Yesterday I wrote all about what I like and dislike about the Christmas period.
It’s time for another Christmas themed interview now with another blogger. I interviewed Laura who I have been friends with for some time now and she has a brilliant blog which you should definitely check out.
1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
My favourite thing about Christmas is everything! I just love the whole season, it’s my favourite time of year. I love the food – the roast potatoes, the turkey, gammon, stuffing! And give me ALL the yorkshire puddings! The food is just the best. But then I love the presents too, not just receiving (you’d be lying if you said you didn’t like receiving presents) but the giving too. There is nothing I enjoy more than watching people open the presents I’ve bought for them. I always go overboard and it always makes me so happy.
2. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Everyone’s favourite…. Fairytale of New York of course!!
3. Favourite Christmas movie?
Oh this is a tough one, I’m going to have to list a few. I’m not very decisive and there are so many good ones. Okay, The Greatest Store in the World has to be up there, but then so does Elf and The Grinch! I love the 1994 version of The Miracle on 34th Street too. I just love Christmas okay!
4. What family traditions do you have over the Christmas period?
When I was younger we used to open our presents from our siblings on Christmas Eve. We’d stay in the house all day Christmas Eve and watch films and we wouldn’t leave the house again until the day after Boxing Day. We’d usually get a pizza delivered or something too on Christmas Eve because who can be bothered to cook when you’re going to cook big meals for the next two days anyway! We’d have the traditional turkey dinner on Christmas Day and then do it all again on Boxing Day but have gammon instead!
Now I have my own family I’m not sure what our traditions will be. My other half works in the NHS so there’s always a 50/50 chance he’ll be working across the Christmas period. The one thing I have done is buy Emily a bauble each year so maybe we’ll continue to do that.
5. What’s the strangest present you have ever received?
I’m not really sure if I’ve ever received any truly strange gifts, or if I have they’ve been wiped from my memory. I can tell you that one year a relative gave me a really battered old trivial pursuit game that she must have just found in the loft and wrapped up for me. That was a little odd. I’ve also, in the past, received a used and dirty make up bag from that same relative so I guess those would be the strangest presents!
6. How did you spend Christmas last year?
Last year was our first Christmas as a family of three. Emily was 4 weeks old and we had only been home from hospital for just under 3 weeks. It was the first year I didn’t make the journey north to spend Christmas with my family so it felt strange. We opened presents, my mother in law came over and I cooked a big Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. I even cooked a vegetarian option so there was plenty of food to go around! In between cooking, breastfeeding the baby and opening gifts we watched films and my other half, his mum and Emily fell asleep whilst I stayed awake.
I’m hoping for a less sleepy Christmas this year as I want to play board games! My other half is on nights over Christmas though so we will see how it goes.
7. Do you have any New Years Resolutions?
I don’t usually do New Years resolutions if I’m honest but I might make a few blog related ones this year. You’ll have to pop over to my blog on New Years day and find out for yourself!
Thank you so much to Laura for taking part in my Christmas Questions. If you would like to find out more about Laura then you can find all of her social media links below.
In tomorrow’s post I will be talking about the decorating of the tree.