Merry Christmas

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Wishing all my readers and their families a very Merry Christmas from me and my family.

The Christmas 2014 Tag

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This is the last Christmas Tag that I am taking from last year. I hope you are enjoying the replies to the questions and please let me know in the comments below if you are taking part.

Its hard to believe its that time of year again. It literally just feels like we did this yesterday. I am super excited because I have discovered that Michael still believes in Santa or perhaps he is just humoring me. I always worry that this will be the year he tells me he doesn’t.

I have tagged ALL of you guys to do this  so don’t forget to do this tag and then comment below with a link so I can read it! I look forward to seeing your replies to the questions.

Have fun and Merry Christmas.

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic?

I prefer a real Christmas tree. Growing up we always had a real tree so that is all I really know. I love the smell of it when it comes in and throughout the Christmas holiday. Plus getting a real tree allows us to spend the afternoon with friends as we go and cut down our tree. The place we go to actually shows you how to cut the tree so that it will continue to grow which is amazing. Plus our trees don’t go into the garbage in the New Year our city has a pick up date and they mulch it.

2. You’re in a coffee shop, it’s December, what do you pick?

I would probably get a hot chocolate (depending on where I was) otherwise it would be the Starbucks Carmel Brulee latte or Chestnut Praline Latte. I love both of those drinks.

(this is our tree last year and I tend to decorate it the same way each year)

3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree?

For the past 15 years we have used multi colored lights on the tree but next year I am going for white ones because I would love to do my tree in white and red. I love that color scheme for a tree.

4. Giving or receiving?

I love giving presents at Christmas. I think everyone deserves to get a little something during the Christmas season no matter what it is. Its the thought that counts.

5. To mince pie or not to?

OMG I love mince pies. I make them every year. This was something I grew up with and to this day I continue to make them every year. Christmas isn’t complete without them.

6. What’s your traditional Sunday lunch?

I  would think you  are talking in reference to Christmas day. We don’t go to my in laws until dinner time so we tend to have a brunch which consist of eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, toast with fresh baked buns with orange juice and coffee and a bowl of fruit.

Christmas dinner is the whole works of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, salad, potatoes and desserts.

7. Christmas day fashion?

We go to Christmas eve mass so we always dress up. Christmas day I always wear something new that I bought for the holiday. Not sure what it is this year as I haven’t really found what I am looking for but we always dress up Christmas day.

8. What’s your favourite Christmas song?

My all time favorite Christmas song is “Last Christmas” by Wham although I do like all versions of it. I love Christmas music and nothing beats the classic songs of the holiday season.

9. What’s your favourite Christmas film?

We have so many favorites from the classic cartoons to Miracle on 34th Street.

10. Open presents before or after lunch?

Christmas presents are opened before lunch. I have a child so there is no way he is going to wait much longer to open them up. When he was much younger we could literally do half before lunch and the rest after lunch but as he got older they are opened rather quickly.

I hope you enjoyed reading my replies and I look forward to yours.

Christmas Cheer Tag 2014

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I did this tag last year and it was alot of fun that I thought I would do it again this year.

Will you be doing this? Please let me know if the comments if you will doing this with a link to your post.

Favorite holiday movie?

My favorite holiday movie has to be Miracle on the 34th Street and Polar Express.

Do you have any holiday traditions?

One holiday tradition that we have stuck with since Michael was a baby was each year we buy  special ornaments. At first I would buy a special  ornament for him but once he got old enough to pick his own he would pick that one he wanted. We have a bin for his ornaments so when he moves out he will have his own set of ornaments for his tree.

Favorite holiday candy?

My favorite holiday candy hands down is the barley candies and chicken bones. These are two candies I always got in my stocking each and every year. 

Favorite winter candle scent?

I love the Hot Buttered Rum and Spiced Apple Toddy from Bath and Body Works.

Favorite holiday memory?

My favorite memory has to be when I was a little kid and we didn’t have alot of money but a neighbor made it a point to go out and spoil us. He said that Santa delivered  the packages to his place instead of ours. It was a wonderful Christmas.

Do you stay in your pajamas or get ready for Christmas morning?

We try and stay in our pjs until we have to get ready to go to my inlaws for dinner. This year will be different since my sister in law and her family will be here so that means getting dressed right away since they might come here for breakfast Christmas morning.

Do you have any holiday traditions?

One holiday tradition that we have stuck with since Michael was a baby was each year we buy special ornaments. At first I would buy a special ornament for him but once he got old enough to pick his own he would pick that one he wanted. We have a bin for his ornaments so when he moves out he will have his own set of ornaments for his tree.

What is your favorite Holiday song/album?

My favorite holiday album is Michael Buble’s one. My favorite song is Last Christmas by Wham.

Who is the hardest person on your list to shop for?
The hardest person to shop for on my list is usually my mother. I always have a hard time thinking of what to buy her.

Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?
I love having Eggnog but on super cold days its gotta be the hot chocolate. Although the past few years once I have eggnog I am good for the year.

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Dasher, Cupid, Comet, Blitzen, Rudolph and Donner.

Any New Years resolutions and do you actually stick to them?
Some of my New Years resolutions is to loose some weight (this will mean watching what I eat and exercising more), cleaning up the house and getting rid of things we no longer need or use, budgeting and sticking to it (no more impulsive shopping and getting things I really don’t need) and blogging/vlogging more (this means sticking to a plan and following it through)
Do you have a real or fake tree?
We always have a real tree.

Do you buy your presents in advance or wait until the last minute?
I always buy my presents in advance because I hate the crowds of people this time of the year.

Where you live do you get a White Christmas?
I live in Canada and yes we do have a White Christmas. I can recall there being one year that we had a green Christmas.

 

Ready For Christmas Tag 2014

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I had so much fun doing this last year that I thought I would bring it back again this year.
Please leave me a comment if you are posting this because I tag each and everyone of you.
1) What’s your favorite holiday movie?
My favorite holiday movie has to be Miracle on 34th Street and Polar Express.
2) What’s your favourite Christmas colour?
My favorite Christmas colours (yes I am adding more then one) is red and white (or silver). I just love that combination.
3) Do you like to stay in your PJs or get dressed up for Christmas?
We usually stay in our PJs until we have to go to my in laws for dinner but this year will be different because my sister in law and her family is coming into town this year so we will probably have everyone here for breakfast that morning.
4) If you could only buy one person a present this year who would it be?
If I could only buy one person a gift this year it would have to be for Michael because he truly deserves it. I am truly blessed to have such an amazing young man for my son. He is good, works hard and literally doesn’t give me any problems. He makes me proud each and every day.
5) Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
We open presents on Christmas day.
6) Have you ever built a ginger bread house?
Yes I made one one year but never did it again. Perhaps one year with enough planning we might do it again.
7) What do you like to do on your Christmas break?
Since I am a stay at home mom during Christmas break we like to try and sleep in, watch movies and basically just take it easy. We need a break from the day to day routine providing we don’t have any hockey or curling plans.
8) Any Christmas wishes?
My only Christmas wish is for everyone to be happy and healthy this holiday season and to be kind to everyone.
9) Favourite Christmas smell?
My favorite smell is cookies baking.
10) Favourite Christmas meal or treat?
My favorite Christmas meal is the whole turkey dinner with potatoes, veggies, stuffing and cranberry sauce. My favorite treat is in Hungarian its Dobos Torta which means Hungarian Drum cake. My mother in law makes it every year and its alot of work. Here is the Dobos Torte Recipe .

Merry Christmas Everyone