Holly Jolly/Christmas tag!

Hello my lovely honey roast parsnips!!
I saw this tag on the lovely Yin's blog Makeup Is Art (check out her blog, it's one of my faves!) and i thought i'd get you all, and myself, in the festive mood by doing it! So grab yourself a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, snuggle up into your favourite Christmas jumper and enjoy reading this :) 

The Christmas Tag:

1. What are you doing for the holidays this year?
As per i'm spending it with my family! I basically never leave the house on Christmas day, and if i do it's only to go two doors down to my best friends house! (although she usually comes to me because that's how lazy i am haha) 

2. What's your favourite holiday drink?
Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks, they did it last year but this year it's GONE :'( i'm having to settle for the Mint Hot Chocolate from Costa, it's almost the same, but doesn't have that hit of coffee which made it perfectoooo :( SORT IT OUT STARBUCKS.

3. Candy Cane or Gingerbread man?
Gingerbread man for definite! A Candy Cane is like a stick of rock, good in theory but once you start sucking on it you almost immediately wish it was over, plus you can't put it down anywhere because it's all sticky and ICK, Gingerbread man FTW, especially if he has Smartie buttons down the front :D

4. What's your favourite Christmas song?
It has to be All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey! Who can resist smiling and singing along when that song comes on?! In a close second is Last Christmas by Wham! and Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues <3

5. Have you ever made a Snowman?
I've attempted, but poorly, i don't have the attention span for snowman building, a snowball fight on the other hand....

6. What's your favourite winter fragance?
Cinnamon!! Nothing reminds me of Christmas like the smell of cinnamon and vanilla :D

Holly Jolly Tag:

7. Favourite Christmas movie?
Oh wowwwwwww so many!! Ermm for starters Love Actually, Elf, It's A Wonderful Life, I always watch Sleepless in Seattle at Christmas time even though it's not legitimately a Christmas film, but it does begin at Christmas time haha even though the film ends on Valentines Day :) Also the definitive Christmas Carol, with Alistair Sim, Muppets Christmas Carol,The Santa Clause, JINGLE ALL THE WAY,  I COULD GO ON, i <3 Christmas movies!!

8. Are you on the Naughty List or on the Nice List?

Nice! Alwaysssss.

9. Show us an Embarrassing Christmas Card Photo (WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE OK)
In England Christmas card photo's isn't as big a thing, although my brother and his girlfriend sent a picture of them two out on their Christmas cards this year, which made me laugh LOTS, it reminded me of something a Duke and Duchess would put on their Christmas card!

10. Have you ever had a White christmas?
Yes!! Last year, magicaalllll, i dreaming of one this year too *FINGERS CROSSED!!!*

11. Where do you usually spend your holidays?
At home, with my family and my cats :)

12. Play or sing your favourite Christmas song!
I'm currently singing it, can you hear me?? 

13. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Noooo. But we do get the presents down from wherever we've hidden them and put them under the tree, ready for the BIG DAY, that's when it gets really exciting :D

14. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen(?), Comet and Cupid and Doner (as in kebab) and Blitzen, and then the big man, RUDOLPH! I think i got them all right?! Let me know haha

15. What holiday tradition are you looking forward to this year?

Everything!! Opening our presents, eating our dinner (MY FAVE BIT), then eating some more, and some more, and some more, and some more....

16. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Fake, we've had the same one for yeeeeeeeeears.

17. Hands down, what's your all-time favourite holiday food and holiday sweet treat?
Holiday food has to be CHRISTMAS DINNER!! all the trimmings! But if i had to be more specific i'd say....pigs in blankets <3 if you don't know what they are, they're little sausages (or big ones, whatever tickles your fancy) wrapped in bacon, jjeeeezzzzwow.
And sweet treat will have to be Christmas Pudding and custard, oh wow, i'm salivating.

18. Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
Genuinely, giving gifts, and this isn't me nominating myself for a sainthood or anything, i genuinely love the feeling of finding something you know they're going to LOVE and watching their face as they open it :) 

19. Show us your tackiest Christmas attire (ex: Ugly Sweater)
Tacky, moi? Not likely. i WISH i had a Christmas jumper/sweater :(

20. What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
New York <3

21. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?
I don't help because if i helped the house would automatically burn down, that's how bad i am.

22. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
i fail, i just cut a wonky bit of wrapping paper that's usually faar too big, then scrunch it all together with a couple of bits of sellotape and bobs your uncle! It's all going to end up in the bin anyway.

23. Most memorable Holiday moment?
ooooh i can't think of any off hand! Every moment is a memorable moment :)

24. What made you realise the truth about Santa?

Truth? What do you mean? :S 

25. Do you make New Year's resolutions? Do you stick to them?
I don't even bother, if you're going to make a change to yourself or your life you shouldn't really need New Years to spur you on, just do it for the heck of it i say :) 

26. What makes the Holidays special for you?
FOOD. and making the people i love smile :)

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS :) Feel free to do this tag also, i tag you all as a early Christmas present!! And don't forget to leave a link in a comment below if you do this tag, think of that as a early Christmas present from you to me :) 



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  1. They are still doing the Peppermint Mochas at Starbs.. they're just not on the Christmas drinks list. They're now available all year round on the 'normal' menu! :)


  2. yes! I love food at christmas, and all year round if im honest! have a merry merry christmas Ange! xxx

  3. I had a Peppermint Mocha Last Week (yummmm!)

    Perfect for the Christmas Season - I think even if its not on the menu - you could probably ask because its basically hot chocoloate with a shot of peppermint :)

    Love that picture of that cat!

    www.charchiccc.blogspot.com x

  4. Yeah, food is the best at Xmas!!! The cat is hilarious. :)
    Happy holidays!!

  5. This is so cute, I'm going to watch 'a wonderful life' tonight! xxxx


  6. LOL Oh my gosh, I loved reading this. Very entertaining :) Thanks for sharing! I have to say that I agree with Cinammon being my favorite scent. Smells so good, and I have a bunch of candles in that scent from Bath and Body Works! lol

  7. @Boscy WHY HAVE I NOT NOTICED THIS?! haha thanks so much for telling me! I wondered why they would have taken them off, they were so popular last xmas! yayyy :D

    @Hannah food is definitely my weakness too! Merry Christmas to you too Hannah :D

    @Charchiccc this is so great! I'm definitely going to have to buy one when i'm in town tomorrow, although Starbucks will probably be like a zoo on Christmas eve haha and haha! He's a snazzy dude isn't he that cat :P

    @Alex it's what xmas is all about now i'm older!! Haha he's hilarious isnt he!! Merry Christmas :D

    @Meg good idea! It's SUCH an uplifting film, reminds you what Christmas is really about :) Merry Christmas Meg :)

    @Huda Whyyy thank you very much :D I'm glad you enjoyed it, definitely got me into the Christmas spirit :D Cinnamon is THE scent of Christmas, that and the smell of Christmas dinner but you can't really class that as a scent, i wouldn't buy a turkey dinner scented candle haha or would i?.....:P

  8. Great tag post! My favourite place to be at Christmas would be New York too bet it would be amazing Xx

  9. Definitely! Imagine all the lights and the American madness haha it'd be heavennn! Also for everyone that told me that Starbucks still do a peppermint mocha, i got one on Boxing day when i was hitting the sales <3 HEAVEN! Thanks guys :)


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Angie x


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