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The Christmas Tag

The Christmas Tag

Hello and welcome to the Christmas tag! It’s a blog post chain linked by bloggers tagging each other to join in. I was very kindly tagged by my fellow blogger – Thrifty Mumma Thrifty Bubba. You can read her own Christmas tag post by clicking here.

So, pour a glass of Prosecco, turn on the Christmas tunes and settle down to read an insight into my family Christmas :

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

I am not a film kind of person but the kids and I love a giggle at Natvity. Also, I have fond childhood memories of watching Home Alone. And dreaming of having a big family like there’s. I suppose that dream has come true but never managed to go on holiday without one of my kids, yet!

Have you ever had a white Christmas?

I can’t remember snow on Christmas day. But in 2009 when J, was a baby, the days running up to Christmas were very snowy. Our family, both my sister’s families plus Grandma and Grandpa all shared Christmas in Devon. Our journeys from Hampshire, Wiltshire, South Wales and Cheshire being hard work to get through the snow. It was very icy around the lodges. I can remember a few family members doing a bit of dancing on ice!

Where do you usually spend the holidays?

Even though I’m fully grown and have kids of my own. I always have spent Christmas with my parent’s bar 1 or 2. Now my Dad is no longer with us, we just bombard Grandma’s house to keep her company. 

What is your favourite Christmas song?

I blinking love East 17 – Stay Another Day. Great for a bit of a car singalong. When we are in the festive mood though, you will find a huge selvction of Christmas classics on our Spotify playlist. Including Band Aid, Mariah Carey, Wham and Elton John. 

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Ummm, I don’t think I can. There is Ruldolf obviously, ummm Prancer and Dancer??? Vixen, now to call the kids in for some help. Comet and Blitzen, any more kids, no! Ok looks like that is a definite no then. 
 
What holiday traditions are you looking forward to this year?

I am not that much of a traditionalist, as well I do get bored and like to keep things fresh. But the kids always put their stockings out on Christmas Eve. Plus leave the big man, a drink and mince pie! Also due to my sheer last minute buying, I tend to wrap most presents on Christmas Eve too. 

What is the best Christmas gift you have ever received?

I had some great presents as a child. But have fond memories of our first ever family computer. It came in great big boxes and took hours to setup. We all thought it was amazing and sat around it mesmerised. 

What is your most memorable Christmas memory?

When I was a child my Dad worked shifts in London. If he was rostered to work on Christmas Day, it was the best feeling in the world when he walked through the door after he finished work. Then we could open our presents. Also loved going to my Grandad’s for lunch and him picking up his dinner plate and drinking his gravy. 

Last year we went to Disneyland Paris the week running up to Christmas. That has to be my most precious Christmas memory with all the kids to date. I really hope it lives on in their memories forever.

What made you realise the truth about Santa?

Big Sister’s, my sisters are 12 and 4 years older than me. So they let onto the fact that Santa wasn’t real when I was still quite young and my friends were all still believers. History has kind of repeated itself in our household too. As the older girls 16 and 11 are non-believers so the 8-year-old is becoming well aware that he might not be real too!

What makes the holidays special for you?

Family, forget the presents, I love spending time with the kids. Also, school holidays mean not running around like a headless chicken for the morning school runs. 

In true tag fashion I now nominate some of my favourite fellow bloggers to join in:

Mummy Mama Mum

Adventures of Dexter and Axel

Burnished Chaos

Cheshire Wife

If you are a blogger and want to join in, then please do
 
Thanks for reading and if you want to see what we get up to this Christmas, pop over to Instagram to join us
 
The Pramshed


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