Thursday, 13 December 2012

Useless Christmas themed oversharing:

Remember MySpace surveys?  (Remember MySpace...?)  Below is something that the cool kids are now calling a 'tag', but it's essentially just a good old Christmas themed MySpace survey.  If you're a blogger, you should do this post too and link me to it in the comments!  I TAG you to do it, see how hip I am?  If you aren't a blogger, you could post your answers in the comments.  Or post your answers on your MySpace...

1. What is your favourite Christmas movie?
It's A Wonderful Life, because I have fond memories of watching it with my family when I was little, and you can't beat a good bit of Jimmy Stewart.  Hot dog!

2. Are you on Santa's Naughty or Nice list?
Does he have a sarcastic list?  I'm probably on that, somewhere in between naughty and nice.

3. Show us an embarrassing Christmas card photo!
I don't have any Christmas card photos, but here's an old photo of me, my cousin and my sister in a traditional Christmassy dogpile for your enjoyment:

4. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
It snows quite often in Scotland during the winter, but two years ago, there was an insane amount of snow all over the UK at Christmas time.  It was a nightmare for everybody, but I love the snow (and they closed uni for a few days) so I had a great time!

5. Where do you usually spend your holiday?
At home (the house I grew up in), and sometimes at my Auntie and Uncle's house.

6. What is your favourite Christmas song?
I CAN'T CHOOSE JUST ONE, but almost anything from the Phil Spector Christmas Album is likely to go down well with me.

7. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Once, I received a Christmas Eve present.  ONCE.  Turns out French Santa is more fun than Scottish Santa.

8. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher and Dancer and Chancer and Romancer, etc.

9. Which holiday tradition are you most looking forward to this year?
Eating dinner with my parents and my sister on Christmas Eve.  We have the same dish every year (and have done for as long as I can remember!).

10. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
I love real trees, but the tree we have here in the flat and my parents' Christmas tree at home are both fake.  We used to get real ones when I was little, but they started to give my Dad really bad allergic reactions!

11. Hands down, what's your favourite Christmas food?
Having very recently eaten a delicious Fake Christmas dinner, I can confirm that I love everything about Christmas dinner (even the brussel sprouts).

12. Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better?
Honestly, I like both.  Who doesn't enjoy getting a gift?  But you can't beat the feeling of seeing someone open a present that they love, especially when it's you who chose it for them.

13. What would be your dream place to visit at Christmas time?
It might sound cheesy, but I love being at home at Christmas and I wouldn't want to wake up anywhere else on Christmas morning (especially now that my parents have started letting us put the heating on).  I wouldn't mind being allowed to stay in my pyjamas/onesie all day, though.  Now that would be living the dream.

14. Does your family have a special holiday recipe you like to help make?
It's hard to help with the cooking in my house because my Mum is both an excellent, extremely organised and experienced cook, and a total control freak when it comes to cooking.  I like to contribute by eating things that I'm not meant to eat with my fingers and then running away giggling when I get caught.

15. Are you a pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
I'm okay at wrapping presents.  My Dad is a pro present wrapper, taking it to a terrifying, get-the-ruler-out-and-don't-waste-any-paper level.  Compared to him, I am nothing.

16. What is your most memorable Christmas moment?
There are too many.  I could embarrass so many family members with this answer, but they would probably just embarrass me right back.  The Christmas where I didn't receive the talking Babe the Sheep Pig that I desperately wanted springs to mind, but I've already guilt tripped my parents a lot for that one, considering I was eight years old and I got a CD player instead.  Yup, gratitude.

17. What made you realise the truth about Santa?
Well, I re-watched Miracle on 34th Street the other night, and they made a pretty good pro-Santa argument, so I think I've decided to believe in him again.  (Actually, my nine year old sister told me he wasn't real when I was five...)

18. Are you anybody's Secret Santa this year?
I have been a Secret Santa for THREE different people this year!  I hope they like their gifts!

19. Do you still get excited on Christmas Eve?
YES.  Christmas Eve is one of the most exciting days of the year!  I'd say it's better than Christmas, just because of all of the anticipation.

20. Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  Do you stick to them?
Yes, I pretty much make the same ones every year.  And, no, I don't stick to them.  If I did, I'd just have to think of more resolutions to make, and that would be very time consuming.