives in Canada) and will be spending it with my husband’s family for the first time. I will miss the Christmas Eve traditions with my Oma for sure. πŸ™‚

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday. Thanks for the follow btw if I didn’t say thank you yet, I returned the favor and look forward to reading more stuff from you. πŸ˜€

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  6. I’m not sure to be honest, it might be πŸ™‚ We kinda have our own food traditions which we just created as a family πŸ™‚ we make these homemade pastries which are to die for aha but yeah we do always bring out a plate of german/austrian cookies and lebkuchen and the like whilst sitting down to open presents after dinner πŸ˜€ xo

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  7. yes, I always loved celebrating Christmas Eve with my Oma and Opa. And as a kid who got to open gifts on Christmas Eve and Morning was pretty awesome. We got the best of both worlds as kids. You said you do as well. It’s great πŸ˜€ Yes I would also like to experience different traditions and cultures. American’s isn’t that special I dunno….We spoil our kids, shopping is nuts and then we just eat plain food like Turkey, Stuffing and apple pie. lol I always preferred my Oma’s traditional dishes and bake goods personally. πŸ˜›
    Oh question…My Oma would and still does cold meats, crackers, spreads etc finger food on Christmas Eve and then after she would bring out a huge plate of home baked delicious German cookies (We carried this tradition to our own family as well even when we were away from my grandparents) Do you do that was well? I wasn’t sure if that was her thing or an Austrian or German thing.

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  8. I love my German tradition ❀ I celebrate and open my presents all on Christmas eve too πŸ˜€ bar my stocking and the one present I get from Santa. I'd love to experience other cultures Christmas' too though someday, I bet it would be really interesting πŸ™‚ xo

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  9. Yeah they do, it’s weird. πŸ˜› Yes it is nice to hear how it is celebrate differently throughout the world and in different cultures.

    Thank you! I am sure it will be a nice new experience. I am not a kid anymore so I don’t think I will miss so much opening gifts, but it will be a different routine of things which will probably lead to other things like feeling really off and of course will miss my family this holiday. But it should be a nice Christmas with the hubby and his family. Hoping it will be quiet actually, but with the holidays that’s wishful thinking. πŸ˜› I will let you know how it goes. I am sure will post about it after Christmas. πŸ˜€

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  10. Thank you so much for your comment!
    I had to no idea Germany celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve! You’re right, we do get caught up in our Christmas traditions and assume it’s a worldwide thing πŸ˜…
    It’s so interesting to hear how Christmas is celebrated in other countries and cultures!
    I really hope you have a terrific Christmas with the hubby this year. I’d love to hear how it goes.
    Will you miss opening gifts on Christmas Eve? πŸ˜›

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  11. Great post and I love your answers especially to #10. Lol.

    My mom’s parents (My oma and opa means grandma and grandpa in German) celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve as in Austria and I reckon Germany as well (My grandparents are Austrian though) do Christmas on Christmas eve. So as kids and whenever we were celebrating Christmas with my grandparents (They live in Ontario Canada, I lived in British Columbia Canada for a long time but we did fly home sometimes for the holidays) we got to open gifts on Xmas Eve from my grandparents and uncle. Then sometimes in BC Canada my parents would sometimes let my brother and I open our gifts to each other on Xmas eve as well, maybe to continue a bit of tradition? Or they gave into our excitement I am not sure. Lol. Denmark is another place I have heard where their Christmas is a lot different than the western world’s. So I guess it depends on where you are. It’s funny to think the holidays could be different elsewhere though. We get so caught up in our own. πŸ˜› But as kids opening gifts Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and then also Christmas night at dinner as we would go to my dad’s side of the family for Christmas dinner was like any spoiled kid’s dream. My dad said we lucked out as kids with how our family is and I would agree. This year though will be celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family for the first time and Christmas will be Christmas morning as tradition. πŸ™‚

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