I am feeling very Christmassy this week I thought I'd join in with mamamummymum's Christmas linky to fill you in on my festive favourites!
1. What is your favourite Christmas song?
Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens is my all time favourite. I loved it as a child and had a massive crush on him! I also like the Alexander O'Neil's Christmas album which reminds me of decorating the tree with my Mum.
2. What is your favourite Christmas book?
I'm not sure I have a favourite Christmas book but last year the kids received Santa is coming to Surrey which is really magical and includes lots of places near where we live. I can see it becoming our family Christmas book.
3. What is your favourite Christmas film?
I absolutely love Scrooged starring Bill Murray. It isn't Christmas until I have watched it twice.
4. What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
It has to be Christmas Eve - tucking the kids into bed with new PJ's, Santa's key hanging on the door outside and mince pie out for the big man.
5. What is your favourite Christmas memory?
As a child my family used to spend Christmas at a hotel in Bournemouth called The Chine. I have so many amazing memories, especially of my late Granny Grape who used to sneak me her roast potatoes! One year I won the 'Guess the weight of the Christmas cake' competition. Dad was really pleased as the prize was Champagne!
Now I have the girls the memories of their first Christmases are very special and as they get older they enjoy it more and more.
6. What has been your all time favourite Christmas present?
I can distinctly remember receiving a doll which actually crawled when I was about 8. I was unbelievably excited until we got it out of the box and it wouldn't work. We took it back to Toys R Us after Christmas to be told it was completely sold out nationwide. I was so dissapointed! I never got one and I still remember the devastation vividly to this day!
7. What is your favourite Christmas food?
Definitely pate. I love it on crusty bread with chutney. Christmas it is the only time of year I have it.
8. What is your favourite Christmas drink?
As I've gotten older I have become partial to a mulled wine or, as I've recently discovered, mulled cider!
9. What is your favourite Christmas decoration?
I bought a new star decoration for our new front door and I am completely in love with it! The kids have My First Christmas Decorations on the tree which are very special.
10. What is your favourite Christmas advert?
The Quality Street lollipop lady wins it for me.
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Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.