The Christmas Tag 2021

Content 

Introduction 

A BIG thank you to Jemma over at Ohh Jemma for tagging me in this festive challenge

Jemma is a fantastic blogger who covers various topics around her passions, interests and random thoughts. Reading through her blog posts is like going on an adventure with a friend, as she talks about different situations, fashion, activities and more. 

Thank you again for tagging me in this challenge. I really loved some of these questions, and many of them made me remember different happy Christmas memories. 

Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer the 25 questions 
  • Tag other people to take part 

25 questions 

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? 

Nightmare Before Christmas. It is my favourite Halloween movie as well, but I class it as a Christmas movie too. 

Have you ever had a white Christmas? 

I don’t think so, but I have a terrible memory. 

Okay, I couldn’t resist; I Googled when the last white Christmas was in West Yorkshire, and we had a white Christmas in 2010.

Where do you usually spend your holiday? 

With my parents and my siblings, well, my brother, my sister rotates each year. One year she’ll spend it with us, then next she’ll spend it with her husband and his family, as they live close to London, and we are in West Yorkshire. 

What’s your favourite Christmas song? 

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee, mainly because I have memories of my mum making Christmas dinner and singing along to this song. 

It gets a bad rep because of Whamageddon, but I also enjoy last Christmas by Wham. The traditional Christmas anthem of every pub 

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? 

To this day, my family never has opened presents on Christmas Eve. However, I might be changing that this year, as I am creating mini Christmas Eve gifts. 

Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer? 

There’s Dasher, Dixon… wait, Vixon? I know there’s Comet, oh Cupid? Rudolph. Yeah, that’s all I’ve got. 

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year? 

A classic one, but my mum’s Christmas dinner. Her cooking is phenomenal, and she always goes all out at Christmas. 

Is your Christmas tree real or fake? 

100% fake. I’ve had the same one for years. I don’t think I could tolerate a real tree, as the clean up would frustrate me, plus, I would not know what to do with it when it dies. 

What’s your favourite holiday food/treat/sweet? 

Chocolate reindeer. I would say Yorkshire puddings and Pigs in blankets, but I have those all year round. 

Be honest. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?

I do like gift-giving and for entirely selfish reasons. I like when someone opens their gift from me, and their face lights up with appreciation. 

Although, I do like receiving a gift if I’ve needed it for ages. 

What’s the best Christmas present you ever received? 

Oh, this is a tough question. Full disclosure, I had to come back to this question, I cannot remember what I got when. 

I will go with my latest best Christmas present, which is a giant plush seal, as it provides me with comfort. 

What’s your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I don’t think I could imagine spending the holiday season anywhere other than my parent’s house. 

I think I will take a leaf out of Jemma’s book and say Disney World if I had to pick somewhere, but I’d have to take my family. 

Are you a pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? 

I like to believe that I am a good present wrapper. 

What’s your most memorable Christmas memory? 

A funny memory is my brother falling asleep at the table after Christmas dinner. Plates are still on the table. He only nodded off for a little while (food coma), then he jolted awake and just carried on eating like nothing happened. 

What made you realise the truth about Christmas? 

I think this refers to Santa, and well, I have an older Sister that revealed the truth as she was sulking one day and let the secret slip. I was actually thrilled, as I thought I was in on a little secret. 

What makes the holiday special for you?

Being able to have my close family in one place. My sister lives in Bristol, and my brother is attending University in Portsmouth, while I remain in West Yorkshire. Christmas is a time where we all see each other, catch up, and in true sibling fashion, make fun of each other. 

Have you ever had a huge surprise on Christmas day? 

Maybe not a huge surprise, but the best surprise. When my Grandma was with us, she would rotate who she spent Christmas with; for example, one year, she would spend it with one of her children and their family, the next another kid and their family. We’d, of course, see each other around Christmas time. 

One year, we thought she was going to my Uncle’s for Christmas, but they drove over to surprise us, and we got to see her! It was the best surprise. 

What don’t you like about Christmas? 

Crowds. Everywhere is busy, no matter what day you go out on, and it can be overwhelming. 

What tops your tree – a star or an angel? 

Neither! At the moment, it is a round Santa. 

As a kid, what was the one crazy/wild/extravagant gift you always asked for but never received? 

A penguin. Not sure why I didn’t receive that one. 

Who would it be and why if you could have anyone at your Christmas party? 

I think this means what celebrity I would pick. I’m not sure. Is it bad that I wouldn’t choose any as I have no idea what they would be like in person? 

If I had to pick, at the moment, it would be Benedict Cumberbatch purely to get any information about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Not that he would spill any information.   

What does Christmas day usually look like for you?

My family and I all have breakfast together before heading into the living room to open gifts while a cheesy Christmas movie plays on the TV and no one watches it. Then we play games and watch Christmas specials. 

Do you prefer the build-up to Christmas or Christmas day itself?  

The build-up, without a doubt. 

When do your decorations go up? 

December 1st! I wanted them up early this year, but my partner wanted to stick to tradition. 

Who do you tag next? 

I am sure other bloggers will have taken part in something similar, but if these bloggers haven’t, I encourage you to participate in this festive challenge. 

Lindsey Brogan – @LinzBroganBlogs 

Mummy Conquering Anxiety – @Mummyconquerin1 

If you do not want to participate in this challenge, I encourage you to answer one or more of the questions in the comments below. 

Copy and paste the questions 

  1. What’s your favourite Christmas movie? 
  2. Have you ever had a white Christmas? 
  3. Where do you usually spend your holiday? 
  4. What’s your favourite Christmas song? 
  5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? 
  6. Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer? 
  7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year? 
  8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake? 
  9. What’s your favourite holiday food/treat/sweet? 
  10. Be honest. Do you prefer giving or receiving gifts?
  11. What’s the best Christmas present you ever received? 
  12. What’s your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
  13. Are you a pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably? 
  14. What’s your most memorable Christmas memory? 
  15. What made you realise the truth about Christmas? 
  16. What makes the holiday special for you?
  17. Have you ever had a huge surprise on Christmas day? 
  18. What don’t you like about Christmas? 
  19. What tops your tree – a star or an angel? 
  20. As a kid, what was the one crazy/wild/extravagant gift you always asked for but never received? 
  21. Who would it be and why if you could have anyone at your Christmas party? 
  22. What does Christmas day usually look like for you?
  23. Do you prefer the build-up to Christmas or Christmas day itself?  
  24. When do your decorations go up? 
  25. Who do you tag next? 

Summary 

I’m feeling festive after writing this, especially since I had the classic Christmas songs playing in the background. 

Are you feeling festive? 

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