Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Christmas

Hello ladies how are the Christmas preparations going?

I'm ashamed to admit I'm still wrapping presents and writing cards - hmmm what happened to not having a last minute Christmas? Maybe it had something to do with deciding to spring clean my bedroom last night!

Well there's not much more to be done and it'll all be finished today so I can enjoy Christmas Eve and the big day itself.... for now here's a meme I found over at Sherri's today and thought it'd be fun to answer

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
I'll say hot chocolate as I've never tried Egg Nog although I only ever drink a hot choc at my towns Christmas market!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa wraps them of course!

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White lights... my SIL has decorated with coloured lights this year and my brother is complaining it looks like a horror movie Christmas!!

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

Mum always puts mistletoe in our hall... I remember being really embarrassed by it when I was younger

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Sadly I don't put any decorations up as my mum bans me from involvement! but they go up around the middle of December depending on when she's hosting her Christmas meal for friends

6. What is your favorite Christmas dish?
Stuffing... its a family recipe always made by my dad on Christmas Eve

7. Favorite Christmas memory as a child?
Similar to Sherri it was waking one morning and my parents asking for 5 mins to get out of bed.... instead my brother and I brought up everyone one of our presents into their bedroom to open instead!!!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Er... what do you mean truth? ;o)
In my house if you don't believe in Santa then he doesn't visit so we all BELIEVE!

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
I do, always a pair of new pj's.... this was on my list this year - fingers crossed for me

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?

You can see in this post how my tree is decorated... next year in my own home I expect it to be very "Grinchy" - red, white and green, lots of kitsch and candy canes

11. Snow! Love it or dread it
LOVE IT! It's put the country to a standstill this past week but it's my great not relying on a car and taking an easy stroll into the high street

12. Can you ice skate?

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?

I've been very spoilt over the years and don't think I can single out any gift in particular as a favourite but one that always springs to mind is a Betty Boop drawing my parents saw in an antique shop. I used to collect Betty Boop a lot when I was younger and they knew I'd like it but it was more than they wanted to spend. My parents returned home but days later my dad was still thinking about it and went back to the shop and brought it for me

14. What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Cheesy and predictable but I love spending time with friends and family, everyone being in good spirits, the small traditions you have etc

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Well I'm pleased to report I now like mince pies

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

I love Christmas Eve, going to carols on the green followed by church and a bag of chips on the walk home and then Boxing Day when all the extended family descend and it's hours of madness and games. Not so much an intended tradition is that every Christmas I sit down to lunch with my parents and without fail every year my mum has forgotten to put something out... it's been the brussels one year... the bread sauce the next.... we never realise until we've eaten

17. What tops your tree?
A fairy - it did used to be a Christmas Flower Fairy which my mum claimed looked like me!

18. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
Of course I love receiving presents but I'm always embarrassed opening them and instead prefer watching others open their presents

19. Candy Canes?


20. Favorite Christmas Show?
Christmas in my teens was always measured by the special Top of the Pops shown after the Queens Speech (or was it before?)

21. Saddest Christmas Song?
I don't know.... the only one that comes to mind is Lonely This Christmas

22. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Band Aid, Do They Know It's Christmas. My friend is a dj and throughout the year if at a party we'll always play it and it's the one song guaranteed to get everyone up and singing along even if it is June!!

I hope you enjoyed that and do let me know if like me you put off all the things you should be doing to do this! All photos are from my old blog Vintage Tea - check out other Christmas posts here

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  1. Ha I loved this. I have this year been pretty organised, but seeing as I'm at work until late tomorrow afternoon, I had to be!

    Hope you get your dressing gown, I'm sure Santa's read your list thoroughly.

    And you can tell your Mum she's in excellent company - the same thing happens at our meals, we'll go through to the kitchen with the empty plates and find something that was never brought through, usually residing in the microwave where it had been put to heat up and forgotten about!

  2. love things like this, i've just done it too xxxx

    oh, thanks for the gorgeous card, and have a great christmas Victoria xxxx

  3. :o) well, it's easy to get distracted wrapping pressies, gets a tad boring after a while, doesn't it?!

    We've got rain now, such a shame. Snow is still clinging to the ground, but I really wanted it to stay until Friday. Oh well, at least we got to play in the snow!

    Have a very merry Christmas! xxxx

  4. Hi there!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Love,Sal ;-)

  5. Great Post hunny!!
    nice to find out more about your life....Christmas is full of different traditions for everyone...One tradition in our house is everyone gets to open a pressie on Christmas Eve and it will be a new pair of Pj's so that we are all looking new on Christmas morning!!
    Enjoy the holidays hunny, Have a great time xxxx
    Annie x

  6. Hi Victoria,

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get lots of nice presents.

    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog

    Merry Christmas Lucey xx

  7. Have a lovely Christmas! Lots of Love TVK

  8. we certainly will meet in the New Year....i'll be arranging that cocktail night ;)

  9. Well I am just the same, and start veering off to clean something or re-arrange something instead! Just popped here to wish you a very merry christmas. Wish you much joy and enjoy those twinkling lights whilst eating your chrissy din! suzie. xxx

  10. Happy Christmas hunni, hope it's a good one!
    Beki xxx

  11. What a wonderful post!
    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog, Wishing the happiness of the holiday season be yours today and always x

  12. Oh Great post Victoria! Hope you get what you want from Santa :)

    Wishing you a really Happy Christmas Day,

  13. Hi Victoria, I just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic time all together! xxx

  14. Have a very happy Christmas!

    Pomona x

  15. I love meme's...I get new P.J.'s for Chritmas too!

    Merry Christmas and have a joyous celebration with your family...hugs, Linda

  16. hope you have a very merry christmas!
    fliss xx

  17. Can't wait for our boxing day fun xxx
    This was a fab post even though i am well versed in your family traditions it still made me laugh!!!

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