Man oh man, I’ve been so off my blogging game but sometimes, I just don’t feel like it and there was a lot going on, as well. I like getting back into the groove with a tag post because I think they’re really fun and I love doing them. This time, I was tagged by the lovely Megan Anne and while everyone is sharing one Christmas post after another, this will be my first one for this year. A part of me would love to start “12 Days of Christmas” today, but I don’t think I can pull it off and I sure can’t just write about Christmas for two weeks, even though I really love this time of year. But I’ll think about.
Anyway, thank you so much Megan Anne for tagging me and everyone, please do give her blog a visit. I won’t tag anyone in particular because I feel like most people have already done this tag and I’m never really sure if people even like to be tagged. So, I’ll just skip this and if you like it and want to do it yourself, please go for it.
What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
I can’t really answer this one because I pretty much love everything about Christmas. The lights everywhere, beautiful Christmas trees, movies, cookies, music and just all of it. I feel like it’s such a magical season and it’s totally my thing, even though I’m not really a winter person.
What is your favorite make-up look for the festive season?
I’m not really big on special make-up looks and I really don’t experiment much. So I don’t have a certain look for the festive season. I love Christmas accessories though, so you’ll see me with bells around my neck, ornaments dangling from my ears and whatever else I can get my hands on.
Real tree or artificial tree?
Both. In my room, I have an artificial white one because well, they usually don’t grow white, outside. And it goes so well with all my pink ornaments. In our living room, we always have a real one and they just smell sooo good. It’s decorated in red and gold and it always looks very pretty.
Do you open your presents on Christmas morning or evening?
In Germany it’s a little different. Our main celebration is on Christmas Eve so we open presents on December 24th and then more throughout the next days, when we visit the rest of the family. So for us, the whole Santa story where he brings you presents on Christmas Eve for you to see in the morning, doesn’t really work.
What is your favorite Christmas film?
Definitely “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” because it just makes me laugh and I always wanted my house full of Christmas lights just like in the movie. I also love “Santa Clause”, “The Grinch” and so many more.
What tops your tree?
My little white and pink tree is topped with a bright pink and glittery peacock and I’m not quite sure what we put on the one in the living room. I think it’s a little Santa.
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
As mentioned above, we actually really celebrate on Christmas Eve. My family and I have been doing the same things every year. We usually gather around the tree, listen to a song and sometimes sing, if my mom forces us, and then we open presents. After that, we’ll have a fabulous fondue dinner, with an awesome chocolate fountain dessert. And when we basically can’t move anymore, we hang, sometimes play games or watch a movie.
Giving or receiving presents?
I’ll say both. I love giving presents, and not just on days like Christmas, and I try to put a lot of thought into what to give each of my loved ones. But I also love receiving them because who doesn’t? The older you get though, the more boring it gets because usually, all you wish for and get is money, but as a kid, there was always a gigantic pile of presents and it was amazing. I’m also a big fan of personal gifts.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
There are so many great Christmas songs out there and I could listen to them, all year long. Although it would probably seem pretty weird cruising around during summer while Jingle Bells is blasting from my radio. I certainly love “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt and “Christmas for Cowboys” by John Denver. And of course all the classics but you can just look at my Chistmas mixtape to see some more of my favorites.