Sunday, 23 December 2012

Alternative advent calendar #23

Content at this stage of the alternative advent calendar can be a little difficult to find so when I found this tag on Cherry Pie I thought I would give it ago!

1. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

I absolutely love decorating the tree and the house, when that happens it means we're in the final stretch in the Christmas countdown.  Also MozzyMr and I made advent calendars for one another this year and it has been genuinely exciting to open each door, each little drawing has been hilarious!

2. What is your favourite makeup look for the festive season?

Hmmm anyone who knows me will know that I don't really do makeup looks, if I had to choose one, smokey eyes? Having said that I once made myself up with the smokey eye look, thinking I looked ace I met with a friend and her boyfriend and he asked me if I had been punched in the face!  I haven't attempted the look again.

3. Real tree or fake tree?

Real tree all the way!  They look ace, they smell ace and for me it just wouldn't be the same with a fake tree.

4. Giving presents or receiving presents?

Tricky one especially this year.  My family all agreed to not buy one another presents this year, we're all skint and don't need more stuff.  MozzyMr and I think it's a good decision and we have extended it to the rest of our family and friends, it has taken away loads of stress and our finances are still in check which is a miracle in comparison to last year.  But in answer to the question probably giving presents, especially when you get it right.

5. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning or evening?

We open them on Christmas morning, but our definition of morning is more like midday!

6. Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

Handmade, I start with a flurry of enthusiasm making cards, get bored, stop making them and resort to buying cards in the end.  One year I might actually make cards for everyone I need to send to!  Maybe.

7. What is your favourite Christmas film?

Elf.  There aren't any other Christmas films that match it are there??

8. What's your favourite Christmas food?

Oooo warm minces pies with a dash of custard, om nom nom.

9. What is your favourite Christmas song?

'Last Christmas' by Wham!  Poor Moz I sing it at him quite a lot, I have to ignore his wincing but I'm sure he'll come around to the fact that it's an awesome song one day.

10. What's your favourite Christmas memory?

I'm very lucky to have a lot of good Christmas memories to choose from but probably the anticipation when waking up on Christmas morning to see if Santa had left a stocking at the end of my bed.  My childhood stocking was a green and red striped affair and looked a bit like a snake.  Some years I half woke and through my blurry sleep ridden eyes I would get a fright before realising that it was actually my stocking, wasn't going to bite me and was full of presents!

How would you respond to these questions?


  1. Not buying gifts is the way forward! I only buy a few but thinking of changing that next year..... we're lucky that we need nothing. So many good things about Christmas..... shopping & spending loads of money you haven't got is not one of them! x

    1. yeah! *high five* it is definitely the way to go :)


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