The Christmas Tag

Huge thank you to my girl Becky at Strikeouts + Sprinkles the tag! Thanks to my crazy week, I finally got around to doing this!

Here are the rules:

  1.  Thank the blogger that tagged you and link their blog to your post.
  2. List the rules in the post.
  3. Answer all the questions asked by the blogger.
  4. Nominate some other bloggers and provide them with 12 new questions!

Becky’s Questions

  1. Thoughts on Christmas lights staying up all year round?
    I am not opposed to them staying up all year but just don’t turn the lights on & use them until Mid-November…
  2. When do you start listening to Christmas music?
    Never before December 1st.
  3. When is too early to start listening to/playing Christmas music?
    November, like wait please. I find it odd listening to christmas music before December.
  4. How do you do your Christmas shopping—in the stores/online/combination?
    A total combination of both. I prefer in-store but sometimes online is just way more convenient, & especially around holidays when malls are just super busy… I’d like to avoid that at all costs.
  5. What’s your favorite family tradition around this time of year?
    uhh, I don’t think we really have any traditions really. My mom decorates the tree usually since everything needs to be in the right spot. But like yeah. hmm. I mean christmas we always go to my nana’s on christmas eve & then have everyone over on christmas day, does that count?
    Oh, me & my mom always go see the christmas windows at the Bay in Downtown Toronto, thats always so exciting!
  6. Real or fake tree?
    REAL! I love the smell of christmas trees.
  7. Favorite Christmas song?
    Hands down: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by *NSYNC
  8. Favorite Christmas movie?
    The Holiday, I’ve already watched it 5 times this season & its only mid-December….
  9. What’s the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?
    HA uhhhh, there’s been some bad ones, one of my aunt’s has never tried to get to know me so ya. That should explain that, I hope..
  10. Who is the toughest person you have to buy for this Christmas?
    My dad, he never hints at what he wants. EVER. Like just one little hint please. Plus he’s super modest & never wants anyone to buy him anything so, he makes shopping really tough.
  11. Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph?
    Rudolph. He saves Christmas.
  12. Do you have to attend any Christmas/holiday parties this season?
    Oh boy. I actually just posted about this in my latest blog post. But its only December 17th & I have already attended 4 events & have 2 more this week…. Oh & that’s not even including family stuff.

My Tags

I’m again choosing not to nominate anyone, sorry! But I would love to invite you to answer my questions wither in a post of your own or the comments below!

My Questions

  1. Favourite holiday drink?
  2. Do you still believe in Santa?
  3. What is your favourite thing about the christmas season?
  4. Are there any specific things you asked for this christmas?
  5. Do you have a white christmas where you live?
  6. What are you most thankful for this holiday season?
  7. Have you finished decorating for christmas?
  8. What is the best treat you’ve ever left out for Santa?
  9. Do you have a christmas tradition you do every year?
  10. Christmas Eve midnight mass or Christmas Day morning mass?
  11. Classic christmas movies or cheesy hallmark movies?
  12. Favourite holiday treat?

Thanks again Becky!

Happy Holiday’s everyone
xx cd

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7 thoughts on “The Christmas Tag

  1. Hey Cass, I’m with you on Christmas music. It should never start before December 1. Around here, I think they start it on November 1 on a radio station called 93.9 Lite FM Chicago. It’s ridiculous!

    – I guess I need to see “The Holiday” since you raved about it.
    – I don’t even know what channel our Hallmark Channel is so I guess I should figure that out. I guess that answers that question. Haha. I prefer traditional Christmas movies like “Home Alone”, “Diehard” (LOL!), “It’s a Wonderful Life (great movie), and “Christmas Vacation” (hilarious!).
    – We usually go to church on Christmas Eve for what they call a “Candlelight” service. It’s very traditional at my mom’s Lutheran church where I grew up. It starts between 7 pm and 11 pm. We sing the traditional church hymns like “O Holy Night”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, etc. We light candles. It’s very cool.
    – Best gift I ever received? Thanks for asking. I remember getting a train set when I was 8 or 9 and it was the greatest. It was in a huge box with all the pieces. The track, the engine, the trees, the crossing gates, etc. It actually worked! I played with that train my entire childhood. Great gift!
    – I’m starting a new Christmas tradition with my daughter. She’s 14 now and probably doesn’t want Dad around but I took her shopping at the mall the other day and we had the best time! I hope she agrees to do this with me forever!

    Thanks! REID

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  2. I feel like all dads are impossible to shop for haha. Thanks for answering my questions! I’ll answer yours here 🙂

    1. Hot chocolate. I’m not really into eggnog, but I love a good mug of hot chocolate with a ton of marshmallows.
    2. No, but my mom signs some of my gifts from Santa.
    3. The lights and people decorating their houses. I like the pretty decorations but also love the obnoxious, over the top ones. It marks the start of the season for me.
    4. Not really. I don’t remember the last Christmas I asked for something. My mom does the “pick out a few things and I’ll give them to you for Christmas” when we go shopping in December.
    5. I don’t think we’ll have one this year, and I don’t know if we’ve even had one recently. It is possible, though, since I live in New England.
    6. That I finally feel like everything sort of fell into place for me within the last few months. I feel a lot better about myself and I’m not as stressed, and I’m able to enjoy the holidays more.
    7. Yep. I was already decorating the week after Thanksgiving haha.
    8. I think we’d leave out homemade cookies for him and milk. Nothing too far from the tradition.
    9. We go over my neighbor’s house across the street and exchange gifts. They’re like grandparents to me, and my parents have been good friends with them ever since my mom and dad moved into the neighborhood. (And my parents help them shovel out their yard, etc.) We have a cheese plate and cookies and now that I’m of age we have wine, and it’s just nice to go visit with them for a few hours.
    10. Neither. We’re not religious, and even when we did go to church when I was younger, we never went for Christmas services.
    11. Both. I love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Santa Claus movies, and I also love Hallmark movies.
    12. My mom makes spritz cookies every year, and they’re really good.

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  3. 1. Ginger Ale, I guess? I’m not a hot drink person, don’t hold it against me..
    2. Yes
    3. The leftover food. Is that bad to say? I kinda just like when it’s all over with and I can actually relax
    4. Nope. I’ve noticed in recent years I don’t really “want” anything in particular, but will accept whatever I get
    5. Sometimes? You know how Toronto can be
    6. Old friends
    7. No…
    8. We would leave out cookies and milk and carrots for the reindeer. It was a whole feast. I’d always point out that he left some cookie crumbs behind
    9. Not really, other than Christmas lunch with the grandparents/cousins
    10. I think we went to midnight mass (or maybe I’m misremembering the time) once about 10+ years ago, but we haven’t since then.
    11. I’m all about the classics. That being said, my mom has me PVR about 2 hallmark movies every night. She’s got about 14 still to watch. They all have the word “Christmas” in the title.
    12. My Nonna makes something called Crostoli which is an airy, crispy pastry that’s folded like angel wings and sugar is sprinkled on top. Oh my God, I could eat a million. I’d say look up images of it on Google, but the photos are ugly and don’t do it justice. In the past, she’d make a bunch for the family Christmas party and then sneak me my own batch in a container to bring home.

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