A Very Festive Christmas Tag

21 December 2012

Hello everyone,

Thought I'd join in with the Christmas tag I spotted on Sophie's blog and answer all the festive questions with my own wee spin on them. It would be interesting to hear everyone else's festive traditions & memories!

The German Market, Edinburgh

1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
I love waking up early on Christmas morning - without fail, coming downstairs to put the Christmas tree lights on and sitting and waiting for my family to get ready. We open our presents fairly early in our house (naughty). I love the smells drifting out of the kitchen all around Christmas; they always evoke such powerful memories of being young and excitable. I also love the feeling of being all cosy and together as a family on the day.

2. What is your favourite make up look for the festive season?
I tend to pare it down and stick to just concealer (Collection Lasting Perfection) and a few other bits (e.g. Benefit High Beam and Posie Tint) in the winter months anyway. Especially now I've gone obsessive about skin-care! My only kind of "look" would probably involve a berry-stained lip (Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick in #107) and a little bit of gold eyeshadow (L'Oreal in Pure Gold).

3. Real tree or fake tree?
We had real trees 'til about 5 years ago when my mum got sick of having to hoover up the needles falling off haha. Our fake one looks a lot better and is easier to maintain & decorate. I do miss going with my dad to collect the tree when we used to live more in the countryside though.

4. Giving presents or receiving presents?
Truthfully, I absolutely love love love giving presents. I dunno what it is but I try and build a knack at getting people just the right thing. Takes a lot of thought and care, and I just love the process of wrapping it all up pretty at the end!

5. Do you open presents christmas morning or evening?
Christmas morning!

6. Handmade christmas cards or bought?
I wish I had the artistic ability to make cards that I actually would be proud to give to people, but unfortunately I buy them. Hey, don't blame a girl for preferring Paperchase..

7. What is your favourite christmas film?
Elf is definitely high up there, obviously! I would say also The Snowman purely on a nostalgic basis, Muppets Christmas Carol, Love Actually and Miracle on 34th Street.

8. What's your favourite christmas food?
Pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce & mince pies straight out the oven. Er, hopefully not all at once but who knows...

9. What's your favourite christmas song?
Driving Home For Christmas ahaha. Gotta love a bit of Chris Rea. I also love The Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping & the She & Him Christmas album too.

10. What's your favourite christmas memory?
Definitely waking up in the morning and feeling like something magical had just changed in the house. Also, pretending to be asleep when my mum tried to creep in and fill my stocking. Later on she just left it outside my door haha.

What are your favourite Christmassy memories and traditions? Drop me a comment and keep the tag going :)


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