The Christmas Tag

The funny thing is is that just as I started writing this, the new John Lewis advert began playing on the TV and is getting me more excited for Christmas by the minute! I love the John Lewis adverts, they always make the best ones! #bearandhare.
I'm definitely one of these people that get crazy excited over Christmas, I love making people happy with presents, putting up the tree and all sorts... And I think I'll start off the excitement with the Christmas Tag! I've already made my Christmas Wishlist, so it's only right I keep with the Christmas theme.

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What time of the year do you start your Christmas shopping?
I usually start around the end November, beginning of December but it's always best to start early and get that stress out of the way. I can proudly say I've already started this year, and because I've always left it to the last minute when all the good presents are gone. This year I am to finish by just before mid December!

Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
I don't have any seasonal foods or drinks recipes to share, but I do like making Gingerbread houses around Christmas. I do want to make my own gingerbread cookies this year after seeing some pretty cookies on!

Tell me how Christmas goes down in your home.
In my house, we all wait for everyone to wake up before we do presents. We spend the morning doing presents and every so often my mums runs off into the kitchen to check on the turkey she's normally put in there at 4am! After presents, we tidy up and me mum and dad go do the Christmas Present giving round before returning fpr Christmas dinner, which me and my brother set up on the table. Usually we have other family come round, like my uncle and this year I know my aunt and cousin are coming too, so we'll have a super full table! This is my favourite bit about Christmas at home, because we all sit down and have the best meal of the year together! My favourite bits are the parsnips and the stuffing... Usually after all this the family passes out in the living room, and the little ones go play with their presents, whilst I go see the boyfriend and exchange presents under our own Christmas tree in his room. I usually spend the rest of the evening with him, and that concludes my Christmas Day!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
I don't have many Christmas traditions but I have one with the boyfriend. Me and him always put up our own Christmas tree in his room. We've got all our own decoration including C and J letters, and lots of little special decorations we've bought the last couple of years. I want us to go out and buy another two this year, along with new lights since ours don't wrap around the tree properly, and we also need a tree topper since we don't have one...! I love this, because we know when we move out we've already got a tree for our first Christmas!

Do you have a favourite festive coffee?
I don't have a particular one but I do love a Gingerbread Latte. I always go to Costa and try all the festive drinks they have. This year they have the cutest cups for them!

What's your favourite Christmas song?
I know everyone says The Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, and I love that one too, but I do love Winter Wonderland and Baby It's Cold Outside.

What do you do on Christmas Eve?
I usually work! This year I've been given the day off, but I'm not a Christmas Eve person. I love Christmas but every Christmas Eve my whole family works, until 10pm, so I enjoy working because then I have something to do. I also love talking to people and being in the middle of all the Christmas spirit that day. Usually once everyone's home we have a nice Chinese takeaway though, which is what I look forward to the most.

What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? Do you have a strategy?
I like buying a load of colour combines Christmas paper, ribbons and labels and I go round the boyfriends house and wrap everyone's presents there so I'm not caught out! I like to have everything neat and tidy so I never have a corner out of place! The boyfriend gets me to wrap his too, which I love doing! And before that,  I wrap his at my house, before taking them over and putting them under the tree. I trust him enough to not peak!

What's your dream gift this year?
This year I'd love a Ted Baker purse! THIS is the one I have my eyes set on. I'm also lusting after the River Island Mongolian Fur Tote since it's just too beautiful, and THIS Moschino iPhone case for my upgrade in January! I want to get the white and gold one, and this won't go with it, but it's a Panda!

Describe your Christmas tree. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
Mine and John's tree is 6ft, and it's the traditional green artificial tree! We like lots of different decorations that have special meaning more than a theme and symmetry! I do like a perfect tree, but I think one with lots of different decorations has much more of a personal feel, and a lot of love. Cheesy, but I don't care :)

Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house e.g. windows, banisters?
At home I decorate the tree, and I also put the extra tinsel everywhere else I can, so the stair banister and everything. We usually put lights outside the door too and a wreath. My mum likes to put the nativity display on the mantle piece too!

What do you wear to Christmas parties and what do you wear on Christmas day?
If I get new clothes on Christmas I usually wear that on the day unless I've pre-planned an outfit. I always dress up on the day, and I plan on getting myself a Christmas jumper this year! To Christmas parties, the prettiest dress I can get my hands on! I have the prettiest purple prom style dress I will most likely wear to the work Christmas party this year because I just love it so much (and they've never seen it before). Unless I find a dress I really want before then...
I've absolutely loved writing out this tag and it's got me all excited for the Christmas season! Christmas is my favourite time of year, and I can't wait for next month. I tag you all to do the tag too, and share your links when you're done, as I'd love to read them! I saw this tag on Amy's blog, and you can click on her name to read her tag.

CAT xo

1 comment

  1. Awhh this is such a cute tag! I am so excited for christmas so i might do it too! xo