The Christmas Tag

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Surely it's not too early now to start being excited about Christmas?!My excitement started a while ago now (see here for more on that) and I just couldn't resist doing this tag after seeing it on Milk Bubble Tea! Feel free to copy and paste the questions, I'd love to see your answers!

And before we get started, here's a photo of my adorable Hamster, Bruno, who is also getting into the Festive Spirit!! He's soooooo cuuuutteeeee! *in that 'talking to our pets' voice*

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
I love the good old traditional "The Snowman" - it just reminds me of being little and watching it in my pyjamas on Christmas Eve. I also really liked "The Snowman and the Snowdog" - the dog's so cute with his little glove patch and sock ears :) You can never go wrong with "The Grinch" either, both the animated and non-animated films!

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always Christmas morning :) except for my best friend's present..we usually wait till midnight on Christmas Eve, if we're not together, and open them. This year we're going to book somewhere nice for an early Christmas dinner (you know, pretending we can actually afford these things) and exchange presents a little earlier - I don't think we'll resist tearing off that paper!

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
One year when I was little, I looked outside my window in the middle of the night, on Christmas Eve and saw something sparkly in the sky - Santa and his reindeer!.....Obviously a dream but at the time I was never sure if I did dream it or not.

4. favourite festive food?
Pigs in blankets - you can never have enough! And warm mince pies with a nice cup of yorkshire tea - perfection. My mum is an amazing cook so really, everything we have on Christmas Day is top notch!

5. Favourite Christmas gift ?
One year, after I thought I'd finished opening all of my presents, my mum came round the corner with another box. Inside was a beautiful handmade personalised bear. She picked the fur and what accessories she has. She's definitely a gift I'll always treasure. 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
The smell of tinsel and Christmas trees - only time of year you smell it!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
We usually all watch a Christmassy film as a family....I say Christmassy but I'm pretty sure we watched Transformers one year.

8. What tops your tree?
We have a star and an angel and it usually alternates each year. It's what's around the bottom of our tree that I love - we have a little train that choochoos round and round. One of the carriages has reindeer heads sticking out, it's so cute!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I always and still do ask for a dog - although, of course, a dog is not for Christmas! One year my parents got me a big chest for my room and when it was all wrapped up, I was convinced it was a big pet carrier with a dog inside... Still a nice chest though!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
I love having all the family together and the festive vibe in the air. I almost prefer the build up to Christmas to the day itself, all the Christmas markets and the fact that the films shown on the tv get a lot better around that time of year!


  1. This post is so cute and has made me feel all festive - I think I may have to pinch your questions soon and do one like this myself! I also love the run up to Christmas more than the day itself - meeting up with old friends and family is one of the best parts about the festive season.

    Hannah xx

  2. Bruno is so cute :) I have a hamster called Milo - looks like they might have similar colouring :) Your post has made me feel so Christmassy, I'm really excited! Sounds like you've got lots of lovely Christmas memories xx

    Ioanna |

  3. Aw your hamster is adorable! Lovely post it's made me so excited for Christmas! // UK Fashion Blog

  4. Love love love the Christmas pictures.
    I always loved hamsters I had a few growing up yours is so cute now I have 3 guineas and 3 cats hehe. I also love the Snowman Film I literally watch this every Christmas Eve. xox

  5. Aw, Bruno is so cute, what a great name for a hamster as well aha! Loved reading this post!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  6. Cute post! I miss my hamster so much <3

  7. Lovely post! Christmas is one of the best times of the year

    Made in Mauve

  8. Bruno is such a cutie pie! Love this post, Christmas is THE BEST, may have to give this tag a go myself

    Rebecca Kate x

  9. How cute is Bruno! My hamster is a Roborovski so she's too small and fast to even hold never mind taking a photo! I've definitely got to do this tag soon.

    Katie xx


  10. I love how you have a train around your xmas tree, that's adorable awww. I've never actually had Pigs in a Blanket, although that sounds intriguing. And Bruno, your lil hamster is adorable. You should make him a little ugly christmas sweater or something for these colder months!

    With love,

    1. Pigs in blankets are chipolate sausages wrapped in bacon - highly recommend!!! x

  11. Such a cute post, may have to answer these questions! I've asked so many times for a dog too but haven't got one :( aha x

    1. You never know, maybe this year will be our year!! x

  12. Your hamster is so so cute :) I have to agree, there is something special about the smell of tinsel and Christmas trees!

    Ayesha xxx

  13. The smell of Christmas trees is my weakness :o

    Alicia x

  14. First of all, I totally agree. The films on TV get fifteen times better this time of year;) Actually check that, everything gets fifteen times better this time of year!! I adore Christmas time;)
    Your blog is so cute, Emma!

    See me at Curious Ramblings

    1. It really does and tomorrow we can finally open our advent calendars!!! So exciting :) x


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