I’ve been tagged to do my Festive Favourites by Old Fashioned Susie. So here’s how we roll at Christmas…
Favourite Festive Food-
Without question it’s the Christmas dinner leftover sandwich, with slices of solidified bread sauce. I’m veggie so it’s all the veg, stuffing and sauce. It’s even better than Christmas dinner and my favourite thing to eat full stop.
Rudolph. Maybe. He seems a decent kinda guy.
Favourite Day of Christmas-
Christmas Eve. A spot of last minute baking and present wrapping. Going to the Christingle service with my family. Mulled wine and a wind down in the evening. Carols and a whiskey before bed. Love it.
Favourite Christmas Song-
Christmas hasn’t begun until I’ve heard Fairytale of New York in a shop or on the radio. In terms of carols I love Oh Come All Ye Faithful, it’s really rousing and Christmassy.
I’m not much into getting gifts and trinkets for myself. My favourite gift is my family. There’s nothing nicer than us all in bed together, unwrapping our stocking presents on Christmas morning.
Favourite Festive Film-
Elf. But also Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a bit of something for the grown ups.
Favourite Festive Cracker Toy-
Anything blowy. I love a kazoo or something similar. For no other reason than I enjoy being vaguely annoying.
Favourite Cracker Joke-
What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas Quacker!
Favourite Christmas Decoration-
A few years ago we bought some new lights to hang in our window. They’re not gaudy, they’re pretty classy. They’re LED and they slowly change colour and they’re shaped like stars. They are much admired. They sound awful don’t they? Trust me, they’re not.
Favourite Christmas Candle Scent-
I’m a bit of a Yankee Candle-holic I’m afraid, I like their Christmas candles, especially the ones with cinnamon spices in, but we also get similar scented ones from Ikea or other budget friendly places. I don’t like vanilla though, it’s far too sickly for me,
Favourite Christmas TV Advert-
Annoyingly I don’t really watch that much TV and what I do watch tends to be the BBC channels. I guess I like the Sainsbury’s advert. I know it conjures up mixed feelings, but I first heard that story 20 odd years ago and I’ve been intrigued by it ever since.
Favourite Festive Tradition-
Pre-baby it was going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, these days we can’t do the late night, so we go to the afternoon Christingle service instead. Lots of Carol singing, seeing people we know and love, huge amounts of Christmas spirit and a small mug of mulled wine. Perfect.
Favourite Place to Spend Christmas-
It’s got to be home. I like the parts of the day when it’s just the three of us. Occasionally we think about going away to a quiet cottage in the country, but home is where the heart is.
Favourite Christmas Fact-
Before Turkey became popular, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard.
Favourite Snowman Accessory-
A carrot for his nose, obviously.