Happy Thursday and welcome to the start of my 12 days of Blogmas! During these 12 days, I’m going to be getting into the Christmas spirit leading up to Christmas Day! To kick this all off I wanted to do a “Christmas Tag” answering all questions Christmas! That being said, let’s get right into it! Here is my version of the “Christmas Tag!”.
1. Do you get into the holiday spirit early or closer to Christmas?
As you know, especially if you have been following me for a while, I love Halloween. When Halloween ends each year, people already are putting their Halloween decorations away and putting up their Christmas trees. Some wait until the day after Thanksgiving to get into the holiday spirit. But after Halloween ends, I go through Halloween withdrawal until December 1st. So I would say that I get into the holiday spirit closer to Christmas.
2. Favorite Christmas Movie?
Wait until tomorrow to get a full list of my favorite Christmas Movies but I’ll give you a sneak peek! One of my favorite Christmas movies would have to be “A Year Without A Santa Claus!”
3. Favorite Christmas Song?
I don’t like Christmas music. I’ve worked in retail most of my life and if I have to hear one more version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, or any other Christmas song made by a different artist I may just scream. But when I listen to the ever so popular “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Moriah Carey I have a lot of nostalgic feels because I remember when I was little I loved to dance around the house with my sisters to this song. So I guess I am ok with that song, even though it is very overplayed over the years.
4. Naughty or Nice List?
Nice of course, unless you count when I’m being sassy. Tehe.
5. Do you start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday or wait till last minute?
I normally start mine way late in the game but since I knew ahead of time that I was going to be doing Blogmas this year I wanted to get my Christmas shopping done ahead of time. So I started even before Black Friday!
6. What recipe do you look forward to each year?
Every year during both Thanksgiving and Christmas my mom makes a green bean casserole that I absolutely love. She adds tater-tots to it which is the perfect touch! I wish she would make it year round but it makes me look forward to it each year.
7. Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
You will see in a blog post coming soon how much I fail at gift wrapping… so look forward to that!
8. Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink?
So of course since I am a barista, I had to put this question on my Christmas Tag, but of course, I am going to choose the Chestnut Praline Latte. If you haven’t tried it yet and if you like more of a nutty flavor you will love it. I get it every day when I’m at work and even when I’m not at work cause I need to be awake with juggling my Etsy shop and blogging.
9. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Since I live in Iowa I can say yes that I have had a white Christmas. As a kid, it was awesome having a white Christmas but as an adult who works in retail who has to drive to work on Christmas, sometimes it’s nice not having a white Christmas.
10. What makes the holidays special for you?
Since my sisters and I are all adults and we all have moved out of my parents place we don’t get to see each other as much so getting all three of us Stark girls together is always a good time. My sisters are my best friends and I wish I could see them every day, but since we all have our busy lives to live it’s nice to finally get a few hours with them.
Another thing that makes these past two holidays special to me is being able to spend it with you guys! Last year I did Doodlemas and this year with Blogmas I get to create content for you guys more than just my usual posts.
So that’s all my questions! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did putting it together! How is your holiday season going so far? Are you all getting into the full Christmas spirit now that we are inching closer and closer to Christmas? What Christmas activities are you doing this year? Let me know in the comments below as well as ideas for blog posts, Christmas and non-Christmas you all know I am always up to new ideas! I hope you have a wonderful day and I can’t wait to share with you my festive blog posts! Until tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!