Last week, I finished up all of my Holiday Gift Guides, and honestly, I thought I was done with the Christmas-themed posts for awhile. But, then, Victoria tagged me in this recent Holiday Tag post and I thought, that looks like fun! So, here we are!
Thanks again to Victoria for the nomination. Keep reading to find out my holiday favorites and to see who I’m choosing to take part in this holiday tag.
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The Holiday Tag Questions
1. What is your favorite Holiday movie?
This is a really tough one because I love Christmas movies! Real Christmas movies though – no offense to Victoria, but Die Hard is most assuredly NOT a Christmas movie. (Don’t @ me – I said what I said!)
But, in all honesty, I don’t think I can pick just one. The Santa Clause is definitely up there. It’s a classic – I loved it as a kid and it still holds up. Elf and Home Alone are both fantastic. And, every year I watch The Family Stone with my own family and if you’ve never seen it, I definitely recommend it.
Finally, I recently watched the new Netflix movie Love, Hard and, while it’s not a favorite, I did think it was really cute.
2. What is the best way to spend a Saturday in December?
Curled up in front of a roaring fire with a good book or watching a movie.
3. What’s your favorite holiday song?
All I Want for Christmas is a good one. But, I think ultimately I have to go with The Christmas Shoes. It’s underrated and it always makes me cry.
4. What do you typically eat for dinner during the holidays?
For Thanksgiving, there’s turkey, mashed potatoes, and a bunch of sides (including Jell-O salad, which, apparently is only a Midwest thing.) Then, on Christmas day, we usually have a big lunch of honey-baked ham, salad, fruit, and desserts.
5. What is your favorite Christmas cookie or holiday treat?
Sugar cookies with icing (NOT sprinkles!) or homemade turtles. My aunt always makes the most amazing turtles over the holidays, so I associate them with Christmas now.
6. What fictional character would you want to spend the holidays with?
I assume this is supposed to be a Christmas-type character. In that case, maybe Buddy from Elf because it would be pretty entertaining.
Otherwise, maybe all the characters from Friends. That would be a fun Christmas. (But, yeah, it’d have to be all of them together.)
7. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Dasher, Donner, Comet, Vixen…. Something, something, Blitzen. And Rudolph.
So, no, I guess not. 😂
8. Where would you like to visit during the holidays?
Paris would be beautiful. Or, New York. Although, I’d also be tempted to go somewhere warm like Australia or the Caribbean.
9. Do you like giving or receiving gifts better? (Be honest!)
Receiving. I know, I know, it’s not the right answer! (Why do I feel like I wasn’t really supposed to be honest with this one?)
I do like giving gifts, but, there’s such a huge feeling of anticipation and excitement when you get a gift and that’s so much fun. There’s also more anxiety when I give a gift – I’m nervous that the person wont love it or that I should’ve gotten something different.
10. What’s the best gift you ever received?
My ex-husband proposed to me the day after Christmas. Along with his proposal, he bought me this really beautiful, hand-carved piece of furniture. We’d seen it at a shop years earlier and I made a comment about how I loved it and wanted to come back and buy it when I got married. I honestly didn’t even remember it until he gave it to me, though, so the fact that he remembered and went back to get it was a pretty special gift.
Ultimately, the marriage didn’t work out. But, it was still one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten.
Tag, You’re It! My Holiday Nominees
There are always so many wonderful bloggers out there that I want to nominate, but I’ll keep it short. Here are a few people I’m nominating for this Holiday Tag:
Stephanie from The Espresso Edition
Jenny from Jenny in Neverland
Giulia from Tidbits of Care
Vourneen from The Plain Simple Life
Karalee from Tales of Belle
Lisa from Lisa’s Notebook
And, last but not least, YOU! If you’re interested, please join in on this! And make sure to tag me so I can check out your answers.
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays all!