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!