Christmas 2016 (Tag)

23 Dec 2016


Christmas 2016 is finally upon us, and as I was kindly tagged by Joanna from JoannaVictoria.co.uk to answer a few Questions, I thought it the perfect time and opportunity to write about my favourite things about Christmas.


What’s your favourite Christmas Movie? Not a Christmas film per say, but I'm going to go with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I remember there being a period when I was younger where I would watch this every Christmas. Some of the film is of course set at Christmas time, and the beautiful images of Hogwarts in the winter make this film have the perfect Christmas feel.

Have you ever had a white Christmas? I don't remember ever having a white Christmas, but a quick Google search tells me there was one in England 2009! Not sure if it was the case in London or not though!

What is your favourite Christmas song? This is a really difficult one. But 'I wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' has been stuck in my head for the last few days, so I shall go with that one.

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? Yes. Me and my Mum have a tradition to open our Christmas presents for each other on Christmas eve, and the rest of the family's/friends we save for the actual day. Though this year I've suggested opening them after midnight, so it will technically be on the 25th!

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? I mean, probably not. But let's try. Prancer, Dancer, Blitzen, Rudolph, Dasher. Yep, that's all I can do!

Is your Christmas tree real or fake? We unfortunately don't have a Christmas tree this year. But we usually change it up, sometimes we have real ones and sometimes we use a fake tree. 

What is your all time favourite holiday treat/food/sweet? When it comes to the Christmas meal itself my favourite part is 100% the roast potatoes. Treat wise I like Gingerbread men/cookies.

Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better? I think now that I'm an adult and I am able to buy things I want for myself throughout the year I actually look forward to giving presents more than receiving (though of course receiving is also great!). 

What is the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? I'm very lucky to have had things like iPhones bought for me as presents in the past. Also concert tickets!

What would be your dream place to visit during the holiday season? I've heard New York is a great place to be at Christmas time, so maybe there. 

Are you a Pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably? I like to think I'm okay! I'm pretty happy with this box of presents I wrapped and arranged for my Mum. Though I feel like when I'm no longer a student I'll probably get more extravagant when it comes to wrapping and the like!


Most memorable Christmas moment? I remember spending one Christmas in Spain when I was younger. It was memorable because it was a bit different to the usual set up of having Christmas in London! 

What made you realise the truth about Santa? I remember once finding the same wrapping paper that Santa had used stored in my mum's room. That was one of my first hints!

What makes the holidays special for you? The fact that the atmosphere is completely different around Christmas time. People are happier and there are pretty lights everywhere! Also getting to spend quality time with family.


Thank you Joanna for the tag, I now tag Eden at edenmarkl.com, Sarah at thissideofme.co.uk and Helen at mummytothemax.co.uk to also answer these questions (also anyone else who happens to be reading)!

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to these Christmasy questions. What are your favourite things about Christmas?


Amani x 

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