The Christmas TagMonday, December 09, 2013
Good morning, dear readers! :D
As you know I love Christmas, so I couldn't resist this Christmas-themed tag!
(Not my image, image found here.)
I found this over at Naomi Talks Beauty, and if you would like to answer these questions as well (you should!! I love learning about other people! :D), please do so (and let me know!!) :}
I added a few more questions of my own, and marked them with an *.
What are your favourite holiday treats?*
Eggnog, taai taai, marzipan, those opaque Christmas candies that come together with the jelly ones, Terry's Chocolate Orange, candy canes, white hot chocolate, gingerbread men and gingerbread houses, chocolate letters, advent calenders, speculaas, sugar cookies, ptasie mleczko, Bailey's Irish Cream in coffee... I also believe I am forgetting many.
Favourite holiday crafts?*
Decorating gingerbread houses and making orange and clove pomanders.
When do you celebrate Christmas?*
My family celebrates it on the 25th of December.
What do you usually eat for Christmas dinner?*
Turkey, stuffing, cranberry jelly, warmed bread buns with butter, gravy, mashed potatoes, mashed carrots and turnip.
What are some of your favourite Christmas memories?*
I love the excitement of the season!! :D I love shopping for gifts for others, and wrapping them up!
Here are some fond memories I have from my youth:
* Waiting up on Christmas Eve and listening to the radio for their Christmas broadcast, where they "spotted" Santa Clause flying through the sky with his reindeer and sleigh. It was so exciting. THEY SAW SANTA!
*Getting to pick out one present early, to open up on Christmas Eve. :}
*Seeing Santa and all those decorations in malls (I still love this! XD)
*In our small community where I grew up, every year there is a designated 'Santa'. Earlier in the month there is a list made of the homes who want Santa to visit. So when it is time, someone comes to the door and rings the bell, says "Santa is coming!", and then a man dressed up as Santa visits and hands out candy canes. I LOVE this!! :D It is so sweet, and it really brings a magical element to families. The community still does this, and I am so glad for that! :D
*When I was trying so hard to fall asleep the night before, the bedroom was lit up by the wonderful large Christmas lights hung up outside the windows.
*The look and smell of the fake Christmas tree and decorations (they really do have a scent!! :D). When the lights in the livingroom are turned off and snow is softly falling outside, and the room is lit up just by the Christmas lights.
*One Christmas my parents made it really look like Santa had visited. We had set out cookies and milk, and they had nibbled on them to make it look like Santa enjoyed them. They took big boots, put some ashes on the bottoms, and walked around in the living room so it looked like he had come out of the fireplace. It was so magical!! :D
*Watching Christmas classics like Rudolph, The Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman with my family when they would air on television.
*Getting stockings on the ends of our beds!! In the middle of the night while we were asleep (and sometimes pretending to be (hehe)), my parents went into our bedrooms and put stockings on the ends of our beds. When we woke up (also in the middle of the night), my sister and I would tear into them and have so much fun munching on treats and playing with our toys!!! :D Now that we are older we still get stockings (YAY!!) but they are usually placed under the Christmas tree, and we open them on Christmas morning.
*Putting wooden shoes outside our bedroom doors, and waking up to them being filled with candy! :D
YAY FOR CHRISTMAS!!
I really cannot thank my family and friends enough for everything they have done for me. Christmas is such a special time of the year for me, and I will always treasure the magical memories I have. :D
If you celebrate Christmas, please let me know some of your favourite things about it. :D
(Edit: I may add things here after I remember them! XD)