The Ultimate Christmas Meme

23:23 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

The very lovely Diary of a Lagos Mum has tagged me in this Christmas meme that is doing the rounds at the moment. Christmas is my favourite time of year so I was happy to answer the questions...
1.  The Christmas song I can listen to even in June is...
I don't know really. I've talked a lot about Christmas tunes recently but I do really love this one and it makes me feel all fuzzy inside so here it is...
2.  Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine?
Mulled wine. I love it. There is nothing better than walking around Manchester's terrific Christmas Markets and sipping a Mulled Wine (or three!) I do like Hot Chocolate but I generally don't drink it that often. I'm not entirely sure what egg nog is and I certainly haven't tried it!
3.  When do you put your decorations up?
Not before the 10th of December, more than likely on the 10th of December. I can't bear to put the tree up when we are in single figures in December but, as soon as it gets to double figures I want the tree and decoration up straight away!
4.  What are you having for Christmas dinner?
We are at my Mum and Dad's. My Dad informed me that he bought a 20lb turkey today so no prizes for guessing what our main course will be! Dad is an excellent cook and loves to experiment with food so I am sure he will have an interesting starter for us. Pudding will probably be something more traditional - like Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter. 
5.  What's your favourite Christmas tradition?
As Red Rose Daddy and I have only been together just over 3 years and Bud is only 20 months (yes, we didn't waste any time!) we are still building our traditions together. As far as Bud is concerned, he has new PJ's and a Christmas book on Christmas Eve (you have to have new PJ's for Santa!) and this year, thanks to a few lovely bloggers, he will be putting Reindeer food out in the garden because I know how to make it now. 
6.  Have you ever gone carol singing?
Not door to door. I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. I do love a carol service though and will be attending our local church service on Christmas Eve and joining in very loudly as usual!
7.  When did you discover the truth about Santa?
Truth? What truth? Seriously though, when I was around 10. I very calmly told Mum and Dad that he' wasn't real and that they were responsible for my presents. They said it was OK that I didn't believe but that I had to promise not to ruin it for either of my brothers, I am happy to say that I didn't. My youngest brother is 10 years younger than me and my other brother and I helped to maintain his belief in Santa until he was around the same age as I was when I stopped believing. 
8.  How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Our tree is a tinsel free zone but it does have lots of lights. We always have a real tree and get it from the same place as they are lovely and look after you so well. We love buying new decorations for the tree and tend to buy them if we have a day out or a weekend away in the run up to Christmas. I am hoping to share all the stories of when we bought them with Bud as he grows older. 
9.  All I want for Christmas is...
I'd really like a mini video camera, like a Flip style one, so I can capture all of Bud's special moments in decent quality and  vLog a bit more easily. I really don't care though. I'm always grateful for any gifts I receive and appreciate the thought that has gone into them. I really hope for a peaceful, and restful Christmas and New Year period and that Bud will love every second of it.
I am tagging
Castaway with Dreams

 but, if you read this and want to post your own answers please let me know and consider yourself tagged!