Now we’re halfway through November, it’s time to really ramp up the Christmas festivities, which means it’s time for another edition of my Christmas series “Something About…Christmas”.
Last week I kicked off the series with my own answers, and this week is the turn of fellow blogger Beth of Twinderelmo. Check her out over on Facebook and Twitter. Beth has given us an insight in to her Christmas with a real tree, early Christmas shopping and naff Christmas jumpers!
Christmas This or That
Real tree or fake tree?
Real. We always had a fake tree, pretty much until the first Christmas living with my husband. He was adamant we had to have a real one and now I’m a complete convert. It’s become a tradition that he & Charlie go and pick one up the first weekend in December.
Perfect colour scheme or mis-matched decorations?
I try to have a colour scheme, but then sentimental pieces always creep in and throw everything off!
Giving presents or receiving presents? (be honest!!)
Giving. I absolutely adore buying presents for the kids and get so much joy seeing them open them. I do love the gifts my husband gets for me though as he’s amazing at buying presents an d they’re always ace!
Stocking or no stocking?
No stocking. We always had one as a kid, but I prefer to pile them up instead.
Presents in the morning or afternoon?
Morning. I am usually the ones waking the kids up at the crack of dawn for once as I get far too excited.
Christmas Magic or the Grinch?
All the magic. I am in my element throughout December and just adore it all.
Do you love or hate wrapping presents?
HATE! I am terrible at it too.
Christmas at home or away?
Home. We went away for the first Christmas after my Mom passed away just to try to break any form of tradition but we have now taken the reins. My sister doesn’t have any children so everyone descends on us and we love it that way.
Christmas shopping early or last minute?
Early. I squirrel away for months before as I can’t bear the idea of having to face a packed shopping centre a few days before. I can’t cope with the pressure so like to be prepared.
Christmas jumpers – cool or cheesy?
Cheesy. ALL the cheese is needed for a naff jumper.
How Do You Do Christmas?
When does your Christmas tree go up? And how long does it stay up for?
First weekend in December. I remember having to wait until nearly Christmas as a kid and the desperation breaking my heart so now I’m in charge it’s up early doors. But never in November!
Do you do any Christmas baking? If so, what is your favourite thing to make?
Pass! I am the worst cook ever so all our treats are bought from the shops.
Do you visit Father Christmas? If so, where are you going this year?
We always try to, but as the kids get older we get more and more awkward questions. This year we are headed for a Santa sleigh ride I think.
What is your favourite Christmas memory?
Just the whole buzz building throughout December. I remember being at school and opening the Christmas card postbox and being so excited. We also visited Disneyland Paris a few years ago in December and that really got the festivities underway.
Do you have any Christmas traditions? What’s your favourite?
Aside from Charlie and my husband going to get the tree, we always like to buy a new decoration each year. This is probably why we never have a colour scheme!!
What do you wear on Christmas day? Do you dress up, wear a cheesy Christmas jumper or stay in your pjs?
I tend to stick to Pjs unless anyone has bought me anything to wear. I like the laid back snuggly day.
Do you have turkey for dinner or something else?
It’s a big turkey here for us, with loads of Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and pigs in blankets. The dinner is the best part of the day bar the presents. I absolutely love the smell of the house as it cooks away.
How has Christmas changed for you since having children?
I have reverted to how I used to be as a kid. Honestly last year I could not sleep through pure excitement just to see them open their gifts.
Finally…What do you want Father Christmas to bring you this year?
A holiday next summer would see me right Santa!