1 Sleep to go!!! If you haven’t got in the Christmas spirit yet this is definitely the time to do so – pour yourself a large glass of something alcoholic and soak up the festive atmos.
The lovely patricia over at White Camelias as asked me to answer a few Christmas related questions and I of course, jumped at the chance to share with you all some of the things I love about Christmas and also some of our family traditions.
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
I love Deck the Halls. Plenty of hi-jinx involving Danny Devito (a cheeky electricity stealing twat that I would HATE to have as a neighbour) and John Broderick (a miserable mentalist with serious control /rage issues) with a happy warm fuzzy Christmassy feeling thrown in at the end.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I don’t think so but I would love to one day.
Where do you usually spend your holiday? For 15 years we alternated between Dan’s parents and mine and we loved those Christmases, but now that we have two small children we host Christmas dinner and everyone visits us, so the girls can stay at home and play with their new toys.
What is your favourite Christmas song?
At the moment it’s Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as me and Nina have sang it together loads this month. She’s so funny!
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
No, that’s crazy talk. Santa doesn’t come until everyone’s asleep on Christmas eve. Obviously.
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Google told me: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen. Yep.
Which holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year?
The Christmas Eve stuff. New pyjamas, films, hot chocolate, excited conversations with Nina, leaving the pieces and bits out for Santa and the reindeer.
Running downstairs on Christmas Morning and seeing the girls little faces when they see their presents. This year is going to be the best!
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
It’s real. I love a real tree. Bobbi has tried to eat it though. Having a tree with pretty shiny things in your living room when you have small children is a fucking night mare. All the the decorations are at the top of the tree and the bottom looks neglected and shockingly bare.
What is your all time favourite holiday treat/food/sweet?
There are too many and I love them all.
After eights, twigletts, the whole Christmas dinner, my mums trifle is the BEST but I can’t have it on Christmas day as we’re sadly not seeing her this year – she did make us a Christmas pudding though so I’m looking forward to that. My mum is ace.
Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better?
Everyone likes presents obviously but I do love giving them out.
What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
I’ve received some great gifts in my time buy I always love a bottle of Chanel. My absolute favorite is Coco Mademoiselle.
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I’d love to take the girls to lapland in a few years, when Bobbi is Nina’s age – I think they’ll both love it.
Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably? To quote a friend – I start out like an artist, then end up like a drunken octopus.
Most memorable Christmas moment?
Chatting to Nina over the last few days. There’s a real sense on the magic in our house and I’m loving it .
What made you realise the truth about Santa?
I don’t remember but it was probably at school. It’s one of those things kids tell each other I think.
What makes the holidays special for you?
These days it’s my girls. I love the extra time with them and Nina is such a giddy goose this year. Bobbi isn’t going to know what’s hit her.
There you have it. My Christmas in a nutshell.
I’m so unorganised that I don’t have anyone to tag in this so I’ll treat you to links for some of my bloggy mates instead – check them out as they’re all great x
Whinge whinge wine, The Unsung Mum, Agent Spitback, Mouse Moo Me Too, Accidental Hipster Mum, And Another Ten Things, Mumzilla,