At the beginning of the week I was tagged by the lovely Natalie at Pixielashes to do The Christmas Tag, now I'm not normally a tag person and tend to stay away from them but I quite like The Christmas one and its a lazy Sunday with me watching Come Dine With Me so I thought why not a nice easy post to finish off the weekend.
1. Do you prefer a real or synthetic tree?
I prefer the look and smell of a real tree but I do opt for a synthetic one because I love a white Christmas tree to go with how I want to decorate it plus it saves trotting about trying to find the perfect one as I am perfectly fussy that it has to be completely even.
2. You're in a coffee shop its December, what do you pick?
Hands down a gingerbread latte!
3. What's your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?
I only like to decorate my tree in pinks, purples and light blues with a little bit of silver in there with plain clear lights, I get really annoyed if someone tries to change my colour scheme or puts anything gold near my tree. I also get really annoyed when the presents don't seem to tie in with the tree so I have to put any that are received from other people towards the back so they aren't seen.
4. Giving or receiving?
I love a bit of both really. I absolutely love seeing the delight on other peoples faces when they open their presents, especially Tapanga's as she always looks so happy but I also like to receive too because come on who doesn't? Christmas is a time for wishes to come true and I think everyone deserves a little something.
5. To mince pie or not?
I have a love hate relationship with mince pies, I am still not sure if I actually like them but I do love to have one with cream which is a do... Without cream is a don't!
6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch?
It varies from year to year as to what we decide but we always have at least 3 different types of meat including turkey, loads of vegetables, roast parsnips, pigs in blankets, roast and mashed potatoes and then a good old selection of vegetarian friendly and vegan friendly courses to make sure everyone who comes for dinner is catered for.
7. Christmas day fashion?
All depends what we are doing, we normally do Christmas at mine which means I just shove on a pair of jeans or leggings with a comfy top because I'm running around like a loony but if we are going to someone else's then I shall make a bit of an effort.
8. What's your favourite Christmas song?
The Pogues Fairytale of New York and a bit of Mariah Carey All I want for Christmas.
9. What's your favourite Christmas movie?
This is such a hard one! I think there are so many I love but I do particularly love National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and of course Elf... Good old Buddy!
10. Open presents before or after lunch?
We open first thing in the morning, Panga would go absolutely crazy with anticipation if we waited until after lunch although I do have a rule of breakfast before presents which normally translates as 'I've eaten everything in my stocking, I'm no longer hungry..... GIVE ME THE PRESENTS!!!!!!' Haha!.
I'm going to tag all of you because I am a right old nose bag and would like to nose at many, if you do this tag or have done it or another one like it feel free to leave your links below.