THE CHRISTMAS TAG

December 2, 2012Mandi Morrison

The lovely Sarah over at This Is Me Sarah Mum of Three tagged me in the Christmas Tag meme, and as I woke up today to find that my wonderful husband and the four eldest children had put up the Christmas Decorations whilst I was still sleeping, I thought now would be the perfect time to do it.

 
 
Q1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
 
I love watching the children’s faces when they wake up on Christmas morning to a HUGE stocking at the end of their bed and they have a massive smile saying “He’s been”. After we have opened our stockings (yes, we all have one!) we all go downstairs to see if there are any presents under the tree, every year the pile gets bigger and their smiles get wider.
 
Q2. What’s your favourite make up look for the festive season?
 
I very rarely wear make up, so if I do wear any it will only be mascara, eyeliner and some lip gloss.
Every year, during the festive season we have a Fancy dress Party at my husbands Rugby Club, so my make up for that is quite varied! This year the theme is Superheroes and Villains, so who knows what I will be wearing…
 
Q3. Real or fake tree?
 
Since Asa and I have been together we have had a real tree every year, this year we spoke about getting an artificial one, but the children and were completely against it, so we shall be going sometime this week to pick our tree.
 
Q4. Giving presents or receiving them?
 
Giving them of course. I LOVE wrapping presents and finding that perfect gift for everyone, I take great care in choosing each and every one.
 
Q5. Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?
 
We open them in the morning, stockings (well, Asa’s rugby socks!) upstairs all together, when these are opened we have larger stockings, that I have made for each child (that reminds me Tyrus needs his completing)  hung on the fireplace in the playroom, and then the presents under the Tree.
For Christmas dinner we have at least one set of parents to join us, so the children will have more presents later in the day too.
 
Q6. Handmade Christmas cards or bought?
 
Each year, at least two of the children make Christmas Cards at school that we can order, so it is a little of both!
 
Q7. What’s your favourite Christmas film?
 
That’s a tough one. I agree with Sarah that Santa Claus the Movie is a great Christmas film, I remember going to see it at the cinema with my entire village school, just before Christmas, there was so much excitement, it brings back very fond memories.
Although I associate lots of films with Christmas, every Christmas Eve Asa and I put the children to bed and watch one of the latest movie releases that we both really want to see, and we have our own little Christmas Eve buffet of lots of lovely food and watch the film, although on a couple of years I have actually fallen asleep due to young babies or children late to bed!
 
Q8. What’s your favourite Christmas food?
 
Everything! Except Brussel Sprouts and Christmas Pudding. I love the whole Christmas Dinner Experience and am becoming quite the expert. Last year we had 18 for Christmas Dinner. I love Mince Pies, the Turkey and all the Trimmings, and kind of Chocolate or Meringue Desert, and of course the left overs.
Asa and Neva make their own Pickled Onions every year and they are amazing, Hot and Spicy but very tasty.
 
I would like to tag Lucy at Lucy’s Madhouse and Clare at Emmys Mummy

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