My wonderful blogging friends from Hi Baby and Teddy Bears and Cardigans tagged me to share my answers to the Christmas tag that’s been going around.
I’ve had to edit this as it was scheduled to post days ago but it failed (and I didn’t notice…bad blogger!) but it’s now Christmas Eve!
If you’re more organised than me, then you’ll be sat enjoying a festive drink and snack, and have time to read a few festive posts. If you’re like me then you won’t be reading this until New Year because you’ve barely finished shopping, let alone wrapped anything!!
Here’s a look into Christmas at The Herniman House
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
On Christmas decorating day it has to be the Santa Clause with Tim Allen.
Possibly my favourite is Home Alone two – Lost in New York, but honestly I don’t think I could pick there’s so many that I love to watch at this time of year.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Not that I can ever remember. I’d love to have one (G definitely would!) but on a year where we’re having lunch at home so we don’t have to drive in it.
Where do usually spend your holiday?
We’ve always alternated every year between my parents and Mr H’s parents. This year we are going to the in-laws for lunch and next year with thinking about maybe having my parents to our house for lunch instead of going to theirs.
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
I’ve narrowed it down to 3 choices, Fairytale of New York, Driving home for Christmas, Stay another day.
Fairytale of New York was always a childhood favourites because it gave you an excuse to say swear words haha!!
Driving home for Christmas always just gives me that cosy feeling of going home to your family, and it’s Mr H’s favourites.
Stay another day is just hilariously cheesy, the video is even better and it was the first song on Christmas album that we used to listen to you on Christmas morning opening presents.
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Years ago when me and Mr H were first together we used to swap our gifts on Christmas Eve because we didn’t spend Christmas day together, but now we usually exchange pyjamas or some small gifts.
We sometimes exchange gifts with family, possibly the ones we not seeing on Christmas Day so that it’s not too full on and it’s a spreads out the gift giving out especially for G (and now B).
Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Dasher, dancer, prancer, vixen, Comet, Cupid, donna, Blitzen, Rudolph (and Chad if you count the Santa Clause two movie!)
Which holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year?
Is it really bad that I think they’re food related!? I love doing my Christmas Eve ham and having smoked salmon scrambled eggs and Bucks fizz for breakfast. I am of course really excited for Christmas dinner but I also love all the leftovers that you picked out for weeks later.
Non foodie, I’m looking forward to Christmas Eve pyjamas and putting out the mince pie and drink some carrots with G and B.
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
We have a faux Christmas tree, I deliver real one but we just haven’t got the room and we have a toddler!
What is your all time favourite holiday treat/food/sweets?
Seeing as my answers to one of the last questions was mostly food related I’m pretty certain I couldn’t choose one! But I do really love pigs in blankets and dates in blankets.
Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better?
Both! I love getting gifts, who doesn’t?! But I love watching people’s faces, especially when I think I’ve got them something they’re not expecting.
What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
As a child it has to be my double pushchair. Taking two dolls out for a walk was just the best thing ever!!
What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
I’d love to go somewhere with snow, a cosy cabin or cottage. But I’d only want to go if my whole family could be there too.
Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
I’m appalling! Mr H does all the wrapping. I’m truly shocking. I only wrap my gifts to him, and it shows. Patchy paper and whole rolls of tape. It’s just awful.
Most memorable Christmas moment?
I’ve had so many lovely Christmas times, I really don’t think I could choose one.
What made you realise the truth about Santa?
Truth? What truth?
What makes the holidays special for you?
Spending time with family. Even those we see often, more effort is made. I love getting to see those we don’t see as much too.
Those chilled of days watching telly and eating loads of food. To be fair that sounds like me all year round, but it feels more special at Christmas ;)
I’ve really enjoyed reading other’s Christmas tag posts.
I’ve not tagged anyone to do this next, because theirs no one else silly enough to still be writing their posts! But if anyone would like me to link to theirs please let me know and I’ll edit it in.
Have a great Christmas!
Mrs H (and the rest of us!) xxx