Happy first day of Blogmas!!
First things first, if you haven’t read my introductory Blogmas post, you can check that out here. It explains the whole Blogmas concept and will also stand as a constantly updated reference guide with all of the links to my Blogmas 2018 posts.
For my very first Blogmas post, I decided to start with one of my favourite Christmas-themed posts and that is the Christmas Tag! I try to do a Christmas tag every year at the start of the holiday season. I’ve done a few variations over the years, but this looks like it might just be a different one than usual so I’m going to give this a go!
1. What’s your favourite Christmas film?
My favourite Christmas film changes pretty much daily, I can never stick to just one! I guess I’d have to say that it’s probably a tie (right now) between Love Actually and White Christmas. White Christmas for me has a lot of sentimental value as it’s mine and my mum’s go-to Christmas film to watch together, so it has to be included for sure!
2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
I live in Ontario, Canada. Every Christmas is a white Christmas!
3. Where do you usually spend your holiday?
My holiday is split up all over the place. I spend the morning with my parents at home, opening presents and having egg sandwiches for breaky. Then I head up to my hometown to spend a few hours with my boyfriend’s family. And finally, my parents, boyfriend, and I go to Orlando for our holiday vacay! It’s a loonnggggg day.
4. What is your favourite Christmas song?
Oh my gosh, it’s like choosing between children, isn’t it?! I guess I’ll narrow it down to a few, because just one ain’t happening… “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid, “Last Christmas” by Wham!, and “White Christmas” by Michael Buble & Shania Twain are in my constant rotation!
5. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Yes! As per a longstanding tradition, I open one gift from my parents on Christmas Eve and then I get a new pair of pjs (as do my parents). I love our pj tradition the most as it means we all get to wear brand new pjs to bed and for Christmas morning!
6. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
By heart? Dasher, Prancer, Comet, Vixen, Rudolph… How many are there? Does it make me a fake Christmas fan if I don’t know?
7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?
All of them… Is that a valid answer? I’m very excited for my second time seeing my town’s annual light-up night. I also cannot wait to decorate the house and trim the tree!!
8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
All three of our trees (yes, three) are fake. I’d love to have a real one but I’ve heard that they’re poisonous for dogs and I don’t trust my pup enough!
9. What is your all-time favourite holiday food/sweet treat?
I positively love gingerbread cookies. Just the smell of gingerbread alone is simply divine.
10. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
This is a hard question! I mean, everyone loves getting gifts, we all know that. I especially love the excitement in other people’s faces when I’m opening up a gift they bought me. But also, I love giving gifts so much because you get to pick out something for someone you love and wrap them up and watch them open them up!
11. What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
Oooooh, I’ll actually be writing up a post about this in the near future so I won’t spoil it just yet :)
12. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
New York City! It is my absolute dream to stand in Rockefeller Center with all the lights and that massive Christmas tree.
13. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
Fail. MISERABLY. I don’t know what it is, but I just cannot figure out how to wrap a gift nicely. Even a perfectly shaped box turns out to be a disaster.
14. Most memorable holiday moment?
Probably the first time I ever went to Disney World during the holidays.
15. When did you realize the truth about Santa?
No idea what you’re talking about… :)
16. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I hate the idea of making resolutions because it’s become a huge cliche where you’re obligated to stick to them or else you’re a failure. I like to set (realistic!) year-long goals instead and reflect on how I did at achieving them by the end of the year.
17. What makes the holidays so special to you?
I just love the sentiment behind the holidays. Bringing the family together, no matter what else is going on in your lives, for no other reason than just celebration and being merry together!
See you tomorrow for Blogmas Day 2!
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