Happy Holidays my lovely followers,
Christmas decorations, Christmas movies, Christmas music, lots of snow and hot chocolate, it is indeed beginning to look like Christmas. Christmas is my all time favorite holiday, I always feel very happy around this time of the year. Next week it is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I thought it was very appropriate to do the Holly Jolly Tag which is very popular on YouTube. I tag everyone of my followers to go ahead and do this fun tag too.
1. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait until the last minute?
I usually wait until the last minute, but this year I am more disciplined. I started my Christmas shopping the first week of December. I finally finished my Christmas shopping yesterday.
2. If you could be in any Christmas movie what would it be?
Hands down Home Alone, for me this is the greatest Christmas movie, it is fun to watch it and I think it would be fun to go along the adventures with Kevin (minus the bandits).
3. Which do you like better: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
I like them both, but I personally prefer Christmas Eve because of the fond memories I have from my childhood. As most of you know by now, I wasn’t born in Canada, but in Bulgaria, we never had Christmas Day dinner. On the other hand, we always had a huge Christmas Eve dinner with my family and extended family members. After the dinner the adults would chat and the kids would play and then at midnight we would open presents. Occasionally, there were times when we would open gifts in the morning.
4. When does your family put up your Christmas tree and who decorates it?
Back in Bulgaria we always used to put it up on the 21 or 22 of December, but ever since we came to Canada we starting putting it up either the first or second week of December.
5. White lights or colored lights?
This one is tough because I love them both, but I lean more towards colored. They add a fun element to the tree and it seems more fun and festive. However, I would use white lights if I wanted my tree to look more sophisticated.
6. Are you guilty of peeking at your presents or do you like the surprise?
As much as I want to peak, I try not to do that because I like to be surprised. It makes Christmas morning a lot more fun when it is a surprise gift.
7. Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or in Santa’s Workshop?
Oh come on, both of these options sounds awesome, but I would rather live in a gingerbread house. I’ll have sweets to eat all the time haha.
8. Tell us your Christmas Eve traditions!
On Christmas Eve my family gets together and we cook a huge dinner, there has to be 9 dishes and all of them meatless. However, we kind of modified that rule and add different kinds of salami on the table. The cooking process usually takes up most of the day, so around 7 o’clock or 8 we sit down and have dinner. Before dinner we usually have small appetizers for anyone who might get hungry earlier in the day. Then we sit down and talk or watch a Holiday movie. Sometimes we open the gifts at midnight, but now we prefer to get together in the morning and open the gits. I am also planning to start a new tradition and prepare a festive Christmas breakfast. Besides that a tradition I follow every year for myself is to watch the Disney parade.
9. If you could be under the mistletoe with anyone who would it be?
My crush, that would make the holidays even more special.
10. What tops your tree?
A sparkly golden star 🙂
11. Can you name the 12 days of Christmas?
12. Have you ever gone Christmas caroling?
Never, but I want to try it one day.
13. Do you countdown to Christmas? If so, how many days are left?
Not really, I just wait patiently for the day to arrive.
14. What are some foods and treats you can count on having every holiday season?
Candy canes, peanuts/pistachios and hot chocolate.
15. How has Christmas kept its magic for you as you’ve grown older?
It’s true that when you grow up Christmas feels a little bit different, but for me one thing that maintains the Christmas magic is spending the holidays with my family. It gives me a nostalgic feeling of the old days, but we can also make new memories. Spending the holidays with people that you love can always keep the Christmas magic. Also let’s not forget classic Christmas movies, yummy treats and fun Christmas music.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I wish you all the best this holiday season!
See you soon with my very first album review and the top 20 music videos of 2013!