Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Christmas Tag 2014

What is/are your favorite Christmas movie(s)? 

Oh goodness. There really are too many. I love The Holiday, Elf, Christmas with the Kranks, Santa Clause 1,2, &3, Four Christmases, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, etc. Let's just put it this way, I've watched about 20 Christmas movies so far in the span of two weeks. No joke.

Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? 

It's tradition to open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning!

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? 

I have so many Christmas memories, so I can't choose just one (not surprised)! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I'm going to be one of those annoying neighbors with Christmas lights up all year. I'll make sure to change the colors out based on holiday and season. :p 

Anyways, I digress. When I lived in California, I went to Fashion Island every year to see the ginormous Christmas tree and sit on the huge presents that surround it. I went to see Santa until I was about 10 or 11, so that is a big memory of mine. There was this one Christmas tree lot that I always went to until they got rid of it (grrr). The trees were really large and the lot was huge. I always loved walking through it, especially since I was small. It made the trees seem so big and it made the experience more magical. 

Two other memories I have are my Nana coming to my house for Christmas every year, as well as going to Mission Thrift n Gift to shop for presents. My mom shopped there when she was pregnant with me. So, literally since I was born I have been going there. They have amazing Christmas decorations and gifts.

Favorite festive food? 

My mom always makes her famous lasagna for Christmas dinner. It is the best lasagna in the ENTIRE world!! Some can be very mushy, which I do not like. My mom's is absolutely perfect- she has the ratios down! For Christmas Eve, among other things, we always have some type of potatoes (mashed or scalloped) and ham with Boars Head Brown Sugar and Spice Glaze. If you haven't tried this glaze, you have not lived! It's absolutely amazing. The glaze just takes the ham to a whole other level.

Favorite Christmas gift? 

As of late, my favorite Christmas gift is my Smashbox Photo Op Mega Palette I received two years ago. There really are no words to describe how amazing this palette is. As a child, my favorite Christmas gifts were my Easy Bake Oven, kitchen, Bratz Safe, as well as all Barbies, babies, and dolls I received. Clearly I'm not good at narrowing things down!

Favorite Christmas scent? 

I love anything with vanilla and caramel for perfume. I love fragrances that smell like pine (Christmas trees) and mint as well. I wouldn't wear those two scents though! haha 

Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions? 

Like I said before, it is tradition to open one present on Christmas Eve. It is also a tradition to watch The Holiday, which is one of the best movies of all time. I literally have a giant poster of this movie hanging in the living room right now. I always drink a Shirley Temple with extra Maraschino Cherries. I have more general Christmas traditions than traditions specific to Christmas Eve.

What tops your tree? 

Currently I have a mini wreath that says "Merry" on top of my tree. It's is very hard to explain what it actually looks like but it is really cool! I like to put some of the Christmas lights from around the tree inside the wreath to make it glow! 

As a kid, what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received? 

There was never a gift I persistently asked for year after year and never received. I've gotten the best gifts throughout my life and I've always been one of the people (even as a child) that is grateful for anything.

What's the best part about Christmas for you?

I love everything about Christmas! I have a Swedish Christmas tree that has been passed down in my family since my great grandmother. She collected the beautiful figurines from all over the world. I love putting it up every Christmas. I love decorating my house, in general, and the real Christmas tree. 

I love listening to Christmas music (top 2= Christina Aguilera: My Kind of Christmas and Blake Shelton: Cheers, It's Christmas) and watching Christmas movies. I love baking cookies and the entire atmosphere of the holiday season!  I also love spending time with family and giving gifts! I'm one of those people who start planning and buying gifts in July. Hey, at least it's not January! I'm not that crazy! haha

What are your favorite things about Christmas? I tag all of you, so make sure to leave your answers in the comments below!


  1. I love your blog! Even though you may not have a lot of readers, I am always reading! I have been binging on Netflix Christmas movies as well! I love Home Alone too, do you? Anyways.. I will webmail you!

  2. Thank you!!! I actually haven't seen Home Alone, which doesn't make sense considering I've basically seen every Christmas movie! I've made it my mission to see it this year though!