When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel… SOOOO baaaaad!
Ah… You’re going to have that song in your head all day now. You’re welcome.
The Sound of Music. I have no idea why I associate this movie with Christmas, but I do… it must be the mountains…or the nuns. Definitely the nuns. Anyways! I came across this Christmas tag and thought it would be a cute little way to kick off this weekend. I’m going to be running around like a maniac, but I’ll be sure to tell you all about it on Monday!
What are your Favourite Christmas colors?
Truth time. I’m a Red/Green/Gold kind of girl. Strictly the classics. Anyone who uses blue at Christmas can GTFO. I’m kind of convinced I have some form of synesthesia, because there are certain colours that make me physically sick or angry and blue is one of them.
Blue decorations? Blue and silver? Pukes.
PJ’s or fancy dress of Christmas day?
Answer: Fancy PJ’s. Ever since puberty I’ve had to wear the nice jammier-jams and a bra, because Christmas morning, you never know who could show up early and you don’t want to be national geographic with your nips frowning at your family while you’re opening presents.
Presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning. Now, it’s more like mid to late morning. If it were up to me it would be Christmas afternoon.
Stay home or go away? Stay home.
I’ve never been away for Christmas, but I wouldn’t rule it out! I like the routine of visiting family on the holidays. Unfortunately, aging relatives and family members not on speaking terms is complicating the issue, but my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should be booked with nieces and my li’l oldies from morning to night!
Favourite part of the Christmas meal?
The part where I get to leave the dishes on the table and go lay like a blob in front of the TV.
Favourite Holiday treat?
Sugar cookies. Specifically, sugar cookie dough.
Dream Christmas Location?
I would love to spend Christmas in London and recite Love, Actually quotes to strangers and have them be all, “F*cking Americans.” Alternatively, I think Christmas in a tropical location would be delightful. Nothing says Merry Christmas like sand in your crevices!
Everyone gets bags.
Favourite Cracker Toy?
Any jewelry. It’s my version of getting engaged on Christmas.
Favourite Christmas Decoration?
I love my Peter Pan ornament. Gotta love Peter.
Can you name all of the Reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Donner, Prancer, Blitzen, Cupid, Comet …um.. Hank? Sally Anne?
Weirdest gift you ever got?
Nani, My Italian grandmother, used to gift us grand kids angel figurines every year, and one year her eye sight was so poor she bought me a figurine meant for a loved one who has died, and I thought she was telling me something and burst into tears. Christmas, RUINED.
Favourite Christmas Memory?
Baking sugar cookies with my Nani. I can’t cook or bake to save my life, but every year I put on my apron and baked with her. Love that old broad, even though she heckles my skills.
Favourite Christmas Carol?
Any version of Baby, It’s Cold Outside makes me immeasurably happy. Also, any version of O! Holy Night, will put the fear of God in me and take me from 0 to Catholic, real quick.
Favourite Christmas Movie?
Home Alone, forever. Never Home Alone 2. NEVER.
Special shout out to It’s A Wonderful Life and Little Women. Beth dying just gets me feeling festive.