Putting the angel on the christmas tree

My fifteen festive favourites

Day 13 of #blogmas and I’ve been tagged to do my Festive Favourites by Hodge Podge Days. I enjoyed reading hers (bread sauce sarnie anyone?), so here are mine:

Favourite Festive Food. Camembert. You can often find a good, strong Camembert on a Christmas cheese board, but as I’m a vegetarian I have a whole baked Camembert to myself for Christmas dinner, dipping my roast veggies in as I go along. Nice.

Favourite Reindeer. I only know about Rudolph! So him. Why does he have a very shiny nose? I really don’t know. Which prompted me to find out. See later point on Christmas facts.

Favourite Day of Christmas. Christmas Eve. The anticipation, Cristingle service, stockings out and snacks for Santa and Rudolph, final preparations and a glass of fizz in the evening.

Favourite Christmas Song. I’m going to be really sad here. My 4 year old has been singing Away in a Manger a lot recently and it’s so cute, I’m going to have to say that.

Favourite Present: The best present ever would have to be my engagement ring from my husband (it was technically New Year’s Eve but we’ll call it Christmas! Still the festive season).

Favourite Festive Film. I’m not very good with Christmas films. I know Home Alone is on a lot and that’s always a winner. Groundhog Day is my favourite film of all time – pure genius – but I think that was actually released in February so doesn’t count. Erm…Elf?

Favourite Festive Cracker Toy. I like those little wine gem things that you hang off your glass. Never use them but they’re pretty. A bottle opener is always practical, too.

Favourite Cracker Joke. What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow

Favourite Christmas Decoration. Our Christmas angel, bought by my husband many years ago and now a deeply embedded tradition.

Favourite Christmas Candle Scent. Since having small children I’ve not used candles much and I love them. I’m now inspired to buy a Christmas candle! Something lightly spiced I guess.

Favourite Christmas TV Advert. I’ve not seen any – I’m always fast forwarding through the ads. Not even seen the John Lewis one.

Putting the angel on the christmas treeFavourite Festive Tradition. See favourite day of Christmas, above. Anything to do with that day!

Favourite Place to Spend Christmas. At home of course! It’s great for our two girls to wake up in their own home and excitedly dash about the place generally screaming.

Favourite Christmas Fact. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

Favourite Snowman Accessory. His scarf. It’s nonsensical. I like it.

I’m tagging the following to do their festive favourites and looking forward to reading them!

Wife, Mum and Student Bum

The Secret Father

Tattooed Mummy


Working Mum of two, living in Didsbury, Manchester, in a house which breeds washing, mushed up raisins and various toys in the brightest primary colours. Oh, and the odd empty wine glass.

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