The Christmas Tag

I saw this Christmas Tag over on Hannah's blog and decided to get myself in the festive mood and give it a go. As I'm spending most of my time writing my dissertation I haven't had a chance to really get excited for Christmas so hopefully this tag will get me in the festive spirit!

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
The Grinch is definitely up there, along with Love Actually and Home Alone. Im a sucker for Christmas films though and will watch anything Christmassy once it hits December, really gets me in the festive mood. 

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Always Christmas morning. As a kid I used to love running downstairs early in the morning and finding the tree surrounded by presents, and then everyone gathering around while the youngest of the family gave out the presents and then everyone would open them all together shouting thank you across the room. The joys of a big family. 

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Christmas is my favourite time of year so I have lots of memories, but in general it would be playing games on Christmas day like Around the World, Charades, Articulate and Heads Down Thumbs Up. I'll also always remember all the family performing plays my Grandad had written, these led to some hilarious moments. 

4. Favourite festive food?
Food is one of my favourite things about Christmas time. I love it all! The Christmas dinner, stuffing, turkey, pigs in blankets and roasties, and then Boxing day with bubble and squeak, gammon and yummy pudding. Along with boxes of chocolates, pin wheels, biscuits, cheese, champagne, wine, wine and more wine! 

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
Getting a macbook was a pretty amazing present as I wasn't expecting it and I loved it a lot, and it was my first laptop. As a kid presents were so exciting and I remember being so happy, now I love Christmas as I always get the things I need like socks, pants, PJs or things like razors and toothbrushes! This year Im getting car insurance which is something I definitely need, but unfortunately can't really be wrapped up under the tree! 

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
All of them! I love cinnamon, spiced apple, vanilla, gingerbread, pine and the smell of christmas dinner. 

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
It's one of my close friends birthday on Christmas Eve so since I was about 16 all our friends will go out on Christmas Eve to celebrate and have a few drinks and a dance. Although it has meant I've had a few hangovers on Christmas day it's worth it, and I find the best way is to just drink through them!

8. What tops your tree?
Depends what we're feeling, we've got stars and angels and usually me and mum decide as we're decorating. 

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I don't remember ever asking for anything crazy, I used to go through the argos catalogue and circle half the toy section, and I probably asked for a mobile phone before I was old enough for one. 

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Family, friends and food. I love spending the day with my family and some of my best memories are from Christmas days in the past. I also love celebrating with friends, whether thats house Christmas dinners at Uni, work Christmas parties, or Christmas Eve partying. The food is also a pretty great part about Christmas and I'd be lying if I didn't say I was super excited about it! 

Have you done a Christmas Tag? I'd love to hear your answers, leave me links below. I hope you're in the festive spirit and getting excited for Christmas!


  1. I used to do the same thing with the Argos catalogue haha! Loved reading this, Emma :) I did The Christmas Tag as a video last week as well! Got me all festive!

    robowecop | beauty and lifestyle blogger & vlogger

    1. Good old Argos catalogue! I love the festivities :D
      Emma x

  2. So cute that you all played games together! Our family would always try playing Monopoly or something but we'd end up arguing hahah. CHRISTMAS FOOD YES YES YES I am so excited. I remember I used to pick all of my christmas presents out the argos catalogue haha, good times! xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    1. We always play games at Christmas, it's one of my favourite parts of the day. Christmas food is amazing, I don't want to wait another year!!!!
      Emma x