As a lover of all things Christmas. I’ve been tagged in this post by http://redrosemummy.blogspot.com/ to show my fondness of all things festive.
1. The Christmas song I can listen to even in June is…
Even though I’d be slightly averse to hearing Christmas songs in the middle of June (it’s not quite the same when the sun is blazing down and you’re not consuming your own body weight in mince pies) I could happily listen to The Pogues Fairytale of New York. Although it would sound a lot better in December, as that’s when you know Christmas has truly arrived… at the first strains of “you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot…” :-)
Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine?
Ooh, definitely mulled wine. There’s nothing better than a simmering pan of mulled wine on Christmas Eve – red wine, cinnamon sticks and orange juice all gently simmering away on the hob…. then supping in front of the telly….
When do you put your decorations up?
The decorations go up on the 1st weekend in December. We make a morning of it – on go the cheesy Christmas songs, and out come the tree and decorations. It just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t accompanied by a bit of Slade, Wizzard, Mariah Carey or Wham….
What are you having for Christmas dinner?
As husband is a vegetarian. we’re a very mixed household – on the one hand he’ll be having a nut roast with all the trimmings, mother in law will be bringing along with her a turkey for us meat eaters and we’ll also be tucking into pigs in blankets. Let’s face it Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without those little sausages and bacon parcels….
What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?
Oh, now that’s a hard one. We have loads of Christmas traditions in this house. From the stocking that gets hung on the mantlepiece on Christmas Eve, to the advent calendar counting down the days to Christmas. If I had to choose, I’d say the advent calendar – I still enjoy them at my age! Well chocolate is for all ages…..
Have you ever gone carol singing?
Um, no. Have you heard me sing?! I’d get a bucket of water chucked over me if I tried! Actually, I can hold a tune but I have a severe case of singing shyness that would prevent me ever singing in public.
When did you discover the truth about Santa?
What?! I still believe, and won’t have you telling me otherwise. He’s real, OK?! :-) Seriously, if you want to believe, then the magic is always there… go watch some Christmas movies and get that magic back… :-)
How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With some cheesy Christmas music on. two pairs of little hands helping me, and me trying to untangle the lights.
All I want for Christmas is…
I honestly don’t know what I want for Christmas this year. I’ve got a few dvd boxsets and books on my list I really hope I get – but apart from that today I’m hoping friends get their wish and everything they hoped for to finally come true…