The Christmas Tag


It’s nearly here, how many more sleeps it is I can’t remember as I haven’t had enough sleep this week to process that. Twelve? Oh ok then, 12. TWELVE!! Agghh! I’d better get on with answering my questions about Christmas, as nominated by Amy who blogs at Everything Mummy.

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

Well some of you will know I’m a huge Dr Seuss fan, so it’s got to be the animated version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Best line: “Cindy-Lou Who, who is no more than two”.

When do you open your presents?

Definitely Christmas morning, first thing. Apart from maybe if I’m at my parents’ house and we sometimes open one late at night on Christmas Eve…a tradition started by my sister and I after a late night trip to the pub.

What’s your favourite Christmas memory?

The Christmas when Santa brought me a Cabbage Patch Kid. Sorry to disappoint! Closely followed by watching my son in his first Christmas play last year.

Favourite festive food?

It’s got to be red cabbage. Why don’t I just make some at another time of year? I bloody love it!

Favourite Christmas gift?

That’s a tricky one. It sounds cheesy but it really is nice to see your family and friends open their surprise pressies. If you’re talking about a gift for me, I love getting beauty products, candles and surprises!

Favourite Christmas scent?

I would go for pine needles, closely followed by mulled wine. I love mulled wine but my husband doesn’t, so I don’t often make it at home. Mulled wine party, anyone?

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

Apart from manically wrapping presents, dashing to the supermarket and making sure the kids are tired enough to sleep early, no! I suppose making time to chill a bit before the festivities is good, maybe watching a good film and soaking up the atmosphere. When my son was at nursery, they told him children always get new pyjamas on Christmas Eve (is that a Liverpool thing?) so ever since we’ve gone along with that.

What tops your tree?

This year, it’s an angel, which used to belong to my grandpa. Cute and retro.

As a child, which was the one gift you asked for and never received?

Surely I’m not the only one here when I say – a Mr Frosty! Boo hoo hoo! Or maybe a cat.

What’s the best part of Christmas for you?

Now I’m a mum, it’s definitely all about the little ones and the looks on their faces on Christmas Day. Oh, and the wine. Make that a mulled wine. Cheers!

X Julia

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    December 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    I love Dr Suess too! Love the quote! We should start a everything is mulled wine company! Ha ha!! Sorry to say that I got a Mr frosty. Great post lovely xxxxx
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      December 13, 2014 at 11:12 am

      No I can’t believe you had Mr Frosty!! You lucky gal xx

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    December 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Ahhh. I loved our Christmas Eves.
    Ava asked me for a cat today and I thought of you!
    Mulled wine? Me and you, Boxing Day? Xx big sis
    P.s love the new look blog xxx

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      December 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Yes, definitely mulled wine on Boxing Day! Xxxx

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    Sarah christie
    December 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Ah I had Mr Frosty too I loved it, Joe has one of those slush mugs now so much easier. I love the Grinch but I love the movie version, I too just love DR Suess x
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      December 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      You had Mr Frosty too?! What’s going on?! Haha. I have one of those cups too 🙂 xx

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    December 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I never got a Mr Frosty either!!! 🙂
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      December 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Haha glad it’s not just me! Xx

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    December 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Aww we do the new PJs thing too – it’s a bit odd but I like it lol 🙂 I love this tag – I want to do it! Mim 🙂 #SundayStars
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      December 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

      You should do it! Let me know and I’ll have a read! Xx

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    Everything Mummy
    December 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    this year I had my first experience of mulled wine! its lovely am defo up for a mulled wine party 😉 thanks for linking up to #sundaystars
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    December 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    OOh we love Dr Seuss but have never seen the Grinch, that’s one to watch this year then! Oh you got a Cabbage Patch Kid Doll, I wanted one so badly. Oddly enough the girls are getting one each this year.

    Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars.

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